Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad Electric Locomotives at Ford Motor Company Highland Park Plant, 1925

Summary

Under Henry Ford's ownership, the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad built a new 15-mile line from the Ford Rouge plant in Dearborn to Flat Rock, Michigan. Electricity generated at the Rouge powered the line via overhead wires. Ford's Highland Park plant built two electric locomotives for the DT&I in 1925-1926. Together, the two locomotives produced around 3,800 horsepower.

Under Henry Ford's ownership, the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad built a new 15-mile line from the Ford Rouge plant in Dearborn to Flat Rock, Michigan. Electricity generated at the Rouge powered the line via overhead wires. Ford's Highland Park plant built two electric locomotives for the DT&I in 1925-1926. Together, the two locomotives produced around 3,800 horsepower.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

14 July 1925

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1660.P.833.42864

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.25 in

Width: 10.25 in

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