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No. 484 in Stockton California in 1950.

Western Pacific No. 484 is a Class GS-64 semi-streamlined 4-8-4 "Northern" type steam locomotive built by the Lima Locomotive Works in 1943 for the Western Pacific Railroad.

The locomotive spent years working on the Western Pacific Railroad hauling passenger trains and in freight service as well when it’s needed.

When it was retired in 1953, the Western Pacific converted to diesel power and they sold her to the Southern Pacific railroad for spare parts, but they kept the tender and converted it into a steam generator for the rotary snowplows.

Today, the tender is stored at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola, California however, the locomotive itself was scrapped in 1958.


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    484's Tender at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum.

    The reason why the tender avoided scrapping was because the WP converted it to a steam generator for snowplow duties.
  • The locomotive is one of six GS-64s owned by the Western Pacific Railroad.
  • The tender of the locomotive is the only remaining tender from the Western Pacific's GS-64 series.
  • Just like the other Western Pacific GS-64 engines, the locomotive never was painted into the famous Daylight paint scheme. Instead, it was painted black and silver, the standard freight color for steam locos on the Western Pacific Railroad.