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Gunnison in Gunnison County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Engine #268 (Cinderella)

Denver & Rio Grande Western

 
 
Engine #268 (Cinderella) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 11, 2020
1. Engine #268 (Cinderella) Marker
Inscription.  

Built in 1882 by Baldwin Class C-16 2-8-0
Worked in Gunnison for 73 years (1882-1955)
Fire put out for the last time on July 1, 1955

The paint scheme on the engine was done in 1949
for the Chicago Railroad Fair. Later #268 appeared
in several movies in its "Bumble Bee" colors.


 
Erected by Gunnison Pioneer Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 38° 32.654′ N, 106° 55.051′ W. Marker is in Gunnison, Colorado, in Gunnison County. Marker is at the intersection of Tomichi Avenue (U.S. 50) and Adams Street, on the right when traveling east on Tomichi Avenue. Marker is on the grounds of the Gunnison Pioneer Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 803 East Tomichi Avenue, Gunnison CO 81230, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rainbow Route Sign (a few steps from this marker); Mine Ore Cart (within shouting distance of this marker); Jaw Crusher-Roll Jaw- (within shouting distance of
Engine #268 (Cinderella) and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 11, 2020
2. Engine #268 (Cinderella) and Marker
this marker); Bell Grinder (within shouting distance of this marker); Water Pump (within shouting distance of this marker); Jaw Crusher (within shouting distance of this marker); Potato Digger (within shouting distance of this marker); Potato Planter (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gunnison.
 
Also see . . .
1. D&RGW Engine #268 (Cinderella). (Submitted on October 24, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Denver & Rio Grande Western 268. (Submitted on October 24, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
D&RGW Engine #268 (Cinderella) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 11, 2020
3. D&RGW Engine #268 (Cinderella)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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