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California's Railroad to the U.S. 1861 - 1996
Southern Pacific S-12
SP 1442 - 1463 (2100 - 2120)
SP 1492 - 1513 (2124 - 2145)
SP 1539 - 1550 (2146 - 2157)
SP 1498, 1505 (T&NO 121, 122) SP 2124, 2125
59 units delivered
SP purchased 4 orders of S-12's from Baldwin. The last two orders 1492 - 1513 and 1539 - 1550 came with the Washer/Dryer headlights (Detail Associates 1016), and a grate/door in the bottom of the radiator. The 1539 - 1550 order also came with full length side handrails, MU and dropsteps, (as well as the aforementioned items) and was the only order to have the oval exhaust stack a la the Athearn model.
Initially the first order of S-12's (1442 - 1463) worked all over the Pacific Lines, by the time of the 1965 renumbering most had been reassigned to northern California and Oregon.
The three T&NO units eventually migrated to Los Angeles shortly before retirement in 1969.
The second SP order (1492 - 1513) had a similar history to the first order, found everywhere on Pacific lines. Most ended up in Oregon, except for:
SP's third and final order of S-12's (1539 - 1550) were only ever found near and around the Los Angeles area, except for #2149, 2153 and 2156 which were sent to Oregon in the mid 1970's.
There were a number of detail variations over the years:
Additional S Scale info courtesy James Baglien.
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