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Date: 07/31/20 11:41
SP GS-4 4456 West of Chatsworth
Author: odub

1-99 leans into a the curve just west of Chatsworth, CA, being pulled by GS-4 4456. 
Photo Elmer K Hall, my collection




Date: 07/31/20 11:47
Re: SP GS-4 4456 West of Chatsworth
Author: aronco

Note - the train is carrying 1-99 (First 99) in the indicators.
Norm

Norman Orfall
Helendale, CA
TIOGA PASS, a private railcar



Date: 07/31/20 11:54
Re: SP GS-4 4456 West of Chatsworth
Author: pennengineer

odub Wrote:
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> 1-99 leans into a the curve just west of
> Chatsworth, CA, being pulled by GS-4 4456. 
> Photo Elmer K Hall, my collection

Perfection!



Date: 07/31/20 13:33
Re: SP GS-4 4456 West of Chatsworth
Author: HotWater

Beautiful!  What is the date of the photo?



Date: 07/31/20 13:34
Re: SP GS-4 4456 West of Chatsworth
Author: agentatascadero

Beautiful shot of beautiful train.  I'm not the best at the photo forensics game, but do enjoy playing.
Two things stand out for me and tell me this could be very late in the steam powered Daylight era.  Notice the stripes missing from the pilot, I don't think this occured before the '50s.  Same thing with those missing skirts on the passenger cars.
Inside, one does not notice such things, service and amenities are first rate, as always.  The only downgrading that might have occured by now is in the triple unit diner/coffee shop.  It may now be all coffee shop, with the former full dining service discontinued.

AA

Stanford White
Carmel Valley, CA



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/31/20 15:36 by agentatascadero.



Date: 07/31/20 13:53
Re: SP GS-4 4456 West of Chatsworth
Author: refarkas

Superb!
Bob



Date: 07/31/20 14:05
Re: SP GS-4 4456 West of Chatsworth
Author: odub

As with all too many of Elmer's pictures, I don't have a date.  I'd say early 50s, though.  He'd gone to a larger format camera by then. 

Don



Date: 07/31/20 15:36
Re: SP GS-4 4456 West of Chatsworth
Author: agentatascadero

Juat noticed another oddity........car four, it appears the baggage elevator door could be open.........or how does one explain that "black box" appearing where the closed door should be?

AA

Stanford White
Carmel Valley, CA



Date: 07/31/20 19:30
Re: SP GS-4 4456 West of Chatsworth
Author: Topfuel

agentatascadero Wrote:
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> Juat noticed another oddity........car four, it
> appears the baggage elevator door could be
> open.........or how does one explain that "black
> box" appearing where the closed door should be?
>
I'm sure that's what it is.  One of the chair car porters forgot to close the door at the last stop. 



Date: 07/31/20 19:45
Re: SP GS-4 4456 West of Chatsworth
Author: UP951West

Extraordinary action photo.  Thanks for sharing. 



Date: 07/31/20 19:47
Re: SP GS-4 4456 West of Chatsworth
Author: UP3806

It also looks as though the Daylight insignia may be missing from the engine skirt. Really great photo composition.

Tom



Date: 07/31/20 21:35
Re: SP GS-4 4456 West of Chatsworth
Author: Elesco

Wow, just wow.  What a wonderful photograph of a beautiful train.



Date: 08/01/20 18:37
Re: SP GS-4 4456 West of Chatsworth
Author: TCnR

Good job Elmer.
t4p.



Date: 08/02/20 12:48
Re: SP GS-4 4456 West of Chatsworth
Author: agentatascadero

Topfuel Wrote:
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> agentatascadero Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Juat noticed another oddity........car four, it
> > appears the baggage elevator door could be
> > open.........or how does one explain that
> "black
> > box" appearing where the closed door should be?
> >
> I'm sure that's what it is.  One of the chair car
> porters forgot to close the door at the last
> stop. 
Yes, and he'll be unloading some very grimy luggage down the line.

AA

Stanford White
Carmel Valley, CA



Date: 08/03/20 13:19
Re: SP GS-4 4456 West of Chatsworth
Author: Arved

agentatascadero Wrote:
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> Yes, and he'll be unloading some very grimy
> luggage down the line.

Was baggage kept on the elevator? I thought the point was to handle the carry-on baggage into the car, so the passenger didn't have to schlep it up the stairs. Didn't a porter hand the bags back to the passenger as they entered from the vestibule? Or place it in the overhead rack at their seat?

Respectfully,

Arved Grass
Fleming Island, FL
Arved Grass



Date: 08/03/20 14:52
Re: SP GS-4 4456 West of Chatsworth
Author: agentatascadero

There were luggage racks at and above the floor level baggage doors at the vestibule end of the car.  Also standard luggage racks above seats.

AA
 

Stanford White
Carmel Valley, CA



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