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Southern Pacific
'Switcher'
Class Se-4
0-8-0

8 units built


built by SP Sacramento
original numbers
0000 1307 1308 1309 1310 1311 1312 1313 1314 0000
renumbered 1938
0000 1402 1403 1404 1405 1406 1407 1408 1409 0000
renumbered 1948
0000 4501 4502 4503 4504 4505 4506 4507 4508 0000

SP Class Se-4 0-8-0 #4503, date and location unknown. From the Bostwick collection.


Built by SP at its Sacramento Shops in 1930 and 1937. These were originally numbered #1307-1314, in 1938 they were renumbered #1402-1409. Finally in 1948 they were renumbered again to #4501-4508. #4503 above, carries its original tender, #4501 at least had a cylindrical tender from a scrapped 0-6-0 fitted at some time.


#1307 (linked above) was built in Sacramento Shops in 1930 from 4-4-2 #3027. It was renumbered 1402 and later 4501.


References:

  • A Century of SP Steam Locomotives - Guy L. Dunscomb
  • SP Co. Steam Locomotive Compendium by Diebert & Strapac

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