We love Pacifics. Throughout the world, they have been use on express passenger trains. In East Germany right up until the 1980s, 01 Pacifics sped at 90 mph o the Berlin Dresden line, and who can ever forget the fastest ever steam run with Pacific Mallard of the UK.
In the US Pacifics were replaced by larger engines quite early on. 425 is a 1928 representative of this magnificent wheel arrangement. ONe that many old folks remember hauling Express passenger trains.
Watch the video below to see her in action. You won’t be disappointed.
Locomotive #425 sports a deep blue paint scheme as she takes railfans on excursions!
Originally built for the Gulf Mobile and Northern Railroad back in 1928, you can watch the engineer clean and wash down the locomotive with care before her excursion run!
A Pacific type light 4-6-2 steam locomotive, she was built to haul passengers on the Gulf Mobile & Northern Railroad which ran lines from Mobile, Alabama north to Jackson, Tennessee. #425 was a Pacific type locomotive that predominately a steam passenger locomotive during her service and was retired in 1950 from the then Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad.
Rail Line: Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad
Train Name: #425 Pacific type steam excursion train
Power type: 4-6-2 Steam Locomotive Pacific Class
Builder: Baldwin Locomotive Works
Train type: Passenger
Location: Multiple States
Build Date: 1928
Story from trainfanatics website