Bangor & Aroostook Railroad Passenger Coach Replica

Summary

This coach replicates a typical passenger car used on American railroads circa 1860. Its varnished interior surfaces resisted dirt and stains, while its mohair-covered seats stood up to heavy use. Opening windows offered ventilation in summer, and a woodstove provided heat in winter. Other amenities included a drinking water dispenser and a small restroom.

This coach replicates a typical passenger car used on American railroads circa 1860. Its varnished interior surfaces resisted dirt and stains, while its mohair-covered seats stood up to heavy use. Opening windows offered ventilation in summer, and a woodstove provided heat in winter. Other amenities included a drinking water dispenser and a small restroom.

Artifact

Passenger car (Railroad car)

Date Made

1925-1928

Subject Date

1855-1865

Creators

Ford Motor Company 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Dearborn 

Creator Notes

Built by Ford Motor Company at the Rouge Plant in Dearborn, Michigan.

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Transportation - Trains

Object ID

25.80.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal
Wood (Plant material)

Color

Blue
Gold (Color)
Red
Yellow

Dimensions

Height: 160 in

Width: 114 in

Length: 593 in

Inscriptions

Across top in gold letters with red shadowing: BANGOR & AROOSTOOK. 6

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