Southern Pacific Motor Car

Title

Southern Pacific Motor Car

Description

A colorized picture of a motor car built by McKeen Motor Car Company of Omaha, Nebraska. McKeen cars had a distinctive "wind-splitter" pointed aerodynamic front end and a rounded rear end. This car was powered by an internal combustion engine located on the front truck of the car. These cars were manufactured between 1905 and 1917. The car has no identifying marks except for MOTOR CAR I at the front side. Of interest is the dropped center door for passengers ease of entering or leaving the car. This car is the long version of 70 feet and fitted with a mail/express section ahead of the passenger section. The shorter version was 55 feet long. There are three men, two in the car and one, standing beside the car, posing for the photographer.
[front] 1365. Motor Car used on Southern Pacific Lines in Oregon. “On The Line Of A Thousand Wonders.” [back] Mrs. L. R. Marshall Springfield Mo. Box 106 R. R. #4 Postmarked Portland Sep 3 1912 Stamp has been removed. Just got mailed letter telling of your sickness. Wish I were hear and hope you are much better. Why didn’t you tell us sooner. Do take care of yourself and write us. Dear Grandma W. want would we do without her Bert

Date Created

circa 1910

Subject

Transportation
Transportation--Passenger traffic
Trains
Railroad
Railroad trains
Railroads--Passenger traffic
Local & State History

Place

Oregon

Medium

photographic postcards

Language

English

Identifier

FHFG_pic0098

Rights

Online access to this image is for research and educational purposes only. To inquire about permissions, order a reproduction, or for more information, please contact Friends of Historic Forest Grove at Friends@FGHistory.org.

Source

Friends of Historic Forest Grove