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'DeWitt Clinton' locomotive model, left side

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"DeWitt Clinton" locomotive model, left side
Smithsonian Institution, Negative #: 31959A

Original Wheel of 'DeWitt Clinton' locomotive
Original Wheel of "DeWitt Clinton" locomotive

Model of DeWitt Clinton Locomotive
Catalog #: 1992.0036.01AB, Accession #: 1992.0036
Currently on loan
From the Smithsonian Collection
Physical Description

Model. Dimensions: 5-1/2"L x 2-3/4"W x 5"H. Materials: wood and metal. Inscription: "De Witt Clinton". Color: boiler is black; locomotive, coach frames, and tender are green; and coach bodies are yellow.

Scale: inch to 1 foot

Date Made:
Dates Used:
1831 - 1836
New York
Courtesy of Janie Morgan Kash

The DeWitt Clinton made its first run on August 9, 1831. However, it proved to be unsuccessful and was scrapped for piecemeal between 1832 and 1836.

Original Model: Weight: 4 tons. Cylinder: 5-1/2” diameter x 16” stroke. Driving Wheels: 54” diameter.

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