"Allegheny" and "Sam Hill" Locomotives and Replica "DeWitt Clinton" Locomotive and Coaches in Greenfield Village, 1956-1958

Summary

Three generations of American steam locomotive development contrast dramatically at Greenfield Village. The replica of the 1831 DeWitt Clinton represents the earliest days. The 1858 Sam Hill characterizes locomotives of the mid nineteenth century. The mammoth 1941 Allegheny symbolizes the peak of steam locomotive technology. Larger size brought greater power, and the Allegheny reached the practical limits of both.

Three generations of American steam locomotive development contrast dramatically at Greenfield Village. The replica of the 1831 DeWitt Clinton represents the earliest days. The 1858 Sam Hill characterizes locomotives of the mid nineteenth century. The mammoth 1941 Allegheny symbolizes the peak of steam locomotive technology. Larger size brought greater power, and the Allegheny reached the practical limits of both.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

1956-1958

Subject Date

1956-1958

Creators

Henry Ford (Organization). Photographic Department 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Dearborn 

Creator Notes

Photo taken by the Henry Ford Museum Photographic Department, Dearborn, Michigan

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

EI.1929.P.B.12920

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.25 in

Width: 10.25 in

Allegheny Steam Locomotive, 1941

Details

Steam Locomotive "Sam Hill," 1858

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Replica of 1831 "DeWitt Clinton" Steam Locomotive

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