There is a new locomotive running on the Greenfield Village Railroad. Detroit & Lima Northern No. 7, Henry Ford's personal locomotive, has been refurbished and is now running. Take a ride when you come to the Old Car Festival in September.
Thanks Tom!! About 10 years ago we were riding one of the steamers and the Grandson got a cinder in his eye and things happened FAST!! AS i look back i can't say enough about the responce from the Great People of The Henry Ford!! Bud.
A bit smaller
Great American Std. 440. like
Cool train! Will have to get some pictures and a ride in 3 weeks time. As far as the OCF are they not mailing out instruction packets this year?
Is that a Baldwin engine?
Here is a photo back in the spring in the roundhouse.
Jack Putnam - Yes
There is a great book titled " When I Ran the Railroads" authored by Scott D Trostel , that gives you an excellent account of Henry Ford's ownership of the DT&I Railroad. In this book you will find a section where it describes how Ford upgraded the rolling stock and locomotives. Henry had a process of nickel plating of components on the locomobiles. That clearly shows on this beautiful piece of machinery at Greenfield Village.
Here is a video of the Baldwin running. Taken by where the car games are held.
Baldwin Video on YouTube