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Southern Pacific GS-3 | GS-4

| April 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Southern Pacific GS3 | GS4

About the Southern Pacific GS-3 | GS-4:

The GS-3 was a streamlined 4-8-4 Northern type steam locomotive that served the Southern Pacific Company from 1938 to 1957. They were built by Lima Locomotive Works and were numbered 4416 through 4429. GS stands for “Golden State” or “General Service.”

They received the orange and red “Daylight” paint scheme. They were primarily used on Southern Pacific’s premier passenger train at the time, the Coast Daylight. In later years after being replaced by newer GS class engines, they were painted black, had their side skirting removed for easier maintenance.

The GS-4 had a slightly different appearance than that of the GS-3, most drastically the dual-headlight casing (top headlight was a mars light) on the silver smokebox. Another change in appearance was the cab, which was changed to a fully enclosed, all-weather cab, a feature not commonly found on steam engines. It retained the skyline casing on the top of the boiler, skirting on the sides, an air horn, teardrop classification lights, and whistles. They received the orange and red “Daylight” paint scheme.

 

AZL Model Details:

  • 10mm Faulhauber can motor
  • Micro-Trains Line coupler on tender
  • Brass flywheel
  • All wheel pickup including tender
  • Numerous separately applied details
  • Cab detail on the GS3
  • Minimum recommended radius is 220mm

 

Model Photos:

 

AZL Southern Pacific GS-3 | GS-4:

AZL # ModelProductionRoad Number
40102GS-4 | Deskirted BlackFreight set
1711GS-3 | Deskirted Black7 Produced4425
1721-1GS-4 | Streamlined Daylight (SP Lines)7 Produced4440
1721-2GS-4 | Streamlined Daylight (SP Lines)10 Produced4443
1721-3GS-4 | Streamlined Daylight (SP Lines)27 Produced4449
1721-4GS-4 | Streamlined Daylight (SP Lines)7 Produced4452
1731-1GS-4 | Deskirted Black6 Produced4430
1731-2GS-4 | Deskirted Black6 Produced4432
1731-3GS-4 | Deskirted Black6 Produced4444
1731-4GS-4 | Deskirted Black13 Produced4446
2701-1GS-3 | Daylight | 4 Car Passenger Set5 Produced4420 | Cars 2403, 2402, 2405, 2404
2701-2GS-3 | Daylight | 4 Car Passenger Set5 Produced4422 | Cars 2411, 2410, 2413, 2412
2701-3GS-3 | Daylight | 4 Car Passenger Set2 Produced4424 | Cars 2403, 2402, 2405, 2404
2701-4GS-3 | Daylight | 4 Car Passenger Set2 Produced4428 | Cars 2411, 2410, 2413, 2412
2702-1GS-4 | Daylight | 4 Car Passenger Set9 Produced4440 | Cars 2403, 2402, 2407, 2406
2702-2GS-4 | Daylight | 4 Car Passenger Set6 Produced4443 | Cars 2411, 2410, 2413, 2412
2702-3GS-4 | Daylight | 4 Car Passenger Set6 Produced4449 | Cars 2403, 2402, 2405, 2404
2702-4GS-4 | Daylight | 4 Car Passenger Set9 Produced4452 | Cars 2411, 2410, 2409, 2408
2703GS-3 | Challenger | 4 Car Passenger Set3 Produced4424 | Cars 2415, 2414, 2417, 2416
2704GS-3 | Californian | 4 Car Passenger Set3 Produced4428 | Cars 2419, 2418, 2421, 2420
2705-1GS-3 | Deskirted | Black | 7 Pennzee reefers6 Produced4416
2705-2GS-3 | Deskirted | Black | 7 Pennzee reefers6 Produced4421
2705-3GS-3 | Deskirted | Black | 7 Pennzee reefers6 Produced4423
2706-1GS-4 | Deskirted | Black | 7 Pennzee reefers7 Produced4430
2706-2GS-4 | Deskirted | Black | 7 Pennzee reefers7 Produced4432
2706-3GS-4 | Deskirted | Black | 7 Pennzee reefers7 Produced4444

 

Additional Manufacturer Notes:

Prototype background material from Wikipedia

Photo by Jürg Rüedi

Category: Locomotives