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 Post subject: ATSF Camera Car 30 en rt. Tulsa to Kingman, AZ
PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:39 pm 

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Reports on Arizona-focused rail groups on Facebook and TrainOrders report that former Santa Fe business car 30, later used by the railroad as a camera car for locomotive simulators, is now en route atop a flat car from Cherryvale, Kansas via Tulsa to Kingman, Arizona for installation at its new home at a winery there (yes, somehow wineries exist in Arizona).

More on the car from http://www.qstation.org/ATSFCameraCar/ :

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The Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Camera Car started its life as Business Car #30, built by the Pullman Car Company in 1918 in lot #4530. It was assigned as the Director's Car on 18 February 1928. It then carried the designation of being "Unassigned" till 01 January 1966. It was converted to Film Car #30 in March 1969. It was then renumbered Film Car #5009 in July 1970, and finally renumbered Film Car #73 in January 1973.
It was also one of the cars which never received the silver shadow stripe livery and rebuilt trucks.
Car #30 was the #2 car at Galveston for a number of years, till Galveston was shut down and the GC&SF was abolished. After the abolishment, Car #30 was sent to storage, where it sat till the locomotive simulator car was approved. Car #30 was then modified with an enclosed rear platform, among other things, and used to film stretches of the actual ATSF right of way all over the system for use in the locomotive simulator car.


Car later bore RPCX 30.

Thread on this car from 2016: https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/ ... ,nodelay=1

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Late 2015 image from Panoramio which should have been gone by now.....

The only wineries in the Kingman area at the moment are Stetson and Cella across the road from one another north of Hackberry, and Stetson is the established one. Of course, this could be a new operation being built anew in Kingman......
There happens to be a much more substantial winery operation in Denver called Kingman Winery. Is there ANY chance that someone is confused as to the destination?
There's also Desert Diamond Distillery much closer, practically along 66 and the Transcon..........


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 Post subject: Re: ATSF Camera Car 30 en rt. Tulsa to Kingman, AZ
PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:47 pm 

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Contacted all of the wineries in the Kingman area. Desert Diamond Distillery replied saying they acquired a passenger railcar. I am assuming it is this one.


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 Post subject: Re: ATSF Camera Car 30 en rt. Tulsa to Kingman, AZ
PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:48 am 

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There is a nice write-up, including photos, on the Santa Fe camera cars at the bottom of this page on the SP 9010 website (SP 9010 was also used as a camera car, the only thing that saved it):
http://sp9010.ncry.org/sp8799.htm


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 Post subject: Re: ATSF Camera Car 30 en rt. Tulsa to Kingman, AZ
PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:06 am 

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Looked quite different with the camera equipment box and cab!
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 Post subject: Re: ATSF Camera Car 30 en rt. Tulsa to Kingman, AZ
PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:46 am 

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I'll have to go up there in the spring and check it out. Arizona does have a number of wineries, though most of the ones that I am aware of are down here in southern Arizona.

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