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sp982 engine data
Line Drawing done by: Vincent Walker - TRPA (1993)

SOUTHERN PACIFIC LINES(TEXAS & NEW ORLEANS) F-1 CLASS 2-10-2 "DEC"

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ENGINE DATA

TOTAL WEIGHT (LOADED): 348,000 LBS

WEIGHT ON DRIVERS: 273,000 LBS

WHEEL BASE: 41'-6"

BOILER PRESSURE: 200 psi

HEIGHT (CAB): 15'-0 1/2"

TRACTIVE EFFORT: 65,300 LBS

DRIVER DIAMETER: 63"

CYLINDER DIAMETER/STROKE: 27.5"/32"

WIDTH (CAB): 10'-5"

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sp982 tender original data
Line Drawing done by: Vincent Walker - TRPA (1993)

SOUTHERN PACIFIC LINES 100-C-1 CLASS CYLINDRICAL TENDER

TENDER DATA

TOTAL WEIGHT (LOADED): 181,200

OIL CAPACITY: 3,939 GALS

UNDERFRAME: PLATE STEEL

WATER CAPACITY: 10,030 GALS

TENDER WIDTH: 10'-3"

982's HISTORY TIMELINE

1919

Baldwin locomotive Works of Eddystone, Pennsylvania completes a locomotive order placed by the Southern Pacific Railroad Company for 41, F-1 Class 2-10-2's. These engine numbers were 3611 through 3651. 3651 was built in July of 1919 and placed in service by September that same year.

1922

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Searching for more power in Southern Pacific's "Atlantic" Division (The Texas & Louisiana Lines), SP #3651 was transferred to the SP subsidiary: Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio Railroad and renumbered as #982.

1927

Southern Pacific subsidiary, Texas & New Orleans Railroad Company, leases all other Southern Pacific's Texas railroads to simply corporate holdings. These railroads included the Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio, Houston & Texas Central, San Antonio and Aransas Pass, Texas Midland and others.

1934

Southern Pacific decides to merge all it's Texas railroads into one company. The Texas & New Orleans railroad company now is Texas's largest railroad with more than a total of 3,700 (not all in Texas). 982 gets officially sub-lettered for T&NO 982.

1956

Diesels have come up as the main power for railroads across the country and steam has now lost. The Texas & New Orleans has transitioned the mode of power for the railroads trains. 982 is decommissioned and put into a siding at Hardy Street

1957

After some lobbying for Houston to have it's own steam locomotive on display, the City of Houston and Houston Junior Chamber of Commerce accept donation, and therefore ownership, of 982 from the Southern Pacific Railroad Company. It's final destination is Hermann Park next to McGovern Lake.

Video taken of 982 and it's move to Hermann Park in 1957. Video provided by: Brain Ehni (Father took vide on 16mm film, Brain is the child sitting on the post.)

1989

Texas Railroad Preservation Association is formed to take care of Southern Pacific 982's upkeep.

1992

32 years have passed and Ol' 982 needed some TLC. Shell Development Company donates the paint necessary for a refresh. The paint team pictured below.

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Photo Courtesy of: Greg Radler - TRPA

2005

Hermann Park redevelopment plans unfold and engine 982 heads to a new home near Minute Maid Park (Houston Astros Baseball stadium) after getting another new fresh coat of paint. Houston Junior Chamber of Commerce takes full ownership of 982.

2012

Plans for a cultural/heritage center come to fruition. It is deemed 982 will be put indoors in a permanent display and the center to be named as the Nau Center. Junior Chamber of Commerce donates 982 to the Nau Center in December.

2014

Plans for 982's display seem to come about and it is determined in July the tender does not need to be present. The center and Junior Chamber of Commerce transfer ownership of the tender to the Heber Valley railroad in Heber, Utah.

2015

Nau Center plans canceled, 982 ownership returns to the Junior Chamber of Commerce.

2020

Houston Sports Authority/Houston Planning Dept. purchases the land 982 is displayed on.

2021

On April 9th, 2021, Southern Pacific 982 is donated to the renamed Texas Railway Preservation Association to return the locomotive to operational condition.

982's STORY CONTINUES!

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