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Cab Forward 4294: Southern Pacific Railroad's Signature Locomotive


This book tells the story of the Southern Pacific engine 4294, the last new steam engine purchased by the Southern Pacific, and the last remaining cab forward, now displayed here at the California State Railroad Museum.

The cab forwards were designed for the unusual operating conditions that the Southern Pacific faced over the Sierra Nevada Mountains, route of the world's first transcontinental railroad.

This book has 70 photographs, 47 of them in color. The photographs illustrate many of the parts and controls of the locomotive with descriptions of their purpose and operation.

Authors David N. Anderson, Vincent C. Cipolla and Russell M.H. O'Day. Soft cover, 88 pages.

SKU: 1224