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San Francisco-Sacramento 1019

SN 1019 in its current condition. SN 1019 in its current condition.


Sacramento Northern 1019 is a double-end, double-truck, arch-roof, steel interurban coach. It is a simple car with no interior linings. It was built as a control trailer and was converted to a motor car.


This car was built in 1913 by the Hall Scott Motor Car Company of Berkeley, Ca. for the Oakland, Antioch and Eastern Railroad, which ran between Oakland and Sacramento. It was part of an eight-car order, series 1019 to 1026. In 1915 car 1019 was motorized using new equipment purchased from Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, of Pittsburgh, Pa. In January 1920, the O A and E was reorganized as the San Francisco-Sacramento Railroad. In 1928 the Sacramento Northern Railroad, formerly the Northern Electric, merged with the SF-S to form the Sacramento Northern Railway. In February 1929, car 1019 was probably repainted into the SNRy paint scheme at Chico, Ca. In 1938 cab signals and automatic train stop equipment was installed to allow this car to operate over the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. The Sacramento Northern discontinued passenger service in 1940 and in October 1941 car 1019 became maintenance car MW 301. Due to wartime power shortages, it was equipped with footboards and used as a switch engine. In November 1947 MW 301 had the electrical equipment removed and was rebuilt into MW 81, a kitchen – dining car. It was acquired by the Bay Area Electric Railroad Association in October 1972.

  • Vintage Photo: Vintage Photo
  • Vintage Caption: San Francisco - Sacramento RR 1019. Dedication Day, St. Mary’s College, Moraga, CA. (Sappers collection, BAEAR Collection)
  • Owners: Oakland, Antioch & Eastern 1019. San Francisco-Sacramento 1019. Sacramento Northern 1019. Sacramento Northern MW301. Sacramento Northern MW81.
  • Technical Data: Steel coach. Built by Hall Scott Motor Car Company in 1913. Seats, (60). Total car weight, (100,400) pounds.
  • Trucks: Baldwin 79-30 B. Wheels, 37-inch diameter steel. Axle. Journals, 5 X 9, 6 plain bearing, 2 roller bearing. Traction motors, (4-140 horsepower @ 750 VDC, 115 horsepower @ 600 VDC, inside hung).
  • Air Brake Equipment: Westinghouse Traction Brake, AMM. Automatic brake valve, (M-24A). Triple valve, (M2B). Double check valve, (#15). Brake cylinder, (14 X 12). Governor, (type N). Dynamotor/Air Compressor 2- (YE3 / D2L).
  • Dimensions: Width, 10’ 4”. Length, 59’ 0”. Height, 13’ 2 1/2”. Truck centers, 37’ 3 1/2”. Truck wheelbase, 6’ 7”.
  • Propulsion Equipment: Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing type HL. Master controller, (15A2). Switch group, (265E). Reverser, (284E2). Traction motors, (WE&MCo. 322E). Gearing, (bull 55 tooth, pinion 22 tooth, ratio 2.5 to 1, 5” face,). Control switch. Power resistors, (8” 3 point). MU plugs, (12 point). Dynamotor (see air compressor).
  • Misc Data: Couplers, modified t-butt freight car, should have Janney radial 1904 MCB contour. Pantograph, (US-122). Trolley shoe, (TS&W steel shoe with back up wheel). Trolley base, (US-14). Whistle, (Westinghouse trombone). Horn, (Westinghouse pneumonic). Bell, (air).
  • Current Condition: This car is in the condition as received from the SN, which is fair condition.
  • Proposed Future Treatment: This car needs to be restored as an SF-S motor car.
  • Date Last Modified: Saturday, 04 June 2011
  • Additional Photo 1: Additional Photo 1
  • Photo 1 Caption: Interior, SN steel Hall-Scott car taken prior to Oct. 1912 due to absence of communicating bell cord. (Sappers collection)


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