Kansas
Steam Locomotives by City


Scroll down or click location on map to view photos


Updated 11/26/00

Click here to see the complete list of
surviving steam locomotives in Kansas by Wes Barris


All photos taken in 1995 by Richard Jenkins unless otherwise noted

Click on photos for larger image



Abilene
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 3415
Santa Fe 4-6-2 no. 3415 is on display at the Abilene & Smoky Hill Railroad in Abilene, Kansas.   Photo by George Thelen,  September 22, 2000.


Baldwin
Coos Bay Lumber 10
Coos Bay Lumber 2-8-2T no. 10 is a "minaret" type logging engine,  a design once common in the Pacific Northwest.   Last I heard,  she was undergoing restoration to steam at the Midland Railway in Baldwin, Kansas.   Her saddle tank has been removed in this July, 1995 photo,  as part of the restoration project.   Unfortunately,  since this engine has no historical connection to eastern Kansas,  the plan reportedly is to rebuild her as a tender engine,  a configuration she never carried in service.   The Midland Railway also has a very interesting collection of vintage diesels.


Emporia
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 1015
The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad was among the most famous of American railroads.   Although it extended from Chicago to Los Angeles,  two of its namesake cities (Atchison and Topeka) are in Kansas.   It comes as little surprise,  then,  that there are a lot of Santa Fe steam locomotives preserved across the state.   The Santa Fe was one of the biggest believers in the 2-6-2 or "prairie" type,  and preserved no less than 15 of them.   This example,  no. 1015,  is on display in Fremont Park in Emporia, Kansas.   She looks freshly painted in this July, 1995 photo.   For more information about preserved Santa Fe locomotives,  check out Evan Werkema's atsf.railfan.net web site.


Ford
Duluth & Northeastern 14
Duluth & Northeastern 2-8-0 no. 14 was built by Baldwin in 1913,  and is a sister of D&NE no. 16 in Cloquet, Minnesota.   After retirement from the D&NE in the early 60's,  no. 14 went to the Black Hills Central tourist line in South Dakota.   However,  her wheelbase was reportedly too long for the curves on their line,  and instead she was sold to the Dodge City, Ford & Bucklin Railroad,  a short line freight and tourist operation in Dodge City, Kansas.   She was placed in storage in Ford, Kansas,  awaiting a planned restoration to steam that never materialized.   In March, 2000,  the engine was sold to the Fillmore & Western tourist line in Fillmore, CA.   Hopefully,  she will finally be restored to run again.   She is shown here in Ford, KS in July, 1995.   Photos of her move to Fillmore can be found on the F&W website.


Garden City
Garden City Western 25
This little 2-6-0 is on display in Finnup Park Zoo in Garden City, Kansas.   She appears to be well maintained,  although the "25" painted across the smokebox front seems a little unusual,  instead of the more typical round number plate.


Kinsley
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 3424
This Santa Fe 4-6-2 is on display in Highway Park in Kinsley, Kansas.   Although she is surprisingly complete for an unfenced engine,  she looks like she could use some new paint in this 1995 photo.


Lawrence
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 1073
This classic Santa Fe prairie no. 1073 is on display in Watson Park in Lawrence, Kansas.   The paint looks quite new in this July, 1995 photo.   Too bad the paint job isn't a little more authentic.


Newton
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 1880
Santa Fe 2-6-2 no. 1880 is displayed in Military Park in Newton, Kansas,  along with some platform shelters from the Newton Santa Fe depot.   Although she could use some new paint in this 1995 photo,  the faded gray does make the details stand out nicely.


Wichita
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 3768
Santa Fe 4-8-4 no. 3768 was built by Baldwin in 1938,  and was retired from service in 1953.   While several other Santa Fe 4-8-4's have been preserved,  3768 is the only surviving member of the 3765-class.   She is now on display at the Great Plains Transportation Museum in Wichita, Kansas.