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Marceline in Linn County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Santa Fe 2546

 
 
Santa Fe 2546 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 6, 2013
1. Santa Fe 2546 Marker
Inscription.

This locomotive is of the "Consolidation" class, having a wheel arrangement 2-8-0. Santa Fe classified it as 2535 series.

The wheels are of medium size, indicating that it was intended for medium-speed, freight duty.

Number 2546 is one of 15 locomotives built at American Locomotive Works in Pittsburgh, PA in 1910, for the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railroad. Its original number was Number 212.

The KCM&O Railroad was bankrupt and operating in receivership when the Santa Fe purchased it in 1928.

This locomotive was rebuilt in 1928. At that time it was fitted with dual water injectors, and a compressed air powered reverser.
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This engine was given to the City of Marceline by the Santa Fe Railroad December 1955.
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Restored and rededicated September 12, 1998 in honor of Santa Fe employees who lost their lives while on the job.
 
Location. 39° 42.902′ N, 92° 56.962′ W. Marker is in Marceline, Missouri, in Linn County. Marker is on Ritchie Avenue east of Main Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Locomotive and markers are in Ripley Park. Marker is in this post office area: Marceline MO 64658, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Santa Fe 2546 "Consolidation" 2-8-0 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 6, 2013
2. Santa Fe 2546 "Consolidation" 2-8-0
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Walt Disney Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Allen Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Confectionery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Main Street USA (about 400 feet away); World Wars Memorial (about 400 feet away); Zurchers (about 400 feet away); Uptown Theater (about 400 feet away); Disneyland's Midget Autopia (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marceline.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway. (Submitted on July 30, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. KCM&O "Consolidation"-Type Locomotives. (Submitted on July 30, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Santa Fe 2546 Donor Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 6, 2013
3. Santa Fe 2546 Donor Marker
Santa Fe 2546 Dedication Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 6, 2013
4. Santa Fe 2546 Dedication Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 30, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 275 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 30, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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