Accucraft - Southern Pacific P-8 Class 4-6-2 (1:32)

Accucraft - Southern Pacific P-8 Class 4-6-2 (1:32)

SKU: 0001

Accucraft Trains - Constructed by Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1921, Southern Pacific’s fifteen P-8 class 4-6-2s #2461-2475 were obtained primarily for passenger service over the Ogden-Carlin segment of the railroad’s famed “Overland Route”. Over the route’s maximum gradient of 1.5%, a single P-8 was rated for a trailing load of 875-tons, approximately an elevencar passenger train. The P-8s thrived in this service until delivery of the larger, more powerful Mt-class 4-8-2s in the late 1920s. Most P-8s were then transferred further west for service between Oakland and Sacramento, along with the demanding Peninsula commute service between San Francisco and San Jose. Espee’s P-8 class 4-6-2s lasted until the mid-1950s, at which time they were replaced by diesels and retired.

Two Southern Pacific P-8 class locomotives were saved. SP #2467 was donated to the City of Oakland in 1960 and placed on display at Harrison Railroad Park. In April 1959, SP #2472 was donated to the City of San Mateo and placed on display at the Fairgrounds.

In the early 1990s, the Pacific Locomotive Association acquired SP #2467 and began its restoration. Completed by July 1999, the locomotive made its operational debut at Sacramento’s Railfair in 1999. SP #2467 is currently on loan for static display at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento.

In 1976, a group of volunteers began work on full restoration of SP #2472 back to operable service. In the early 1990s the locomotive was used on several local excursions. In 1992, SP #2472 was doubleheaded with SP GS-4 class locomotive #4449 on excursions operated for the National Railway Historical Society convention. 


Live steam versions available as a kit ($3995) or ready to run RTR ($4495). Electric versions will be RTR only at $3995.

All previous pre-orders for RTR models will have their original prices honored. 

  • Specifications


    • 1:32 Scale / 45 mm Gauge

    • Brass & Stainless Steel Construction

    • 10 ft. (3 M) Mini. Radius

    • Length: 35.02 in. (889.6 mm)

    • Width: 3.75 in. (95.25 mm)

    • Height: 5.95 in. (151.06 mm)


    • Alcohol / Butane fired

    • Two cylinders

    • D-valve

    • Twin Safety valve

    • Walschaerts valve gear

    • 60 PSI working pressure

    • Gauge glass with blowdown

    • Axle driven water pump

    • Hand water pump in tender

    • Lubricator

    • Alcohol / Ceramic Butane burner

    • Draft Fan Required