D T & I 91 a 2-8-0

D T & I #93 a 2-8-0

D T & I #75 a 2-8-0

D T & I #11 a 4-4-0

D T & I #60 a 2-8-0

D T & I #70 a 2-8-0

D T & I #72 a 2-8-0

D T & I #60

D T & I #72

D T & I #5 a 4-4-0

D T & I # 57 built by Baldwin Feb 1889 taken at Springfield Nov 1914

List of steam engines: 7, 11, 16, 24, 60, 57, 70, 72, 75, 79, 84, 85, 87, 91, 93, 95, 100, 101, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 112, 113, 114, 115, 117, 118, 150, 200, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 301, 307, 311, 404, 407, 408, 410, 412, 415, 417, 600, 601, 602, 700, 701, 702, 703, 705, 800, 801, 802, 804, 808, 811, 1403

On Christmas Eve, 1954, all steam power ended on the line.

D T & I #85 built by Baldwin in 1905 a  Pictures is at Detroit 28 Aug 1926

D T & I  #  255  1932

D T & I   #  7 with Henry Ford Standing in his favorite Engine about 1925

 June 12, 2013, the fully restored 1897 Baldwin Locomotive; affectionately known by The Henry Ford employees, volunteers and frequent roundhouse guests as “Number 7,” went onto the Greenfield Village railroad tracks under its own power. The last time this engine had run under its own steam was 83 years earlier at the Ford Rouge Plant.

D T & I  #  802 1941

D T & I  # 808 a 2-8-2  

D T & I  # 808 a 2-8-2 at Lima Works.  

D T & I #811 a 2-8-2 Springfield, OH, on July 30, 1952

D. T. & I. #1403 31 March 1904

photo from Barbara Toppins collection

Detroit Toledo & Ironton Steam Locomotives Pictures along with predecessor railroads 

D T & I #801 at Springfield 1942 fireman Stanley Freshour

D T &I engine # 702 a class 2-8-4 Berkshire" type locomotives from the Lima Locomotive Works

Greg Dickinson collection

D T & I # 703 a 2-8-4 "Berkshire" type locomotives from the Lima Locomotive Works at Springfield 1953

D T & I # 703 a 2-8-4 "Berkshire" type locomotives from the Lima Locomotive Works at Springfield

D T & I  # 701 a 2-8-4 "Berkshire" type locomotives from the Lima Locomotive Works. Picture is at Flat Rock, MI 1952 

D T & I  #  702 train at Lima interchange 

D. T. & I # 600, built by PRR September 1901, a high wheeling 4-4-2 in Detroit, MI.  This class E-7as locomotive was originally built in 1901 by and for the Pennsylvania Railroad

 D T & I # 601, built by Alco March 1902, Detroit, MI in 1932

photo by William Monypeny

D T & I  #  602 at Springfield, Ohio; Ray B. Dunigan Sept 19, 1932

D T & I # 602 a 4-4-0   

D T & I # 700 a class 2-8-4

Norman Hichtkoff photo

     The Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad bought six "Berkshire" type locomotives from the Lima Locomotive Works in two orders; four ordered on September 12, 1935 (road numbers 700 through 703)   and two ordered in 1939 (road numbers 704 and 705). The first four weighed 411,500 pounds each and the later pair weighed 416,000 pounds each. All six  had 63" diameter drivers, 25" x 30" cylinders, a 260 psi boiler pressure which resulted in a tractive effort of 65,780 pounds. Included in the specifications were super heaters, and all weather cabs. This order was a blessing for  the Lima Locomotive Works since it was almost shut down by the depression. The locomotives were constructed in about 90 days. Included in the order was twelve wheel tenders with a capacity of 22 tons of coal and 22,000 gallons of water. These were the first new locomotives in over ten years. The vast majority of mainline motive power on there roster in 1935 were hand fired 2-8-0 ranging in age from 20 to 30 years.

     The development of the 2-8-4 wheel arrangement for steam locomotives was a result of an effort by the Lima Locomotive Works to improve on the speed and horse power of the USRA Mikado (2-8-2) locomotive, which was designed by the United States Railroad Administration during World War I. The USRA design had difficulty keeping up steam over long periods and often experienced wheel slippage.

     Lima Locomotive Works' engineer William E. Woodward started with a New York Central Class H-7 "Mikado" type locomotive and added a larger firebox, creating an experimental Class H-10 "Mikado". He then went one step further and designed a locomotive with a 100 square foot firebox. This larger firebox required a four-wheel trailing truck to support it. The resulting locomotive was designated Class A-1, and it was the first 2-8-4.

