|Mfg. Part No.||106-062|
|Mfg. Description||Parlor observation car. Part of Southern Pacific Lines “Morning Daylight” 10-Car Set.|
|Length without couplers|
|Length including couplers|
|Owner||Southern Pacific Railroad Company (reporting mark SP)|
|Road number||2954[See also Note 2.]|
|Model||Southern Pacific Class 79-PRO-2[Note 3]|
|Model Production Dates|
|Named trains||Morning Daylight, Shasta Daylight|
|Length||79 feet[Note 3]|
|Track Gauge||4’ 8½” (1,435 mm) standard gauge|
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|Distance between Truck Centers|
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1. SP’s Class 79-PRO-2 parlor-observation cars were numbered 2954 and 2955.
2. SP also owned an Alco RSD12 locomotive numbered 2954. The RSD12 was built as SP 7004 in February 1961. It was part of order number S-3360 and had the serial number 83644. SP sold the RSD12 on August 17, 1978 to Metropolitan Stevedore in Long Beach, California where it became MSD 2. MSD eventually donated it to the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, California.
3. SP classified passenger cars by their length, their service, and by their order number, e.g., 79-PRO-2. The length, 79 in this case, was of the passenger compartment only and did not include the vestibules, if any, or the diaphragms. The letters, PRO in this case, denoted which service they were in, e.g., PRO is a Parlor Observation Car. The order number, 2 in this case, [Where does order number come from?].
1. _____. “S.P. Parlor-Observation Cars”. Modeling the Southern Pacific in HO Scale. Accessed December 23, 2017.
2. Percy, Richard A. “Southern Pacific/Cotton Belt Passenger Car Reference Pages”. My Espee Modelers Homepage. Accessed December 23, 2017.
3. Kato USA. “Southern Pacific Morning Daylight Passenger Cars”. Kato USA. Accessed December 23, 2017.
4. Percy, Richard A. “Modeling the Shasta Daylight in HO Scale”. My Espee Modelers Homepage. Accessed December 23, 2017.
Research in Progress
|Source: “S.P. Parlor-Observation Cars”. Modeling the Southern Pacific in HO Scale. Accessed December 23, 2017.|
|79-PRO-2 Parlor – Observation Cars
SP #2954-2955 because those cars had Waukesha A/C. Used in Daylight service, The Coast Daylight then took the 79-PRO-2s that were used on the Noon Daylight.
Class 79-PRO-2 (SP 2954-2955) went to the Shasta Daylight from the Morning Daylight after modifications around 1950.By the 1953 Post War Coast Daylight timeframe they (#2954 &2955) were running at the end of the Shasta Daylight, not the Coast Daylight (Wright page 433).
Ken Clark#2955 converted to Chair #2954 in 1963, converted to coach/observation
#2297, assigned to San Joaquin Daylight 1966,DetailsLightsTwo Shasta cars, #2954-55 got a big rear light and then the box type light package. All SP rear-end cars had these light packages in various guizes and periods.Reference*see DrawingSouthern Pacific Passenger Cars, Vol 5: Lounge, Dome & Parlor, pg. 369-381
Trainline #34Southern Pacific Passenger Cars, Vol 5: Lounge, Dome & Parlor, pg. 381