The Golden West Service Freight Cars Page

Photo by: Eric Dillinger


Welcome to the Golden West Service Freight Cars Page. These bright-blue cars were former SP, Cotton Belt and Rio Grande freight cars that were sold to various shortlines, rebuilt and then leased back by the railroad. Bottom line, this was an example of accountants trying to run a railroad. In any case, this was a futile attempt to breathe life into an ailing SP. However, the point of this page is not to argue the merits of why the SP did what it did, just to provide a repository of knowledge of these interresting cars.

A little background on the cars is probably in order. The SP started this program in the late 80's and as far as I know, it was still ongoing at the time of the SP's merger (assimilation) by the UP. At first glance, the fleet appears very scattered. As a GERNERAL rule (there are exceptions) the first digit of the road number represents the TYPE of car. Some examples are "1" for 100 ton box cars, "5" for covered hoppers, "6" for open hoppers and "7" for 70 ton boxcars. The next two digits indicate the SP's class designation for the cars. The last three digits were the numerical sequence of the cars in the series.

All cars were painted in the same dark blue scheme with the Golden West Service name and stacked block logo on the side of the car. There were several shortline railroads for which the cars were lettered over the years and a class one. These lines included the Galveston Railroad (GVSR), Ventura County Railroad (VCY) and Cole Rail (CRLE.) A few covered hoppers were also lettered for KCS early in the program, but were relettered for another road after a brief time.

This page is organized by reporting mark, then by GWS number. This organization leaves gaps in certain number sequences, as some groups were assigned to multiple short lines and some were even renumbered from one to another over time. Links are provided back to the corresponding original SP/SSW or D&RGW class or number series page for easy reference.


See also the Golden West Photo page.


 

Golden West Service by Eric Neubauer - now available!

 


CPAA Cars:

CPAA 44300=44349

B-100-32

 

 

B-100-34

 

CRLE Cars:

CRLE 512020

H-100-12

 

CRLE 512022-512024

H-100-12

 

CRLE 512026-512031

H-100-12

 

CRLE 512053-512293 (odd only)

H-100-12

 

CRLE 512300-512304

H-100-12

 

CRLE 518017

H-100-18

 

CRLE 518019

H-100-18

 

CRLE 518022-518024

H-100-18

 

CRLE 518022-518024

H-100-18

 

CRLE 518027

H-100-18

 

CRLE 518032-518061

H-100-18

 

CRLE 518067-518349 (odd only)

H-100-18

 

CRLE 518360-518363

H-100-18

 

CRLE 520002-520003

H-100-20

 

CRLE 520012-520036

H-100-20

 

CRLE 520005

H-100-20

 

CRLE 520039-520177 (odd only)

H-100-20

 

CRLE 520200-520201

H-100-20

 

CRLE 521002

H-100-21

 

CRLE 521005-521017

H-100-21

 

CRLE 521023-521079 (odd only)

H-100-21

 

CRLE 524006-524007

H-100-24

 

CRLE 524011-524040

H-100-24

 

CRLE 524042

H-100-24

 

CRLE 524044-524045

H-100-24

 

CRLE 524128-524173

H-100-24

 

CRLE 524175-524187 (odd only)

H-100-24

 

CRLE 524200-524206

H-100-24

 

CRLE 524222-524224

H-100-24

 

CRLE 524501-524533 (odd only)

H-100-24

 

CRLE 524700

H-100-24

 

CRLE 524701-524709 (odd only)

H-100-24

 

CRLE 525008-525009

H-100-25

 

CRLE 525011-525014

H-100-25

 

CRLE 525074-525088

H-100-25

 

CRLE 525100-525106

H-100-25

 

CRLE 525700

H-100-25

 

CRLE 526008-526012

H-100-26

 

CRLE 526500

H-100-26

 

CRLE 526501-526545 (odd only)

H-100-26

 

CRLE 526549

H-100-26

 

CRLE 527004-527021

H-100-27

 

CRLE 527023-527024

H-100-27

 

CRLE 527026-527027

H-100-27

 

CRLE 527059-527123

H-100-27

 

CRLE 527125-527129

H-100-27

 

CRLE 527130-527156 (even only)

H-100-27

 

CRLE 527170-527178

H-100-27

 

CRLE 527500-527502

H-100-27

 

CRLE 527503-527525 (odd only)

H-100-27

 

CRLE 527537-527553 (odd only)

H-100-27

 

CRLE 527700-527711

H-100-27

 

CRLE 527713-527721

H-100-27

 

CRLE 527722-527730 (even only)

H-100-27

 

CRLE 528006-528010

H-100-28

 

CRLE 528012-528017

H-100-28

 

CRLE 528019-528022

H-100-28

 

CRLE 528058-528067

H-100-28

 

CRLE 528069-528105

H-100-28

 

CRLE 528106-528116 (even only)

H-100-28

 

CRLE 528130-528137

H-100-28

 

CRLE 528159

H-100-28

 

CRLE 528500-528502

H-100-28

 

CRLE 528503-528559 (odd only)

H-100-28

 

CRLE 528700-528711

H-100-28

 

CRLE 528712-528716 (even only)

H-100-28

 

CRLE 528720-528736 (even only)

H-100-28

 

CRLE 530008

H-100-30

 

CRLE 530038

H-100-30

 

CRLE 530053-530057

H-100-30

 

CRLE 530059-530080

H-100-30

 

CRLE 530082-530083

H-100-30

 

CRLE 530085-530090

H-100-30

 

CRLE 530093-530094

H-100-30

 

CRLE 530115-530157

H-100-30

 

CRLE 530158-530194 (even only)

H-100-30

 

