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Southern Pacific No. 2472 is one of the last surviving and regularly-operating locomotives in its class.  The locomotive was built in 1921 for the Southern Pacific Railroad by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1921.  No. 2472 is a 4-6-2 Pacific type locomotive with 4 leading wheels, 6 drivers and 2 trailing wheels.

No. 2472 served a fulfilling life for the Southern Pacific, first operating over the Overland Route between Oakland, California and Odgen, Utah and finishing out her duties running between San Jose and San Francisco, California pulling daily commute trains.

After being brought back to life No. 2472 has been a part of various excursions and adventures including powering Toys for Tots trains with Caltrain and steaming with famed steam locomotive Southern Pacific No. 4449.  Presently, No. 2472 is a member of the Golden Gate Railroad Museum and operates throughout the year over the Niles Canyon Railway out of Sunol, California.

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