History San José is pleased to offer this limited edition ornament featuring the Southern Pacific Railroad Steam Locomotive #1215 housed at History Park. Enjoy it on your holiday tree, or as a decoration around your house.
Southern Pacific Railroad Steam Locomotive #1215
Built in 1913 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, PA, this 75-ton locomotive is typical of the switch engines required to support the numerous food processing industries which once dominated the Santa Clara Valley landscape and economy. Switch engines have no leading or trailing trucks enabling the locomotives to make sharp turns onto side tracks and spurs common with industrial trackage. After these engines moved railcars to a centralized yard, larger locomotives were utilized for moving longer trains over mountain passes and broad distances.
Ornament measures 4″ long x 1.25″ tall x 3/4″ deep.
$25 plus $5 UPS shipping and handling to addresses within the U.S. (orders will ship once a week from History Park)