Note the smokestack of an old train behind that may have been the first train
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New Train at the Santa Fe Depot in Winfield, KS. September 18, 1911.
SANTA FE TYPE MALLET ARTICULATED COMPOUND LOCOMOTIVE
LARGEST LOCOMOTIVE IN THE WORLD
BUILT AT TOPEKA SHOPS
LENGTH 120 FEET 7 INCHES, TRACTIVE POWER 110,000 LBS.
WEIGHT 850,000 POUNDS, COST $43,883.00
- Evan Werkema <fp45@UCLINK4.BERKELEY.EDU> sent e-mail to say that
this is the brand new 2-10-10-2 #3000 on its demo tour along with 4-4-0
#048! Looks like the nearly the whole town turned out to see the "largest
locomotive in the world." See more below!
WRSFD8.JPG The image above.
- WRSF8A.JPG Front of locomotive and well fargo
sign at left.
- WRSF8B.JPG Top of Santa Fe Depot and man standing
on loco cab.
- WRSF8C.JPG People at lower left front.
- WRSF8D.JPG People at center, foreground.
- WRSF8E.JPG People at left, foreground, lady
in hat, man with foot on concrete post.
- WRSF8F.JPG Train following new engine. Many
people riding on gondolas and boxcars. Looks like grain elevator in distance.
- Full view of new locomotive. The following locomotive seems to be an
old American 4-4-0 with a wood burning smoke stack.
- WRSFD8S.JPG Postage Stamp image
- Subject: Winfield pages
Date: Fri, 07 Mar 1997 14:35:45 -0800
From: Evan Werkema <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Organization: very little... To: email@example.com
- First, let me complement you on your excellent set of pages on Winfield,
KS. I can offer you some additional information on a couple of the pictures.
The picture shown on the page
- "New Train at the Santa Fe Depot in Winfield, KS. about 1902"
is brand new Santa Fe 2-10-10-2 #3009, which was touring the railroad prior
to entering revenue service. The 3009 was built in 1911, so the date at
the bottom of the print (9/18/11) is probably correct.
- The locomotive was one of ten 2-10-10-2's the Santa Fe purchased (#3000-3009).
They were the largest locomotives in the world at the time, hence the large
turnout to view the 3009. Unfortunately, they were not very successful,
and were all gone by 1918. Interestingly, each 2-10-10-2 was cut down in
the company shops into *two* locomotives of 2-10-2 wheel arrangement.
- The locomotive behind 3009 is probably Santa Fe 4-4-0 #048. Other pictures
of 3009's tour clearly show this engine behind it. The train consisted
of railroad equipment old and new, and 048 was the "old" engine
(built 1878) to contrast with "new" 3009.
- Also, http://www.ausbcomp.com/~bbott/winrr/wrsf3751.htm , which you
have titled "Santa Fe #3751 Under Full Steam (1955?)" was actually
taken in 1991. Diesel 97 behind the steamer is the giveaway. The 3751 is
the only large Santa Fe steam engine that has been restored to operational
condition so far. The picture was taken during the engine's first fantrip
run in California between 12/27 and 12/30/91.
- By the way, the railroad's name is spelled "Santa Fe," not
"Sante Fe." Hope this helps.
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The first airplane to fly
in Winfield, Kansas. Alvin K. Longren Thursday,
November 23, 1911.
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