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Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal's Carfloat No 9

Object Number: 
1947.441a
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 )
Marks: 
painted: on side: "No9 BROOKLYN EASTERN DISTRICT TERMINAL No9"
Description: 
Wood model of railroad car barge.
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