Baldwin Locomotive Works Steam Locomotive, 1897

Summary

This 4-4-0 American type locomotive pulled passenger trains on the Detroit & Lima Northern Railway, a predecessor of the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad. The 4-4-0, with four leading wheels, four driving wheels, and no trailing wheels, was a popular design on 19th century U.S. railroads. Its small size and light weight were well-suited to rough track.

This 4-4-0 American type locomotive pulled passenger trains on the Detroit & Lima Northern Railway, a predecessor of the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad. The 4-4-0, with four leading wheels, four driving wheels, and no trailing wheels, was a popular design on 19th century U.S. railroads. Its small size and light weight were well-suited to rough track.

Artifact

Steam locomotive

Date Made

1897

Creators

Baldwin Locomotive Works 

Place of Creation

United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 

United States, Michigan, Springwells Township 

Creator Notes

Originally made by the Baldwin Locomotive Works of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and rebuilt in the Ford Motor Company locomotive shop in Springwells (Dearborn), Michigan.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Detroit Toledo & Milwaukee Round House

Object ID

30.235.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal
Wood (Plant material)

Color

Dark green
Green
Gold (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 14.417 ft

Width: 9.5 ft

Length: 56.125 ft

Inscriptions

Each side od tender: DETROIT & LIMA NORTHERN RAILWAY. Round plate in front: BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS PHILADELPHIA. / 7 Round plate on each side towards front: BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS / JULY / 15317 / 1897 7

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