Tuesday, December 02, 2008

We went to the Sacramento State Railroad Museum on Friday. They had a Southern Pacific cab-forward 4-8-8-4, manufactured by Baldwin in Philadelphia. This particular engine ran on diesel. SP realized that the traditional design was suffocating their engineers when going through the tunnels over Donner Pass, so they just moved the cab from the back of the engine to the front. There was a heavy representation of Baldwin Locomotives. We did find one non-Baldwin, a GE diesel-electric switcher (that ran) manufactured in Schenectady.

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