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Dunsmuir in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Locomotive 1727

 
 
Locomotive 1727 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 29, 2010
1. Locomotive 1727 Marker
Inscription. Locomotive 1727 is a Class M-6 Mogul built by Baldwin Automotive Works in 1901. It served Southern Pacific in California and Oregon until 1956. 1727 is one of only seven Mogul engines surviving today out of 355 originally built.

Donated by S.P. and brought to Dunsmuir in 1957 by the City Council: Vic Petrovics, Mayor; Morgan Jones; Fred Lloyd; E.A. Christensen and Robert Dixon
 
Location. 41° 13.476′ N, 122° 16.566′ W. Marker is in Dunsmuir, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is on Dunsmuir Avenue north of Siskiyou Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4841 Dunsmuir Avenue, Dunsmuir CA 96025, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Babe Ruth Played Here (within shouting distance of this marker); The Alexander Dunsmuir Fountain (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Upper Soda Springs (approx. mile away); Dunsmuir World War Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battle Rock (approx. 5.8 miles away); Berryvale Post Office (approx. 6.3 miles away); Strawberry Valley Stage Station (approx. 6.4 miles away); Mt. Shasta Herald (approx. 6.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dunsmuir.
 
More about this marker.
Locomotive 1727 and Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 29, 2010
2. Locomotive 1727 and Marker - wide view
In 1886-87 the Southern Pacific Railroad put a line north from Redding into Oregon, mainly following the California -Oregon trail. Dunsmuir, originally called "Pusher", became an important station on the route because north-bound trains would add extra engines here to help push them up the grade.
The marker is mounted on a low rock to the right of the front of the locomotive, on the left side of the entrance to the Dunsmuir City Park.
 
Also see . . .  1727 arrives in Dunsmuir 1957. Trainorders.com's reproduction of an SP bulletin on the arrival of Locomotive 1727 in Dunsmuir. (Note this is a paysite and requires membership in order to actually view the bulletin). (Submitted on February 20, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 468 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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