Tracks Used by Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad Electric Locomotives, 1927

Summary

Under Henry Ford's ownership, the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad built a 15-mile line from Ford's Rouge plant in Dearborn to Flat Rock, Michigan. Electricity generated at the Rouge powered the line via overhead wires. The Rouge also cast the concrete arches supporting the wires. Electric operation ended in 1930, but many of the arches -- expensive to remove -- remained in place.

Under Henry Ford's ownership, the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad built a 15-mile line from Ford's Rouge plant in Dearborn to Flat Rock, Michigan. Electricity generated at the Rouge powered the line via overhead wires. The Rouge also cast the concrete arches supporting the wires. Electric operation ended in 1930, but many of the arches -- expensive to remove -- remained in place.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

30 September 1927

Subject Date

30 September 1927

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1660.P.833.49832

Credit

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

Material

Gelatin Silver
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in

Width: 11.25 in

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