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Old 03-24-2005, 05:30 PM   #6
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Here's a link

http://www.steamlocomotive.com/cabforward/

These locomotives provided excellent visibility for both passenger and freight crews in the tunnels in the Siskous and Tehachapis as well as the snow sheds of the Sierras. They were also used east of Los Angeles. Crews were probably ever-mindful that the cab contained high pressure steam piping and even a minor head on collision could be a disaster.

4294 is the last SP Cab-Forward in existance - it spent many years outside on display in a Sacramento park where the tender deck was filled with trash and camping materials left by homeless people. As I recall it was the last AC-12 built (by Baldwin during WWII).

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