Southern Pacific 975

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Southern Pacific (T&NO) 975
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Builder American Locomotive Company, Brooks plant
Serial number 57978
Build date January 1918
Specifications
Configuration:
 • Whyte 2-10-2
 • UIC 1′E1′ h2
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Driver dia. 64 in (1.626 m)
Length 94 ft 10 in (28.91 m)
Width 10 ft 5 in (3.18 m)
Axle load 59,600 lb (27,000 kg; 27.0 t)
Adhesive weight 282,000 lb (128,000 kg; 128 t)
Loco weight 352,000 lb (160,000 kg; 160 t)
Total weight 525,500 lb (238,400 kg; 238.4 t)
Fuel capacity 3,100 US gal (12,000 l; 2,600 imp gal)
Water cap 10,000 US gal (38,000 l; 8,300 imp gal)
Firebox:
 • Firegrate area
63 sq ft (5.9 m2)
Boiler pressure 200 lbf/in2 (1.38 MPa)
Heating surface 4,462 sq ft (414.5 m2)
Superheater:
 • Heating area 950 sq ft (88 m2)
Cylinders Two, outside
Cylinder size 27.5 in × 32 in (698 mm × 813 mm)
Valve gear Walschaerts
Performance figures
Tractive effort 63,300 lbf (281.6 kN)
Career
Operators Texas and New Orleans Railroad
Class F-1
Numbers 975
Nicknames Deks
Delivered March 1918
Retired 1957
Current owner Illinois Railway Museum
Disposition Static Display

Southern Pacific Lines number 975 is a 2-10-2 type of steam locomotive, built in 1918 by American Locomotive Company at the former Brooks Locomotive Works plant in Dunkirk, New York. It entered service on Southern Pacific subsidiary Texas and New Orleans Railroad in March 1918, where it worked until its retirement in 1957.

The T&NO donated the locomotive to the city of Beaumont, Texas, on February 2, 1957, with the project spearheaded by then Mayor Jimmie P. Cokinos. 975 is now preserved in static display at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, Illinois. It is one of only two Southern Pacific locomotives of this wheel arrangement to be preserved; the other is 982 moved to Union Station, Minute Maid Baseball Park in Houston, Texas in 2005.[1]

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