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Southern Pacific class AC 5

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Power type  Steam
Configuration  4-8-8-2
Build date  July–September 1929
Builder  Baldwin Locomotive Works
Serial number  60866-60869, 60884-60889, 60952-60957
Gauge  4 ft 8 ⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge

Southern Pacific Railroad's AC-5 class of steam locomotives was the railroad's second class of 4-8-8-2 cab forward locomotives. They were built between July and September 1929 and placed in service soon after construction. The AC-5 class was only slightly larger than the AC-4 class.

The first locomotive of this class, number 4110, holds the dubious honor of being the first 4-8-8-2 cab forward locomotive to be scrapped when it befell this fate on February 3, 1953, at the railroad's Sacramento, California, shops. The rest of the class were removed from service and scrapped by mid-1955. None of this class was preserved.

References

Southern Pacific class AC-5 Wikipedia


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