Southern Pacific Ten-Coupled Locomotives

by Robert J. Church


Contents

Dedication5
Acknowledgements8
Introduction9
1. Locomotives to Open the West11
2. El Gobernador23
3. Into the New Century31
4. The Decapods39
5. The Little Decks: F-147
6. The Lone Enigma: F-281
7. A Larger Design: F-385
8. Confidence in the Future: F-497
9. The Prosperity Special109
10. Muscle Power: F-5121
11. Experiments in Steam Admission: F-6135
12. The Gresley-Holcroft Three-Cylinder Conjugated Valve Gear163
13. The Gresley Three-Cylinder Locomotives in America183
14. The Stuttering Decks: SP-1197
15. Other Three-Cylinder Contenders215
16. More for the Mountains: SP-2233
17. SPís Ultimate Ten-Coupled Locomotive: SP-3247
18. Maintenance and Betterments263
19. Incident at Bosque301
20. Siskiyou Line Air Brake Tests, 1929-1930317
21. Ten-Coupled Locomotives in Action
Sunset and Golden State Routes
329
San Joaquin Valley Route
363
Coast Route
387
Overland Route
413
Shasta Route
431
22. Locomotives Saved449
23. Tenders, by Arnold Menke459
24. Rosters, Data, Drawings501
Resources521
Index524