     The Berkshire locomotive was so named for its testing location on the Berkshire Hills of the Boston & Albany Railroad.

     The 700's became preferred locomotives on the south end of the line over Summit to Glen Jean, Greggs, and Jackson. because of their superior performance in handling coal and ore drags but could not be used south of Jackson because of the tunnel clearances at Royersville.

     The #704 & 705 ordered September 21, 1939 differed in that they operated at 260 pounds per square inch of steam and delivered 65,800 pounds of tractive effort.  The combustion chambers differed slightly because the railroad replaced the arch tubes with firebox circulators on this order.

     Engines numbern700-705 were scrapped between 1953-1956

D T & I engine #104 a 2-8-0 built by Alco-Sch'dy August 1909

Picture taken July 1932 in Detroit, MI. photo by William Monypeny

D T & I engine #106 a 2-8-0  built in 1909 by Alco  weight 227000 lb

 D T & I engine #106 a 2-8-0 c 1940's
 photo by Trittenbach

Collision head-on between Hamburg and Lakeland, Michigan 11/21/1908 of Engines D. T. & I. 107 and Ann Arbor 45.   This D T & I #107 a 2-8-0 was built by Brooks August 1905.

D T &  I  # 108 a 2-8-0 c 1940's

photo by Trittenbach

D T & I engine #109 built by Richmond December 1910, a 2-8-0 July 1932 in Detroit, MI. This is second Engine to carry number 109.
photo by William Monypeny

D. T. & I. Engine # 94 built by Brooks August 1905,  a class 2-8-0  2 April 1904  

D T & I Engine # 94 a class 2-8-0 at Leipsic Depot. Showing the train crew, agent and telegraphy operator. 2nd from right is Erv Addy and 4th from right is a Murphy. This engine was later in the Henry Ford Museum.

  photo from Barbara Toppins collection

D T & I engine # 95 a 2-8-0 built by Brooks August 1905 

D T & I engine #100 a 2-8-0 built by Alco-Sch'dy August 1909, June 1933 Detroit, MI. This was second engine to carry the number 100.

photo by William Monypeny

D T & I engine # 87 a 4-6-0 built by Baldwin January 1904. Crew posing at Summit station from left to right: Rube Miller, John Irwin, Leck Foster, Orville Tope, R. Martin and John Finley.

E. M. Neff Collection

 D T & I engine #16 1930's

Engine # 16 a 4-4-0 was built Dec. 1915 by Baldwin Locomotive Works. It has 69" drivers and 18"x 24" cylinders. Once the engine was sent to the Ford Museum in 1928 it was used as Henry Fords personal engine where Walt Disney would  drive it with him. It had an empty weight of 128,000 lb. Currently it is located at the Illinois Railway Museum.

 Detroit Southern No. 24 (later D T& I) stopped at Lima, Ohio in 1901 

D T & I Engine # 79 a 2-8-0 built by Road Island December 1902, at a Jackson Co. coal mine.

photo from E. B. Novak Collection

D T & I Engine # 84 a 4-6-0 built by Baldwin January 1904, picture at Detroit, MI in 1932  

photo by William Monypeny

Earliest know photo of the Iron Railroad showing the "Essex" a 4-2-0 built in 1837 and was purchased second hand from the Morris & Essex Railroad and delivered to Ironton by Ohio River  barge.

photo from E. M. Neff collection

  Iron Railway locomotive "Thomas W. Means in Ironton c. 1887

  M. E. Lyon Collection

D T & I #807 built by Lima arrivand scrapped between 1953 and 1956.  Taken at Flat Rock 5 Aug 1950

D T & I #410

D T & I #412 at Jackson September 1952

D T & I  #705

D T & I #101 a 2-8-0

D T & I #113 a 2-8-0

D T & I # 311 1930's

D T & I # 105 a 0-6-0

Bob McGilvray collection

 D T & I #404 built by PRR December 1907, a 2-8-0 June 1933 in Detroit, MI
 photo by William Monypeny

 D T & I #404 built by PRR December 1907, a 2-8-0 June 1933 in Detroit, MI

  photo by William Monypeny

D T & I  # 800 a class 2-8-2

Greg Dickinson collection

     The 700's were too much for the needs and conditions of the railroad.  The four-wheel Commonwealth trailer truck proved troublesome in yard switching duty with its high axle loadings, and the large twelve wheel tender was a problem on light rails of passing sidings and yard trackage.  Compounding the problem was poor tie conditions along the railroad.  

