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Southern Pacific

'Golden State'/
/'General Service'

Class GS-6


10 units built

Lima built for SP
4460 4461 4462 4463 4464 4465 4466 4467 4468 4469

see desc. below

The SP 4460 is the first of the war-time GS-6 class. This class spent a lot of time on the Shasta and Portland Divisions. The photo was taken in East San Jose on the freight line from Niles Junction in 1955.

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Wikipedia's listing for Southern Pacific's GS-6's


  • A Century of SP Steam Locomotives - Guy L. Dunscomb.
  • 4-8-4's Daylight The Complete Story of the Southern Pacific GS Class 4400 Series Locomotives - by Robert J. Church.

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