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Southern Pacific Steam Power

Pictures on these pages are N scale models of the Southern Pacific Steam Locomotives I have.
Prototype basic historic informations are desumed from sources listed above.
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Last upd. Nov-2009

S type 0-6-0-Switcher
   
S-12 #1278, 3rd & Townsend Switcher (An heavvy modified Bachmann)

HARRIMAN STANDARD

In 1902 five railroads were combined by E. H. Harriman under one management and called the "Associated Railroads." These roads were the Southern Pacific, Chicago & Alton, Union Pacific and its affiliates, Oregon Short Line and the Oregon-Washington RR. & Navigation Co.
The group was di solved by court order in 1913, but meanwhile many bridge, structures, cars and locomotives were built to a "Common standard" for ali five of the roads. The Common Standard inftuence and affected the design of locomotives also on the Chicago Great Western, Illinois Centrai and Erie, which were also in the E. H. Harriman sphere of interest.

Common Standard engines
of the following types
were developed:

0-6-0 with 51" and 57" drivers.
2-8-0 with 57" and 63" drivers.
2-8-2 with 57" and 63" drivers.
4-4-2 with 81" drivers.
4-6-0 with 63" and 69" drivers.
4-6-2 with 77" drivers.
2-8-8-2 with 57" drivers.

0·6·0 Switchers - Total engines: 464

Pacific Lines .............................................................. 309
Atlantic Lines ............................................................. 158
Mexican Lines .............................................................. 11

In common with most big roads, the Southern Pacific had a lot of 0-6-0's, a type exceeded in quantity only by the 4-4-0's, 4-6-0's and 2-8-0's.
Aside from a few odd engines, the 0-6-0s' were the lowest numbered engines (under the 1901 roster) on both the Pacific and Texas lines. The erliest acquired were four built in 1867 for the CentraI Pacific as tank engines, two of which were rebuilt to 4-4-0's in the 1870's.
Thirty-eight were built at the company shops at Sacramento and Los Angeles and ten, the latest, were built at Houston in 1925 and 1926 for the T&NO. Between 1895 and 1902 twenty-nine were rebuilt as CP and SP 4-6-0's.
In addition to their usual prosaic yard duties, the 0-6-0's also served as shop engines or "roundhouse goats," twenty­five having been converted to tank engines since 1921.
Within the 0-6-0 group on the Pacific Lines, there were several instances of first and second numbers,
as numbers left vacant by scrappings were filled by engines acquired from independent roads, or transferred from the T&NO.

Of the aggregate of 464 on the system, only eighteen today remain in existence, the sixteen on display
at various locations listed below, and No. 124 and 156 (the latter re­numbered in 1953 to 842)
wich are - as of October, 1967, at the Standard Gravel Co., Clifton, Louisiana.

1215 ....................................................... Hanford, California
1221 ...................................................... Deming, ew Mexico
1227 ...................................................... Alameda, California
1229 ........................................................ Roseburg, Oregon
1233 .................................................. Woodland, California
1237 ......................................................... Salinas, California
1238 ......................................................... FresI')o, California
1251 ...................................................... Stockton, California
1258 ....................................................... Martinez, California
1269 .................................................... Richmond, California
1273 ............................................... Los Angeles, California
1285 .................................................... Monterey, California
1293 ............................................................ Tracy, California
1294 ............................................. San Francisco, California
1297 .................................................................. Ogden, Utah
1298 ................................................... Santa Cruz, California

Source : A Century of SP Steam Locomotives - Guy L. Dunscomb.

Source for classification and historical info used

On Line References :

OFF Line References ( sometimes called "Books" ) :

  • A Century of SP Steam Locomotives - Guy L. Dunscomb
  • Southern Pacific Steam Pictorial - Guy l.Dunscomb, Donald K.Dunscomb, Robert A.Pecotich Vol.1 & Vol.2
  • SP Co. Steam Locomotive Compendium - Diebert & Strapac
  • Steam Locomotives Cyclopedia- Vol.1- Model railroader - Linn H.Westcott
  • Southern Pacific Steam Switchers of the Pacific Lines - Deimling, Gene
  • Volume 2 -- Southern Pacific Mogul 2-6-0 Pictorial - By Duane Karam Jr., Monte Vista Publishing

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