Torch Lake Steam Locomotive, 1873

Summary

The Torch Lake, built by the Mason Machine Works in 1873, hauled ore for the Calumet and Hecla Mining Company on Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. The 0-6-4, with no leading wheels, six driving wheels, and four trailing wheels, is an articulated design. The driving wheels pivot under the boiler, allowing the locomotive to handle sharp curves.

The Torch Lake, built by the Mason Machine Works in 1873, hauled ore for the Calumet and Hecla Mining Company on Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. The 0-6-4, with no leading wheels, six driving wheels, and four trailing wheels, is an articulated design. The driving wheels pivot under the boiler, allowing the locomotive to handle sharp curves.

Artifact

Steam locomotive

Date Made

1873

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Railroad Junction District

Object ID

69.85.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal

Inscriptions

TORCH LAKE

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