When my father would see his Uncle Rob, he would usually give my father a new Baldwin Locomotive Works Builder's Card. Robert F. McKee, Sr. worked for Baldwin as a design engineer, so Uncle Rob ha... (more)
A rather large Espee stained glass emblem keeps watch over Espee Cab Forward, 4294.
Last of her kind, Southern Pacific AC-12 Class "Cab-Forward" #4294 was also the last new steam locomotive ordered by the Southern Pacific Railroad. Designed to battle the long, steep gr... (more)
SP Cab forward ..
A face only the Espee could love- last built and sole remaining cab forward. Baldwin class of 1944.
The AC-12 class 4-8-8-2 "cab forward" # 4294 of the Southern Pacific was built in 1944 as the last of a series of 20 locomotives by the Baldwin Locomotive Works. The only survivor of its... (more)
Espee Cab Forward! Thoroughly dominating the main hall of the California State Railroad Museum is one of the most impressive steam locomotives that I have ever seen displayed indoors. Weig... (more)
The only survivor of 256 SP "Cab Forwards" sits in the main hall of the California State Railroad Museum. She now features recorded sounds, including the SP's distinctive air pump exhaust.
One of Southern Pacific's magnificent cab forward articulated locomotives awaits its fate in a South San Francisco scrap yard. The tender has already been cut down to its frame, and the locomotiv... (more)
The sole survivor of Southern Pacific's Cab-Forward locomotives and the last new steam locomotive purchased by the SP rests silently at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento.
Fireman's side of SP X4294 Cab Forward
Inside of SP 4294, the last Cab Forward alive. Nikon Coolpix 3200
SP 4-8-8-2 Cab Forward 4294 was the last steam locomotive purchased by the SP, and the last of SP's unique Cab Forwards in existance. This is several years before the California State Railroad Mus... (more)