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Date: 03/20/17 15:03
SP 2-10-2's waitng for the call
Author: Barstool

Its March 1957 and the location is Tracy...My Buddie Ralph buhr just got his first car and we headed to Tracy to see what may or may not be going on...what we found was 2-10-2's 3670 and 3670 on the wiskers and 4-6-0 2328 inthe house. later in March, 2328 would be sent to Pittsburg for scrap and the 2-10-2's would follow next year to Pittsburg also....Both the 3670 and 3690 spent a lot of time on the shasta division before being sent to Roseville to finish their days.....






Date: 03/20/17 18:25
Re: SP 2-10-2's waitng for the call
Author: Frisco1522

Thanks for posting these.



Date: 03/21/17 06:05
Re: SP 2-10-2's waitng for the call
Author: TonyJ

So long ago... and also so many memories ago. Thank you!



Date: 03/21/17 09:42
Re: SP 2-10-2's waitng for the call
Author: coach

Hard to believe those things made it around the curve at Cantara!



Date: 03/21/17 10:20
Re: SP 2-10-2's waitng for the call
Author: Westbound

Even though the SP was completely dieselized at that time, one thing has been removed from that steam locomotive that remains useful to this day: the front coupler knuckle.



Date: 03/21/17 13:01
Re: SP 2-10-2's waitng for the call
Author: jbwest

The 2-10-2's were real work horses for the SP.  It is sad none were saved, even stuffed and mounted.  

JBWX



Date: 03/21/17 15:23
Re: SP 2-10-2's waitng for the call
Author: Txhighballer

jbwest Wrote:
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> The 2-10-2's were real work horses for the SP.
>  It is sad none were saved, even stuffed and
> mounted.  
>
> JBWX


There are two of them.

T&NO 975, orignally donated to Beaumont, Texas, now at the Illinois Railroad Museum:

T&NO 982, originally SP 3651, donated to Houston, Texas. Currently in jeopardy.



Date: 03/21/17 21:53
Re: SP 2-10-2's waitng for the call
Author: BCHellman

Hello Barstool,

When you and your buddy traveled to Tracy, were you hoping to find active steam, or did you know that all was dead?



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