Torch Lake Locomotive at Main Street Station in Greenfield Village, July 1978

Summary

The Henry Ford's Weiser Railroad opened to the public in 1972. The two-mile route took riders on a scenic loop around the perimeter of Greenfield Village. Authentic steam locomotives, maintained and operated by museum staff, pulled the open passenger cars. More than a simple excursion, the railroad's intermediate stations made it a practical transportation link around the village.

The Henry Ford's Weiser Railroad opened to the public in 1972. The two-mile route took riders on a scenic loop around the perimeter of Greenfield Village. Authentic steam locomotives, maintained and operated by museum staff, pulled the open passenger cars. More than a simple excursion, the railroad's intermediate stations made it a practical transportation link around the village.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

July 1978

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

EI.1929.P.B.82023.3

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.125 in

Width: 10 in

Torch Lake Steam Locomotive, 1873

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