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Date: 11/24/22 10:00
SP sleeper 9115 in Ogden
Author: gcm

Sept 69
Ex-Golden Strand - a 4 dbl bedroom - 4 compartment - 2 drawing room car
Built in March 1942 (thanks to PHall and davew833 for that info).
Photo by Tom Gildersleeve

Gary



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/24/22 11:58 by gcm.




Date: 11/24/22 10:09
Re: SP sleeper 9115 in Ogden
Author: Notch7

That's a good look at a fine car.  In the final years before Amtrak, so many SP sleepers roamed through the Carolinas as needed.



Date: 11/24/22 10:29
Re: SP sleeper 9115 in Ogden
Author: davew833

I think that's actually a prewar car. Looks similar to UP's "Imperial" series of sleepers which were built in 1942.
 



Date: 11/24/22 10:34
Re: SP sleeper 9115 in Ogden
Author: BoilingMan

Nice!  A sister car to SP 9111, the American Freedom Train's 201.  I lived aboard the 9111/201 (Compartments C&D) during the last 3 or 4 months of the AFT tour.
SR



Date: 11/24/22 10:42
Re: SP sleeper 9115 in Ogden
Author: dan

always liked any car that had more glass than normal, dreampt about watching the hillside from bed thru the little windows



Date: 11/24/22 10:57
Re: SP sleeper 9115 in Ogden
Author: refarkas

Interesting side shot - Good-looking car.
Bob



Date: 11/24/22 11:24
Re: SP sleeper 9115 in Ogden
Author: BoilingMan

In (WAY) younger days we rode the Golden State in the Summer to visit family in Illinois (Phoenix to Joliet). I remember we always booked a Compartment. #4 picked up a 4-4-2 in Phoenix, and I remember waiting for our room to be made up, so I’m guessing this pick up car was the one we were in. Quite possibly this very same car- or the 9111 I later occupied on the AFT.
SR



Date: 11/24/22 11:34
Re: SP sleeper 9115 in Ogden
Author: PHall

davew833 Wrote:
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> I think that's actually a prewar car. Looks
> similar to UP's "Imperial" series of sleepers
> which were built in 1942.
>  

Built 3/42 per Southern Pacific Passenger Cars, Volume 2: Sleepers & Baggage-Dorms.



Date: 11/24/22 11:56
Re: SP sleeper 9115 in Ogden
Author: gcm

Thanks to  davew833 and  PHall for the date on the car.
I'll make a change.
Gary



Date: 11/24/22 14:45
Re: SP sleeper 9115 in Ogden
Author: texchief1

Nice scan, Gary!


Happy Thanksgiving

RC Lundgren



Date: 11/24/22 14:58
Re: SP sleeper 9115 in Ogden
Author: Topfuel

dan Wrote:
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> always liked any car that had more glass than
> normal, dreampt about watching the hillside from
> bed thru the little windows

The upper berth windows were in the 4 Compartments.  



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