Saturday, January 22, 2005

Re: SF&SJ loco questions

Gerald M. Best says (on page 171, Note 2) in his Iron Horses to Promontory that "The Pacific has been erroneously credited to the San Francisco & San Jose Railroad No. 3. It was in continous service on the Central Pacific during its entire life. SF&SJ No. 3 was running on that railroad in October 1863, and was probably a Richard Norris engine, the same as No.1 and 2 of that road.
Does this add to the confusion?