El Gobernador

El Gobernador

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. El Gobernador was a 4-10-0 steam locomotive built by Central Pacific Railroad at the railroad's Sacramento, California shops. It was the last of Central Pacific's locomotives to receive an official name and was also the only locomotive of this wheel arrangement to operate on United States rails. At the time it was built, El Gobernador was the largest railroad locomotive in the world. Its name is reminiscent of the railroad's first locomotive, Gov. Stanford, as El Gobernador is Spanish for The Governor. This locomotive is sometimes mistakenly referred to as a "Mastodon" type. However, this was the unofficial name for an earlier engine, No. 229, the first 4-8-0 ever built. Both engines looked nearly identical, except that El Gobernador was longer and had an additional pair of drivers.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135970518
  • 9786135970517