The locomotive was used for high-speed passenger service on the Southern Pacific railway.
Off in the distance the mournful cry of the air horn on GS-2 #4412 broke the silence of the quiet Pajaro Valley.
No. 4412 was retired from the Southern Pacific in 1956 and all of the GS-2s were also retired later that year and when diesels took over for the Southern Pacific and No. 4412 was sold for scrap.
The engine was featured in films such as "The Narrow Margin" (1952), the opening of "Adventures of Superman" (1952), and even in the 1986 film "Tough Guys" in 2 portraits.
The locomotive was once repainted from it's "Daylight" paint scheme to it's black and silver scheme.
No. 4412 once hauled a special passenger train named the "Daylight Limited" on its demonstration run near Aromas, California in 1937.
No. 4412 broke the silence of the quiet Pajaro Valley.
No. 4412 was one of six GS-2's, essentially streamlined and improved versions of their GS-1 engines which were built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works.
This locomotive is one of 6 GS-2s built for the Southern Pacific.