Torch Lake Locomotive at its 100th Anniversary Celebration in Greenfield Village, October 1973

Summary

Built by Mason Machine Works in 1873, the steam locomotive Torch Lake was used in copper mining operations in Michigan's Upper Peninsula until 1933. The Henry Ford acquired the locomotive in 1969. After its arrival here, the engine was returned to operating condition and put into service on the Greenfield Village railroad. In 1973, staff decorated the locomotive to celebrate its 100th anniversary.

Built by Mason Machine Works in 1873, the steam locomotive Torch Lake was used in copper mining operations in Michigan's Upper Peninsula until 1933. The Henry Ford acquired the locomotive in 1969. After its arrival here, the engine was returned to operating condition and put into service on the Greenfield Village railroad. In 1973, staff decorated the locomotive to celebrate its 100th anniversary.

Artifact

Negative (Photograph)

Date Made

18 October 1973

Subject Date

18 October 1973

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

EI.1929.N.B.66599

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 4 in

Width: 5 in

Torch Lake Steam Locomotive, 1873

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