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True or false-SP 4449 is the only surviving Lima GS series steamer still in existence.

I'll be back with the correct answer after some of you comment.


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You guys are correct, it is false. I just found this GS-6 War Baby today, SP 4460. Thanks for playing along!

Zachary M. Toler

No, although the other, SP 4460, is far from home rails.

Absolutely, Gene. I wonder if anyone has made any efforts to restore 4460 or bring her closer to home rails?

Zachary M. Toler

4460 is famous for pulling what supposed to be the final movement of steam on the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1958.

Following the final excursion, 4460 was donated to the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 16, 1959, where the engine has since sat along with many other historic steam and diesel locomotives from around the country. The 4460 is sometimes called the "Forgotten Daylight", referring to its only surviving sibling, Southern Pacific 4449.


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