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Queen Creek in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Engine 1673

 
 
Engine 1673 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 24, 2011
1. Engine 1673 Marker
Inscription.  The railroad made significant contribution to the support and development of the Queen Creek community. Engine 1673 travelled over 1,000,000 miles of track in Arizona from 1900-1955. The Southern Pacific Mesa to South San Tan spur was established in 1895 as a component of the Maricopa Phoenix and Salt River Valley Railroad. 1673 was featured in the 1954 film "Oklahoma" and now resides in Tucson, Arizona at the Historic Rail Depot.
 
Location. 33° 15.364′ N, 111° 38.531′ W. Marker is in Queen Creek, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker can be reached from South Ellsworth Loop. Marker is next to Saba's Western Store in the Queen Creek Marketplace. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21158 South Ellsworth Loop, Queen Creek AZ 85142, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rittenhouse Elementary School (approx. 0.6 miles away); 1912 Parker Carousel (approx. 3.6 miles away); Water Tower (approx. 3.7 miles away); Gilbert Elementary School (approx. 10.7 miles away); Gilbert Town Hall
Engine 1673 Marker - Doodlebug bronze relief panel image. Click for full size.
By Todd R White, March 3, 2008
2. Engine 1673 Marker - Doodlebug bronze relief panel
The "Doodlebug" was an oil burning motorcar that serviced the Queen Creek community providing local passenger commuter rail service from 1914-1934.
(approx. 10.8 miles away); Clement's Garage (approx. 10.8 miles away); Dance Pavilion (approx. 10.9 miles away); The Bank of Gilbert (approx. 10.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Queen Creek.
 
Additional comments.
1. Bronze Railroad Relief Panels and Markers
I created these bronze relief panels and installed them at the Queen Creek Marketplace location in Queen Creek, Arizona. The markers feature my hand writing for the lettering. I thoroughly enjoyed the process of researching the history of the railroads in Arizona.

You may see more of my work at: https://www.asibinc.com/

Todd White
ASIB Inc. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted November 7, 2019, by Todd R White of Phoenix, Arizona, Arizona.

 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Engine 1673 Marker - Queen Creek bronze railroad relief monument image. Click for full size.
By Todd R White, March 3, 2008
3. Engine 1673 Marker - Queen Creek bronze railroad relief monument
Engine 1673 detail on the bronze historic railroad relief panel image. Click for full size.
By Todd R White, March 3, 2008
4. Engine 1673 detail on the bronze historic railroad relief panel
Engine 1673 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 24, 2011
5. Engine 1673 Marker
Engine 1673 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 24, 2011
6. Engine 1673 Marker
Engine 1673 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 26, 2011
7. Engine 1673
Engine 1673 now resides in Tucson, Arizona at the Historic Rail Depot.
Artist Todd R. White applying patina to the Engine 1673 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 12, 2008
8. Artist Todd R. White applying patina to the Engine 1673 Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 706 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 26, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   2, 3, 4. submitted on November 7, 2019, by Todd R White of Phoenix, Arizona, Arizona.   5, 6, 7. submitted on November 26, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   8. submitted on November 11, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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