Saturday, January 22, 2011

Western Pacific 4-8-2 # 171 leading WP train # 1 The Scenic Limited westbound over the high bridge in northern California's Altamont Pass. 1937.

I found this very classic steam era photograph at My link page Yesteryear Depot.Com to the right of Your computer screen.

The Western Pacific Railroad owned several 4-8-2 Mountain type steam locomotives. Many were acquired second hand from the Florida East Coast Railroad. The WP used these locomotives in both passenger and freight train service.

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