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The City of San Francisco


1958 SP Passenger Timetable


This information has been compiled from postings to the SP Mailing list by Jeff Cauthen.

SP Equipment Register #15 issued February 1, 1955, revised Jan 10, 1958
City of San Francisco #101-102
Car typeRouting
Baggage ExpressCHI-OAK OAK-CHI
RPO MailCHI-OAK OAK-CHI
Bagg-DormCHI-OAK OAK-CHI
Chair * 40 seatsCHI-OAK OAK-CHI
Chair 36 seatsCHI-OAK OAK-CHI
Chair 40 seatsCHI-OAK OAK-CHI
Chair 44 seatsCHI-OAK OAK-CHI
Coffee ShopCHI-OAK OAK-CHI
DinerCHI-OAK OAK-CHI
LoungeCHI-OAK OAK-CHI
4-4-2 SleeperCHI-OAK OAK-CHI
4-4-2 SleeperCHI-OAK OAK-CHI
6-6-4 SleeperCHI-OAK OAK-CHI
10-6 Sleeper SP blunt endCHI-OAK OAK-CHI
* summer only
Train operated on MILW Road to Chicago
'All cars supposed to be Yellow, but there were exceptions'
OAK = OaklandCHI = Chicago

City of San Francisco Consist (Inaugurated January 2, 1938)
1800 H.P. Power UnitSF-1
1800 H.P. Power UnitSF-2
1800 H.P. Power UnitSF-3
Auxiliary Power-Baggage-Dormitory CarSF-101
54-seat Chair CarSF-401 Market Street
32-sear Coffee Shop-Kitchen CarSF-601 Presidio
72-seat Dining Room CarSF-602 Mission Dolores
Dormitory-Buffet Lounge CarSF-701 Embarcadero
4 Compartments, 3 Drawing RoomsTwin Peaks
12 Open SectionsChinatown
4 Compartments, 3 Drawing RoomsFisherman's Wharf
12 Open SectionsGolden Gate Bridge
11 Double BedroomsSeal Rocks
12 Open SectionsUnion Square
18 RoomettesTelegraph Hill
12 Duplex Single Rooms, 5 Double BedroomsPortsmouth Square
Buffet Lounge Observation CarSF-901 Nob Hill
This information was taken from "Car Names, Numbers and Consists" by Robert J. Wayner

