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Southern Pacific
'Mikado'
Class Mk-4
2-8-2

25 units


Baldwin built
3216 3217 3218 3219
3220 3221 3222 3223 3224 3225 3226 3227 3228 3229
3230 3231 3232 3233 3234 3235 3236 (2) 3237 (2) 3238 (2) 3239 (2)
3240 (2) 3218
photo's submitted by: Gene Deimling

SP MK-4 class 2-8-2 #3222 on the deadline in Bayshore Yard South San Francisco). The shot was taken after it was set aside in 1953. The tender is off an old mallet and rebuilt to increase its oil capacity.
Photo from the collection of Gene Deimling

Linked above: Southern Pacific 3227 was a member of the Bay Area steam scene for the later part of its life. It was scrapped in 1956 but was seen in the Bayshore and Peninsula area often during the 1950's. This shot was taken in late 1954 in the Bayshore facilities. Photo from the collection of Gene Deimling.


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References:

  • A Century of SP Steam Locomotives - Guy L. Dunscomb
  • SP Co. Steam Locomotive Compendium by Diebert & Strapac
  • Volume 5 -- Southern Pacific Mikado 2-8-2 Pictorial - by Duane Karam Jr. & Jeff Ainsworth - Monte Vista Publishing

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