Replica of 1831 "DeWitt Clinton" Steam Locomotive

Summary

The New York Central Railroad built this replica of the DeWitt Clinton for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The original locomotive was built in 1831 and operated on the Mohawk & Hudson Railroad, an NYC predecessor. The replica traveled to fairs, expositions and promotional events across the NYC system into the 1950s.

The New York Central Railroad built this replica of the DeWitt Clinton for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The original locomotive was built in 1831 and operated on the Mohawk & Hudson Railroad, an NYC predecessor. The replica traveled to fairs, expositions and promotional events across the NYC system into the 1950s.

Artifact

Steam locomotive

Date Made

1893

Subject Date

1831

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Transportation - Trains

Object ID

35.788.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of New York Central Lines.

Material

Cast iron
Wood (Plant material)
Wrought iron (Iron alloy)
Copper (Metal)

Technique

Casting (Process)

Color

Black (Color)
Yellow

Dimensions

Height: 12.104 ft  (Dimensions are for the overall length, including locomotive and coaches.)

Width: 6.167 ft  (Dimensions are for the overall length, including locomotive and coaches.)

Length: 66.417 ft  (Dimensions are for the overall length, including locomotive and coaches.)

Inscriptions

On Tender: DEWITT CLINTON / CONDUCTORS / SEAT On Passenger car 35.788.1.3: M.&H.R.R.Co. / No.1 On Passenger car 35.788.1.4: M.&H.R.R.Co. / No.2 On Passenger car 35.788.1.5: M.&H.R.R.Co. / No.3

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