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Date: 02/28/21 18:43
SP 4449 and SP 1 in Sacramento, CA, Sunday, June 22, 1975
Author: ssloansjca

I think I got it right this time:

SP Number 1, the CP Huntington - SP 4449 and SP 1, the CP Huntington, were both on display in Sacramento on Sunday, June 22, 1975.

1 - According to good sources, SP 1 was built in 1864 by Cooke as a model 4-2-4T, builders number 277, Central Pacific Railroad (CP) 3, no classification. Southern Pacific (SP) purchased C. P. Huntington from CP in 1871, becoming SP 1. In SP's 1891 renumbering plan, C. P. Huntington was assigned, but apparently never recieved, road number 1001.
The disposition of this locomotive is: Southern Pacific donated the engine to the State of California in 1964. The locomotive was placed on display at the old state fairgrounds on Stockton Boulevard, in Sacramento, where it remained until a 1970 refurbishing at Southern Pacific's Sacramento Shops, when it was placed in the Central Pacific Railroad Passenger Station in Old Sacramento in 1979. In 1981 it was moved into the newly opened California State Railroad Museum, where it now remains on static display.

2 - According to good sources, including Guy L. Dunscomb's, A Century of Southern Pacific Steam Locomotives as well as Diebert & Strapac's SP Steam Locomotive Compendium, SP 4449 was built in May 1941 by Lima as a model GS-4, builders number 7817, SP 4449, SP Class GS-4. In September 1956 the locomotive was pulled from Storage by SP and donated to the City of Portland. This locomotive is currently owned by the City of Portland, Oregon.
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Photos by my dad Lloyd D. Sloan.

I hope you enjoy these:

Steve Sloan
San José, CA

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Date: 02/28/21 19:44
Re: SP 4449 and SP 1 in Sacramento, CA, Sunday, June 22, 1975
Author: wcamp1472

Well done...with great pics to boot!

Thank you for being persistent, and keeping
us informed.

W.



Date: 03/02/21 06:56
Re: SP 4449 and SP 1 in Sacramento, CA, Sunday, June 22, 1975
Author: atsf121

Those are great!

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Date: 03/02/21 08:55
Re: SP 4449 and SP 1 in Sacramento, CA, Sunday, June 22, 1975
Author: Southern-Pacific-fan

Only Known Footage of Union Station Opening, Shot by Ward Kimball  1939.
around 3 minutes in shows CP Huntington steamed up and moving

https://la.curbed.com/2014/4/21/10111634/union-station-los-angeles-opening-day-film



 



Date: 03/02/21 19:44
Re: SP 4449 and SP 1 in Sacramento, CA, Sunday, June 22, 1975
Author: Espee2019

Where's the switch to turn on the AM/FM radio?
 



Date: 03/02/21 23:59
Re: SP 4449 and SP 1 in Sacramento, CA, Sunday, June 22, 1975
Author: johnsweetser

ssloansjca Wrote:

> Southern Pacific (SP) purchased C. P. Huntington from CP in 1871, becoming SP 1.

> The disposition of this locomotive is: Southern Pacific donated the engine to the State of California in 1964. The locomotive was placed on display at the old state fairgrounds on Stockton Boulevard, in Sacramento, where it remained until a 1970 refurbishing at Southern Pacific's Sacramento Shops, when it was placed in the
Central Pacific Railroad Passenger Station in Old Sacramento in 1979. In 1981 it was moved into the newly opened California State Railroad Museum. where it now remains on static display.

Don't forget how C. P. Huntington was on display in front of the SP's Sacramento depot until 1964.  Go to:  https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?11,1594048,1594048
 



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