Southern Pacific Locomotive #2521
Built by Baldwin Locomotive Works
Eddystone (Philadelphia) PA
Builders No. 31436
Placed in service by SPRR 1908
Wheel type: 2-8-0
Southern Pacific Class C-9
Weight, loco: 277,000 pounds
Weight empty: 217,000 pounds
Weight on Drivers: 193,700 pounds
Total with full tender 352,850 pounds
Length, Locomotive: 59 feet
Boiler Pressure: 210 psi
Cylinder size: 22 x 30
Tractive effort: 45,470 lbs.
(equals roughly 1650 hp.)
Driver Diameter: 57 inches
Gauge: Standard- 4' 8 1/2"
Minimum weight rail 81 pound
Southern Pacific #2521 being placed by crane into its present location.
Tender : Class 120-C-2
Commonwealth Steel, St. Louis
Builders No. 8641
(present one attached to #2521 in 1954)
Capacity Fuel oil 3535 gallons
Water 12,000 gallons
weight empty: 93,300 lbs.
weight loaded: 224,900 lbs.
SP # 2521 traveled an estimated 2.5 million miles during its operating time.
In service until 1957 when donated to City of Yuma
Spent most of it working life in northern California and Oregon, then in Yuma for its last few working years.
SP#2521 in Eugene, OR during 1952.
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This is the SP #2521 headlight coming to life for the first time we know of since 1957:
Lee S, Jeff T and John D have been doing some work on the SP 2521 getting it ready for the grand opening dedication of the Pivot Point Park and Hilton Hotel and Convention Center. June 2011.
Jeff Tellechea, with the Yuma Model Railroaders, works Thursday morning on the electrical system of the 277,000-pound, 1908 Baldwin steam locomotive that is the centerpiece of the Pivot Point Plaza at the north end of Madison Avenue. The project is in the final stages of construction.
And here is the article from the Yuma Sun newspaper: