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Kansas Central Railway (1871-1879)
Kansas Central Railroad (1879-1897)

This page was last updated on June 5, 2015.

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Kansas Central was changed from narrow gauge to standard gauge in 1890. Sold under foreclosure in 1897 to Leavenworth, Kansas & Western Railway. LK&W locomotives are not included here.

Locomotives shown below were all three-foot narrow gauge.

Locomotives

Kansas Central 2-4-0 -- 2 locomotives

KC
Number
Builder Builder
Number
Builder
Date
1885 UP System
Number
Date
Vacated
Notes
KC 1 Baldwin 2612 Nov 1871 KC 298 1887 1
KC 2 Baldwin 2582 Oct 1871 KC 299 1887 2

Description:

Drive Wheel Diameter: 36 inches
Cylinders: 9x16 inches

Notes:

1. Built as Kansas Central number 1 in 1871, named "Leavenworth"; to Kansas Central 298 in 1885; vacated in 1887
2. Built as Kansas Central number 2 in 1871, named "Grasshopper Falls"; to Kansas Central 299 in 1885; vacated in 1887
   

Kansas Central 2-6-0 -- 1 locomotive

KC
Number
Builder Builder
Number
Builder
Date
1885 UP System
Number
Date
Vacated
Notes
KC 3 Baldwin 2659 Dec 1871 KC 295 1887 1

Description:

Drive Wheel Diameter: 36 inches
Cylinders: 11x16 inches

Notes:

1. Built as Kansas Central number 3 in 1871; to Kansas Central 295 in 1885; vacated in 1887
   

Kansas Central 2-6-0 -- 1 locomotive

KC
Number
Builder Builder
Number
Builder
Date
1885 UP System
Number
Date
Vacated
Notes
KC 4 Baldwin 3210 Apr 1873 KC 3 1887 1

Description:

Drive Wheel Diameter: 38 inches
Cylinders: 11x16 inches

Notes:

1. Built as Kansas Central number 4 in 1873; to KC 3 in 1885; vacated in 1887
   

Kansas Central 2-6-0 -- 2 locomotives

KC
Number
Builder Builder
Number
Builder
Date
1885 UP System
Number
Date
Vacated
Notes
KC 5 Baldwin 4681 Jun 1879 KC 281   1
KC 6 Baldwin 4712 Jul 1879 KC 282   2

Description:

Drive Wheel Diameter: 36 inches
Cylinders: 13x18 inches

Notes:

1. Built as Kansas Central 5 in 1879; to Kansas Central 281 in 1885; vacated in (?)
2. Built as Kansas Central 6 in 1879; to Kansas Central 282 in 1885; vacated in (?)
   

Kansas Central 2-6-0 -- 4 locomotives

KC
Number
Builder Builder
Number
Builder
Date
1885 UP System
Number
Date
Vacated
Notes
KC 7 Brooks 522 1881 KC 102 1900 1
KC 8 Brooks 578 1881 KC 103   2

Description:

Drive Wheel Diameter: 42 inches
Cylinders: 14x18 inches

Notes:

1. Built as Kansas Central no. 7 in 1881, named "Sidney Dillon"; to Kansas Central 102 in 1885; transferred to Utah Northern (visible is a photo at Ogden, Utah); vacated in 1900; sold to Alberta Railway & Coal Company in 1900; sold to White Pass & Yukon no. 63; to Klondike Mines no. 1, moved to Klondike City in September 1902, stored until 1905 waiting for track, after completion of construction in 1906, no. 1 was seldom used; Klondike Mines became Yukon Consolidated Gold Corporation, and KMR no.1 was returned to White Pass & Yukon at Skagway and used a a yard switcher; donated in 1961 by Yukon Consolidated Gold Corp. to the Dawson City Museum; displayed in Minto Park in Dawson City until a locomotive shed was built in 1987 on museum grounds.
2. Built as Kansas Central no. 8 in 1881; to Kansas Central 103 in 1885; vacated in (?)
   

Kansas Central 4-4-0 -- 2 locomotives

KC
Number
Builder Builder
Number
Builder
Date
1885 UP System
Number
Date
Vacated
Notes
KC 9 Brooks 650 1882 KC 287 1891 1
KC 10 Brooks 690 Apr 1882 KC 288   2

Description:

Drive Wheel Diameter: 44 inches
Cylinders: 12x18 inches

Notes:

1. Built as Kansas Central number 9 in 1882; to Kansas Central 287 in 1885; vacated in 1891; sold to Mississippi River & Bonne Terre Railway in 1891; sold to Trinidad Sugar in 1895
2. Built as Kansas Central number 10 in 1882; to Kansas Central 288 in 1885; vacated in (?); sold to Willamette Bridge Company number 5, Portland, Oregon
   

Kansas Central 2-6-0 -- 4 locomotives

KC
Number
Builder Builder
Number
Builder
Date
1885 UP System
Number
Date
Vacated
Notes
KC 11 Brooks 825 1881 KC 104   1
KC 12 Brooks 826 1881 KC 105   2

Description:

Drive Wheel Diameter: 42 inches
Cylinders: 14x18 inches

Notes:

1. Built as Kansas Central 11 in 1881; to Kansas Central 104 in 1885; vacated in (?)
2. Built as Kansas Central 12 in 1881; to Kansas Central 105 in 1885; vacated in (?)
   

Kansas Central 2-6-0 -- 1 locomotive

Previous
Number
Builder Builder
Number
Builder
Date
1885 UP System
Number
Date
Vacated
Notes
KC 13 Brooks 800 Sep 1882 KC 106   1

Description:

Drive Wheel Diameter: 42 inches
Cylinders: 14x18 inches

Notes:

1. Kansas Central 13 may have been built as U&N 44 (1st)

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