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Western Pacific 94

Western Pacific 94

Description

Western Pacific Railroad 94 is oil-fired steam locomotive with a 4-6-0 wheel arrangement. The locomotive and tender are 69 feet long and it weighs 293,500 pounds ready to work.

History

Locomotive 94 was built by the American Locomotive Company, Brooks works, in September 1909. It is from Class 86, series 86 to 106. This class of locomotive was primarily used for passenger service.

  • Vintage Photo: Vintage Photo
  • Vintage Caption: VE 502 on BAERA excursion, Lemon Cove. 2/22/1955. [BAERA 18763]
  • Owners: Visalia Electric 502
  • Technical Data: Builder, General Electric Company, Erie Works, August 1945, construction number 27818. Tractive effort, 26,400 pounds. Minimum curve radius, 50 foot. Weight on drivers, 88,000 pounds. Speed, 35 mph maximum permissible. Gearing, double reduction gear unit 11.25 to 1 ratio.
  • Trucks: Trucks, GE fabricated. Wheels, 33” diameter steel.
  • Air Brake Equipment: Air Brake System, 14EL. Engineman’s brake valve, K-14-F. Distributing valve, 6KR. Feed valve, M-3. Brake cylinder, 6 X 8. Air compressor, two Gardner-Denver ADS 9003.
  • Dimensions: Length, 33’ 3”. Height, 13” 2 1/2”. Width, 10’ 1”.
  • Propulsion Equipment: Engine, two Caterpillar D17000 V-8 Diesel heavy-duty non-turbocharger industrial engine, four cycle design, 5 3/4 “ bore. 8” stroke, 1662–cubic–inch displacement. Main generators, two GE direct current type GT-555. Exciter, two GE type GMG-140. Traction motor, for GE733-J1. MU plug, 12 pins. Fuel tank, 250 gallons. Engine cooling water, 100 gallons. Sand, 800 pounds.
  • Current Condition: The locomotive is in good condition and is operational.
  • Proposed Future Treatment: Currently needs repainting. Maintain its good appearance and in operating condition.
  • Date Last Modified: Saturday, 04 June 2011
  • Additional Photo 1: Additional Photo 1
  • Photo 1 Caption: WP 94 & 334, West Oakland, in East Bay at beginning of excursion to Quincy, 6/15/1957, [BAERA 24605]

Hours

Year Round
Saturdays & Sundays
10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Summer Hours
(From Memorial Day through Labor Day)
Wednesdays through Sundays
10:30am to 5:00 pm

Museum Location

5848 State Highway 12
Suisun City, CA 94585

(707) 374-2978

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