AT&SF #2926 Comes Back To Life
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe locomotive #2965 comes back to life!
After 20 years of restoration and $3.5 million dollars, Northern Type locomotive #2926 is nearing completion. Locomotive #2926 was among the last passenger/steam locomotives ever built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works and was among the heaviest and largest 4-8-4’s ever built in the United States.
Shown here coming out her steam shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico, she makes short runs under her own steam power for the first time in over 60 years.
Some quick facts about Santa Fe #2926
- Rail Line: Santa Fe Railway
- Power type: 4-8-4 “Northern Type” steam locomotive 2900 Class
- Builder: Baldwin Locomotive Works 1944 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Maximum speed: 110 MPH
- Locomotive and tender weight: 974,850 lbs
- Purpose: Fast freight and passenger service Santa Fe Railway in New Mexico
Let us know if you are excited about seeing this new addition to steam excursions across the country!