Thursday, January 26, 2006

Schenectady CP Locomotive 1061


We recently found a photograph of a Baldwin [sic] CP locomotive 1061 in files at Golden Spike National Historic Site. It also has several crew members in front of it. While looking up information about this particular locomotive, I came across another photo that you have on your website. Because of this, I thought I would contact you to see what kind of information you have regarding the 1061 locomotive. Could you provide me with any information? When it was produced? Used? Any significance? Etc...

—Jennifer L. Clemetson, Golden Spike NHS


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

The only reference to this locomotive that we found is:
1061 0-6-0 1902 at Sacramento CA Published Photograph in Dunscomb, Guy L. A Century of Southern Pacific Steam 1862-1962, Modesto, CA, 1967, 2nd Ed. p. 80.

1/26/2006 2:04 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Jim Wilke"

The CP roster lists the locomotive 1061 as an "0-6-0" switching engine, built by the Schenectady Locomotive Works of Schenectady, New York. It was not built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, even though it is listed as such on occasion.

The locomotive was originally built in 1875 as a "4-6-0" freight engine, No. 199. In 1898 it was converted into a switcher for yard work. It was scrapped in 1913.

—Jim Wilke

1/26/2006 2:46 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...


Central Pacific #1061 was an 0-6-0 that the Southern Pacific Sacramento Shops rebuilt from a 4-6-0 in 1898, and scrapped in 1912 in Sparks, Nevada. The original 4-6-0 locomotive was built by Schenectady in 1875 as Central Pacific #199.

In the 1890s Southern Pacific rebuilt a large number of older locomotives, mostly 4-6-0s, into 0-6-0s. It is questionable how much of the original locomotive remained, but Southern Pacific generally continued to list them with their original builders.

Kyle Wyatt
California State Railroad Museum

1/26/2006 4:52 PM  

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