Southern Pacific 975

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Southern Pacific 975
Power type Steam
BuilderAmerican Locomotive Company, Brooks plant
Serial number57978
Build dateJanuary 1918
Gaugeft 8½ in (1435 mm)
Driver size64 in diameter
Length94 ft 10 in (29 m)
Width10 ft 5 in (3.2 m)
Total weight397,500 lb.
Boiler pressure200 psi
Cylinder size27.5 in dia × 32 in stroke
Tractive effort63,300 lb.
CareerSouthern Pacific Railroad
DeliveredMarch 1918
Dispositionstatic 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.