Locomotive 940

February 23, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Locomotive 940, a day after a snow covered area, at its final resting play by the restored Santa Fe Depot in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. 

Built in 1903 and the sole survivor of  332 “2-10-2” engines, the 940 served as a workhorse for over 50 years in the early 1900’s for the AT&SF Railway.  She travelled through Bartlesville for several years pulling freight cars.  After she retired in 1954, the 940 was donated to the City of Bartlesville as a display unit until 2009.  At that time several volunteers along with the expertise of Service & Technology Corporation formulated a unique plan to move her to its current location on a a 200-foot-long display track.  The move took engineered lifting mechanisms, specialized 64-wheel trailer, and cranes to transport her on a cold snowy day.  Since the move she has been equipped with a caboose and oil tank car.

Visit this century-old steam train in downtown Bartlesville.  You may even get a chance to ring the bell and blow her whistle.

AT&SF Locomotive 940 in Bartlesville, OKAT&SF Locomotive 940 in Bartlesville, OK
 


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