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Southern Pacific
'Mikado'
Class Mk-5
2-8-2

22 units


Baldwin built
0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 3236 3237 3238 3239
3240 3241 3242 3243 3244 3245 3246 3247 3248 3249
3270 3271 3272 3273 3274 3275 0000 0000 0000 0000
Lima built
0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 3276 3277 0000 0000

SP #3249 was a Mk-5 class Mike that spent time running passenger service on the Siskiyou line. This shot was taken in the late 1940's while at Hornbrook, California and the train is northbound.

Looks like #3249 has been fitted with a 'clamshell' stack in deference to the Siskiyou line's tunnels and snowsheds.


Originally this Class consisted of 17 engines numbered #3236-3249, 3270, 3276-3277. #3236-3240 were renumbered #3271-3275, when these numbers (#3236-3240), were assigned to some Arizona Eastern locos which were Classed Mk-4.

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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