If you have been in Wichita long enough, you must had seen a Santa Fe locomotive sitting at the overpass on Douglas in downtown. It is a museum and I finally get to see the place. I visited here in 2003/06/14, and here is my notes.
Cost $4.00 for adult, $3.00 for child
Location: 700 E. Douglas Wichita, KS 67202-3506
Museum Hours: Saturdays (also some Sundays during the summer)
There is a gift shop, some indoor exhibitions, and a pop vending machine is available. You can either come from the front door on Douglas, or you can come from the Waterman.
A view from the cockpit
You can see how big it is
Lots of nuts at the boiler
It looks crappy...
The foundation is made out of cement to keep this train heavy (otherwise it will slip when pushing other cars...)
the crane is 3,000lb max.
It's chain driven... This one has a gasoline engine in front of the cockpit, then I think they generates electricity to drive a motor which transfer the energy to the wheel by chain. (or not?)
powered by gasoline
also gasoline powered, from KG&E. I did not know that Plymouth made trains.
Used in Burlington Route
View to the west from the overpass
to the east
I think this must have been Wichita Train Station long time before. They have a high windows and the top is rounded, looks exactly like old train station I see on movies.
this place used to be a platform, I think
The active railroads
here is the proof
Overview of the museum, it does not look really good but it is a good place to go someday.
All the materials referred to was the brochure given by the museum. I do respect all the rights of the museum. This page is to introduce the museum only, not for commercial use.
Last updated on 2003/06/15
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