Owner: Southern Pacific
Model:Alco 4-10-2Built As:SP 5005 (4-10-2)
Serial Number:66210Order No:438000
Frame Number:3 cylinders, 63.5" driversBuilt:0/1925
Notes:Alco-Schenectday, 1925
Other locos with this serial:  SP 5005(4-10-2)
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SP 4-10-2 #5005 - Southern Pacific
Title:  SP 4-10-2 #5005 - Southern Pacific
Description:  The fireman of this 1925 Alco-Schenectady built "Overland-type" (or better known as "Southern Pacific-type") locomotive looks ready to pull out with its freight in tow from an unidentified yard, possibly Roseville, CA. Specifics - SP-1 class, 63.5" drivers, oil burner, generated a boiler pressure of 225 psi for its three sets of cylinders (low & high pressure), an engine weight of 445,000 lb and produced a tractive effort of 86,589 lb. According to several resources, the locomotive was an excellent performer at speeds between 30-35 mph but suffered maintenance problems at higher speeds and too rigid to perform well on the sinuous curves of Donner pass, but excelled on the Sunset Route east of LA. Date and location are approximations. No photogrpaher listed.
Photo Date:  6/1/1950  Upload Date: 5/30/2014 8:36:08 AM
Location:  Unknown, CA
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Steam,Action
Locomotives:  SP 5005(4-10-2)
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