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Date: 09/15/20 09:59
San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum
Author: wjpyper

SP Coast Daylight stopped at the Osos Street crossing, circa 1950. Photo probably by Art Laidlaw. The museum has two 22' PMT trailers like the one seen in the background on the right of the picture. Many other artifacts of the Southern Pacific Daylights can be seen at the San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum, 1940 Santa Barbara Ave., San Luis Obispo. Go to http://slorrm.com for more info.

 



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/15/20 22:43 by wjpyper.




Date: 09/15/20 14:36
Re: San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum
Author: 2-10-2

Great photo by Art.
Knew him in the early 1980s, and just a wonderful guy to hang out with.
I've just moved (back) up to SLO and am looking forward to seeing the museum as thngs reopen.



Date: 09/15/20 15:43
Re: San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum
Author: agentatascadero

I wonder if the missing trim on the pilot could narow down the date of this photo?  But, more likely, that trim was removed randomly from the GSs........still it was done late in their careers.

AA

Stanford White
Carmel Valley, CA



Date: 09/15/20 16:02
Re: San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum
Author: PHall

agentatascadero Wrote:
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> I wonder if the missing trim on the pilot could
> narow down the date of this photo?  But, more
> likely, that trim was removed randomly from the
> GSs........still it was done late in their
> careers.
>
> AA

The picture is post 1946 because it says Southern Pacific on the tender and not Southern Pacific Lines.



Date: 09/15/20 17:19
Re: San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum
Author: agentatascadero

My guess is that it is post-1950.

AA

Stanford White
Carmel Valley, CA



Date: 09/15/20 17:26
Re: San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum
Author: HotWater

Very nice. I'm a bit curious, however, as to why they would stop in that location, if indeed it really is "stopped". I would think that they would always stop adjacent to a water column, plus near where the lubrication supply carts were located for refilling the lubricators and greasing the rod bearings.



Date: 09/15/20 18:01
Re: San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum
Author: PHall

HotWater Wrote:
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> Very nice. I'm a bit curious, however, as to why
> they would stop in that location, if indeed it
> really is "stopped". I would think that they would
> always stop adjacent to a water column, plus near
> where the lubrication supply carts were located
> for refilling the lubricators and greasing the rod
> bearings.

I don't think it's stopped in that photo. This is right at the south end of the platform.



Date: 09/15/20 22:45
Re: San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum
Author: wjpyper

HotWater Wrote:
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> Very nice. I'm a bit curious, however, as to why
> they would stop in that location, if indeed it
> really is "stopped". I would think that they would
> always stop adjacent to a water column, plus near
> where the lubrication supply carts were located
> for refilling the lubricators and greasing the rod
> bearings.
I don't know for sure if they are stopped or not. But it looks like the fireman is talking to the man on the ground, so I'm guessing stopped.
BP
 



Date: 09/16/20 07:48
Re: San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum
Author: HotWater

wjpyper Wrote:
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> HotWater Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Very nice. I'm a bit curious, however, as to
> why
> > they would stop in that location, if indeed it
> > really is "stopped". I would think that they
> would
> > always stop adjacent to a water column, plus
> near
> > where the lubrication supply carts were located
> > for refilling the lubricators and greasing the
> rod
> > bearings.
> I don't know for sure if they are stopped or not.
> But it looks like the fireman is talking to the
> man on the ground, so I'm guessing stopped.
> BP

Well, that's your opinion. However, it appears that the power reverse gear is in full forward, and that would be such an unusual place to stop, thus in my opinion, they are still moving forward. 



Date: 09/16/20 08:28
Re: San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum
Author: espee99

IIRC the power was swapped at SLO.  So they did not need to stop for water.



Date: 09/16/20 08:31
Re: San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum
Author: PHall

The fireman doesn't appear to be talking to anybody on the ground. He's facing forward doing his job.
The guy on the ground could be one of the carmen who will be watering the cars when the train comes to a stop.
You can see a water hose stretched out on the platform on the left side of the photo.



Date: 09/16/20 09:31
Re: San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum
Author: HotWater

espee99 Wrote:
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> IIRC the power was swapped at SLO.  So they did
> not need to stop for water.

Don't think so. On the various Daylight trains, the steam locomotives were serviced at SLO, including filling the mechanical lubricators, greasing the rod bearings and taking fuel & water. Locomotives were not "swapped", but Westbound trains got a helper added on the headend for the climb up Cuesta (2.2% or better).



Date: 09/16/20 12:22
Re: San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum
Author: agentatascadero

This is from well aged memory, but....there was a brief time early in the streamlined Daylight era, in the late '30s, when power was changed at SLO for 98/99.  Don't know about other trains.
I agree tht the train should still be moving, unless it was held out of the station for some reason.  It was not uncommon for two trains to be at SLO at the same time, and both were "worked" together while at the station.
I can recall boarding 99 on the outside track, having to go through the vestibule of 98, closest to the station.  It was a rush rush affair, the porters handled all the baggage while passengers were hurried aboard.

AA

Stanford White
Carmel Valley, CA



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