Southern Pacific FM H12-44 2384

Southern Pacific FM H12-44 2384 at El Paso, Texas, April, 1974. Photographer: Thomas Church
Southern Pacific FM H12-44 2384 at El Paso, Texas, April, 1974. Photographer: Thomas Church

SP H12-44 2384

  • Group: Southern Pacific 1577-1586
  • Railroad class: FS412-4
  • Builder number: FM 12L1077
  • Builder date: November, 1956
  • Order number: LD-201
  • Phase: IVa
  • Horsepower: 1200
  • Prime mover: Non-turbocharged 6-cylinder FM opposed piston 38D8 1/8
  • Main generator: Westinghouse 481B
  • Traction motors: Westinghouse 362B
  • Production: 338 units between May, 1950, and March, 1961
  • Southern Pacific ownership: 94 units

Southern Pacific 1586 > Southern Pacific 2384

Built as Southern Pacific 1586 in November, 1956, part of the fourth order for ten units. It was renumbered Southern Pacific 2384 in the 1965 general renumbering, and was retired in May, 1974. It was sold for scrap to Metal Processing, Incorporated, at El Paso, Texas, in September, 1974.

The engine is shown here a month before retirement.

About This Image

Scanned from an 8×10 photographic print owned by Digital Rail Artist.

Reference

  • John F. Kirkland, The Diesel Builders: Fairbanks-Morse and Lima-Hamilton, Interurban Press, 1985, pgs 99-100
  • Joseph A. Strapac, Southern Pacific Diesel Locomotive Compendium, Volume 2: Post-1965 SP and Cotton Belt Numbers Union Pacific Transition, Shade Tree Books, 2007, pg 63-64