Southern Pacific Heritage! SP 5472 and SP 1423 line up side-by-side as SP 1423 clears the main storage track for SP 5472 to position itself in. Guillermo Sanchez © 2014
SP 1423 shunts other rolling stock to organize the messy yard in Brightside. Note the UP MOW equipment on the left hand side that was donated to the Niles Canyon Railway Museum in 2008. Guillermo ... (more)
An NCRY work train idling at the depot in Niles.
SP 1423 leads the regular Sunday train eastbound just barely out of the Niles depot. WP GP7 707 is on the other end as the train is about to enter Niles Canyon enroute to Sunol.
Except for maybe switching commute cars at 3rd and Townsend it is doubtful that SP 1423 did any passenger work in her career, but she did great and sounds excellent.
SP 1423 was nicely parked next to a Santa Fe caboose, symbolizing the ill-fated SPSF merger.
Niles Cayon Railways preserved SP NW-2
Retired by SP in 1986, Purchased by Parr Terminal Railroad, Richmond, CA and donated to the Niles Canyon Railway in 2000.