"Old No. 30," the Last Steam Locomotive Replaced by Diesels on the Ford Rouge Plant Railroad, March 1950

Summary

Some 100 miles of railroad track covered the grounds of Ford Motor Company's Rouge Plant. The automaker maintained its own fleet of locomotives to move incoming railcars loaded with raw materials, and outgoing railcars filled with finished automobiles, around the complex. Additionally, specialized tank cars ferried molten iron from the factory's blast furnaces to its foundry.

Some 100 miles of railroad track covered the grounds of Ford Motor Company's Rouge Plant. The automaker maintained its own fleet of locomotives to move incoming railcars loaded with raw materials, and outgoing railcars filled with finished automobiles, around the complex. Additionally, specialized tank cars ferried molten iron from the factory's blast furnaces to its foundry.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 10.5 in

Width: 9 in

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