Southern Pacific #745

It’s February of 2007, and the Southern Pacific #745 is passing through City Park in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She has just embarked on the return leg of her shake down run following fairly extensive repairs. She is headed for New Orleans, her home terminal.

The locomotive had been restored some years earlier by the Louisiana Steam Train Association in New Orleans. The 745 is a class Mk-5 Mikado (2-8-2), and was built in the Espee’s shop in Algiers, La. back in 1921. She operated on the Texas and New Orleans subsidiary of the Southern Pacific.

S.P. (TN&O) Loco #745

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  1. Thanks Jack,, Your photo’s do help connect me to what I remember in my past childhood. I would be in bed when a late night steamer would be rolling by a few hundred yards behind our home.
    Got in a little trouble with parents when would come home covered in coal dust from service yard a few blocks away. Blamed my best friend for the idea. lol
    Hope your railroad is getting back on track. Am starting back up on mine. Got to start ground cover & trees.
    later gator, Boudreaux

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