#1293, a Southern Pacific S-14 Class 0-6-0 switcher, was built in 1924 by Lima. It worked in several SP yards along the Pacific Lines for the next thirty-four years before being retired in 1958 and donated to the City of Tracy.
The locomotive, on display in Dr. Powers Park on West Lowell Ave was looking a little tired and in need of a paint job when I visited, but there were plans to restore and relocate it to downtown Tracy and a new Tracy Railroad Historical District in what was once part of the SP’s West Side Line freight yard.
Ten S-14s (#1285-#1294) were built by Lima for the SP. Another ten were also built by Lima for the company’s Texas & New Orleans subsidiary (#147-#156), as well as ten at the SP’s Houston shops (#157-#166). You can see one of the TNO S-14s 0-6-0s on the TNO #842 page of this website.
#1285 weighs 155,000 lbs and has 57” drivers and 20” x 26” cylinders. Operating at a boiler pressure of 200 psi, it delivered 31,020 lbs tractive effort. The standard Vanderbilt tender weighs 138,100 lbs light and has a capacity of 7,000 gallons of water and 2,940 gallons of oil.
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