Carona in Cherokee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
1932 Plymouth 0-6-0 Switch Engine
This engine is one of the first internal combustion engines used by the Missouri Pacific Rail Road. It ushered in a new form of motive power that eventually replaced the steam engine.
This engine was last used at the Mackie-Clemens Mine #22 in the 1970s. The locomotive is mechanically driven thru a transmission and has drive chains to the wheels. It was restored by the Heartland's in 1999.
Erected by Heart of the Heartlands Railroad Club.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1999.
Location. 37° 16.628′ N, 94° 52.08′ W. Marker is in Carona, Kansas, in Cherokee County. Marker and engine are at the Heart of the Heartlands Railroad Club's Carona Depot Complex and Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6769 NW 20th Street, Scammon KS 66773, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Southern Pacific Bay Window Caboose (a few steps from this marker); Missouri Pacific Wooden Frame Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); West Mineral War Memorial (approx. 3 miles away); 40 Cubic Yard Dipper (approx. 4 miles away); Fire Bell (approx. 4 miles away); Miner's Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Star Cemetery / Borland Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carona.
Also see . . .
1. Heart of the Heartlands Railroad Club. (Submitted on August 21, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Missouri Pacific Historical Society. (Submitted on August 21, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,157 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 21, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.