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1916 Glover Machine Works Locomotive

 
 
1916 Glover Machine Works Locomotive Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 14, 2008
1. 1916 Glover Machine Works Locomotive Marker
Inscription. Built by Glover Machine Works of Marietta, this 1916 locomotive was sold to a company in Va. for hauling lumber. In 1921 GMW reassumed possession. It was restored in 1992. Today GMW is in its sixth generation and still makes heavy industrial products. Begun in 1848 GMW is the oldest family-owned manufacturing industry in Georgia.
 
Erected by City of Marietta.
 
Location. 33° 57.162′ N, 84° 33.065′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker can be reached from Mill Street NE near North Marietta Parkway (Georgia Route 120). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta GA 30060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kennesaw House (a few steps from this marker); UDC And Kennesaw House (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Kennesaw House (a few steps from this marker); Cobb County (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clarke Library Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert Edward Flournoy, Jr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cherokee Treaty (approx. 0.2 miles away); Judge Debra Halpern Bernes (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
More about this marker.
1916 Glover Machine Works Locomotive image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 14, 2008
2. 1916 Glover Machine Works Locomotive
Marker is located in a parking lot between Whitlock Avenue and Mill Street, off Marietta Parkway (Ga 120). The marker and engine are adjacent to the railroad tracks.
 
Also see . . .
1. A history of the Glover Machine Works. (Submitted on October 28, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Historic American Engineering Record for the Glover Machine Works. The Historic American Engineering Record provides 25 b/w photographs of the Glover Machine Works taken in 1995 prior to the plant's dismantlement, as well as a one-page history of the plant. (Submitted on March 14, 2009.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyIndustry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars
 
1916 Glover Machine Works Locomotive image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 14, 2008
3. 1916 Glover Machine Works Locomotive
The old Marietta Depot is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,911 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 28, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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