Re: What happened to the MRS1 and 2 at RVJ?
Author: RVJ refugee
Date: 05-21-2020 - 14:21
The MRS-1s were not part of the trade with Portola. They were given to the State of California who sent them to Railtown 1897 on the Sierra Railway. One was kept for use while the other was scrapped. The two SP "Harriman" commuter coaches are still at RVJ, stored under cover. I don't know if the MRS-1s left RVJ as part of the "hospital train" (I'd already left in disgust by then), but it seems likely they did and were set out at Sacramento before the rest of the train headed for Portola. What RVJ got in return from Portola were two 44-tonners (one Sacramento Northern and one Saltair), a wooden SN caboose, and one or two WP MOW cars.