Category: 1949

Southern Pacific Golden State at Palm Spr…

Southern Pacific

Golden State at Palm Springs Station

between 1948 and 1949

UP train, engine number 833, engine type 4-8…

UP train, engine number 833, engine type 4-8-4

Train #18, Portland Rose; 9 cars, 35 MPH, smoke effect. Photographed: leaving La Salle, Colo., November 20, 1949.

UP train, engine number 828, engine type 4-8…

UP train, engine number 828, engine type 4-8-4

Train #17, Portland Rose; 9 cars, 45 MPH. Photographed: near Ault, Colo., June 26, 1949.

UP train, engine number 900 + additional die…

UP train, engine number 900 + additional diesel units, engine type EMD F3

First #18, Portland Rose; 14 cars. Photographed: near Boise, Ida., June 20, 1949.

Empire Builder

Empire Builder

E7 750 with Spokane–Portland train 2, carrying cars of GN’s Empire Builder from Chicago east of Washougal, Wash., March 26, 1949.

Empire Builder

Empire Builder

F units with Portland section of GN’s Empire Builder to Chicago west of Stevenson, circa 1949.

Train 408

Train 408

Seattle–Portland train 408 departing King Street Station, Seattle, in August 1949.

1949 Shasta DaylightOakland to PortlandSPThe c…

1949 Shasta Daylight
Oakland to Portland
SP

The consist includes an ABB set of E7s, a baggage RPO,

a 46-seat coach, three 48-seat coaches, a 38-seat coach, an articulated diner coffee shop, three 48-seat coaches, a tavern lounge, a 48-seat coach, and a parlor observation car.

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A company photo depicting the “Shasta …

A company photo depicting the “Shasta Daylight’s” observation, somewhere in Oregon.

21 November 1949

SP 6003 & 2 more w/the Shasta Daylight by…

SP 6003 & 2 more w/the Shasta Daylight

SP 6003 & 2 more w/the Shasta Daylight by Robert Thomson

Via Flickr:

Scanned Photo Postcard
Scan is presented for historical/archival purposes
No copyright is claimed or intended

From the back of the card:

“Southern Pacific’s brand new streamlined "Shasta Daylight,” the “million dollar train with the million dollar view,” poses at Odell Lake, Oregon, near the summet of the Cascade Mountains, for a publicity photo just prior to its July 10, 1949, inauguration on the 718-mile San Francisco to Portland “Shasta Route.”

Southern Pacific"

The post card was published by Vanishing Vistas of Sacramento, CA. The photo is courtesy Southern Pacific.

SP E7A 6003A, SP E7B 6003B, SP E7B 6003C