Crossroads: Greenfield Village

America’s fascination with locomotives will be celebrated during Railroad Days, September
23 and 24, at Greenfield Village, adjacent to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.
You can take a look back at this important form of transportation, inspect historic
locomotives and even visit a railroad hobos’ camp.

 

In addition, the village recently opened
the Detroit, Toledo & Milwaukee Roundhouse, a working re-creation of a steam-locomotive
repair facility, one of only seven in the nation.The Allegheny locomotive, built in 1941 to
haul coal from West Virginia mines to Northern factories, is one of the museum’s most
popular displays. In addition, a host of exciting exhibits are ongoing. Motorhomers will be
especially drawn to an extensive camping exhibit with, among other vehicles, a 1975 FMC
motorhome, the last coach used by Charles Kuralt for his On the Road CBS-TV news segments.

 

The Henry Ford Museum, which is open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas, offers ample
free parking. Combination tickets are available. Call (313) 271-1620, or see the Web site:
www.hfmgv.org.

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