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Kansas City Southern Locomotive No. 1023

 
 
Kansas City Southern Locomotive No. 1023 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 28, 2012
1. Kansas City Southern Locomotive No. 1023 Marker
Inscription.

Locomotive 488 was built July 1906, in Pittsburgh, Pa. In 1925, it underwent major changes in Pittsburg, Ks. and changed to Locomotive 1023. Track was laid and locomotive was installed in Schlanger Park on September 17, 1955, after the city had purchased the locomotive from Kansas City Southern Lines for $1.00. The steam locomotive was the main mode of travel in the days of the Old Frontier.
 
Erected by City of Pittsburg, Kansas.
 
Location. 37° 24.702′ N, 94° 41.703′ W. Marker is in Pittsburg, Kansas, in Crawford County. Marker can be reached from East 4th Street (State Highway 126), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Schlanger Park, Pittsburg KS 66762, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Immigrant Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); All American Veterans (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Freedom Tree (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Amazon Army (approx. 0.7 miles away); Alexander Howat (approx. 0.7 miles away); Wilkinson Coal Company (approx. 0.7 miles
Kansas City Southern Locomotive No. 1023 and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 28, 2012
2. Kansas City Southern Locomotive No. 1023 and Marker
away); The Weir-Pittsburg Coal Field in Cherokee County (approx. 0.7 miles away); Frontenac, Kansas (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pittsburg.
 
Regarding Kansas City Southern Locomotive No. 1023. The locomotive and tender were located in Schlanger Park, in Pittsburg KS from 1955 until 2012. The tender was moved first, then the locomotive was moved on 9/9/2012 to the Heart of the Heartlands Railroad Club in Carona, Kansas, for preservation. The locomotive is the only surviving example of the KCS Class K-1 locomotive. This train was removed a late spring/early summer this year. There is now just a large slab of stone with a sign for the disc golf course on it.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kansas City Southern Railroad in Pittsburg, Kansas. (Submitted on November 26, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Parks and Recreation Looks for Ways to Help Restore Historic Locomotive. (Submitted on November 26, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Landmark to Get a New Location. (Submitted on November 26, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Old Kansas City Southern Steam Engine is Finding a New Home in Southeast Kansas. (Submitted on November 26, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Heart of the Heartlands Railroad Club, Carona KS. (Submitted on November 26, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Kansas City Southern Locomotive No. 1023 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 28, 2012
3. Kansas City Southern Locomotive No. 1023

 
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Kansas City Southern Locomotive No. 1023 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 28, 2012
4. Kansas City Southern Locomotive No. 1023
Kansas City Southern Locomotive No. 1023 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 28, 2012
5. Kansas City Southern Locomotive No. 1023
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 338 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on , by Israel Redden of Pittsburg, Kansas. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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