Great Bend in Barton County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
ATSF Locomotive No. 3416
Donated to the City of Great Bend this 18th day of Sept., 1956 by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company.
Purchased in July 1919 from Baldwin Locomotive Works at Eddystone, Pennsylvania at a cost of $69,000. Used in passenger service on Illinois and Missouri Divisions of the Eastern Lines, all divisions of the Western Lines, and Northern Divsion of the Gulf Lines. Converted from coal to oil fueling October 1939. Retired from service November 1953.
Total mileage of operation — 2,262,673
Weight, Engine and Tender — 419,003 pounds
Capacity of Tender — 7,000 gals. of oil — 20,000 gals. water
Wheel Diameter — 79" — Cylinder Diameter 25"
Piston Stroke — 28" — Tractive Force, 41,400 pounds
Boiler Diameter — 78" - Firebox 114" x 84¼"
Boiler Pressure - 220 per sq. inch
Erected 1956 by Security State Bank.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1919.
Location. 38° 22.505′ N, 98° 45.929′ W. Marker is in Great Bend, Kansas, in Barton County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 281) and 23rd Street, on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Brit Spaugh Park and Zoo, Great Bend KS 67530, 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. Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Streetscape (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jack Kilby (approx. 0.7 miles away); Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Oscar Micheaux (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Civil War Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Site of Fort Zarah (approx. 2.9 miles away); Fort Zarah (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Great Bend.
Also see . . .
1. The Santa Fe Railway Historical and Modeling Society. Society website homepage (Submitted on September 28, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 4-6-2 "Pacific" Type Steam Locomotives. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on September 28, 2012.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 892 times since then and 126 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 28, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.