Re: Photo: SP Transformer Train (1937)


One of the previous photos showed them in the gondola. 

Brian Ehni 
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On Jan 17, 2021, at 1:37 PM, Patrick Wade <patwadesb@...> wrote:

The two horizontal silver colored tanks shown right behind the tender are in the gondola or beyond the gondola?  I can't decide.

Pat Wade
Santa Barbara, CA

On Sun, Jan 17, 2021 at 11:07 AM Bob Chaparro via <> wrote:

Photo: SP Transformer Train (1937)

A photo from the Huntington Library:

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.


Magunden Switching Station - Wider shot of Southern Pacific, 2-6-2 steam Locomotive #1781 pulling Transformers and rail-skids for Magunden.

From previous discussions of the flatcars with the transformers, some speculated that the transformers were shipped without oil to reduce the weight on the flatcars. The presence of the tanks cars in this train makes me wonder if this true and the tank cars carried oil for the transformers.


Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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