The Great Flood of 1932 and Engine No. 3834

The Great Flood of 1932 and Engine No. 3834 (HM7OW)

Location: Keene, CA 93531 Kern County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 12.575', W 118° 33.081'

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On September 30th torrential rains flooded Tehachapi Creek, undermining the tracks under Santa Fe Engine No. 3834 which was waiting out the storm about ½ mile east of Woodward Station. The engine disappeared into the raging water below. It remained "lost" for two weeks, hidden under 10 feet of mud. It took one month to free the severely damaged engine. Its bell was never found. Almost three years after the flood the newly refurbished engine was returned to service with people lining the tracks in Tehachapi and Keene, waving and cheering as No. 3834 rolled by - its new bell proudly ringing.
HM NumberHM7OW
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed1993
Placed ByPlatrix Chapter No.2 & Peter Lebeck Chapter E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 4:10pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 358792 N 3897387
Decimal Degrees35.20958333, -118.55135000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 12.575', W 118° 33.081'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 12' 34.50" N, 118° 33' 4.86" W
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Area Code(s)661
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 29157 Woodford-Tehachapi Rd, Keene CA 93531, US
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