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Southern Pacific
'Atlantic'
Class A-3
4-4-2

51 units built


Southern Pacific
built by Schenectady
3025 3026 3027 3028 3029
3030 3031 3032 3033 3034 3035 3036 3037
built by Baldwin
3038 3039
3040 3041 3042 3043 3044 3045 3046 3047 3048 3049
3050 3051 3052 3053 3054 3055 3056 3057 3058 3059
3060 3061 3062 3063 3064 3065
built by Brooks
3066 3067 3068 3069
3070 3071
Texas & New Orleans
built by Schenectady
289
290 291
built by Baldwin
292
photo's submitted by: Byron Bostwick

(C) Robert Foerch - HO model of SP A-3 Atlantic 4-4-2 #3025
©Robert Foerch. Pacific Fast Mail brass SP A-3 Atlantic 4-4-2 #3025

SP #3025-3037 and TNO #289-291 were delivered in 1904.

SP #3038-3065 were delivered in 1906-07.

SP #3066-3069 were delivered in 1908 to the CYR&P in Mexico as #800-803. In 1909 they went to SPdeM, and sold to SP in 1912-13.

SP #3070 and 3071 were delivered to the Sonora Railway in 1908 as #850 and 851, they then went to the SPdeM, and finally sold to SP in 1913.

TNO #292 was originally Chicago & Alton #554, bought in 1905.

#3025-3065 spent all their time on SP, these and #3066-3071 (excepting #3063) were rebuilt, seven with and 38 without boosters, #3041 also had 73" drivers fitted.

#3025, 3032, 3036, 3038, 3052, 3057 and 3060 were rebuilt with boosters.

In 1927-28 four engines were rebuilt to A-6 Class, becoming (2) #3000-3003.

In 1930-31 seven A-3 engine boilers were used in building SE-4 class 0-8-0 switchers #1307-1313, and one more SE-4 #1314 was built in 1937 again using an A-3 boiler.

TNO #289-292 were rebuilt with 77" drivers.

All SP A-3's were scrapped between 1933 and 1952.

All TNO A-3's were scrapped in 1937.

#3025 is on display at Traveltown.


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