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  1. CZ Varnish at Bayshore

    CZ Varnish at Bayshore

    The old California Zephyr dome "Silver Solarium" trails on the rear end of a SP 2472 steam special in December of 2002. The dome observation looked great with the matching train of stainless steel coaches as they roll past Bayshore, California.
  2. Pacifics in the sunshine

    Pacifics in the sunshine

    SP 2472 and SP 2467 pose in the sunshine at Hunters Point shipyard in January of 2003. This would be the last grand event of the Golden Gate Railroad Museum in San Francisco, California before moving to Niles Canyon.
  3. Why settle for one Pacific?

    Why settle for one Pacific?

    A rarity. Two identical Southern Pacific 4-6-2's are steamed up at the Golden Gate Railroad Museum in January of 2003. This would be the last steam event held at the San Francisco, California location. The 2472 has moved to Niles Canyon, and the 2467 is housed inside the railroad museum in...
  4. Triple steam at Hearst

    Triple steam at Hearst

    Union Pacific 844 pauses for photos with Southern Pacific 2472 and Robert Dollar Company number 3 at Hearst siding, near Sunol, California.
  5. Severn's waving

    Severn's waving

    Severn Edmonds of the Golden Gate Railroad Museum is serving as fireman in SP 2472's cab while it heads northbound at College Park, California in March of 2002.
  6. Arriving Sunol

    Arriving Sunol

    Southern Pacific 2472 splits a pair of semaphore signals at Sunol, California this morning on its way for a meet with UP 844. There was nary a foamer there as most were in Oakland with the 844. it was a real treat to have the 2472 all to myself for one run-by.
  7. SP 2472 and the Dollar

    SP 2472 and the Dollar

    Robert Dollar Company #3 joins the Southern Pacific 2472 at Hearst siding near Sunol, California this morning. Both locomotives were steamed up to meet up with Union Pacific 844.
  8. Steam Trio at Hearst

    Steam Trio at Hearst

    Union Pacific 844, Southern Pacific 2472, and the Robert Dollar Company #3 pose for all the foamers at Hearst siding near Sunol, California this morning. Union Pacific made an extra effort to acommidate us all by allowing us to cross over the tracks for photos.
  9. Shine your shoes?

    Shine your shoes?

    SP 2472 is primped and coifed and ready for an excursion down the peninsula from San Francisco to Redwood City and back on December 29, 2002.
  10. Saturated Steam

    Saturated Steam

    SP 2472 leads an excursion train south (historically railroad east) at Burlingame, CA on a rainy December 28, 2002
  11. Freeway shadows

    Freeway shadows

    On the northbound leg of its Labor Day test run, SP 4-6-2 #2472 exits tunnel #1 underneath I-280 in San Francisco. I got pretty lucky with the light shining through to the right place on the track.

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