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Felton in Santa Cruz County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Wagon Top Boiler

 
 
Wagon Top Boiler Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, January 18, 2022
1. Wagon Top Boiler Marker
Inscription.  Common type steam boiler used in 1880's. Gets it's name from it's flat-bottomed barrel, which was originally mounted on a wagon.

A high dome, mounted over the rectangular firebox, provides the "driest” steam possible which decreases the washing off of necessary lubricants.

Built for our Dixiana, this boiler was turned out in 1912 from Lima Locomotive works in Lima, Ohio and operated on many shortlines in Tennessee and Virginia. It came to Roaring Camp in 1964 and was retired in 1976.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 37° 2.471′ N, 122° 3.772′ W. Marker is in Felton, California, in Santa Cruz County. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Felton CA 95018, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Heisler / Shay / Climax Locomotive (within shouting distance of this marker); Roaring Camp Covered Bridge (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lt. John C. Fremont Tree (approx. 0.4 miles away); Felton Covered Bridge
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(approx. 0.8 miles away); The Cremer House (approx. one mile away); Felton Presbyterian Church (approx. one mile away); Historic Lime Kilns (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Pack House (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Felton.
 
More about this marker. The marker is on the grounds of the Roaring Camp Narrow Gauge RR, on the north side of the path between the covered bridge and the general store.
 
Wagon Top Boiler and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, January 18, 2022
2. Wagon Top Boiler and Marker
The Dixiana image. Click for full size.
courtesy of UConn Libraries under Creative Commons License 4.0, January 26, 1964
3. The Dixiana
"Roaring Camp and Big Trees narrow gauge tourist railroad steam locomotive Shay type 1 in Felton, California."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 18, 2022, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 359 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 18, 2022, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.   2, 3. submitted on January 19, 2022, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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