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Southern Pacific
'Cab - Forward'
Class AC-1
ex Class MC-1 / MC-2
2-8-8-2

17 units rebuilt


4000 4001 4002 4003 4004 4005 4006 4007 4008 4009
4010 4012 4014 4015 4016


Between 1928 and 1937 all but two MC-1 and MC-2 class articulateds were rebuilt to single expansion steam usage.

MC-1 class articulated's (4000, 4001) were simpled, but were not cab-forward's, so they were assigned to areas that either had no tunnels or no long tunnels.


References:

  • A Century of SP Steam Locomotives - Guy L. Dunscomb
  • SP Co. Steam Locomotive Compendium - Diebert & Strapac
  • Cab-Forward - Robert J. Church
  • Cab-In-Front (The Half Century Story of An Unconventional Locomotive) - John.B.Hungerford © 1959
    • reprinted by PFM 1974

Modeling choices at the moment are:

  • For N Scale:
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  • For HO Scale:
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  • For S Scale:
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