ARM Chandler Historical RR Photos


Chandler Depot

East Side.

Street Side.

Track Side.

West Side.

   

Other Chandler Railroad Items

"Wig-Wag" style grade crossing signal.  Warning light suspended from above would move side to side to help draw attention from motorists.  These units were difficult to maintain and were phased out and replaced in Chandler in the late 1980s.

Southern Pacific 2-8-0 #2562

History of #2562 Historical timeline of the engine from construction through donation to Chandler.
   
1956 Home video of #2562  (189Mb) Shot on August 16, 1956 when the locomotive was delivered to Chandler.  Scenes of the donation ceremony including city officials and construction of the first display track.

This is a long movie, and a large file.

1969 Move to Armstrong Park Newspaper articles covering the move to Armstrong Park.
1982 Eagle Scout Project  Jason Griffith gives #2562 some TLC and a new coat of paint.
2009 #2562 placed on National Register After many long hours of research by Tom Klobas, locomotive and tender are recognized by National Register of Historical Places on July 17, 2009.
   

Miscellaneous Photos

Photo of engine while in service on Southern Pacific RR (prior to donation to City of Chandler).  Engine is resting behind the Roseville, CA roundhouse on April 20, 1951.  Walt Paschelke photo (Tom Dill collection).
Photo of engine while in service on Southern Pacific RR (prior to donation to City of Chandler).  On the ready line at West Oakland.  Steamed up and ready for service in 1954.  Tom Gray photo (Tom Dill collection).
Photo of engine while in service on Southern Pacific RR (prior to donation to City of Chandler).  Engine sits rusted and out of service in the deadline at West Oakland in early 1956 headed for scrap.  Harold Stewart photo (Bob Trennert collection).
From the Chandler Historical Museum.  Taken during delivery to City of Chandler in August 1956.
   
SP #2562 being switched in Phoenix, AZ on 8-17-1956.
   
SP #2562 being switched in Phoenix, AZ on 8-17-1956.
   
SP #2562 being switched in Phoenix, AZ on 8-17-1956.
   
SP #2562 on display in Chandler 3-3-1957.  Photo by Harold Stewart.
   
From the Chandler Historical Museum.  Unknown railroad workers.  Taken during move to Armstrong Park in 1969.
   
SP #2562 on display in Chandler, AZ on 2-28-1969
   
SP #2562 on display in Chandler, AZ.  Photo taken in February 1973.
   
SP #2562 on display in Chandler, AZ.  Photo taken in February 1973.
   

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