Cab Forward 4294

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Cab Forward 4294
Posted by SPer on Thursday, August 14, 2014 11:16 AM
I just look up on the Wikipedia about SP 4-8-8-2 4294 is that the locomotive is owned by the city of Sacramento,CA
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Posted by lilivalley on Saturday, September 06, 2014 11:23 PM

Its at the California State Railroad Museum, I think it belongs to the Museum.


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Posted by challenger3980 on Sunday, September 07, 2014 2:14 AM
Just because it is AT the museum doesn't mean that the museum OWNS it. The SP 4449, The SP&S 700 and OR&N 197 each have their own groups restoring, maintaining and operating (the 197 in the future) them, they are all AT the ORHF roundhouse, BUT, the City of Portland actually OWNS all three. Doug

May your flanges always stay BETWEEN the rails

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Posted by DSchmitt on Thursday, October 05, 2017 10:28 PM

The California State Railroad Museum website says it resides at the Museum.  

It was donated to the City of Sacramento when removed from service.  For many years it sat on display along I Street near the station deteriorating and being vandalized.  It has been cosmetically restored for display in the Museum.

It is not operational and it is extremely unlikely it will ever run again.


I tried to sell my two cents worth, but no one would give me a plug nickel for it.

I don't have a leg to stand on.

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