     The railroad reverted to a 2-8-2 wheel arrangement with the 800's but retained many of the higher efficiency of the 700's. The 800's were the largest 2-8-2 ever set on American rails. The first order was placed June 7, 1940 for four locomotives numbered 800-804.and delivered November and December 1940.  The tenders held 14 tons of coal and 18,000 gallons of water.

     A second order was placed in January 1941 for engines # 404-807 with 8 wheel tenders and delivered in July 1941.  A final order for engines # 808-811 was placed in during April 1942 but war time production allocations held up construction so were not delivered until May and June of 1943 with larger 22 ton,22,000 gallon tenders.  These were the last steam locomotives as there were already two diesel-electric locomotives on the roster prior to this final order with Lima.

     The all weather cabs were a joy to work in during the winter but summer was dreaded.  Crewmen would open all the doors and windows and even wore an extra coveralls to protect the from the intense heat in the cabs.

D T & I engine # 301 a 2-10-0

D T & I engine # 252 a 0-8-0 built by Lima October 1924, picture is at Detroit, MI in 1932
photo by William Monypeny

D T & I engine #251 built by Lima October 1924 Detroit, MI in 1933
photo by William Monypeny

  D T & I engine #200 a 2-8-0 June 1933 at Detroit, MI
  photo by William Monypen

D T & I  engine #117 a 2-8-0 

D T & I engine # 112 a 2-8-0 c 1940s

photo by Trittenbach

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D T &  I #415  2-8-0

D T & I #417 at Jackson September 1952

D T & I #114 a 2-8-0

D T & I #150 a 2-8-0

D T & I engine #254 a 0-8-0 built by Lima October 1924, picture 1933 at Detroit, MI
photo by William Monypeny

D T & I switcher 255 Flat Rock, MI Oct 1953

D. T. & I. engine # 200 a 2-8-0 at Springfield in 1939

Dennis Schmidt collection

D T & I #117 a 2-8-0 June built by Richmond in December 1910. Picture from 1933 at Detroit, MI . This was the second engine to carry number 117.
photo by William Monypeny

D T & I engine #115 a 2-8-0 c 1940s
photo by Trittenbach

D T & I # 405 a 2-8-0  1930's

  D T & I # 311 a 2-10-0 at Detroit in 1933. This was built for Russia
  photo by William Monypeny

D T & I Steam Engine Cap interior

Locations and information about some of the old D T & I steam engines

1902 Michigan Central Atlantic 4-4-2 No. 45 – The American Locomotive Company (ALCO) built this steam locomotive as a steamer for fast passenger steamer between Detroit and Chicago. Henry Ford bought this Atlantic type form the Michigan Central for $50,000. Later it was refitted with gold brass and wood trim at the Ford Motor Company’s Rouge Locomotive Shop in Dearborn, Michigan. This locomotive has been relocated from the Henry Ford Museum to the DT&M Roundhouse as part of the guided tour, so that visitors could look go into the work pit to see underside of an locomotive.

Information  John Rahrig ad of 2006-03-04 

1897 Detroit & Lima Northern Baldwin 4-4-0 No. 7 - This Baldwin locomotive was originally operated in passenger service by the Detroit & Lima Northern Railway that was bought later by the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad. This was also Henry Ford’s favorite locomotive and was used when he needed to go someplace by rail.

Suggested reading is The Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad by Scott D. Trostel

  D T & I engine # 253 a 0-8-0 

D T & I engine #251 a 0-8-0 

D T & I engine # 118 a 2-8-0 built by Richmond December1910 

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D T & I  #103 a 2-8-0 built by Alco-Sch'dy 

D T & I  #  804 Lima built a 2-8-2 at factory July 8 1941

D T & I # 804 built at the Lima Locomotive Works, Inc. at Lima, OH and shown in an ad in the 1940s.  The engine is a class 2-8-2-S-370.  The tender type is 8 wheels and hold 18 tons of fuel. 

D T & I # 407 a 2-8-0 c1940
photo by Trittenbach

D T & I # 408 built by PRR February 1908, a 2-8-0 July 1932 in Detroit, MI

 photo by William Monypeny

D T & I  #  412 Springfield 17 Aug 1941

 D T & I #307 a 2-10-0 at Detroit in 1933. This engine was built for Russia
photo by William Monypeny

D T & I #307 Detroit July 1936 built in 1918 for Russia