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Texas and New Orleans
'Mikado'
Class Mk-5
2-8-2

57 units built


SP built
738 739
740 741 742 743 744 745 746 747 748 749
Baldwin built
750 751 752 753 754 755 756 757 758 759
760 761 762 763 764 765 766 767 768 769
770 771 772 773 774
Brooks built
775 776 777 778 779
780 781 782 783 784 785 786 787 788 789
790 791 792 793 794

745 has been preserved in running condition by the Louisiana Steam Train Association.


They are desperately trying to raise awareness (and funds) for their group so that they may repair, maintain and operate T&NO/SP 745 and its 4 car consist for the Katrina affected New Orleans Area and beyond. In fact, our Engine and trainset is on display at KCUS right now. If you can help either by buying quality merchandise they have for sale from their shop or by simply donating to their appeal, please do, to help preserve the last 2-8-2 built by SP.


#786 was retreived and rebuilt 1990-1992, and until suffering damage, was used on the Hill Country Flyer operation out of Austin, Texas. It is currently under repair.


images of #743 via Lee Gautreaux from Mr. Rod Miller's archive
Preserved T&NO # 743 (homebuilt) which was donated to the City of Lafayette and dedicated on August 15, 1957. She was cut up for scrap in the late 70's.
see text next cell743 on panel track
see text next cellbeing pulled into place by a 'dozer
see text next cellthe Dedication ceremony
see text next cellThe 'dignitaries' are Lafayette Mayor Jerome Demengeaux, Rod Miller-Hub City Kiwanis, EW Torian-VP SPRR and BS Sines-Exec. VP SPRR.
see text next cellafter years of neglect
see text next cell743 versus a tree

images of #794 in San Antonio from Art Fisher

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