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Old 10-07-2012, 08:53 PM   #1
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Southern pacific railroad and airstream

Doing some research on my 1957 overlander, California build. Spoke to former owner who explained the three round difficult to read emblem spots faded into the aluminum. Was advised that they were southern pacific railroad emblems, and that the trailer was used to house their employees working in the Mohave desert in California. Anyone familiar with this?
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:11 AM   #2
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Do a search. Timeless Travel Trailer has a current thread on a beautifully rebuilt "rail trailer", plus there is at least one other (with pics).
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:16 PM   #3
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Southern pacific railroad and streamline

Thanks, viewed the web site. Mine was not so much of a special build like that, can't determine if airstream built to railroad specs, or whether railroad ordered a shell and modeled the inside. Appreciate again your taking the time to reply.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:38 PM   #4
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Would love to see some pictures of the railroad interior.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:26 PM   #5
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Pictures southern pacific airstream

Have some pictures in my registry. For some reason I can't post pictures from my iPad. Basically had a small bed on each end, kitchen in the middle, and bathroom just to the rear of the kitchen. Was told it housed two employees at a time. Must have been tough on the employees in the mojave desert area! Did match the Southern Pacific insignia perfectly to the impression left on the trailer( left a shiny impression)
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:42 PM   #6
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http://www.airforums.com/forums/f368...use-78092.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f492...oad-47602.html
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:16 PM   #7
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Have some pictures in my registry. For some reason I can't post pictures from my iPad. Basically had a small bed on each end, kitchen in the middle, and bathroom just to the rear of the kitchen. Was told it housed two employees at a time. Must have been tough on the employees in the mojave desert area! Did match the Southern Pacific insignia perfectly to the impression left on the trailer( left a shiny impression)
Just an FYI, you can't upload photos from your iPad on the regular forum, but you can through the iPad app.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:10 PM   #8
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Southern pacific airstream

Still no luck on iPad photo upload,
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:28 AM   #9
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1957 southern pacific railroad Overlander

Think I can now load some pictures
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:17 AM   #10
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looks to be in great shape. are there pics of the interior? what are your plans for it?
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:47 PM   #11
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We have just finished the mechanical so to speak. It is 100% functional, and the interior is largely completed. We joined the nor cal airstream club, and have our first real outing co ing soon. I will take some interior pictures tomorrow. We have largely kept it original. As previously posted it was originally owned by the Southern Pacific railroad, it was made to house to workers. We have made a small change to the sleeping area. Will try to post one to the her pre-renovation interior pictures. Started polishing two days ago, what a job!
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:50 PM   #12
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:52 PM   #13
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:54 PM   #14
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Again, these are how she looked when we got her last October (interior)
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