Dedicated to Sharing the Heritage of Redwood Empire Railroading
A group for anyone interested in the lone NWP steam locomotive, #112, currently on display at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento, CA.
Latest Activity: Sep 21, 2017
As quoted by the Facebook page of the CSRM:
"NWP 112 is a 4-6-0 freight loco built by the American Locomotive Company in 1908 and is the last surviving example of steam power on the Northwestern Pacific Railroad, which ran north of the Golden Gate. Early on, in 1913, this locomotive fell through the wharf at Tiburon into San Francisco bay, but it was pulled right back out and returned to service. As the railroad invested in larger equipment, 112 went from mainline into secondary service, and it was retired in 1962.
A lot of people love her paint scheme, and though it is reminiscent of the NWP color scheme, it's not entirely accurate. The boilers for NWP locos were generally gray ("American Iron") and the cabs were black.
No. 112 is currently in the roundhouse, and she is one of the locomotives that periodically are rotated in and out to add variety for our visitors."
Oh, and this little detail (also from Facebook):
"The boiler is in very poor shape and since she is riveted, it would require replacement rather than repair. She is not high on our list to return to service."
(more will be here soon)
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