Train #101 -- Streamlined "City of San Francisco Challenger" (Eight Train)
Sailings: 5th - 11th - 17th - 23rd - 29th of each month
equipmentcar no.capacityname of sleeperFrom-Enroute-ToVia
3 Car Power Unit SF-1,
SF-2, SF-3
5400hp ------Chicago - OaklandCNW, UP, SP
Baggage Dormitory SF-101------ SF-101 Chicago - OaklandCNW, UP, SP
Chair 1 54 seats Market Street Chicago - OaklandCNW, UP, SP
Chair 2 48 seats UP-5344 Chicago - OaklandCNW, UP, SP
Coffee Shop-Kitchen
(articulated)
SF-60532 seats Presidio Chicago - OaklandCNW, UP, SP
Diner
(articulated)
SF-60668 seats Mission Dolores Chicago - OaklandCNW, UP, SP
Dormitory Club SF-70228 seats Embarcadero Chicago - OaklandCNW, UP, SP
Standard Sleeper (articulated) 1010 4 Compartment, 3 Drawing Room Fishermans Wharf Chicago - OaklandCNW, UP, SP
Standard Sleeper (articulated) 1011 12 Section Golden Gate Park Chicago - OaklandCNW, UP, SP
Standard Sleeper 1012 12 Duplex, 5 Double Bedroom Portsmouth SquareChicago - OaklandCNW, UP, SP
Standard Sleeper 1013 10 Roomette, 5 Double Bedroom Ferry Building Chicago - OaklandCNW, UP, SP
Standard Sleeper 1014 4 Compartment, 4 Double Bedroom, 2 Drawing RoomTwin Peaks Chicago - OaklandCNW, UP, SP
Standard Sleeper 1015 4 Compartment, 4 Double Bedroom, 2 Drawing RoomChinatown Chicago - OaklandCNW, UP, SP
Standard Sleeper 1016 4 Compartment, 4 Double Bedroom, 2 Drawing RoomYerba Buena Chicago - OaklandCNW, UP, SP
Standard Sleeper 1017 4 Compartment, 4 Double Bedroom, 2 Drawing RoomCliff House Chicago - OaklandCNW, UP, SP
Standard Sleeper 1018 6 Section, 4 Double Bedroom, 6 Roomette American Ranger Chicago - OaklandCNW, UP, SP
This information was from the SP Equipment Circular 14 - June 2, 1946
  • 18 Cars - Completely air conditioned
  • Maximum consist - 18 Cars
Train #102 -- Streamlined "City of San Francisco Challenger" (Eight Train)
Sailings: 2nd - 8th - 14th - 20th - 26th of each month
equipmentcar no.capacityname of sleeperFrom-Enroute-ToVia
3 Car Power Unit SF-1,
SF-2, SF-3
5400hp ------Oakland - ChicagoSP, UP, CNW
Baggage Dormitory SF-101------ SF-101 Oakland - ChicagoSP, UP, CNW
Chair 131 54 seats Market Street Oakland - ChicagoSP, UP, CNW
Chair 132 48 seats UP-5344 Oakland - ChicagoSP, UP, CNW
Coffee Shop-Kitchen
(articulated)
SF-60532 seats Presidio Oakland - ChicagoSP, UP, CNW
Diner
(articulated)
SF-60668 seats Mission Dolores Oakland - ChicagoSP, UP, CNW
Dormitory Club SF-70228 seats Embarcadero Oakland - ChicagoSP, UP, CNW
Standard Sleeper (articulated) 1020 4 Compartment, 3 Drawing Room Fishermans Wharf Oakland - ChicagoSP, UP, CNW
Standard Sleeper (articulated) 1021 12 Section Golden Gate Park Oakland - ChicagoSP, UP, CNW
Standard Sleeper 1022 12 Duplex, 5 Double Bedroom Portsmouth SquareOakland - ChicagoSP, UP, CNW
Standard Sleeper 1023 10 Roomette, 5 Double Bedroom Ferry Building Oakland - ChicagoSP, UP, CNW
Standard Sleeper 1024 4 Compartment, 4 Double Bedroom, 2 Drawing RoomTwin Peaks Oakland - ChicagoSP, UP, CNW
Standard Sleeper 1025 4 Compartment, 4 Double Bedroom, 2 Drawing RoomChinatown Oakland - ChicagoSP, UP, CNW
Standard Sleeper 1026 4 Compartment, 4 Double Bedroom, 2 Drawing RoomYerba Buena Oakland - ChicagoSP, UP, CNW
Standard Sleeper 1027 4 Compartment, 4 Double Bedroom, 2 Drawing RoomCliff House Oakland - ChicagoSP, UP, CNW
Standard Sleeper 1028 6 Section, 4 Double Bedroom, 6 Roomette American Ranger Oakland - ChicagoSP, UP, CNW
This information was from the SP Equipment Circular 14 - June 2, 1946
  • 18 Cars - Completely air conditioned
  • Maximum consist - 18 Cars
Train #101 -- Streamlined "City of San Francisco Challenger" (Tenth Train)
Sailings: 2nd - 8th - 14th - 20th - 26th of each month
