Posted by MBellah
Thursday, April 14, 2016
There is no truth to the rumor that the California State Railroad Museum is selling the Union Pacific 4466. The California State Railroad Museum
has worked cooperatively with the PLA in the past to acquire and transfer some locomotives and cars.
However, there has not been any serious discussion about the California State Railroad Museum deacessioning the UP 4466.
The California State Railroad Museum is part of California State Parks and to deacession a significant collection item involves a detailed process that includes in depth review.
California State Parks - Capital District
Posted by Redwood Chopper
Monday, April 11, 2016
PLA also has Sacramento-built SP 0-6-0 No.1269, which was a guest engine operated on CSRM's Sacramento Southern in the 1980s before UP donated the 4466.
After 4466 arrived and was put in service, the 1269 went back to PLA, but perhaps it is now being reconsidered as part of a trade.
The 4466 is and always has been a coal burner, and that has presented problems to CSRM; it also now needs some boiler work to have its FRA permit renewed.
When it ran on Sacramento Southern, it tended to spark grass fires and Old Sacramento merchants on the west side of the district were often none too happy about its acrid exhaust.
Since it never historically ran outside of Wyoming, perhaps CSRM has found that it can have a better home elsewhere.
Mover in charge Wrote:
> The question of restoration. Once the 4420 has
> been moved to the roundhouse, it will be evaluated
> to determine the cost of restoration, how it can
> be done, and the time involved to complete the
> task. Not sure how much time the evaluation will
> take. We know the 4466 was restored in
> California. We would like to get ours done too.
> We will see.