Toy train

Object Number: 
Iron, tin, paint
Overall: 5 1/4 x 11 3/8 x 3 3/8 in. ( 13.3 x 28.9 x 8.6 cm )
painted: on sides: "SPECIAL CAR/ GLASS PLATE/ Great care to be taken in shunting"
Tinned sheet iron train car with pierced sides and sliding side doors; sides painted green with brown roof.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this train set is part of a model of a train float built by Thomas Kilpatrick for Mr. Havemeyer, Sr., in 1912. The cost of the original float, built in 1905, was $18,000. Two of them, No. 2 and No. 9, carried 17 cars. Length: 260 feet, with a 40 foot beam, and 10 feet deep in interior. Three tracks, carrying 6 cars on each side and 5 in the middle could carry 10,000 tons of coal when fully loaded. This information was provided in 1949 by Thomas Kilpatrick.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Henry O. Havemeyer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group