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Kerny in Pinal County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Porter Air Locomotive

 
 
Porter Air Locomotive Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 3, 2010
1. Porter Air Locomotive Marker
Inscription.  This locomotive is a gift to the citizens of Kearny, Arizona, by the Kennecott Copper Corporation. This is a Porter Air Locomotive, used by Kennecott Copper Corporation in the original underground Ray Copper Mine. It was used to transport men, ore, and supplies underground. It was operated on compressed air, supplied from lines within the mine. It was retired in 1955. The locomotive was originally placed in Hercules Park, Ray, Arizona, and later moved to Kearny, Arizona.
 
Erected 1969 by John W. Galbreath Development Corporation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1955.
 
Location. 33° 3.513′ N, 110° 54.317′ W. Marker is in Kerny, Arizona, in Pinal County. Marker is on Alden Road north of Upton Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 331 Alden Road, Kearny AZ 85137, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kearny, Arizona (a few steps from this marker); Sonora, Arizona
Porter Air Locomotive image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 3, 2010
2. Porter Air Locomotive
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Porter Air Locomotive image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 3, 2010
3. Porter Air Locomotive
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 940 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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