An ancient replica of an even more ancient DeWitt Clinton sits to the left of a very real Lima Allegheny at the Henry Ford Musuem in Dearborn.
The evolution of the steam locomotive is prominently displayed at The Henry Ford. One hundred ten years of locomotive technology separate the DeWitt Clinton of 1831 (represented with this 1893-b... (more)
A replica of the DeWitt Clinton offers a stark contrast to one of the largest steam locomotives ever built, the C&O Allegheny.
You are looking at the world's most powerful articulated steam locomotive, C&O H-8 2-6-6-6 Allegheny 1601. It and it's brethren were rated for 7,498 horsepower at 46 MPH. Interesting how single un... (more)
C&O 1601's cab is immaculate at the Ford Museum. Here is a fun fact, if you pull the throttle, you get steam sound effects. Cool!
To keep people from tripping on the grate shakers the museum has... (more)
The DeWitt Clinton and C&O 1601 composite the greatest display of alpha and omega design I have ever seen. Any observer can grasp the genealogy of steam locomotive engineering with this tableau.