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Date: 03/09/11 21:47
GS 5 4458
Author: fmaffei

At Mission Bay RH SF 1951




Date: 03/09/11 23:09
Re: GS 5 4458
Author: Notch16

Would I rather have the engine, or that cart? It's a tough call...roller bearings vs. those crazy wheels! :-)



Date: 03/10/11 09:12
Re: GS 5 4458
Author: Frisco1522

Doyle would have been happy to have the 4458.



Date: 03/10/11 13:05
Re: GS 5 4458
Author: huskerherb

I believe there were plans to save one of the two SP GS-5s and place it in the California State RR Museum in Sacramento. The SP #4294 Cab Forward was apparently deemed to be more historically significant, so it was saved while the GSs were unfortunately scrapped. What might have been...



Date: 03/10/11 20:53
Re: GS 5 4458
Author: davew833

California State Railroad Museum didn't open 'til 1976, but that doesn't mean they couldn't have stuck it in a park in Sacto in the meantime. Too bad...



Date: 03/10/11 21:13
Re: GS 5 4458
Author: railstiesballast

The 4294 was displayed in a park-like setting at the Sacramento depot for all the years from its donation until the museum was built.

Now it is 2011: what surplus locomotive(s) are sitting in dead lines that people in 2031 will wish had been preserved?



Date: 03/11/11 06:54
Re: GS 5 4458
Author: BCHellman

I wish they saved 4324 in the background.



Date: 03/11/11 08:29
Re: GS 5 4458
Author: huskerherb

davew833 Wrote:
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> California State Railroad Museum didn't open 'til
> 1976, but that doesn't mean they couldn't have
> stuck it in a park in Sacto in the meantime. Too
> bad...

CSRM opened in 1981.



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