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Catalog Number 1948.002.001
Object Name Photograph, Cabinet
Scope & Content Cabinet card bearing a sepia-toned photo of an engraving by L. Wright of New York showing the Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad locomotive Adrian No. 1, the state's first locomotive entering service in 1837, pulling a passenger car. A man in the foreground takes a break from chopping wood to wave to the train, as other figures wave in the background form a horse-drawn cart, and a log cabin. The photo is on a Cassey and Whitney of Lansing, Michigan card. "The first passenger train in Mich. Erie Kalamazoo Ra. 1835[sic]," is handwritten along the edge of the card beneath the image. "Compliments of W.C. Ransom, Dep. Commissioner of Railroads, Michigan," is stamped and "C.N.O. Rice," is handwritten on the verso.
Date c. 1890
Year Range from 1887
Extent of Description 6.5" x 4.25"
Collection Transportation
Search Terms Locomotives
Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad