Six Gun Territory

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Six Gun Territory
05 El Sombrero Cafeteria 6 Gun Territory.JPG
LocationSilver Springs, Florida, United States
OpenedFebruary 2, 1963
ClosedJanuary 1, 1984
StatusClosed

Six Gun Territory was a Western-themed theme park in Silver Springs, Florida, United States.[1] It opened on February 2, 1963 and closed on January 1, 1984.[1]

Southern Railway & Six Gun[edit]

One of the principal attractions in Six Gun Territory was the Southern Railway & Six Gun, a 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge heritage railroad.[1] The railroad's former train station, as of July 2016, is located at Kirby Family Farm in Williston, Florida, which has its own narrow gauge train attraction and hosts the Six Gun Territory Wild West Weekend and Reunion event each year.[2]

The railroad utilized two steam locomotives, with details listed in the table below.[3][4]

Number Image Wheel arrangement Builder Notes
4 Atlanta-Entrance to Underground.jpg 4-4-0 Crown Metal Products Bought by the Historic Jefferson Railway along with no. 7 following Six Gun's closure. Retained by the railroad as a parts source for no. 7 until sold to Warner Bros., who placed it on display at the entrance to the Underground Atlanta attraction in Atlanta, Georgia. Sold to the Kirby Family Farm in Williston, Florida in 2017, where currently displayed.[5]
7 Trainflames.jpg 4-4-0 Crown Metal Products Operated on the Historic Jefferson Railway in Jefferson, Texas, after Six Gun's closure until 2019. Sold to Kirby Family Farm the following year.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Remembering Six Gun Territory". Star-Banner. December 29, 2010. Archived from the original on September 26, 2016. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  2. ^ "Six Gun Territory train depot gets new home at Kirby Family Farm". Star-Banner. July 14, 2016. Archived from the original on October 21, 2016. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  3. ^ "Surviving Steam Locomotives in Georgia". Steamlocomotive.com. Archived from the original on February 3, 2017. Retrieved April 27, 2017.
  4. ^ "Surviving Steam Locomotives in Texas". Steamlocomotive.com. Archived from the original on February 3, 2017. Retrieved April 27, 2017.
  5. ^ https://www.ocala.com/news/20180131/six-gun-celebration-marks-homecoming
  6. ^ https://diamonddonempire.com/wp-content/uploads/Six-Gun-Locomotive-7-Press-Release-1-17-2020-002.pdf

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 29°12′35″N 82°04′08″W / 29.209852°N 82.068949°W / 29.209852; -82.068949 (Six Gun Territory)