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SP 4-10-2 #5000 - Souther Pacific
Title:  SP 4-10-2 #5000 - Souther Pacific
Description:  Massive example of a 1925 Alco-Schenectady oil burning locomotive built for the Southern Pacific. Specifics - class SP-1, 63.5" drivers, 225psi boilier pressure, 25x32" high pressure cylinders (2), 25x28" low pressure cylinders, engine weight 445,000 lb, tractive effort of 86,589 lb. Drury (1993) notes that they were too rigid for the curves snaking through the Donner Pass, where they were first tried. After relocation to the Sunset Route east of Los Angeles, the 4-10-2s ran until the mid-1950s. It is there - between Roseville and Summit, Calif on a 2 1/2%, 80-mile grade - "...the engines were remarkably successful because the operating condtions prevented excessive speeds and the even torque of the three cylinders prevented undue stalling at low speeds." No exact date, location or photographer was listed.
Photo Date:  6/1/1950  Upload Date: 3/24/2015 7:33:57 AM
Location:  Unknown, CA
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  SP 5000(4-10-2)
Views:  1006   Comments: 1
SP 4-10-2 #5000 - Southern Pacific
Title:  SP 4-10-2 #5000 - Southern Pacific
Description:  Here is an older b&w reprint of Southern Pacific 4-10-2 #5000 at an unidentified locaiton, possibly Roseville, CA, where this class of locomotives frequented on its travels over Donner Pass. Date is approximate and unfortunately no photographer was listed for the photo.
Photo Date:  6/1/1950  Upload Date: 8/30/2015 7:05:48 AM
Location:  Unknown, CA
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  SP 5000(4-10-2)
Views:  921   Comments: 1
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)
Views:  821   Comments: 0
SP Alco 4-10-2 #5021 (Stored)
Title:  SP Alco 4-10-2 #5021 (Stored)
Description:  SP 5021. Later to the Pomona Fair grounds.
Photo Date:  11/27/1975  Upload Date: 5/17/2020 10:35:25 AM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Steven Vincent
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SP 5021(4-10-2)
Views:  249   Comments: 0
SP 5021
Title:  SP 5021
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/2010  Upload Date: 9/18/2010 12:50:31 PM
Location:  Pomona, CA
Author:  Eric Rodriguez
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SP 5021(4-10-2)
Views:  2762   Comments: 1
SP 4-10-2 #5045 - Southern Pacific
Title:  SP 4-10-2 #5045 - Southern Pacific
Description:  This 1927 Alco-Schenectady built "Overland-type" (or better known as "Southern Pacific-type") locomotive sits in an unidentified yard, possibly Roseville, CA, awaiting its next orders. Specifics - SP-3 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 8:26:53 AM
Location:  Unknown, CA
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  SP 5045(4-10-2)
Views:  870   Comments: 1
LA&SL #5092 & UP #1613
Title:  LA&SL #5092 & UP #1613
Description:  Scanned with an Epson V550 from a 35mm slide, brand is unknown.
Photo Date:  12/8/2014  Upload Date: 8/7/2016 9:19:08 PM
Location:  Victorville, CA
Author:  J. Lytle/Tom Gildersleeve Collection/Paul Frantz Collection
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  UP 5092(4-10-2)
Views:  725   Comments: 1
UP 4-10-2 #5094 - Union Pacific Overland
Title:  UP 4-10-2 #5094 - Union Pacific Overland
Description:  Battling a steep grade is the Alco-Brooks 4-10-2 #5094. Built in June of 1926 as Los Angeles & Salt Lake (LA&SL) #8803, it was rebuilt with two cylinders rather than the original three and renumbered 5094 when it entered the UP roster. Original specs - serial #66729, 63" drivers, 27x32" three cylinders, oil burner, engine weight of 4-5,700 lb, tractive effort of 72,400 lb.The loco was "vacated" in February of 1948. No location, date or photographer was given but the photo must have been taken after the 1942 renumbering and before retirement in 1948. Spencer T2D (see comment below) helped out with identifying the location as Mormon Rock at Cajun Pass, CA. Thanks Spencer for your help!
Photo Date:  6/1/1945  Upload Date: 3/12/2020 10:17:27 AM
Location:  Mormon Rocks Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam,Action
Locomotives:  UP 5094(4-10-2)
Views:  242   Comments: 2
UP 4-10-2 #8000 - Union Pacific
Title:  UP 4-10-2 #8000 - Union Pacific
Description:  Nice action shot of the Alco-Brooks built 4-10-2 delivered to Union Pacific as #8000 in April of 1925. This configuration was called "Southern Pacifics" by most railroads except UP which labeled these "Overlands". Specs - builder #66169, FTT-1 class, 63" drivers, 210 psi boiler pressure, 3 cylinder design, engine weight of 404,000 lb, tractive effort of 77,917 lb. Note on the back of the photo states "54 cars, 10 mph" Otto Perry photo
Photo Date:  7/29/1928  Upload Date: 2/12/2017 8:01:45 AM
Location:  Laramie, WY
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam,Action
Locomotives:  UP 8000(4-10-2)
Views:  703   Comments: 1


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