Newton in Harvey County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Santa Fe Steam Locomotive #1880
Pride of the Prairie Work Horse of the Plains
Prairie (2-6-2) Type
Donated to the City of Newton by the Santa Fe Nov. 18, 1955. Engine 1880 and 86 other Prairie type engines built in 1906-1907 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works. They were used in various types of service for 46 years which was a longer period of time than any other class of steam engines. They were completely replaced by diesel electric power in 1952.
Built: Baldwin Locomotive Works
August 1907 Philadelphia, Pa.
Cost. $24,500 Miles Run: 1,022,667
Used in Freight Service, Missouri - Eastern - Southern Kansas Middle Divisions
Converted Coal to Oil: September 11, 1941
Out of Service: May 2, 1953
Placed in Military Park: November 18, 1955
Dedicated to City of Newton: August 21, 1956
Driving Wheels 70 inches
Tractive Effort: 42,500 lbs.
Weight with Tender: 447,400
Fuel Oil: 3,604 gallons
Water: 9,000 gallons
Erected 1977 by Harvey County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical date for this entry is May 2, 1925.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newton KS 67114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Unknown Dead of the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Coastal Defense Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); John Jacob Krehbiel Memorial Park (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Masonic Lodge (about 700 feet away); Anderson Book and Office Supply (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ragsdale Opera House (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Harvey County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newton.
Also see . . .
1. Newton, Kansas Rowdy Cowtown. Legends of Kansas website entry (Submitted on March 14, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Santa Fe Railway Historical & Modeling Society. (Submitted on June 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 681 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.