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North Conway in Carroll County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Water Standpipe

 
 
Water Standpipe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Schwarzmueller, October 14, 2014
1. Water Standpipe Marker
Inscription. This device, erected in 1978, is used to fill a steam locomotive's tender tank with fresh water. The coal fire in a steam locomotive heats tremendous amounts of water to produce the steam that powers the train. The tender tank in Conway Scenic Railroad's steam locomotive No. 7470 holds 6,600 gallons of water, and is topped off at this facility or a similar one inside the roundhouse at least twice a day. The metal spout you see above was salvaged from a wooden water tank that once served the Maine Central Railroad at North Belgrade, Maine.
 
Location. 44° 3.147′ N, 71° 7.777′ W. Marker is in North Conway, New Hampshire, in Carroll County. Marker can be reached from Norcross Circle 0.1 miles west of White Mountains Road (U.S. 302). Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of Conway Scenic Railroad. Marker is at or near this postal address: 38 Norcross Circle, North Conway NH 03860, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roundhouse (a few steps from this marker); Wig Wag Signal (within shouting distance of this marker); Maine Central Instruction Car No. 2001 (within shouting distance of this marker); Crossing Gate (within shouting distance
Water Standpipe image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Schwarzmueller, October 14, 2014
2. Water Standpipe
of this marker); Flanger CV 4233 (within shouting distance of this marker); Caboose Grand Trunk Ry. No 75953 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ball Signal (about 300 feet away); The Railroad Station (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Conway.
 
Regarding Water Standpipe. The standpipe is rarely used; the tender tank is usually filled in the roundhouse. Check the Conway Scenic Railroad for hours open to the public and excursion schedules. Locomotive 7470 is the only steamer on the railroad's roster.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 277 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on November 22, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 28, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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