Douglas in Converse County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CB&Q) 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive #5633
Built in the CB&Q shops at West Burlington, IA in September 1940 as one of the last class of steam locomotives on the Burlington. Part of an order for twenty-eight 317 ton units that were identical when built and were assigned Class 0-5A. They were designed for fast freight and heavy passenger service. Baldwin Locomotive works supplied the boiler and General Steel Cashing (sic, Casting?) of Chicago supplied the one piece engine beds (frames). Locomotive has roller bearings and Baker Valve Gear.
Locomotive saw service system wide on the CB&Q but evidence indicates that #5633 was not operated on the Colorado & Southern through Douglas. Locomotive was in service until 1956, then stored at Lincoln, NE. State Senator Charles G. Irwin and William Lindmier, Jr. were keys to getting locomotive donated to State.
Five of these locomotives are
#5629 - Colorado Railroad Museum - Golden, CO
#5614 - City Park - St. Joseph, MO
#5620 - Private Owner - Galesburg, IL
#5631 - Depot - Sheridan, WY
#5633 - Douglas Railroad Interpretive Center - Douglas, WY
Erected by Douglas Railroad Interpretive Center.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles.
Location. 42° 45.527′ N, 105° 23.255′ W. Marker is in Douglas, Wyoming, in Converse County. Marker is on Brownfield Road (County Route 61) near West Center Street (Business Interstate 25), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 Brownfield Road, Douglas WY 82633, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fairmont Motor Car (a few steps from this marker); Douglas Railroad Interpretive Center (a few steps from this marker); Good Roads Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CB&Q) Dining Car (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Pacific Railroad Baggage Car (within shouting distance of this marker); Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley Railroad Passenger Depot (within shouting Union Pacific Railroad (UP) Double Deck Stock Car (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Northern Railway (GN) Sleeping Car (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Douglas.
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Douglas Railroad Interpretive Center which also houses the Douglas Chamber of Commerce and the Converse County Tourism Board.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 11, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 1,231 times since then and 182 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 11, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.