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Date: 11/30/18 10:28
Santa Fe 4-8-4 3768 at Wichita Union Station
Author: gcm

Santa Fe 4-8-4 Northern 3768 (Baldwin 1938) is at Wichita Union Station in June 1977.
I'll let wag216 describe what happened next ---

"The ATSF 3768 was turned at the Santa Fe roundhouse. Too long? Yes, the loco was turned and then the tender turned. Great fun, I think?" 
Thanks Art for that info!

The engine returned (1985) and is now a part of the Great Plains Transportation Museum (just a short distance from these shots).---

http://www.gptm.us/html/3768.html

Gary



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Date: 11/30/18 10:29
Re: Santa Fe 4-8-4 3768 at Wichita Union Station
Author: gcm

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Date: 11/30/18 14:14
Re: Santa Fe 4-8-4 3768 at Wichita Union Station
Author: UP3806

Certainly a very handsome locomotive and looks great with a rods-down view. Kind of surprised that it couldn't be turned with the shorter tender. What was the turntable length?

Tom



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Date: 12/01/18 06:22
Re: Santa Fe 4-8-4 3768 at Wichita Union Station
Author: LocoPilot750

From the Emporia extra board, I would ocassionally get sent to North Wichita to work switch engines. 3768 was there at the turntable seperated from it's tender for a long time. I'd always look over and try to see it when I went through there on freight trains too. One day it was gone, and it showed up back at the museum. Always wished I'd have been on whatever switch job got selected for the move, either direction.



Date: 12/01/18 17:51
Re: Santa Fe 4-8-4 3768 at Wichita Union Station
Author: exprail

When I worked for another road in Wichita i was told that BNSF offered the downtown museum, where this engine is displayed,a "donation" of the former Frisco yard, property and a few miles of track to run on. However, the firmly, entrenched seniors of the museum turned them down as they believed the future of their location was more favorable long term. Think of it. They could have had the former Frisco engine house, small yard and a few miles of track for a short ride just north and east of the ATSF one...and they turned it down. Hard to understand.

exprail  



Date: 12/02/18 02:01
Re: Santa Fe 4-8-4 3768 at Wichita Union Station
Author: dan

probably no taxes on the land, but they may have had to have insurance, and hazmat responsibility?    maybe operation was wasn't their goal?   But it would have been great, if they could have run from the depot.  colo rr museum was offered  the car at gold coast rr museum they turned it away, as they were concentrating on NG equipment at the time.



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Date: 12/02/18 08:33
Re: Santa Fe 4-8-4 3768 at Wichita Union Station
Author: wag216

exprail must be a Mop person. Enough said! wag216



Date: 12/02/18 17:38
Re: Santa Fe 4-8-4 3768 at Wichita Union Station
Author: exprail

Nope.

Exprail

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Date: 12/04/18 06:16
Re: Santa Fe 4-8-4 3768 at Wichita Union Station
Author: ATSF3768

What you were told was innaccurate. 

exprail Wrote:
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> When I worked for another road in Wichita i was
> told that BNSF offered the downtown museum, where
> this engine is displayed,a "donation" of the
> former Frisco yard, property and a few miles of
> track to run on. However, the firmly, entrenched
> seniors of the museum turned them down as they
> believed the future of their location was more
> favorable long term. Think of it. They could have
> had the former Frisco engine house, small yard and
> a few miles of track for a short ride just north
> and east of the ATSF one...and they turned it
> down. Hard to understand.
>
> exprail  



Date: 12/05/18 14:43
Re: Santa Fe 4-8-4 3768 at Wichita Union Station
Author: switchlock

That would have been interesting.



Date: 12/05/18 15:55
Re: Santa Fe 4-8-4 3768 at Wichita Union Station
Author: Txhighballer

switchlock Wrote:
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> That would have been interesting.

What would have been more interesting wopuld have been if Grand Canyon had managed to rebuild a few of these native 4-8-4's instead of 2-8-0's...



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