Southern Pacific RR 4-4-2 No. 3025
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Location: Travel Town Museum
Status: Display
Posted: Oct 13, 2018 @ 19:10:18 by Steven E. Solway
S.P. RR. #3025 4-4-2 Atlantic is currently featured in a TV commercial for the "Fracture-me" Photography Co., that prints color prints onto glass plates for a unique picture on the walls, and #3025 is seen with the Left rear driver and the ends of both the connecting rod and the Main drive rod, with an attractive young lady with a white shirt and blue jeans standing in front of them to show how tall the 81" driving wheels are.
Posted: Jan 8, 2006 @ 21:01:46 by George S.
The "Alco-Schenectady Construction Number List" indicates that Construction Numbers 30005 through 30020, Road Numbers 3025 through 3037 and 289 through 291, were shipped to "Southern Pacific" during August of 1904. All of the units were 4-4-2's.
Posted: Aug 26, 2005 @ 06:08:24 by peter m. preston
This locomotive was saved from scrap by the Southern Pacific in 1952 to become Travel Town's first steam engine on display. No.3025 was built in 1904 by the American Locomotive Company,and was purposefully constructed with  extraordinarily tall drivers for high-speed passenger service,at 81 inches nearly the tallest ever built. No.3025 may have occasionally pull name trains along the California coast before GS 4-8-4 where built.

No. 3025 was most certainly a "crack" (fast) passenger-train engine, and with its massive driving wheels, was able to attain speeds up to 100 mph.