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San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Steam Locomotive No. 794

 
 
Steam Locomotive No. 794 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 31, 2010
1. Steam Locomotive No. 794 Marker
Inscription.

Built by
American Locomotive Company, 1916
Weight Engine and Tender, Loaded,
442,080 Pounds
Total Length, Engine and Tender,
80 Ft., 2-1/2 In.
Tractive Effort 53,630 Pounds
Used in Freight Service on Texas
and Louisiana Lines


Donated in February 1957 to
Chamber of Commerce and City of San Antonio
by
Southern Pacific Lines

 
Erected 1957 by Chamber of Commerce and City of San Antonio.
 
Location. 29° 25.272′ N, 98° 28.682′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker is at the intersection of Hoefgen Avenue and E. Commerce Street, on the right when traveling north on Hoefgen Avenue. Touch for map. Marker and locomotive are at the former Southern Pacific Lines railroad passenger depot, at St. Paul Square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1174 E. Commerce Street, San Antonio TX 78205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Southern Pacific Steam Locomotive No. 794 (a few steps from this marker); Southern Pacific Passenger & Freight Station (within shouting distance of this marker); "Flower the Tower" (approx.
Steam Locomotive No. 794 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 31, 2010
2. Steam Locomotive No. 794
0.4 miles away); The Confluence of Civilizations in the Americas (approx. 0.4 miles away); Alamo Funeral Pyre (approx. half a mile away); Founding of the Pan American Round Table (approx. half a mile away); This Noble Cottonwood (approx. half a mile away); St. Joseph's Church (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
 
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Steam Locomotive No. 794 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 31, 2010
3. Steam Locomotive No. 794
Steam Locomotive No. 794 Tender Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 31, 2010
4. Steam Locomotive No. 794 Tender Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 877 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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