Southern Pacific 1215

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Southern Pacific 1215
Southern Pacific 1215 display.jpg
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Builder Baldwin Locomotive Works
Serial number 39832
Build date 1913
Specifications
Configuration 0-6-0
Gauge 4 ft 8½ in (1435 mm)
Driver diameter 52 in (1,321 mm)
Fuel type fuel oil
Performance figures
Career
Operator(s) Southern Pacific Railroad
Class S-10
Number(s) 1215
Retired July 19, 1957
Current owner California Trolley and Railroad Corporation
Disposition cosmetically restored, on display Kelly Park, History Park, San Jose, CA

Southern Pacific Railroad (SP) 1215 was originally assigned to the Dunsmiur rail yard near Mt Shasta, locomotive 1215 primarily worked for the Western Division of the Southern Pacific Railroad from Oakland, Sacramento and Bakersfield. The locomotive finished its active career in San Francisco before being retired from service in 1957 and subsequently donated to Hanford, California for a static park display in 1958.[1] The Feather River Railroad Society (FRRS) purchased the engine in 1995 and moved it to their Portola Railroad Museum. The California Trolley and Railroad Corporation (CTRC) acquired the locomotive from FRRS in 2004.

Preservation and restoration[edit]

The CTRC has cosmetically restored the locomotive and it is now on display at the History Park at Kelley Park in San Jose, CA. After the Southern Pacific locomotive 2479's full restoration they'll consider a full working restoration for 1215. When the San Jose Steam Railroad Museum is completed the CTRC will display the locomotive at the museum.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Diebert, Timothy S. and Strapac, Joseph A. (1987). Southern Pacific Company Steam Locomotive Compendium. Shade Tree Books. p. 124. ISBN 0-930742-12-5. 

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