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Sedalia in Pettis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Old Smokie Frisco Engine

 
 
Old Smokie Frisco Engine Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2015
1. Old Smokie Frisco Engine Marker
Inscription.

Presented to the MO State Fair by Frisco Railway. Accepted by Gov. James T. Blair Jr. Aug. 20, 1956. Moved from Ft. Scott, Kan. to its present location by the MKT. Railroad.

Original cost: $194,845
Built by Baldwin Locomotive Works
Aug. 1943 - Eddystone, PA.

Weight of Engine: 479,300 lbs.
Cab Height: 15'
Weight of Drivers. 286,870 lbs.
Max curvature: 20
Northern Type: 4-8-4 wheels
Tonnage Class: 31 coil burner
Weight of Tenders: 341,000 lbs.
Height of Tender: 13' 6"
Gate Area: 88 sq. ft.
Fire Box 262 sq. ft.
Boiler Pressure: 225 lbs
Tender Capacity: 18,000 gal. of water & 24 tons of coal
Tender Equipped w/ Automatic Stoker
Total Weight. of Engine and Tenders:
820,600 pounds

"Old Smokie" operated 285,377 miles and was used during World War II.
 
Location. 38° 41.471′ N, 93° 15.439′ W. Marker is in Sedalia, Missouri, in Pettis County. Click for map. Marker and locomotive are on the Missouri State Fairgrounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2503 West 16th Street, Sedalia MO 65301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Varied Industries Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Poultry & Rabbit Building

Old Smokie Frisco Engine and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2015
2. Old Smokie Frisco Engine and Marker
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 4-H Building (about 500 feet away); The Merci Boxcar (about 500 feet away); Commercial Building (about 600 feet away); Missouri State Highway System (about 600 feet away); Home Economics Building (about 600 feet away); Missouri: The Show Bee State (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sedalia.
 
Also see . . .
1. 4-8-4 "Northern" Locomotive in the USA. (Submitted on July 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. St. Louis-San Francisco (Frisco) Railway Historical and Modeling Society. (Submitted on July 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Frisco: A Look Back. (Submitted on July 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Missouri State Fair History Summary. (Submitted on July 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesRailroads & StreetcarsWar, World II
 
"Old Smokie" Frisco 4-8-4 Northern-type Steam Locomotive image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2015
3. "Old Smokie" Frisco 4-8-4 Northern-type Steam Locomotive
On the Missouri State Fairgrounds
Baldwin Builder's Plate on Old Smokie 4-8-4 Frisco Steam Engine image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2015
4. Baldwin Builder's Plate on Old Smokie 4-8-4 Frisco Steam Engine
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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