Southern Pacific 975
|Builder||American Locomotive Company, Brooks plant|
|Build date||January 1918|
|Gauge||4 ft 8½ in (1435 mm)|
|Driver size||64 in diameter|
|Length||94 ft 10 in (29 m)|
|Width||10 ft 5 in (3.2 m)|
|Total weight||397,500 lb.|
|Boiler pressure||200 psi|
|Cylinder size||27.5 in dia × 32 in stroke|
|Tractive effort||63,300 lb.|
|Career||Southern Pacific Railroad|
|Disposition||static display at Illinois Railway Museum|
Southern Pacific Railroad number 975 is a 2-10-2 type of steam locomotive, built in 1918 by American Locomotive Company at the former Brooks Locomotive Works plant in Dunkirk, New York. It entered service on Southern Pacific subsidiary Texas and New Orleans Railroad (T&NO) in March 1918, where it worked until its retirement in 1957.
The T&NO donated the locomotive to the city of Beaumont, Texas, on February 2 1957. 975 is now preserved in static display at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, Illinois. It is one of only two Southern Pacific locomotives of this wheel arrangement to be preserved; the other is 982 at Union Station, Minute Maid Baseball Park in Houston, Texas.
- Diebert, Timothy S. and Strapac, Joseph A. (1987). Southern Pacific Company Steam Locomotive Conpendium. Shade Tree Books. ISBN 0-930742-12-5.
- Illinois Railway Museum. Roster of Equipment: Southern Pacific 975. Retrieved on April 3, 2006.