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Kingman in Mohave County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Santa Fe Locomotive No. 3759

 
 
Santa Fe Locomotive No. 3759 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2010
1. Santa Fe Locomotive No. 3759 Marker
Inscription. Presented to the city of Kingman as an historical monument in 1967 by the Santa Fe Railway Company.

This "Mountain Type" coal-burning steam locomotive was built in 1927 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works. It was rebuilt and converted to oil fuel in 1941.

No. 3759 was on the passenger run between Los Angeles and Kansas City for many years, making ten round trips monthly. Average east-bound speed was 54.3 MPH; west-bound 60.2 MPH. Kingman was a "water stop" on the east-bound run. No. 3759 traveled a total of 2,585,600 miles during its years of service and made the final steam powered run from Los Angeles to Barstow in 1953 when diesel power replaced steam on the Santa Fe line.

Specifications:
Gross Weight Incl. Tender - 468,800 Lbs.
Weight on Drivers - 236,000 Lbs
Tractive Force - 66,000 Lbs
Cylinder Size - 30" x 30"
Diameter of Drivers - 80"
Boiler Pressure - 250 PSI
Tender Capacity (Water) - 20,000 Gal.
Tender Capacity (Fuel Oil) - 7,107 Gal.
Overall Length - 108' 7"
Top Speed - 100 MPH
Complements of the Duval Corporation

 
Location. 35° 11.389′ N, 114° 3.494′ W. Marker is in Kingman, Arizona, in Mohave County. Marker is on Andy Devine Avenue (Business
Santa Fe Locomotive No. 3759 and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2010
2. Santa Fe Locomotive No. 3759 and Marker
Interstate 40), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located in Locomotive Park. Marker is in this post office area: Kingman AZ 86401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Desert Power & Water Co. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kingman Veteran's Memorial (about 600 feet away); Wagon Route (about 600 feet away); United States Army (about 700 feet away); Lt. Edward Fitzgerald Beale (about 700 feet away); Charles Metcalfe Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hotel Brunswick (approx. mile away); A.T. & T. Building (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingman.
 
Also see . . .  4-8-4 Locomotive Configuration Web Page. Found in Steam Locomotive dot com (Submitted on May 11, 2012.) 
 
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Santa Fe Locomotive No. 3759 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2010
3. Santa Fe Locomotive No. 3759
Santa Fe Locomotive No. 3759 image. Click for full size.
By L.M. and M.A.S., 2006
4. Santa Fe Locomotive No. 3759
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,529 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 31, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on April 24, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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