Owner: Southern Pacific
Model:Lima 4-8-4Built As:SP 4437 (4-8-4)
Serial Number:7805Order No:1152
Frame Number:Built:4/1941
Notes:1941, GS-2 class
Other locos with this serial:  SP 4437(4-8-4)
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SP 4-8-4 #4437 - Southern Pacific
Title:  SP 4-8-4 #4437 - Southern Pacific
Description:  Even in this poor quality photo and under streamlined sheeting, the distinctive Lima look is evident. Specifics - built in 1941, GS-2 class, 80" drivers, oil-fired, impressive 300 psi boiler pressure, 25.5x32" cylinders, 475,000 lb engine weight, 66,326 lb tractive effort. Originally the "GS" in its class name stood for "Golden State" but when the WWII War Production Board refused SP more Golden State passenger locos, SP changed the "GS" to mean "General Service", thereby getting 10 more locos. Albert A Schrum photo. No location or date was listed for this photo but with Ricardo Montijo's help (see comment below), the location has been identiied as San Francisco. Thanks for the help, Ricardo!
Photo Date:  6/1/1945  Upload Date: 11/2/2014 3:36:16 AM
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam,Action
Locomotives:  SP 4437(4-8-4)
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