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Southern Pacific
'Cab - Forward'
Class AC-12
4-8-8-2

20 units built

4275 4276 4277 4278 4279
4280 4281 4282 4283 4284 4285 4286 4287 4288 4289
4290 4291 4292 4293 4294 4294 4294 4294

The first of the last. AC-12 4275 was first of the class which were the last built. Only 4294 survives. Photo was snapped along the line near Coyote (between Morgan Hill and San Jose) in the early 1950s. Photo from the collection of Gene Deimling

#4294 preserved in the California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento, California

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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 Z Scale:
    • American Z Lines
  • For N Scale:
    • InterMountain have released an N Scale AC-12
  • For HO Scale:
    • Rivarossi AC-12
    • Intermountain AC-12
  • For S Scale:
    • ?
  • For O Scale:
    • ?

Photos courtesy and © Phil Agur



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