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McKeen Car at the Clare, Mich. Station.

Another photo taken at Clare, Mich.

McKeen Motor Car at Elsie, Mich.

Photo Courtesy of Madison Kirkman, M.M.C.C.H.S.

Motor Car at Union Depot, Alma, Michigan on it’s way from Cadillac to Owosso, Mich.   On the next day it will would run from Owosso to Ann Arbor, and then would be serviced then next day run to Toledo and then it would do that trip in reverse.

Photo Courtesy of Madison Kirkman, M.M.C.C.H.S.

Because of the electrical tower in the background, this car was photographed in the Manhattan yard area.

McKeen Motor Car #4 at Cohoctah, Mich.

McKeen Motor Car #4

McKeen Motor Car at Howell, Mich. Station.

McKeen Car #5 southbound from Ann Arbor.

The Ann Arbor Railroad bought five New McKeen Motor Cars in 1911.

Motor Cars numbered #1-5.

All of these cars had square windows, and #1, #4, #5, had parabolic noses, while #2 and #3 had pointed noses.

Miscellaneous Ann Arbor Links

McKeen Factory in 1911 with U.P.#4 at right and two of the Ann Arbor cars inside.
Ann Arbor Railroad
Ann Arbor McKeen Car Article from Railway and Locomotive Engineering
Ann Arbor Passenger travel pamphlet with McKeen Motor Car.(hit Ctrl+F and search “McKeen”)


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