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 Posted: Thu Apr 5th, 2012 10:16 pm
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We would like to know if anyone has any info about this park which may be in Kansas. We searched the net to no avail so thought somebody here would know the answer. My friend Dave Cox has a snapshot of a neat little 4-4-0 park loco and we believe that we know who built it, just would like to know where it ran.




Haven Park may have been in Kansas but it's anyone's guess. We looked on the net but no luck.




We found that the loco was probably built by OTTAWAY MINIATURE LOCOMOTIVE WORKS in KS (photo from Shaw's "Little Railways of the World"), the locos shown are quite similar if not "dead ringers". I don't think that we will loose sleep over this vexing problem, but it is an interesting little side track in history.

Woodie

 



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 Posted: Fri Apr 6th, 2012 02:14 am
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Woodie,

here is a link to a Wikipedia artcle on Joyland Wichita.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joyland_Amusement_Park_(Wichita)

I talks briefly about the origins of the 12" gauge train ride,

regards

Geoff

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 Posted: Fri Apr 6th, 2012 03:59 pm
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Thanks Geoff, we forgot about wikki...if you come across HAVEN PARK, that would be cool also. The Haven Park photo is what touched this off in the first place.

Woodie



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