The GPTM displays a wide assortment of railroad equipment.

Our two largest displays are Santa Fe steam locomotive #3768 and Santa Fe FP45 diesel #93. These locomotives are unique in our collection in that they represent the last class of passenger locomotives that were built for the Santa Fe in their respective eras.

Santa Fe steam locomotive #3768 was delivered to the Santa Fe in 1938. 

3768 FACTS, HISTORY AND VIDEO 

Santa Fe diesel locomotive #93 was one of eight "new generation" passenger diesels built in 1967 for Santa Fe. For the following three years, they pulled some of the same passenger trains that their steam ancestors pulled.

OTHER LOCOMOTIVES:

 

Description

Year built

Notes

Burlington Northern #421

EMD: NW 2

1949

Formerly Frisco 261. Spent most of its service in Wichita

Kansas Gas & Electric

St. Louis Car: electric switcher

1913*

Used at Central Street power plant in Wichita

Whitcomb

GM-2 Industrial Switcher

1934

Used at Mobil Refinery in Augusta, KS. prior to retirement. 

Plymouth

Industrial switcher

 

Kansas Gas and Electric used this locomotive at the Ripley Steam Electric Plant until it was closed. 

ROLLING STOCK:

Frisco #876

Wood Caboose

1904

Under Restoration

Central Kansas #1959

Wide Vision Caboose

1981

Former Santa Fe Caboose

Burlington #13519

Caboose

1929

One of 24 of this class built. Steel exterior, with wood interior and roof.

Missouri Pacific #13495

Caboose

1950

Former Chicago & Eastern Illinois.

UP #24538

Bay Window Caboose

1967

Former Rock Island #17120. Still in Rock Island paint.

Santa Fe #D938

Drover's Car

1931

Rebuilt in 1942 as a Coach-baggage-caboose.

Santa Fe #190006

Baggage Car

1914

Used by the museum as a shop car.

UP #904270

Postal Storage Car

1957

Last used by UP as a maintenance of way car. Used by the museum as a wood shop car.

Air Products

Tank Car

1957

Built by A.C.F.

Additional displays include Track Speeders, a crane car and signals.

* Purchased used by K.G.&E. in 1913. Unknown built date.

Indoor exhibits include railroad prints, signs, lanterns, tools, and other artifacts including this mock-up mechanical stoker used for training steam locomotive personnel.

 

We invite you to visit the Great Plains Transportation Museum to learn more about these and many other historical pieces and displays.

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