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One of the Southern Pacific's famous "Cab Forwards," Class AC-12 4-8-8-2 #4294. This is the only surviving example of these unique locomotives; it now sits on display at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento. Postcard from the Richard Anderson Collection

One of the Southern Pacific's famous "Cab Forwards," Class AC-12 4-8-8-2 #4294. This is the only surviving example of these unique locomotives; it now sits on display at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento. Postcard from the Richard Anderson Collection

Union Pacific Gas Turbine Locomotive was one of ten. These locomotives were unique to the Union Pacific.

Union Pacific Gas Turbine Locomotive was one of ten. These locomotives were unique to the Union Pacific.

RailPictures.Net Photo: SP 8365 Southern Pacific Railroad EMD SD40T-2 at Tehachapi, California by Joe Blackwell

RailPictures.Net Photo: SP 8365 Southern Pacific Railroad EMD SD40T-2 at Tehachapi, California by Joe Blackwell

cab forward steam locomotives pictures | Category: Steam Trains - The Iron Horse

cab forward steam locomotives pictures | Category: Steam Trains - The Iron Horse

Cadillac: A nickname for EMD SD9 locomotives, in reference to their smooth ride quality reminiscent of a Cadillac automobile. This nickname is said to have originated on the Southern Pacific Railroad.

Cadillac: A nickname for EMD SD9 locomotives, in reference to their smooth ride quality reminiscent of a Cadillac automobile. This nickname is said to have originated on the Southern Pacific Railroad.

Catskill Mountain Railroad  401	Alco RS-1	#77070	Built 3/1950	Ex-Green Mountain 401 < GM&O 1052 < IT 1056 < nee Illinois Terminal 756

Catskill Mountain Railroad 401 Alco RS-1 #77070 Built 3/1950 Ex-Green Mountain 401 < GM&O 1052 < IT 1056 < nee Illinois Terminal 756

RailPictures.Net Photo: SP 4348 Southern Pacific Railroad SD9E at Roseville, California by Steve Schmollinger

RailPictures.Net Photo: SP 4348 Southern Pacific Railroad SD9E at Roseville, California by Steve Schmollinger

Union Pacific Alco class 1 Big Boy 4-8+8-4 articulated steam locomotive # 4004, is seen in the railroad yard at Laramie, Wyoming, 10-16-1955 by alcomike43, via Flickr

Union Pacific Alco class 1 Big Boy 4-8+8-4 articulated steam locomotive # 4004, is seen in the railroad yard at Laramie, Wyoming, 10-16-1955 by alcomike43, via Flickr

In the 1960s, Krauss-Maffei built several examples of ML-4000 diesel-hydraulic locomotives for demonstration and testing on American railroads. Southern Pacific Railroad and Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad participated in the tests, but both found the locomotives unsuitable for service in the rugged Rocky Mountains through which the two railroads ran.

In the 1960s, Krauss-Maffei built several examples of ML-4000 diesel-hydraulic locomotives for demonstration and testing on American railroads. Southern Pacific Railroad and Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad participated in the tests, but both found the locomotives unsuitable for service in the rugged Rocky Mountains through which the two railroads ran.

Vintage Photos / Cab-forward / Nevada. Southern Pacific cab-forward 4-8-8-2:

Vintage Photos / Cab-forward / Nevada. Southern Pacific cab-forward 4-8-8-2:

Very unusual and distinctive Virginia and Truckee short line self propelled passenger car and engine combination train....

Very unusual and distinctive Virginia and Truckee short line self propelled passenger car and engine combination train....

4203 SP Cab Forward  [ uploaded by Richard Janosko ]

4203 SP Cab Forward [ uploaded by Richard Janosko ]