WP705 Picture

Builder Electro-Motive Division of General Motors
Built October 1952
Type GP7
Horsepower 1500
Serial number 17029
Top speed 65 MPH
Operating weight 251,700 lbs
Acquisition Purchased and donated by a group of FRRS members

WP 705 Came to the Western Pacific Railroad Museum from Arizona where she spent several years working in the desert hauling freight for short line “Arizona Central” after retirement from the Western Pacific. This explains the faded red paint. 705 was purchased by a group of FRRS members and brought “home” in 2005. Nicknamed the “Mary Kay” due to its pink (faded red) paint, the 705 will be restored as time and money allow. Once mechanical restoration is completed, it will be painted the Perlman Green and Orange paint scheme. For the time being, WP 705 is stored at the museum on display.

More information about the WP 705

We are raising funds to re-paint the WP 705