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Southern Pacific : Sunburst Rose

WP 37-7 ex SP 3503 ex Sunburst Rose nee Red Cross

  Ex Western Pacific MofW 37-7 in August 2004. The former 12 Section - 1 Drawing room sleeper was rebuilt by SP to Baggage-Dormitory car 3503. WP modified the car for Maintenance of way service.David Roth Photo

  Built as the Red Cross, The car was renamed Sunburst Rose 8-21-1930 for the Union Pacific. Air conditioning was added 1/28/35. The car became property of the Southern Pacific on 12-31-1948 and was leased to Pullman. Withdrawn from lease 9-15-53, it was rebuilt to dormitory car SP 3503. After being retired by the SP, the car ended its' days in MofW service for the Western Pacific Railroad and numbered 37-7. When retired the car was acquired by the Portola Railroad Museum, where it is displayed today.

Sunburst Rose TYPE: 12 Section - 1 Drawingroom  
Built: 9/2/1925 Plan: 3410A Lot: 3894
Trucks: 242A Painted: CED4864 Withdrawn from lease: 9/15/53

  Sunburst Rose was acquired by Southern Pacific 12-31-1948 in the Pullman divestiture. Its' last two shopping were at Richmond where it was painted diagram 4864; Pullman green with Southern Pacific in the letterboard.

SHOP SEQUENCE Class Repair DATE IN DATE OUT Report Number
10 of 11 M 3/15/48 3/31/48 46250
11 0f 11 M 1/26/51 2/9/51 51318

SP 3503 shows under the coat of MofW silver . David Roth Photo

Sunburst Rose is still equipped with Pullman 242A trucks applied to many cars built during the mid 1920's...David Roth Photo

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