Southern Pacific 1 "C.P. Huntington" (4-2-4)

C.P. Huntington, an unusual single-wheeler (locomotive with one set of drivers,) was built by Danforth, Cooke and Company in 1863. Originally purchased by the Central Pacific, it bore number 3 until it became the first locomotive of CP affilialiate Southern Pacific. It was named for the vice-president of the SP. The locomotive has 54" drivers and 11" x 15" cylinders, and it weighs 43,500 lbs. It is on display at the California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento, California.

Copyright 2004 Donald Nute

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