Originally Posted by MARTINSR
The California Railroad museum has some great displays as well with a few "Show car" quality restorations, CRAZY good restorations on these big monsters. That #227 reminds me of one there that is HUGE, don't know the particulars but it is a monster.
California State Railroad Museum
Old 9294 is one of the last steam engine built in the USA and is the last steamer bought by Southern Pacific. It's a cab forward engine user to traverse the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It has a forward cab so as the engineer could see ahead while going through the long snow sheds around Donner Pass. The sheds would fill with smoke and a rear mounted cab offered no visibility. She is the last of her kind.
Yeah I know the pic is not the same engine but it gives you a better idea of the configuration.