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Queen Creek in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Engine 1673

 
 
Engine 1673 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 24, 2011
1. Engine 1673 Marker
Inscription. The railroad made significant contribution to the support and development of the Queen Creek community. Engine 1673 travelled over 1,000,000 miles of track in Arizona from 1900-1955. The Southern Pacific Mesa to South San Tan spur was established in 1895 as a component of the Maricopa Phoenix and Salt River Valley Railroad. 1673 was featured in the 1954 film "Oklahoma" and now resides in Tucson, Arizona at the Historic Rail Depot.
 
Location. 33° 15.364′ N, 111° 38.531′ W. Marker is in Queen Creek, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker can be reached from South Ellsworth Loop. Click for map. Marker is next to Saba's Western Store in the Queen Creek Marketplace. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21158 South Ellsworth Loop, Queen Creek AZ 85142, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rittenhouse Elementary School (approx. 0.6 miles away); 1912 Parker Carousel (approx. 3.6 miles away); Water Tower (approx. 3.7 miles away); Gilbert Elementary School (approx. 10.7 miles away); Gilbert Town Hall (approx. 10.8 miles away); Clement's Garage (approx. 10.8 miles away); Dance Pavilion (approx. 10.9 miles away); The Bank of Gilbert (approx. 10.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Queen Creek.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Engine 1673 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 24, 2011
2. Engine 1673 Marker
Engine 1673 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 24, 2011
3. Engine 1673 Marker
Engine 1673 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 26, 2011
4. Engine 1673
Engine 1673 now resides in Tucson, Arizona at the Historic Rail Depot.
Doodlebug Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 24, 2011
5. Doodlebug Plaque
The "Doodlebug" was an oil burning motorcar that serviced the Queen Creek community providing local passenger commuter rail service from 1914-1934.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 552 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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