Las Vegas in San Miguel County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Engine No. 1129
The Engine was built for the Santa Fe Railroad Co. by the Baldwin Locomotive Works, in 1902 & used in regular service on various divisions of the Santa Fe Railroad in New Mexico, for 51 years. It's last trip in railroad service ended in Belen, NM, July 25, 1953. As a gift from Santa Fe to the City of Las Vegas, it was brought to Las Vegas, April 25, 1956, by rail, to its present location in Las Vegas, New Mexico. It now stands on the track of one of the shortest railroads in the world.
Location. 35° 36.453′ N, 105° 12.684′ W. Marker is in Las Vegas, New Mexico, in San Miguel County. Marker is at the intersection of North Grand Avenue (U.S. 85) and Mills Avenue (Alternate U.S. 85), on the right when traveling south on North Grand Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is on the northwest corner in Municipal Park. Marker is in this post office area: Las Vegas NM 87701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. Meta L.Christy (approx. 0.7 miles away); City Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away); YMCA Building (approx. 0.9 miles away); Las Vegas (approx. one mile away); Isidor Sternís “Famous” Dry Good Store E. Romero Hose & Fire Co. (approx. 1.3 miles away); Plaza Hotel (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hogbacks (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Las Vegas.
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