Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal's Carfloat No 9

Title:
Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal's Carfloat No 9
Date: 
1912
Medium: 
Wood, metal, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 72 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. ( 19 x 184.2 x 39.4 cm )
Description: 
Wood model of railroad car barge.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Henry O. Havemeyer
Object Number: 
1947.441a
Marks: 
painted: on side: "No9 BROOKLYN EASTERN DISTRICT TERMINAL No9"
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group