Northwestern Pacific Railroad Network

Dedicated to Sharing the Heritage of Redwood Empire Railroading

Rating:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.

Views: 149

Comment

You need to be a member of Northwestern Pacific Railroad Network to add comments!

Join Northwestern Pacific Railroad Network

Comment by Zachary M. Toler on August 31, 2011 at 8:57pm

OK, here's a shot w/ the sides of both cars-

http://nwprr.net/photo/1003780-1?xg_source=activity#!/photo/1003779...

 

Zachary M. Toler

Comment by Zachary M. Toler on August 31, 2011 at 8:35pm

I'd venture to guess that these were SP gallery cars at one time, used in commute service before Amtrak/Cal-Train, ect. took over. I think they were called gallery cars by SP, please correct me if I'm wrong. I could be mistaken on the car origins, though...maybe I'll see if I can find some photos of SP cars back in the day.

 

Zachary M. Toler

Comment by Matt Jacobs on August 31, 2011 at 7:23am

Interesting....http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/rsPicture.aspx?id=176419

It's the only car on the roster right now.....I'll do some more digging......

Comment by Chad Gustafson on August 31, 2011 at 7:13am
Comment by Chad Gustafson on August 31, 2011 at 7:12am
There is anouther shot of this cars reporting mark...anouther photo on this site. Ill see if I can find it.
Comment by Matt Jacobs on August 31, 2011 at 6:38am

I'm going to say inconclusive.  Metra didn't have tail lights (and still doesn't) on their coaches.  Only the cab cars.  However, they could be old Rock Island (I'm guessing they're old SP cars).  The vents over the doors just don't look like anything that was in the Metra fleet, at least since the nineties.  A reporting mark might be real helpful in getting to the bottom of this.

Comment by Zachary M. Toler on August 28, 2011 at 5:41pm

Matt, there's 16 windows on the sides  of these cars. So are they ex-Metra?

 

Zachary M. Toler

Comment by Matt Jacobs on August 28, 2011 at 4:46pm
How many windows on these?  That's usually a dead giveaway if they're ex-Metra.
Comment by Zachary M. Toler on August 28, 2011 at 12:01am

My dad says that NCRA used them one summer, and he seems to think we took video of them. They had them in Eureka, not sure what they were doing w/ them, as this was a long time ago!

 

Zachary M. Toler

Comment by Jeff Thomas on August 27, 2011 at 8:04pm
After doing some research it appears these units are ex-METRA not Caltrain. Just a fun fact they were apperantly used on the "Hawkeye Express" in Iowa... at least in 1996

© 2019   Created by Mark Drury.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service