Cleburne in Johnson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
AT&SF Steam Locomotive #3417
"The Spirit of Cleburne"
National Register of Historic Railroad Landmarks
This plaque is to commemorate the centennial of the construction of Pacific type (4-6-2) steam locomotive #3417. It was delivered to the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company in 1919 and assigned to Cleburne Passenger Service for most of its 35 years and two million miles of active operation. The engine was retired by the Santa Fe and donated to the city in 1955. Placed in Cleburne's Hulen Park, #3417 has been visited, admired and photographed for 65 years.
During its years of active service the locomotive was operated by Cleburne based crews and serviced, maintained and overhauled in the Santa Fe shops at Cleburne. Hundreds of area AT&SF employees had roles in the life of #3417. We thank and honor them all.
1919 - 2019
Erected 2019 by National Railway Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1919.
Location. 32° 20.382′ N, 97° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1010 Hillsboro Street, Cleburne TX 76033, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cleburne American Legion Post Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson County (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alton Meeks Stricklin (about 600 feet away); John L. and Annie Upshaw Cleveland House (approx. ¼ mile away); Joiner - Long House (approx. ¼ mile away); Cleburne Lodge No. 315, A.F. & A.M. (approx. half a mile away); City Wagon Yards (approx. half a mile away); Johnson County Confederate Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleburne.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 231 times since then and 95 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 27, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.