"Satilla" Locomotive at the Ford Rouge Plant, 1925

Summary

Henry Ford acquired the 4-4-0 steam locomotive Satilla, built in 1858 by Rogers Locomotive Works for Georgia's Atlantic & Gulf Railroad, in 1924. Ford had the locomotive restored at Ford Motor Company's Rouge factory. The refurbished locomotive pulled Ford, Thomas Edison and President Herbert Hoover from Detroit to Dearborn for The Henry Ford's dedication ceremonies in 1929.

Henry Ford acquired the 4-4-0 steam locomotive Satilla, built in 1858 by Rogers Locomotive Works for Georgia's Atlantic & Gulf Railroad, in 1924. Ford had the locomotive restored at Ford Motor Company's Rouge factory. The refurbished locomotive pulled Ford, Thomas Edison and President Herbert Hoover from Detroit to Dearborn for The Henry Ford's dedication ceremonies in 1929.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

01 October 1925

Subject Date

01 October 1925

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.189.3073

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in

Width: 11.25 in

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