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Title
Southern Pacific Railroad steam locomotive No. 1 C. P. Huntington
Creator
Unknown
Date Created and/or Issued
Unknown
Contributing Institution
California State Railroad Museum Library
Collection
California Revealed from California State Railroad Museum Library
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Description
This diminutive steam locomotive was built for the Central Pacific Railroad by Danforth, Cooke and Company of Paterson, New Jersey in 1863. Shipped from New York around Cape Horn, it arrived in San Francisco March 19, 1864. The C.P. Huntington (No. 3 of the Central Pacific Railroad) was used in the construction of the transcontinental railroad. In 1871 it was transferred to the newly organized Southern Pacific Railroad and renumbered No. 1. From 1894 on the C. P. Huntington became a symbol of Southern Pacific and was widely known from its many appearances in station openings and other railroad-related celebrations. Southern Pacific donated the engine to the State of California in 1964. It is now on display at the California State Railroad Museum.
Original measurements: 1 color negative
Type
image
Format
Negative
Photograph
Still Image
Extent
1 Page of 1
Identifier
cscrm_000293
caps001477
http://archive.org/details/cscrm_000293
negative number: CSRM Negative 26125 GB. Original .tiff file name: csrm_ag_172
Language
English
Subject
1860-1869
Railroads
Provenance
California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
The California Revealed Project is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

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