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Steve Sloan's Trains : Southern Pacific : Steam Locomotives 1-3999

SP (and its subsidiaries) Steam

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SP 2472 Baldwin Pacific (4-6-2), SP Class P8

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, Southern Pacific 2472 is a 4-6-2 Pacific type steam locomotive, SP Class P8, built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works, builders number 54477, for Southern Pacific Railroad (SP) in January 1921. It was vacated in Feb. 1957 and donated to San Mateo County in April 1959.

SP 2472 is one of three surviving Southern Pacific 4-6-2 Pacific locomotives. The locomotive is owned by the Golden Gate Railroad Museum. It is kept at the Niles Canyon Railway located in Sunol, California, on the east side of San Francisco Bay.

SP 2472 in Sunnyvale
SP 2472 in Sunnyvale, running northbound, on the Santa Express on Saturday, December 16, 1995.
SP 2472 at Estates Crossing
On Sunday, March 28, 2010, Golden Gate Railroad Museum's Southern Pacific 4-6-2 Class P8 Pacific 2472 is being towed backwards by Pacific Locomotive Association's SP SD-9 5472 which is on the west end of the train. The location is called Estates Crossing which is just west of Niles Canyon Railway's Brightside Yard. Though it looks like the 2472 is a manned rear end DPU, it is not!
  • Photo of SP 2472
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  • Photo of 2472 further away
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SP 2937 Schenectady, SP Class TW-3, 4-8-0

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 2937 was built in July 1892 by Schenectady Locomotive Works (which merged into American Locomotive Company (ALCo) in 1901) as a two cylinder cross compound Twelve Wheeler, Schenectady builders number 3764, SP 1991, SP Class TW-51. In October 1909 it was simplified and subsequently renumbered to SP 2837 then 2937 SP Class TW-3.
This locomotive was leased to Yreka Western in 1938 and 1939.
It worked for the Northwestern Pacific (NWP) Aug 1952 to May 1953. SP 2937 was scrapped in Sacramento in 1954.
SP 2937 in Suisun, CA
My dad, SP Engineer Lloyd D. Sloan at work. This has to be in 1952 or 1953. Likely in Schellville, CA. Dad (the a Fireman) is standing in front of SP 2937. That locomotive is an SP Twelve Wheeler class TW3 built in July 1892. It worked for the Northwestern Pacific (NWP) Aug 1952 to May 1953.
Scan from print, photographer unknown.

George Manley said:

"The SP brought the 2937 down from the Portland division to work on the NWP after the engine got a complete shopping...The engine was based out of Suisun and after a short period the engine was to be used on the Esparto branch...but the roundhouse foremen did not like this engine and said it would never run again, so it sat in Suisun for about a year and was then sent to Sacramento in early 1954 and was scrapped.....the engine still had lot of time left on the boiler and flu's and was is good shape....The SP had been using the 2252 on the Esparto branch during the summers and also 2-8-0's, but the SP borrowed the CCT 70 tonner and it stayed on the branch for some time...."

 

SP 3300, ALCo, SP Class Mk-7, 2-8-2

According to good sources, The 3300 was built in 1913 as EP&SW 363 by ALCo builder's number 54258. It was converted to oil by SP in 1937 and scrapped in April 1953.
SP 3300 in Sacramento
On Saturday February 21, 1953 SP Mk-7 2-8-2 3300 is in Sacramento, CA. Photo by either Frank Saarni or Ben Griffiths to me from Dick Dorn and Tom Moungovan. Shot on 122 format film.

SP 3316, ALCo, SP Class Mk-9, 2-8-2

According to good sources, 3316 was built by ALCo in September 1920 as EP&SW 379, later converted from coal to oil, vacated and scrapped in 1951.
SP 3316, Location not known
SP Mk-9, 2-8-2 3316, date and location not currently known. Photographer most likely Bill Darrough, from the Jack Darrough Collection. Used with permission.

SP 3320, ALCo, SP Class Mk-9, 2-8-2

According to good sources, 3320 was former EP&SW 383, SP Class Mk-9, 2-8-2, built by ALCo in 1920, builders number 61727, retired and scrapped 1952.
SP 3320 in Oakland
SP 3320 in West Oakland, April 10, 1952. Photo by either Frank Saarni or Ben Griffiths to me from Dick Dorn and Tom Moungovan. Shot on 122 format film.

