FANDOM


4645873287e599f223e0z

No. 484 in Stockton California in 1950.

Western Pacific No. 484 is a Class GS-6 a semi-streamlined 4-8-4 "Northern" type steam locomotive built by the Lima Locomotive Works in 1943 for the Western Pacific Railroad.

The locomotive spent years working on the Western Pacific Railroad hauling passenger trains and in freight service as well.

When it was retired in 1953, the Western Pacific dieselized and they sold her to the Southern Pacific railroad for spare parts, but they kept the tender and converted it into a steam generator for the rotary snowplows.

Today, the tender is stored at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola, California but the engine was scrapped in 1958.

TriviaEdit

The locomotive ran with or without the "elephant ear" style smoke deflectors.

Portm43

The tender is at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum

The reason why the tender avoided scrapping was because the SP converted it to a steam generator for a rotary snowplow.

The locomotive is one of six GS-6s built for the Western Pacific Railroad.

The tender of the locomotive is the only remaining tender from the Western Pacific's GS-6 series.

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.