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Western Pacific 334

WP 334 in the early years at WRM. WP 334 in the early years at WRM.

Description

Western Pacific Railroad 334 is an oil-fired steam locomotive with a 2-8-2 wheel arrangement. It is from Class 332, series 332 to 336.

History

Locomotive 334 was built by the American Locomotive Company at their Schenectady New York works in May 1929. This locomotive primarily worked between Portola, California and Elko, Nevada. In 1950 334 was transferred to the Western Division and worked between Oakland, Stockton and Oroville. It was last used in regular service in 1952. It was reactivated in 1956 and run on excursions in 1956 and 1957. The locomotive was moved to the Western Railway Museum in 1967. This class of locomotive was primarily used for freight service.

  • Vintage Photo: Vintage Photo
  • Owners: Western Pacific 334
  • Technical Data: Type, Mikado. Wheel Arrangement, 2-8-2. Builder, American Locomotive Company, Schenectady Works. Built date, May 1929. Construction number, 67972. Total weight, locomotive and tender: light, 410,700 pounds; ready to work, 572,400 pounds. Weight on drivers, 249,000 pounds.
  • Trucks: Driver diameter, 63 inches. Tractive effort, 60,300 with out booster, 71,300 with booster. Boiler pressure, 190 psi. Cylinders, 28 X 30. Fuel, Oil.
  • Dimensions: Length, Engine and tender, 72 feet
  • Current Condition: Locomotive has a good appearance. Boiler and running gear would need major work to place this locomotive into operation.
  • Proposed Future Treatment: Locomotive is to be displayed with WP freight train. It needs some cosmetic work, including installation of the drive rods. There are no plans to make it operational.
  • Date Last Modified: Saturday, 04 June 2011

Hours

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

Summer Hours
(June 14th - August 13th)
Wednesdays through Sundays
10:30 am to 5:00 pm

Museum Location

5848 State Highway 12
Suisun City, CA 94585

(707) 374-2978

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