Railroad Workers Standing with Steam Locomotive on Turntable, circa 1900

Summary

Workers pose with a 2-8-0 Consolidation type locomotive sitting on a turntable. The locomotive, numbered 5733, most likely belongs to the New York Central Lines. The men probably work at the roundhouse in back, servicing and maintaining this locomotive and others like it. Some of the men are wearing suits and ties, suggesting that they are supervisors or administrators.

Workers pose with a 2-8-0 Consolidation type locomotive sitting on a turntable. The locomotive, numbered 5733, most likely belongs to the New York Central Lines. The men probably work at the roundhouse in back, servicing and maintaining this locomotive and others like it. Some of the men are wearing suits and ties, suggesting that they are supervisors or administrators.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

circa1900

Subject Date

circa 1900

Creators

McAllister 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2000.123.3

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Cardboard

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 10.375 in

Width: 13.625 in

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