Southern Pacific 2472 in Niles Canyon

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On Memorial Day Weekend, 2008, the Pacific Locomotive Association and the Golden Gate Railroad Museum joined forces to run former Southern Pacific P-8 class 4-6-2 2472 on the Niles Canyon Railway.

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On Memorial Day Weekend, 2008, the Pacific Locomotive Association and the Golden Gate Railroad Museum joined forces to run former Southern Pacific P-8 class 4-6-2 2472 on the Niles Canyon Railway. This was Pacific 2472’s first major outing after a four-year boiler overhaul. Joining 2472 was GP9 5623, in Southern Pacific “Black Widow” colors with complete SP light packages on both ends! The main event took place on May 24th, a day-long excursion with staged photo run-bys in several picturesque locations.

TSG Multimedia had multiple cameras present, and the video includes run-bys as well as footage taken in other places on the line. Our cameras were there again on May 25th, when 2472 was on static display in Sunol, and on May 26th, when the Pacific was in operation running passengers from Sunol to Niles and back. Join us for a look at this beautifully-restored historic steam locomotive in action.

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2 reviews for Southern Pacific 2472 in Niles Canyon

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    rrdude77

    Well, almost. It’s really enjoyable and almost feels like an SP branchline. I definitely recommend this video for the historical feel with modern quality footage. It may not be vintage SP, but with 2474 having moved on, it’s historical in its own right.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ricky

    While this DVD features 2472’s debut to operation on Home Rails since the regular steam era, It is now a thing of the past due to the Golden gate railroad museum’s contract with the Niles Canyon railroad going to expiration. Hopefully in the future 2472 would have a new home for operation or being back on display since what happened 25 years ago in Sacramento. And Speaking Of Sacramento, there are rumors going on that Union Pacific 4466 is going to be back in operation, but the engine would move to Niles.

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