Railroad
Junction

Come inside the great history of railroading, an unforgettable display of America’s early industrial muscle.

Daily Activities at Railroad Junction

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Highlights

Weiser Railroad Ride

Ride the rails.

 Ride Greenfield Village  

Weiser Railroad Ride

See history from a seat on our historic railroad. The train passes through Greenfield Village, granting the passenger a tour of the beautiful landscape and buildings of the historic town.

Ride a train pulled by one of our historic steam or diesel locomotives. Complete with historic signs, the railroad will transport you to the past. Travel the three-mile route with opportunities to get on and off at key stops throughout the Village. Ticket required. 

Weiser Railroad Ride closes for the season October 30.

 

Detroit Toledo & Milwaukee Roundhouse

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Detroit Toledo & Milwaukee Roundhouse

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Artifact

Roundhouse

Date Made

1884

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 was built in 1884 in Marshall, Michigan, for the Detroit, Toledo & Milwaukee Railroad. Today it services the locomotives and equipment of Greenfield Village's Weiser Railroad.

Creators

Unknown 

Object ID

92.24.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Railroad Junction District

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Detroit Toledo & Milwaukee Roundhouse

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Torch Lake Steam Locomotive, 1873

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Torch Lake Steam Locomotive, 1873

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Artifact

Steam locomotive

Date Made

1873

Summary

The Torch Lake, built by the Mason Machine Works in 1873, hauled ore for the Calumet and Hecla Mining Company on Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. The 0-6-4, with no leading wheels, six driving wheels, and four trailing wheels, is an articulated design. The driving wheels pivot under the boiler, allowing the locomotive to handle sharp curves.

Object ID

69.85.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Railroad Junction District

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Torch Lake Steam Locomotive, 1873

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Baldwin Locomotive Works Steam Locomotive, 1897

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Baldwin Locomotive Works Steam Locomotive, 1897

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Artifact

Steam locomotive

Date Made

1897

Summary

This 4-4-0 American type locomotive pulled passenger trains on the Detroit & Lima Northern Railway, a predecessor of the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad. The 4-4-0, with four leading wheels, four driving wheels, and no trailing wheels, was a popular design on 19th century U.S. railroads. Its small size and light weight were well-suited to rough track.

Object ID

30.235.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Detroit Toledo & Milwaukee Round House

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Baldwin Locomotive Works Steam Locomotive, 1897

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Smiths Creek Depot

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Artifact

Railroad station

Date Made

1858

Summary

The Smiths Creek Depot stood on the Grand Trunk Western Railway, about 10 miles southwest of Port Huron, Michigan. The railroad station was the center of 19th century small-town life. More than a place to catch a train, the depot was where customers sent and received packages and telegrams, caught up on the latest news, and shared gossip.

Object ID

29.3059.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Railroad Junction District

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Railroad Turntable, 1901

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Artifact

Turntable (Railroad)

Date Made

1901

Summary

Turntables allowed locomotives or cars to be turned around in tight spaces, or provided access to roundhouse stalls. The Pere Marquette Railway used this turntable, built in 1901, in Petoskey, Michigan. The device is so well balanced that rail workers can easily turn a several-ton locomotive by hand.

Object ID

84.85.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Railroad Junction District

Get more details in Digital Collections at:

thehenryford.org

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Railroad Junction

1873 Torch Lake

A historic locomotive winds its way through Greenfield Village.  

All Aboard!

Historic trains take visitors around the park.  

Working on the Railroad

Skilled engineers keep the trains running.  

Baldwin Locomotive (1897)

This 4-4-0 American-type steam locomotive pulled passenger trains on the Detroit & Lima Northern Railway.  

Railroad Turntable

This 1901 turntable allows workers to easily turn heavy locomotives.