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Model of train float with train cars (10)

Object Number: 
1947.441a-k
Date: 
1900-1912
Medium: 
Wood, metal, paint
Description: 
Wood model of railroad car barge with set of ten tinned sheet iron train cars.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this model train float was built by Mr. Thomas Kilpatrick for Mr. Havemeyer, Sr., in 1912. This cost of the original car 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 the builder of the model.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Henry O. Havemeyer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group