"Edison" Steam Locomotive

Summary

The Edison is based on an 0-4-0 switcher locomotive built about 1870 by the Manchester Locomotive Company. Henry Ford purchased the switcher from the Edison Portland Cement Company in 1932. Ford had the locomotive rebuilt into a 4-4-0 wheel arrangement by staff at Ford Motor Company's Rouge locomotive shop. The Edison later went into regular service on Greenfield Village's railroad.

The Edison is based on an 0-4-0 switcher locomotive built about 1870 by the Manchester Locomotive Company. Henry Ford purchased the switcher from the Edison Portland Cement Company in 1932. Ford had the locomotive rebuilt into a 4-4-0 wheel arrangement by staff at Ford Motor Company's Rouge locomotive shop. The Edison later went into regular service on Greenfield Village's railroad.

Artifact

Steam locomotive

Date Made

1932

Creators

Ford Motor Company 

Manchester Locomotive Works 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Dearborn 

Creator Notes

Fabricated in the Rouge Shops by Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, some parts may be original to a Manchester Locomotive Works engine.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Detroit Toledo & Milwaukee Round House

Object ID

32.639.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal
Wood (Plant material)

Color

Black (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 11.25 ft

Width: 8.396 ft

Length: 42.667 ft

Inscriptions

EDISON

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