Model - Southern Pacific 4294 Steam Locomotive

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Description
A Gauge 1 scale steam locomotive and tender painted black. The model is a Southern Pacific AC-12 Class 4-8-8-2 cab forward locomotive. The locomotive was build by Baldwin Locomotive works in 1944. This model is number 4294 which was last steam engine ever ordered by Southern Pacific. 4294 has been preserved and is currently on display at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
Maker
Measurements
W1230mm (combined)
H160 x W815 x D105mm (Locomotive)
H155 x W500 x D105mm (Tender)
Media/Materials description
Metal
Brass
Plastic
Paint
Signature/Marks
S.P. \ 4294
X4294
4294 \ AC-12 AC63 24 24/32 532-SF
THE BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS \ PHILADELPHIA \ 70101 \ U.S.A. \ 1944
SOUTHERN PACIFIC \ SP 160,000 LBS LT \ 393,330 LBS LD
4294 \ 22,000 GALS.
History and use
The T-House model rail collection is a collection of national and international significance due to the size, quality and scope of the collection.

The collection, assembled over 30 years from the 1970s to the 1990s, holds 10 000+ models of locomotives, carriages and wagons. The collection is in excellent – often mint – condition. The models were collected by Mr Marsden Williams, who was born, raised and spent his life in the Wollongong area. Mr Williams was a business man who was renowned for philanthropy, he was an intensely private man, who nevertheless was well connected across the Australian business world. His 40 year fascination for model railways reflected his own interest in precision engineering, and his financial success allowed him to pursue his interest to a remarkable extent.
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Registration number
R7103

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