Detroit & Mackinac Railway Combination Car, 1901-1905

Summary

The "combination car" combined the functions of a baggage car and a passenger coach. These economical railcars were ideal for distant branches or short line operations, where traffic was light. This car, built circa 1905 and used on Michigan's Detroit & Mackinac Railway, includes three compartments: a baggage area, a smoking compartment, and a seven-seat parlor.

The "combination car" combined the functions of a baggage car and a passenger coach. These economical railcars were ideal for distant branches or short line operations, where traffic was light. This car, built circa 1905 and used on Michigan's Detroit & Mackinac Railway, includes three compartments: a baggage area, a smoking compartment, and a seven-seat parlor.

Artifact

Combine car (Railroad car)

Date Made

1901-1905

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Transportation - Trains

Object ID

79.15.3

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift by the Detroit and Mackinac Railway and Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Pinkerton, Jr.

Material

Steel (Alloy)
Wood (Plant Material)

Color

Green

Inscriptions

Location not noted: DETROIT & MACKINAC Location not noted: BAGGAGE / AND / EXPRESS / 100

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