equipmentcar no.capacityname of sleeperFrom-Enroute-ToVia
3 Car Power Unit SF-4,
SF-5, SF-6
6000hp ------Chicago - OaklandCNW, UP, SP
Baggage Dormitory SF-104------ SF-104 Chicago - OaklandCNW, UP, SP
Chair 1 48 seats Montgomery StreetChicago - OaklandCNW, UP, SP
Chair 2 48 seats UP-5363 Chicago - OaklandCNW, UP, SP
Coffee Shop-Kitchen
(articulated)
SF-60932 seats Fort Mason Chicago - OaklandCNW, UP, SP
Diner
(articulated)
SF-61064 seats St. Francis WoodsChicago - OaklandCNW, UP, SP
Dormitory Club SF-70435 seats Marina Chicago - OaklandCNW, UP, SP
Standard Sleeper (articulated) 1010 4 Compartment, 3 Drawing Room Seal Rocks Chicago - OaklandCNW, UP, SP
Standard Sleeper (articulated) 1011 12 Section Union Square Chicago - OaklandCNW, UP, SP
Standard Sleeper 1012 12 Duplex, 5 Double Bedroom Telegraph Hill Chicago - OaklandCNW, UP, SP
Standard Sleeper 1013 10 Roomette, 5 Double Bedroom Rincon Hill Chicago - OaklandCNW, UP, SP
Standard Sleeper 1014 4 Compartment, 4 Double Bedroom, 2 Drawing RoomSutro Heights Chicago - OaklandCNW, UP, SP
Standard Sleeper 1015 4 Compartment, 4 Double Bedroom, 2 Drawing RoomNorth Beach Chicago - OaklandCNW, UP, SP
Standard Sleeper 1016 4 Compartment, 4 Double Bedroom, 2 Drawing RoomHunters Point Chicago - OaklandCNW, UP, SP
Standard Sleeper 1017 4 Compartment, 4 Double Bedroom, 2 Drawing RoomCivic Center Chicago - OaklandCNW, UP, SP
Standard Sleeper 1018 6 Section, 4 Double Bedroom, 6 Roomette Angel Island Chicago - OaklandCNW, UP, SP
Sleeper Lounge Observation 1019 4 Double Bedroom, lounge observation Russian Hill Chicago - OaklandCNW, UP, SP
This information was from the SP Equipment Circular 14 - June 2, 1946
  • 19 Cars - Completely air conditioned
  • Maximum consist - 19 Cars
Train #101 -- Streamlined "City of San Francisco Challenger" (Tenth Train)
Sailings: 5th - 11th - 17th - 23rd - 29th of each month
equipmentcar no.capacityname of sleeperFrom-Enroute-ToVia
3 Car Power Unit SF-4,
SF-5, SF-6
6000hp ------Oakland - ChicagoSP, UP, CNW
Baggage Dormitory SF-104------ SF-104 Oakland - ChicagoSP, UP, CNW
Chair 1 48 seats Montgomery StreetOakland - ChicagoSP, UP, CNW
Chair 2 48 seats UP-5363 Oakland - ChicagoSP, UP, CNW
Coffee Shop-Kitchen
(articulated)
SF-60932 seats Fort Mason Oakland - ChicagoSP, UP, CNW
Diner
(articulated)
SF-61064 seats St. Francis WoodsOakland - ChicagoSP, UP, CNW
Dormitory Club SF-70435 seats Marina Oakland - ChicagoSP, UP, CNW
Standard Sleeper (articulated) 1020 4 Compartment, 3 Drawing Room Seal Rocks Oakland - ChicagoSP, UP, CNW
Standard Sleeper (articulated) 1021 12 Section Union Square Oakland - ChicagoSP, UP, CNW
Standard Sleeper 1022 12 Duplex, 5 Double Bedroom Telegraph Hill Oakland - ChicagoSP, UP, CNW
Standard Sleeper 1023 10 Roomette, 5 Double Bedroom Rincon Hill Oakland - ChicagoSP, UP, CNW
Standard Sleeper 1024 4 Compartment, 4 Double Bedroom, 2 Drawing RoomSutro Heights Oakland - ChicagoSP, UP, CNW
Standard Sleeper 1025 4 Compartment, 4 Double Bedroom, 2 Drawing RoomNorth Beach Oakland - ChicagoSP, UP, CNW
Standard Sleeper 1026 4 Compartment, 4 Double Bedroom, 2 Drawing RoomHunters Point Oakland - ChicagoSP, UP, CNW
Standard Sleeper 1027 4 Compartment, 4 Double Bedroom, 2 Drawing RoomCivic Center Oakland - ChicagoSP, UP, CNW
Standard Sleeper 1028 6 Section, 4 Double Bedroom, 6 Roomette Angel Island Oakland - ChicagoSP, UP, CNW
Sleeper Lounge Observation 1029 4 Double Bedroom, lounge observation Russian Hill Oakland - ChicagoSP, UP, CNW
This information was from the SP Equipment Circular 14 - June 2, 1946
  • 19 Cars - Completely air conditioned
  • Maximum consist - 19 Cars


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