Sunday, April 07, 2013

Southern Pacific Locomotive #2584

From: "Chris Graves"

I recently acquired the builders plate for an SP locomotive, #2584. This locomotive was built by Baldwin Locomotive Works in March, 1906; the Baldwin number is 27710. With the plate are color copies of the Baldwin shops building specs and class.

As interesting as that is, yesterday I was called re: SPRR Conductors diaries, which show locomotive numbers, car numbers as well as a description of goods in the cars. And, by golly, in August, 1906, here is locomotive number 2584 taking cars between Rocklin and Truckee.

The original Baldwin specs show 2584 to be a coal burner, however an undated photo of the locomotive in Truckee appears to show an oil tender.

My question, my wise friends, is this: When and where was #2584 scrapped? ...

—G J Chris Graves, Newcastle, Calif.