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Date: 04/21/21 15:45
Coast Starlight 1972
Author: smf2mry

Summer 0f 1972, on that big curve above San Luis Obispo.  I believe the Great Northern car may have been the dining car.  I'm interested in what the second and third to the end cars are.  As a bonus I caught one of those block indicator thingys in the picture.




Date: 04/21/21 16:36
Re: Coast Starlight 1972
Author: 41

The Great Northern car appears to be an x-C&NW coach that GN purchased in 1963? (not sure of year)

The last 3 cars (two SP baggage-dorms and a coach) are likely deadheading.



Date: 04/22/21 06:36
Re: Coast Starlight 1972
Author: Topfuel

That consist is running in reverse order for some reason.  Coaches and bag dorm (plus the 2 deadheads) on the rear instead of up front as usual.



Date: 04/22/21 14:55
Re: Coast Starlight 1972
Author: WAF

Topfuel Wrote:
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> That consist is running in reverse order for some
> reason.  Coaches and bag dorm (plus the 2
> deadheads) on the rear instead of up front as
> usual.
No. standard consist in summer 1972. Coaches on rear. Oakland added cars most every day to LA



Date: 04/22/21 18:44
Re: Coast Starlight 1972
Author: Fiftyfooter

thanks for this image really cool!



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