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Southern Pacific No. 4412 is a class GS-2, a semi-streamlined 4-8-4 Northern type steam locomotive built in 1937 by the Lima Locomotive Works for the Southern Pacific railway. The locomotive was used for high-speed passenger service.

No. 4412 was one of six GS-2's built for the SP, essentially streamlined and improved versions of their GS-1 engines which were built by Baldwin.

(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 the GS-2s were also retired later that year, when the diesels took over; No. 4412 was sold for scrap along with its five sisters. None of the GS-2's have been preserved.

TriviaEdit

  • No. 4412 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 engine was once repainted from its "Daylight" paint scheme to its postwar 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.

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