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Saltair Open Cars
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Author:  Charles Brown [ Sat Aug 29, 1998 1:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Saltair Open Cars

Greetings! Your discussion on adding seats to flatcars brought to mind the 12 cars operated by Saltair (Salt Lake, Garfield & Western RR). These were 54 foot flatcars with crossbenches to hold 100 seated passengers and 3 steps on each side that were said to be able to carry 150 standees. I'm curious as to the disposition of these cars. I know that the Heber Creeper RR in Utah had two of them. One was sold to the Western Ry Museum in Rio Vista. Is the other one still at the Heber Creeper or has it gone elsewhere? Also, two are owned by the RLHS and are displayed in Utah. Does anybody know where?<br>Thanks!<br>


Author:  Jeff Terry [ Sun Aug 30, 1998 7:57 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Saltair Open Cars

Last time I was at Heber there was still one open car on the old Heber Creeper property. The other two cars are in Salt Lake City, in storage at an industrial park served by the SLG&W. They are owned by the Promontory Chapter, NRHS. <p>Jeff Terry<br>


Author:  Charles Brown [ Mon Aug 31, 1998 6:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Saltair Open Cars

<br>Thanks, Jeff! Good to know that they're still around. I always thought that they would make ideal excursion cars for a tourist railroad.<br>


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