Friday, December 30, 2011

Railroad club plans to move historic steam locomotive

PITTSBURG, Kan. — Kansas City Southern Railroad Steam Engine No. 1023 has dominated the southwest corner of Schlanger Park at the base of the Fourth Street Overpass for more than 56 years.
Built in 1906 in Pittsburgh, Pa., it is the last Kansas City Southern steam engine in existence, according to Larry Spahn, president-elect of Heart of the Heartlands, a national railroad enthusiast club based in Southeast Kansas.
A plan is afoot to move the engine to the small town of Carona, where the club would work to preserve it from further deterioration. Continued

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