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The Torch Lake

The Torch Lake The Torch Lake is the oldest steam locomotive operating on a daily basis in the United States. Built in 1873, the Torch Lake hauled carloads of copper to the smelter, Calumet and Hecla Mining Company, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsular before coming to Greenfield Village in 1969. The Torch Lake


  • Maker: Mason Locomotive Works, Taunton, Massachusetts
  • Weight: 35 tons
  • Wheel arrangement: 0-6-4T(Tank locomotive with no pilot front wheels, 6 driving wheels and 4 wheel tender trunk)
  • Top Speed: 40 m.p.h.
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