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Date: 04/07/21 08:31
Westbound Wednesday - SP Del Monte Non Stop, Millbrae, 1967
Author: FiveChime

A Sunday Del Monte westbound through Millbrae, California, 1967.
Looks like first car is from a foreign railroad perhaps moving non revenue to SF.
Regards, Jim Evans




Date: 04/07/21 08:50
Re: Westbound Wednesday - SP Del Monte Non Stop, Millbrae, 1967
Author: SPB

The first car might be a former Chicago & Northwestern coach SP bought in the early 1960s.  I do recall seeing one in San Francisco lettered Southern Pacific prior to their repainting to SP silver with the tomato stripe letterboard.  

Gerry



Date: 04/07/21 08:54
Re: Westbound Wednesday - SP Del Monte Non Stop, Millbrae, 1967
Author: goldcoast

Yes, it is a former C&NW car.  I remember seeing on on SP train #28, Overland, in the early 1960's.



Date: 04/07/21 09:11
Re: Westbound Wednesday - SP Del Monte Non Stop, Millbrae, 1967
Author: RodneyZona

The passenger crews on the old SP RR Del Monte, worked San Francisco-Montarey CA -San Francisco,
 



Date: 04/07/21 09:36
Re: Westbound Wednesday - SP Del Monte Non Stop, Millbrae, 1967
Author: sagehen

I don't remember ever seeing a gallery car on the Del Monte - no doubt added in San Jose.

Stan Praisewater



Date: 04/07/21 10:10
Re: Westbound Wednesday - SP Del Monte Non Stop, Millbrae, 1967
Author: FiveChime

Yes, those ex CNW passenger cars were used on the Daylight and other traind but the Del Monte usually had one streamlined coach
and the parlor car so the odd car would of been an extra coach. I think it was deadheading.
The gallery car was added in San Jose, common on the weekend trains.

Regards, Jim Evans



Date: 04/07/21 10:14
Re: Westbound Wednesday - SP Del Monte Non Stop, Millbrae, 1967
Author: BigSkyBlue

Cool pic of one of only three Ex-C&O coaches on SP.  C&NW traded their 3 RDC's to C&O for 3 coaches C&O 1664-1666 which became C&NW 3483-3485.  They became SP 2216-2218.  BSB 



Date: 04/07/21 15:38
Re: Westbound Wednesday - SP Del Monte Non Stop, Millbrae, 1967
Author: WAF

FiveChime Wrote:
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> Yes, those ex CNW passenger cars were used on the
> Daylight and other traind but the Del Monte
> usually had one streamlined coach
> and the parlor car so the odd car would of been an
> extra coach. I think it was deadheading.
> The gallery car was added in San Jose, common on
> the weekend trains.
>
> Regards, Jim Evans

No, extra weekend business



Date: 04/08/21 08:20
Re: Westbound Wednesday - SP Del Monte Non Stop, Millbrae, 1967
Author: ntharalson

BigSkyBlue Wrote:
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> Cool pic of one of only three Ex-C&O coaches on
> SP.  C&NW traded their 3 RDC's to C&O for 3
> coaches C&O 1664-1666 which became C&NW
> 3483-3485.  They became SP 2216-2218.  BSB 

Aha!  That explains the fluting which I had never seen on a CNW car.  Thanks for the info.  

Nick Tharalson,
Marion, IA



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