Detroit, Toledo, and Ironton Railroad Station, Wyandotte, Michigan, June 1926

Summary

After Henry Ford purchased the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad in 1920, he invested some $15 million in improvements to the line's physical plant. Ford rebuilt track with heavier rail, repaired or replaced bridges, and improved stations, warehouses and roundhouses. The DT&I's passenger stations, like this one at Wyandotte, Michigan, received new coats of standardized gray paint.

After Henry Ford purchased the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad in 1920, he invested some $15 million in improvements to the line's physical plant. Ford rebuilt track with heavier rail, repaired or replaced bridges, and improved stations, warehouses and roundhouses. The DT&I's passenger stations, like this one at Wyandotte, Michigan, received new coats of standardized gray paint.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

10 June 1926

Subject Date

10 June 1926

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1660.P.833.46841

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: 8 in

Width: 11.5 in

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