Southern Pacific #4294 Cab-in-Front Steam Locomotive

Southern Pacific #4294 Cab-in-Front Steam Locomotive
1944

Example of the final phase of US steam locomotive development in size and power

The articulated wheel-base steam locomotive represents the final phase of steam locomotive development in size and power. The cab-in-front feature was widely used by the Southern Pacific Railroad beginning in 1909 to alleviate smoke and heat problems for locomotive personnel en route through tunnels and snow sheds. This locomotive, built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works, operated between 1944 and 1956 before being displaced by a diesel-electric locomotive.

 
 

Landmark Location

California State Rail
road Museum
111 I Street (near Second Street)
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 445-6645

Visiting Info:

The Museum is open daily (except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day) from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. (PT) or call (916) 323-9280.

Links

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steam_locomotive, Museum site: http://www.csrmf.org
About Railroad Innovations: http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blrailroad.htm
About Locomotives: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steam_locomotive

Ceremony Notes

May 1981