The Museum will close early at 3 pm on Wednesday, November 22, and will be closed all day on Thursday, November 23. The Museum will be open on Friday, November 24, 10 am to 8 pm. Have a happy Thanksgiving!
Overall: 7 1/2 x 72 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. ( 19 x 184.2 x 39.4 cm )
painted: on side: "No9 BROOKLYN EASTERN DISTRICT TERMINAL No9"
Wood model of railroad car barge.
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.
Gift of Henry O. Havemeyer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Museum & Library Map
Floor plan & visitor information
New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024