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Fort Riley in Geary County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Locomotive “6072”

 
 
Locomotive "6072" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 30, 2010
1. Locomotive "6072" Marker
Inscription. This locomotive was donated to Fort Riley by the Union Pacific Railroad on 7 February 1958 for display as a symbol of contribution toward development of the midwest subsequent to 1865. Manufactured as a coal steam engine in 1908 it was converted to an oil burner in 1941. It was used continuously on Mid-Western lines for 49 years. The locomotive was moved to this site through the joint efforts of the Union Pacific and the 1st Engineer Battalion on 6 June 1958.

Unloaded
Engine 110 tons
Tender 30 tons
Total 140 tons

Loaded
Engine 110 tons
Tender 81 tons
Total 191 tons

Length
Engine 38 ft
Tender 34 ft
Total 72 ft
 
Erected 1958 by 1st Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army.
 
Location. 39° 4.612′ N, 96° 46.292′ W. Marker is in Fort Riley, Kansas, in Geary County. Marker is at the intersection of Huebner Road and Dickman Avenue/Warehouse Road, on the left when traveling west on Huebner Road. Touch for map. Locomotive and marker are part of a park and are located near the Irwin Army Medical Center. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Riley KS 66442, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Riley (approx.
Locomotive "6072" image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 30, 2010
2. Locomotive "6072"
0.4 miles away); First Capitol of Kansas (approx. mile away); a different marker also named First Capitol of Kansas (approx. mile away); Tuttle Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sturgis Stadium (approx. 0.9 miles away); To the Memory of the Gallant Dead 26th Cavalry (approx. 1.1 miles away); Global War on Terrorism Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away); In Memory of Civil War Horses and Mules (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Riley.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Locomotive "6072" image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 30, 2010
3. Locomotive "6072"
Locomotive "6072" image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2012
4. Locomotive "6072"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 829 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on June 12, 2014, by Scott Nebeker of Salt Lake City, Utah. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 7, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   4. submitted on February 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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