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Scranton in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Grand Trunk Western #6039

 
 
Grand Trunk Western #6039 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
1. Grand Trunk Western #6039 Marker
On the right is a photo of the Backend of a a stoker locomotive, where an engineer and fireman controlled the operation of the train.
Inscription. In 1925, the Grand Trunk Western Railway purchased five 4-8-2 Mountain locomotives, numbered 6037 through 6041, from the Baldwin Locomotive Works. These coal-burning locomotives had cylinder-shaped Vanderbilt tenders and enclosed all-weather cabs.

The Grand Trunk Western Railway, controlled by Grand Trunk Railroad of Canada, owned track in Michigan and Illinois and provided commuter service to Detroit. In the 1950s, the Grand Trunk leased this engine to the Central Vermont Railway. It was one of the last steam locomotives employed in common carrier service in that state.
 
Erected by Steamtown Nataionl Historic Site - National Park Service.
 
Location. 41° 24.488′ N, 75° 40.375′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is on Mechanic Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located in the parking lot for Steamtown National Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Scranton PA 18503, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Reading #2124 (within shouting distance of this marker); Rahway Valley #15 (within shouting distance of this marker); Steamtown (about 300 feet away,
Grand Trunk Western #6039 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
2. Grand Trunk Western #6039
measured in a direct line); Illinois Central #790 (about 300 feet away); Oil House Foundation (about 300 feet away); Union Pacific #4012 (about 300 feet away); CNJ #5 Steam Derrick (about 400 feet away); Oil House (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Scranton.
 
Also see . . .  Grand Trunk Western #6039. (PDF) Additional details from the Park Service site. (Submitted on June 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 643 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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