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S.P.Co. #45

Order Number/Date Railroad Road Number Weight Length Seat Notes
093- 9/1910 SPCo. #45 30T 70′ 62 Laid Aside 1/1939, used as Paint Shop in Roseville.

Photo courtesy of Michael J. Semas Collection

Southern Pacific #45 was built in September of 1910, as a 70′, 30 ton, 62 passenger motor car.  This car was converted to a all passenger motor car in December of 1925, and was later used as a paint shop in Roseville after being vacated in 1939.

Photo Courtesy of Madison Kirkman, M.M.C.C.H.S.

Photo of #45, likely at Diamond Springs.  This car would haul a trailer car from Sacramento on this line, but would leave it at Folsom, to then finish the run to Placerville.

Southern Pacific #45 in Sacramento at the “Gas Station” filling up before a run on July 26th, 1935 next to a rare “Silk and Tea” Car.  50 of these cars were built for S.P. by their general shops in Sacramento.