Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Description: Locomotive No. 620 one of the P-6 class "protection" engines kept under steam at Ennis, substitutes for one of the three streamlined P-14 engines (650, 651,or 652) normally assigned to bring The Hustler, Train No. 15 into Dallas in 1949. The Southern Pacific was in direct competition with the FW&D in Texas at the time and the Dallas/Houston route's schedule had to be protected against engine failures. One engine was kept with steam up at Ennis and another at Hearne for just such emergencies.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad