Ford Model T Railcar at the WW&F Railway Museum

This Ford Model T inspection vehicle was built by the Monson Railroad in Monson, Maine. It was loaned out by the Boothbay Railway Village to the WW&F for one of their big open house events in August of 2002. More on the Boothbay Railway Village at www.railwayvillage.org The Wiscasset, Waterville, and Farmington Railway was a two-foot gauge common carrier railroad that operated in the early part of the 1900’s, up until 1933 when the railroad ceased operations. The line ran from Wiscasset in the south, to Albion and Winslow in the north. The Museum is located at the site of the old Sheepscot station, with mainline track running north from Cross Road, on the original roadbed. They are laying track like there’s no tomorrow, and have gone past the next station in Alna Center which has been recreated with a run-around so that they can finally run with the engine in the front both ways. Another fantastic place for the whole family. Filmed in August 2002. More info on the WW&F Railway Museum at www.wwfry.org
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The History of Transportation Auction, Including the Henry Ford Museum Collection of Ho Model Trains-Dec. 14 & 15, 1985-Auction Catalogue

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Henry Ford Museum – Lackawanna Commuter Train Model

Henry Ford Museum – Lackawanna Commuter Train Model
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A model of the Lackawanna Railroad commuter train set, in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. These electric train sets were introduced in 1928, and were still in use in the 1950s and 1960s. This is how my father commuted to his work in New York City, and how I went to New York (including summer jobs in the city).

We took one of these trains (probably 6 or 8 cars) from Millburn, Maplewood, or Short Hills station to Hoboken. To reach New York City, you took the Hudson Tubes (later PATH – Port Authority Trans-Hudson). In the 1950s, there were also ferries from Hoboken to Lower Manhattan.