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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

C-1 - C-6 Class 2-8-0
   
C__ #____ (Modified Bachmann)
C8 #2857 (Brass SAMHONGSA )

HARRIMAN 2-8-0

The Common Standard Consolidation with 57" drivers was one of the four types developed on the Associated Railroads in the first year of the locomotive program.
(The others were the 4-4-2, 4-6-2 and 0-6-0.)
First engines were from Alco for Southern Pacific. More followed from both Baldwin and Alco and also went to UP, OSL, LA&SL and OWRR&N. Cylinders were 22" by 30", boiler pressure 210 pounds, engine weight 203,500 pounds (increased later), and tractive effort 43,300 pounds.
The engines were equipped as oil burners on the SP.
Some of these engines eventually found their way to subsidiaries or other roads, including San Diego & Arizona Eastern; SP de Mexico; F, del Pacifico; Arizona Eastern; Cananea, Rio Yaqui & Pacifico; Six Companies (Hoover Dam project); and Sunset Central.

2·8·0 CONSOLIDATION - Total engines: 544

Pacific Lines .............................................................. 441
Atlantic Lines ............................................................... 90
Mexican Lines ............................................................. 53

The all-around, commonplace utility engines of the Southern Pacific were the Consolidations.
For quantity of engines on the roster at one time, the 2-8-0's led all the rest.
There were seven series of them - one on the SPdeM, one on the T& O, and five on the Pacific Lines, the 2500's, 2600's, 2700's, 2800's and 3400's.
The earliest were those built in 1887 and 1888 at the Sacramento shops - one for the CentraI Pacific, six for the Southern Pacific and six for the Oregon & California.
The latest were built by Baldwin in 1923 for the Cotton Belt, and came to the SP in 1956.
The vast majority had little history, spending their entire existence on the SP and under one number.
There were three No. 2500's.
Original engines 2500-2512 were all off the roster by 1919 and the numbers were replaced with engines
received from the California Northeastern, Salem Falls City & Western, Butte County, and El Paso & Southwestern.

All of the 2-8-0's have been scrapped except the nine on display at locations indicated.
2521 .............................................................. Yuma, Arizona
2562 ............................................................. Chandler, Arizona
2579 .............................................................. Klamath Falis, Oregon
2706 ............................................................. Watsonville, California
2718 ............................................................. Alturas, California
2825 ............................................................. San Bernardino, California
2852 ............................................................. Orland, California
3420 ............................................................. El Paso, Texas
895 ................................................................ Baytown, Texas


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 Pictorial Album – Karam/Ainsworth, Monte Vista Pub Vol.3, Consolidation 2-8-0, 1998

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