Klamath Falls in Klamath County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
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The earliest known photo of #2579 shows her simmering with a full head of steam at Drain, Oregon circa 1915. She had been built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1906 and represented a relatively large and modern locomotive when this photo was taken. The fireman, visible in the cab could have only wondered at what the future held for his trusty steed.
#2579 was caught taking a break at Ashland, Oregon on April 25th 1950. By this time she was assigned to switching and local freight service having been bumped from heavier assignments by larger steam locomotives and more
#2579 was at Roseville, California on October 15th 1936. The large snow plow suggests she is prepared for helper duty in Donner Pass where even this plow would only be adequate for ‘light’ snowfalls. Note that in each photo #2579 is equipped with a different size and style of tender. Changing tenders was a matter of convenience on the Southern Pacific. Which type of tender does she have now?
Location. 42° 13.201′ N, 121° 47.204′ W. Marker is in Klamath Falls, Oregon, in Klamath County. Marker is at the intersection of Klamath Avenue and Main Street on Klamath Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Klamath Falls OR 97601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Nurse (In Memory of) (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pioneer Furtrader (approx. 0.2 miles away); Whitlock House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Marion Apartments (approx. 0.4 miles away); This Marks the Road to Topsy Grade (approx. 0.8 miles away); Van Brimmer Cabin 1864-1928 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Eulalona (approx. 1.6 miles away); Oregon History - Upper Klamath Lake (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Klamath Falls.
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 29, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.