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Passenger Trains


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

The streamlined Sunbeam started service between Houston and Dallas on September 19th 1937 and had its last run September 11th 1955.

Initially and for many years they were pulled by specially rebuilt Pacific's (4-6-2's), but 1949 they were gradually replaced by PA-1's.

See the references listed below for much more (and better) information.


  • SPH&TS Trainline Issue 49 Fall 1996 - The Sunbeam T&NO's " Baby Daylight" by James F. Crowe
  • SPH&TS Trainline Issue 49 Fall 1996 - The Sunbeam Cars by Donald. M. Munger


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