Southern Pacific No. 4444 is a class GS-4 4-8-4 "Northern" type steam locomotive built by the lima locomotive works in 1941.

It was used to pull the Southern Pacific's premier passenger trains such as the Coast Daylight, San Joaquin Daylight, Lark, Cascade, Golden State and Sunset Limited.

In 1958 It was Retired and it was Scrapped when the Diesels took over.


The tender of the locomotive was rebuilt by SP and used as a "hammer car" to test impacts on hydracushion boxcars; it was scrapped in the early 1970s.

This locomotive is the last GS-4 to be scrapped.

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