Locomotives at the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Roundhouse, Jackson, Ohio, 1883

Summary

Steam locomotives required constant maintenance from an army of skilled and unskilled workers, and the roundhouse is where that work took place. This roundhouse, located at Jackson, Ohio, served the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad. The DT&I operated a 378-mile mainline between Detroit, Michigan, and Ironton, Ohio.

Steam locomotives required constant maintenance from an army of skilled and unskilled workers, and the roundhouse is where that work took place. This roundhouse, located at Jackson, Ohio, served the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad. The DT&I operated a 378-mile mainline between Detroit, Michigan, and Ironton, Ohio.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1883

Creators

Unknown

Creator Notes

Original photographer is unidentified.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.189.2118

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: 8.25 in

Width: 10.25 in

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