Southern Pacific #5472

Technical Data

Builder GM EMD, La Grange, IL
Number 21297
Date 1956
Type SD9
Wheel Arrangement C-C
Power Diesel-Electric
Gross Weight 180 tons
Tractive Effort 1750

History

  • 1956, built new as Southern Pacific Railroad No. 5472;
  • 1965, renumbered SP No. 3946
  • 1968 (April), leased to Northwestern Pacific
  • 1970 (October) returned to SP service
  • 1977 (May), General Rehabilitation and Improvement Program, Sacramento, CA; renumbered SP No. 4423
  • 1993, purchased by Omnitrax, Loveland, CO
  • 2003, purchased by PLA
  • 2004, Restored to original SP Black Widow paint scheme and number
  • 2005 (January), in service, Niles Canyon Railway, Sunol, CA

SP 5472 project website