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Southern Pacific 0-6-0 #1221 | by lionel682
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Southern Pacific 0-6-0 #1221

Baldwin Class of '13 graduate sits in Demming, New Mexico. The construction number is 39838. This is a standard guage locomotive that was oil fired. I believe at the time there was a sign saying it was assigned as a switcher in the area. I looks a bit bedraggled and worse for wear in these photos. I understand it is spruced up with some rolling stock attached and close to the Tourist Information Center. Back in the 70's when I took these, I had reason to visit El Paso and armed with a train hunters guide this was one of three that I got to see.


Some additional Information:


Vanderbilt tender

Cylindrical Vanderbilt tender, of the Canadian NationalIn 1901, Cornelius Vanderbilt III, whose great-grandfather founded the New York Central Railroad, invented a cylindrical tender which was soon adopted by a number of American railroads with oil-burning and coal-burning locomotives.[1]


Compared to rectangular tenders, cylindrical Vanderbilt tenders were stronger, lighter, and held more fuel in relation to surface area. Railroads in the U.S. and Canada who were noted for using Vanderbilt tenders include:[1]


Baltimore & Ohio

Canadian National

Grand Trunk Western

Great Northern

Southern Pacific

Union Pacific


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Taken on August 22, 2009