Podcast: Episode 8 - Daylights, porters and passenger train consists
August 9, 2009 - 17:47 — Slambo
Southern Pacific 4449 running past the former Sturtevant, Wisconsin, depot on August 2, 2009.
Today on the podcast, we're going to take a look at the history of Southern Pacific 4449 and some of the trains it has pulled. We'll also hear a song about some "difficult" passengers that porters have to deal with. After that, we'll talk a little bit more about passenger trains and how you can model them. So, all aboard!
Daylight locomotive and train history
Coast Daylight inaugurated on March 1, 1937
Noon Daylight inaugurated in 1940
San Joaquin Daylight inaugurated on July 4, 1941
Shasta Daylight inaugurated in 1949
4449 donated to Portland on April 24, 1958, remained on static display until 1974
The Denver Zephyr consist was listed in the book Burlington's Zephyrs by Karl Zimmerman (Andover Junction Publications, 2004, ISBN 0-7603-1856-5), on pages 61 and 64. (note that The Rip Track will receive a small percentage if you purchase this book using the link on this page; thank you for your support)