Central Pacific 1 "Gov. Stanford" (4-4-0)

The Governor Stanford was built in 1862 by Richard Norris & Sons. The Central Pacific's first locomotive, it was brought around Cape Horn in 1863 and reassembled in Sacramento. The 50 ton Standard American (4-4-0) has 57" drivers and 18" x 22" cylinders. Notice the crosshead-driven water pumps. This beautifully restored locomotive is on display at the California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento, California.

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