1927 Plymouth Gasoline-Mechanical Locomotive

Summary

Because they didn't use the coal and water required by steam engines, Plymouth gasoline locomotives were well-suited to small industrial railroads. This engine shuttled coal cars at the Mistersky Power Plant in Detroit. Unlike modern diesel locomotives, which operate via electric motors powered by on-board generators, this locomotive's gas engine is mechanically connected to its wheels.

Because they didn't use the coal and water required by steam engines, Plymouth gasoline locomotives were well-suited to small industrial railroads. This engine shuttled coal cars at the Mistersky Power Plant in Detroit. Unlike modern diesel locomotives, which operate via electric motors powered by on-board generators, this locomotive's gas engine is mechanically connected to its wheels.

Artifact

Locomotive

Date Made

1927

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Railroad Junction District

Object ID

79.121.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Steel (Alloy)
Metal
Wood (Plant material)

Color

Orange (Color)
Black (Color)
White (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 9.9 ft

Width: 9 ft

Length: 18.8 ft

Wheelbase: 63 in

Inscriptions

Side of cab: PLYMOUTH

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