Steam Engines

Baldwin 1900 Union Pacific 428
Baldwin 1900
Union Pacific 428
Description:2-8-0 Consolidation

Equipment Information

Union Pacific 428 is a mixed-traffic freight and passenger engine and was the last Union Pacific steam engine to operate in passenger service. When it was built, it was designed as a heavy freight engine, but in later years it also saw use in passenger and mixed-train (mixed freight and passenger) service on UP branch lines in Nebraska. It is a Harriman Standard design, similar to hundreds of other engines used on the UP and Southern Pacific, and is fitted with a Vanderbilt tender featuring a cylindrical water tank.

Click to learn about the Union Pacific 428 Restoration Project

Builder: Baldwin Locomotive Works
Year Built: 1901
Builder Number: 18303
Wheel Arrangement: 2-8-0
Length: 72ft
Width: 11ft 2in
Height: 15ft 10in
Weight: 187900 lbs
Brakes: 6ET
Tractive Effort: 39450 lbs
Cylinders: 21×30
Boiler Pressure: 180 psi
Drivers: 57in
Description: Class C-57-21/30-163S
Arrived: 1970
Condition: Complete / undergoing restoration / not operational

Read more about the history of this engine in Rail & Wire #170

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Ownership History
1901-1915 – Union Pacific #1648
1915-1959 – Union Pacific #428
1959-1970 – Heart of America Railway Museum, Independence, MO
1970-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL

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