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S.P.Co. #57

Order Number/Date Railroad Road Number Weight Length Seat Notes
 099- 3/1911 SPCo. #57 30T 70′ 62 Under C.P. ownership, Laid Aside 1/1934, Scrapped 7-25-1935

Photo courtesy of Michael J. Semas Collection

Southern Pacific Motor Car #57, built in 1911 as a 70′, 30 ton, 62 passenger motor car that was scrapped in January of 1934.  This car was modified heavily when this photo was taken, so I believe it was taken between 1918 and 1934.  One thing to notice, upon a closer look, is that there is a dog sitting on the sandbox in the cab.  Some historians joke that no black and white photograph is complete with out a dog, this is clearly an odd example of that.