SAN DIEGO & ARIZONA EASTERN RAILWAY #1084-MW

SAN DIEGO & ARIZONA EASTERN RAILWAY #1084-MW


Later converted into a Maintenance-of-Way car, this steel boxcar carried all types of merchandise requiring protection from theft or weather elements.
Builder unknown; Built December 1936

This Class B-50-18 boxcar is approximately 40' 8" long, 10' 5" wide, and 13' 1" high. Its interior is 40' 6" long, 9' 2" wide, and 10' 0" high. The car weighs 44,400 lbs. (22.2 tons), and has a capacity of 1000000 lbs. (50 tons) in its 3,713 cubic foot capacity. It has a load limit of 124,000 lbs. (62 tons).

The car was originally built for the Southern Pacific and numbered SP #115067. Its service history is unknown. It was last weighed at SP's Brooklyn shops (BKN) in Portland, OR in April 1962.

Sometime after that date, SP #115067 was transferred by the SP to its San Diego & Arizona Eastern subsidiary for Maintenance-of-Way use, and renumbered SDAE #1084-MW. When the Metropolitan Transit Development Board of San Diego County purchased the SD&AE from the Southern Pacific in November 1979, SDAE # 1084-MW was included in the purchase. For many years, the car was based in the SD&AE yard at Jacumba, CA, and was photographed there in June 1985. In 1990 it was brought to Campo to make room for construction equipment to be used in rebuilding two collapsed tunnels in nearby Carrizo gorge.

After some negotiations, SDAE #1084-MW was sold by the MTDB-owned SD&AE to the SDRM in 1992. When time and funds permit, it will be rehabilitated and repainted in its original colors as SP #115067. It is currently displayed in the museum yard at Campo and is being used for the storage of museum equipment.

1993 Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association. W. Schneider