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Oregonian


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


The Oregonian was a 'heavyweight' train that ran from Oakland to Portland.

In August of 1939, the Oregonian was Train #17/18.

The 1946 SP Equipment circular lists The Oregonian #17/18

  • had 5 baggage express
  • mail baggage
  • chair
  • coach
  • 16 section tourist sleeper
  • diner
  • 12-1 sleeper
  • and 10-1-2 sleeper.
Train #17 Oregonian
equipmentFromToFromEnroute ToViaReturn on Train #
Baggage ExpressPortlandSalemPortlandSalemSPDH
Baggage ExpressPortlandKlamath FallsPortlandKlamath FallsSPDH
Baggage ExpressPortlandOaklandSeattleOaklandUP, SP59/16
Baggage ExpressPortlandOaklandPortlandLos AngelesSP55/261/20
Baggage ExpressPortlandOaklandPortlandOaklandSP18
Mail BaggagePortlandOaklandPortlandOaklandSP20
Chair (Newsagent)PortlandOaklandPortlandOaklandSP18
CoachPortlandOaklandPortlandOaklandSP18
16 Section Tourist SleeperPortlandOaklandPortlandOaklandSP18
DinerPortlandOaklandPortlandOaklandSP18
12-1 Standard SleeperPortlandOaklandPortlandOaklandSP18
10-1-2 Standard SleeperPortlandOaklandSeattleOaklandUP, SP18
  • 13 Cars - Portland to Salem
  • 12 Cars - Salem to Klamath Falls
  • 11 Cars - Klamath Falls to Oakland
Train #18 Oregonian
equipmentFromToFromEnroute ToViaReturn on Train #
Mail Baggage Eugene PortlandEugene Portland SP 19
Baggage (Newspapers on Fri.OaklandPortlandOaklandPortland SP --
Baggage Express OaklandPortlandOaklandSeattle SP, GN19
Baggage Express OaklandPortlandOaklandSeattle SP, GN19
Baggage Express OaklandDunsmuirOaklandGrants PassSP 327-19
Coach OaklandDunsmuirOaklandGrants PassSP 327-19
Chair OaklandPortlandOaklandPortland SP 19
Chair (Newsagent) OaklandPortlandOaklandPortland SP 17
Chair OaklandPortlandOaklandPortland SP 17
Chair OaklandPortlandOaklandPortland SP 19
16 Section Tourist Sleeper OaklandPortlandOaklandPortland SP 17
16 Section Tourist Sleeper OaklandPortlandOaklandPortland SP 19
Diner OaklandPortlandOaklandPortland SP 17
12-1 Standard Sleeper OaklandPortlandOaklandPortland SP 17
10-1-2 Standard Sleeper OaklandPortlandOaklandSeattle SP, GN17
10-1-2 Standard Sleeper OaklandDunsmuirOaklandGrants PassSP 327, 19
  • NOTE: 1 extra car on Friday

  • 14 Cars - Oakland to Dunsmuir
  • 11 Cars - Dunsmuir to Eugene
  • 12 Cars - Eugene to Portland

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