Roundhouse at the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad "South Yards," Flat Rock, Michigan, 1924

Summary

Steam locomotives required constant maintenance from an army of skilled and unskilled workers, and the roundhouse is where that work took place. This roundhouse, located at Flat Rock, Michigan, served the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad. The DT&I operated a 378-mile mainline between Detroit, Michigan, and Ironton, Ohio.

Steam locomotives required constant maintenance from an army of skilled and unskilled workers, and the roundhouse is where that work took place. This roundhouse, located at Flat Rock, Michigan, served the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad. The DT&I operated a 378-mile mainline between Detroit, Michigan, and Ironton, Ohio.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

23 May 1924

Subject Date

23 May 1924

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.189.2272

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.75 in

Width: 11 in

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