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 Meeting Notice

The October Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 12th at 6:30 pm.

The location is Prescott Oil Co., 122 Airport Road, Concord, NH

Topics to be discussed include moving the coaches for display and what to do about the transom widows.

The Oldest
Remaining Coach?


This coach which is in the Yarmouth County Museum in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia is probably the oldest surviving Concord Coach built by the Abbot & Downing Companies. It has the only known example of a makers tag reading “Downing & Abbot” . Both jump seats are marked with the serial number “XXXI”, 31 in Roman numerals. The coach has been repaired in several areas where it suffered damage in the many years it was in use. It was used on a run from Yarmouth to Tusket, a distance of about a dozen miles. The first runs were in the 1860s and it remained in service until 1923, more that 60 years.


Concord Coach #XIV
Built by L. Downing & Sons in 1850 in Concord, NH. A nine passenger mail coach in beautiful restored condition.