Southern Pacific #2101

Technical Data

Builder Pullman
Class 72-IC-1
Date 1924
Length 72′
Acquired 2004


Built new as Southern Pacific Railroad (SP) coach #2101 for commute service on the Peninsula between San Jose and San Francisco; Retired in 1985 and sold to the California State Railroad Museum; acquired from the CSRM in 2004 after years of damage/vandalism while stored at the ex-SP Sacramento Shop yard.  The interior was completely rebuilt by the PLA while the exterior was repaired by replacing all the windows, fixing rusted sashes and roof repairs during 2004-2007.  In 2011 a new diesel generator was installed under the car.

This is an 80’ / Steel, Round Roof Heavyweight Suburban Commute / 60 tons

In service on the Niles Canyon Railway