One Spot
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 37.214 W 123° 56.323
10T E 425527 N 4941193
Quick Description: This sign is near the steam locomotive “One Spot” south of the Toledo Post Office.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 1/7/2007 8:26:06 PM
Waymark Code: WM1433
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 12

Long Description:

This sign is located south of the Toledo Post Office near the steam locomotive “One Spot”

Marker Name: One Spot
Marker Text: The steam locomotive known as “One Spot” retains its original No. 1 from June, 1922, when it was delivered from the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia to Toledo, Oregon. The engine is a 90-ton, superheated steam boiler type, 2-8-2 wheel configuration with a 50-ton tender for fuel oil and water. The driving wheels ar 44” diameter. She was employed for many years in logging service along the coast in south county. In 1936 when Camp One near Yachats was shut down, the C.D. Johnson Lumber Co. acquired and moved the engine to this area, continuing to run the reliable steamer in its logging operation between the Siletz area and Toledo. One Spot spent her entire career hauling logs from the forests of Lincoln County. After her retirement by Georgia-Pacific in 1959, the engine was put on permanent display in Toledo. Now under the ownership and caretaking of the local railroad historical society, it is hoped that this icon of the region’s railroad heritage can be rescued from the further ravages of time.

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: Historical Society

Marker Type: City

Region: Coast

County: Lincoln

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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