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“Sparky” the Family Train

 
 
"Sparky" the Family Train Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 21, 2009
1. "Sparky" the Family Train Marker
Inscription. Sparky is one of two miniature G-16 trains donated in 1952 by the Kiwanis Club of Spartanburg. The restoration of this vintage train was made possible through generous donations from families, companies, and organizations in the Spartanburg Community.
 
Erected 2003 by Spartanburg County Parks and Recreation.
 
Location. 34° 57.96′ N, 81° 56.988′ W. Marker is in Spartanburg, South Carolina, in Spartanburg County. Marker can be reached from Asheville Highway 0.1 miles east of North Cleveland Park Drive. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 151 North Cleveland Park Drive, Spartanburg SC 29303, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Peach Monument (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jesse Cleveland (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dr. Jesse F. Cleveland Junior High School (approx. half a mile away); Evins-Bivings House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Spartanburg Methodist College (approx. 0.8 miles away); Wofford College (approx. 0.8 miles away); Grave of William Walker / Magnolia Cemetery (approx. one mile away); Central Methodist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Spartanburg.
 
More about this marker.
"Sparky" the Family Train Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 21, 2009
2. "Sparky" the Family Train Marker
Marker is located in front of the Cleveland Park Train Depot.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cleveland Park. Site contains brief history of the train and a photo. (Submitted on December 21, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.) 

2. G-16 Miniature Train Company Owners Website. (Submitted on December 21, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
3. Parktrains Website. Contains history of the Miniature Train & Railroad Company including the G-16 model. (Submitted on December 21, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Cleveland Park Train Depot image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 21, 2009
3. Cleveland Park Train Depot
Cleveland Park Train Depot image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 21, 2009
4. Cleveland Park Train Depot
Cleveland Park Train Depot image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 21, 2009
5. Cleveland Park Train Depot
Cleveland Park Train Depot image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 21, 2009
6. Cleveland Park Train Depot
Cleveland Park Train Depot image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 21, 2009
7. Cleveland Park Train Depot
This building houses "Sparky" when not in use.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,437 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the train. • Can you help?
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