SP 3403, Baldwin, SP Class C-18, 2-8-0

According to good sources, 3403 was built by Baldwin in 1902, builders number 21068 as EP&SW 254. It was vacated and scrapped in 1946.
SP 2-8-0 3403 likely in El Paso
SP 2-8-0 3403, Class C-18, likely location El Paso, at an unrecorded date. According to "Dreamer" on Train Orders, "The (location) ... is El Paso. The Franklin Mountains are in the background. Note the tender safety chains and the injector water line are not connected." Photographer most likely Bill Darrough, from the Jack Darrough Collection. Used with permission.

SP 3419, Baldwin, SP Class C-19, 2-8-0

According to good sources: Built in 1904 by Baldwin, builders number 24422, as EP&SW 270, re# 170 becoming SP 3419. Never converted to oil.
SP 2-8-0 3419 likely in El Paso
SP 3419, C-19, 2-8-0 on an unknown date and location, likely El Paso. According to Larry Doyle on Train Orders, "Inside Stephenson Valve Gear. Original slide valves have been replaced with piston valve conversion kits. Probably done when superheater was added." Photographer most likely Bill Darrough, from the Jack Darrough Collection. Used with permission.

SP 3423, Baldwin, SP Class C-19, 2-8-0

According to good sources, SP C-19 2-8-0 3423 was built as EP&SW 274 in 1904 by Baldwin, builder's number 24589. It was renumbered EP&SW 174 then later SP 3423. It was converted to oil in 1930. Retired 1959.
SP 2-8-0 3423 likely in El Paso
SP 2-8-0 3423, Class C-19, likely location El Paso, at an unrecorded date. According to "Dreamer" on Train Orders, "is also in El Paso note the 92x number behind the 3423. 3423 is an oil Bruner in the photo converted in 3-8-1930. 3423 would latter get new cylinder castings and other changes including new injectors before retirement." Photographer most likely Bill Darrough, from the Jack Darrough Collection. Used with permission.

SP 3672, Baldwin, SP Class F-4 2-10-2

According to good sources, 3672, SP Class F-4 2-10-2, was built in 1922 by Baldwin, builders number 55237. It's booster was removed 1948. Vacated and scrapped 1956.
SP 3672, location unknown
SP 3672, F-4, 2-10-2 location and date unknown. Photographer most likely Bill Darrough, from the Jack Darrough Collection. Used with permission.

SP 3677, Baldwin, SP Class F-4 2-10-2

According to good sources, 3677 was built by Baldwin in 1922, builders number 55242. Vacated and scrapped 1951.
SP 2-10-2 3677, Date and location unknown
SP F-4 2-10-2 3677 on an unknown date and location. Photographer most likely Bill Darrough, from the Jack Darrough Collection. Used with permission. 616 format negative.

SP 3686, Baldwin, SP Class F-4 2-10-2

According to good sources, SP Class F-4 2-10-2 3686 was built by Baldwin, builder’s number 55267, in 1922. In 1926 it was converted from oil to coal burning and restored to oil in 1946. It was retired and scrapped in 1954.
SP 3686, 2-10-2, location unknown
Location and date unknown in this photo. Possibly El Paso before WW2. Location not currently known. Photographer most likely Bill Darrough, from the Jack Darrough Collection. Used with permission. 616 format negative.

SP 3689, Baldwin, SP Class F-4 2-10-2

According to good sources, SP 3689 is an F4 Built by Baldwin in 1922 and retired and scrapped in 1957. SP 4334 MT-3 is a 4-8-2, built by SP Sacramento Shops in December 1925, vacated and scrapped in 1956.
SP 2-10-2 3689 leading extra 4334, Location not known
SP 3689 leading extra 4334. Notice the WW2 era light deflectors. A troop train? Location not currently known, perhaps Woodford, CA. Photographer most likely Bill Darrough, from the Jack Darrough Collection. Used with permission.

SP 3737, Baldwin, SP Class F-5 2-10-2

According to good sources, 3737 was built by Baldwin in 1923. From 1950 to 1953 it was leased to the T&NO as the 923. Vacated and scrapped in 1957.
SP 2-10-2 3737 in Dunsmuir?
SP 3737, a Class F-5 2-10-2 at what looks like Dunsmuir on an unknown date. Photographer most likely Bill Darrough, from the Jack Darrough Collection. Used with permission.

SP 3742, Baldwin, SP Class F-5 2-10-2

According to good sources, Built by Baldwin in 1923, builders number 57482, SP 3742 was leased to T&NO as 933 in 1950 and was vacated and scrapped in 1953.
SP 3742, 2-10-2, Date and location not known
SP F-5 3742 2-10-2, location and date unknown. Photographer most likely Bill Darrough, from the Jack Darrough Collection. Used with permission.

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