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Soda Springs in Caribou County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

The Dinkey Engine

 
 
The Dinkey Engine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2017
1. The Dinkey Engine Marker
Inscription. This miniature locomotive played an integral part in the history of Caribou County. When the dam at Alexander Reservoir was built in 1924, it hauled supplies to the dam. Trapped by rising water, the locomotive was abandoned. In 1976 the reservoir was drained for repairs, and the locomotive was uncovered. It was then lifted from its resting place, restored by Union Pacific Railroad, and presented to the city of Soda Springs.

Save the Train Committee
Boyd Mason, Chairman Thomas Mathis, Advertising Adrian Sasser Jeffery Jones
 
Erected by Save the Train Committee.
 
Location. 42° 39.378′ N, 111° 36.21′ W. Marker is in Soda Springs, Idaho, in Caribou County. Marker is on South Main Street near West Center Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 149 South Main Street, Soda Springs ID 83276, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Caribou Mountain (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); George W. and Leah Wallet Gorton (about 400 feet away); Ground Observer Corps National Campaign (about 400 feet away); The Springs of Soda Springs
The Dinkey Engine and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2017
2. The Dinkey Engine and Marker
(about 500 feet away); Ground Observation Corps Soda Springs Post (about 500 feet away); Ground Observer Corps National Planning (about 500 feet away); "It Roars Like a Mad Dragon" (about 500 feet away); Memories of Conda - a company community (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Soda Springs.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
The Dinkey Engine image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2017
3. The Dinkey Engine
The Dinkey Engine image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2017
4. The Dinkey Engine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 7, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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