Locomotive Park is home to famed Steam Engine #3759. Presented to the City of Kingman as a historical monument in 1957 by the Santa Fe Railway Company, this “Northern Type” coal-burning locomotive was built in 1928 by Baldwin Locomotive Works. In 1941, it was rebuilt and converted to run on oil fuel.
No. 3759 was on the passenger run between Los Angeles and Kansas City for many years, making ten round trips monthly. The average east-bound speed was 54.3 mph, west-bound speed was 60.2 mph. Kingman was a ‘water stop’ on the east-bound run. No. 3759 traveled a total of 2,585,600 miles during its years of service and made the final steam powered run from Los Angeles to Barstow in 1953 when diesel power replaced steam on the Santa Fe line.
A colorful caboose was added in 1987. Today, visitors can climb up into the cab of the old steam engine while modern trains roll by on nearby tracks.
- Gross Weight including Tender: 468,800 lbs
- Weight on Drivers: 236,000 lbs
- Tractive Force: 66,000 lbs
- Diameter of Drivers: 80”
- Boiler Pressure: 230 PSI
- Tender Capacity (water): 20,000 gal
- Tender Capacity (fuel): 7,107 gal
- Overall Length: 108’ 7”
- Top Speed: 100 mph