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Coaling Dock Opens at Henry Ford Museum

April 24, 2014

The Detroit, Toledo & Milwaukee Railroad has a new coaling dock. The facility on the railroad of the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich., is a replica of a Fairbanks Morse & Co. 50-ton coaling station that dates to 1926.

Construction of the coaling tower began last fall. It will be used to refuel the three steam locomotives the museum operates daily.

A coaling tower had been part of the master plan to go along with the roundhouse, which was constructed in 2000.

Work on the new coaling tower was hurried along due to construction of a new Amtrak station on the site that the museum had used to refuel its locomotives with a conveyor.