CRLE 530200-530250 (even only)

H-100-30

 

CRLE 530260-530267

H-100-30

 

CRLE 530700-530715

H-100-30

 

CRLE 530716-530768 (even only)

H-100-30

 

CRLE 533004

H-100-33

 

CRLE 533008-533014

H-100-33

 

CRLE 533016

H-100-33

 

CRLE 533018-533022

H-100-33

 

CRLE 533024

H-100-33

 

CRLE 533045

H-100-33

 

CRLE 533050-533065

H-100-33

 

CRLE 533701-533703 (odd only)

H-100-33

 

CRLE 538003-538004

H-100-38

 

CRLE 538006-538025

H-100-38

 

CRLE 538040-538053

H-100-38

 

CRLE 539000

H-100-39

 

CRLE 539002-539014

H-100-39

 

CRLE 539030-539038

H-100-39

 

CRLE 544000

D&RGW 15250-15399

 

CRLE 547000

D&RGW 15400-15499

 

CRLE 552000-552004

D&RGW 15500-15599

 

CRLE 830000-830028

F-70-67

 

CRLE 830029

F-70-66

 

CRLE 830030-830049

F-70-67

 

CRLE 830050-830062

F-70-69

 

CRLE 830063

F-70-67

 

CRLE 830064-830066

F-70-69

 

CRLE 830067

F-70-67

 

CRLE 830068-830085

F-70-69

 

CRLE 830086-830087

F-70-66

 

CRLE 830088

F-70-67

 

CRLE 830089-830091

F-70-66

 

CRLE 830092-830094

F-70-56

 

CRLE 830095-830097

F-70-60

 

CRLE 830098

F-70-66

 

CRLE 830099

F-70-60

 

GPMX Cars:

GPMX 10200=10249

G-100-15

relettered VCY in 2001

 

G-100-17

relettered VCY in 2001

GVSR Cars:

GVSR 100000=100072

D&RGW 50600-50649

 

 

D&RGW 50800-50899

 

GVSR 102000-102004

B-100-2

 

GVSR 112000-112017

B-100-12R

 

GVSR 114000-114014

B-100-14

 

GVSR 114040-114050

B-100-14

 

GVSR 116000-116004

B-100-16

 

GVSR 117000-117024

B-100-17

 

GVSR 117040-117055

B-100-17

 

GVSR 118000-118016

B-100-18

 

GVSR 122000-122005

B-100-22

 

GVSR 124000-124001

B-100-24

 

GVSR 126000-126002

B-100-26

 

GVSR 128000-128031

B-100-28

 

GVSR 129000-129037

B-100-29

 

GVSR 132000-132126

B-100-32

 

GVSR 132130-132154

B-100-32

 

GVSR 134100-134124

B-100-34

 

GVSR 134000-134092

B-100-34

 

GVSR 135000-135003

B-100-35

 

GVSR 136000-136140

B-100-36

 

GVSR 136141-136215

B-100-36

 

GVSR 136220-136287

B-100-36

 

GVSR 136300-136348

B-100-36

 

GVSR 136350-136396

B-100-36

 

GVSR 136420-136436

B-100-36

 

GVSR 137000-137033

B-100-37

 

GVSR 137040-137044

B-100-37

 

GVSR 138000-138058

B-100-38

 

GVSR 138059-138084

B-100-38

 

GVSR 138090-138123

B-100-38

 

GVSR 138130-138150

B-100-38

 

GVSR 138160-138168

B-100-38

 

GVSR 138200-138213

B-100-38

 

GVSR 149000-149010

B-100-49

 

GVSR 172000-172002

B-70-72

relettered VCY

GVSR 172005-172007

B-70-72

relettered VCY

GVSR 172010

B-70-72

relettered VCY

GVSR 202000-202034

F-100-2

 

GVSR 205000-205004

F-100-5

 

GVSR 208000-208002

F-100-8

 

GVSR 209000-209002

F-100-9

 

GVSR 213000-213002

F-100-13

 

GVSR 300000=300023

D&RGW 56125-56274

 

 

D&RGW 56275-56374

 

 

D&RGW 56375-56424

 

GVSR 300040=300079

D&RGW 56125-56274

 

 

D&RGW 56275-56374

 

 

D&RGW 56375-56424

 

 

D&RGW 56425-56474

 

GVSR 323000-323050

G-100-23

 

GVSR 323080-323109

G-100-23

 

GVSR 325000-325029

G-100-25

 

GVSR 326000-326002

G-100-26

 

GVSR 327000-327049

G-100-27

 

GVSR 327100-327121

G-100-27

 

GVSR 333000-333004

G-100-33

 

GVSR 443000-443048

F-70-43

 

GVSR 450000-450035

F-70-50

 

GVSR 450036-450068 (even only)

F-70-50

 

GVSR 459000=459068

F-70-59

 

GVSR 461000-461043

F-70-61

 

GVSR 508000-508082

H-100-8

 

GVSR 512000-512019

H-100-12

ex KCS

GVSR 512021

H-100-12

ex KCS

GVSR 512025

H-100-12

ex KCS

GVSR 512032-512047

H-100-12

 

GVSR 513000-513061

H-100-13

 

GVSR 518000-518016

H-100-18

ex KCS

GVSR 518018

H-100-18

ex KCS

GVSR 518020-518021

H-100-18

ex KCS

GVSR 518025-518026

H-100-18

ex KCS

GVSR 518028-518031

H-100-18

ex KCS

GVSR 518800-518805

H-100-18

 

GVSR 520000-520001

H-100-20

ex KCS

GVSR 520004

H-100-20

ex KCS

GVSR 520006-520011

H-100-20

ex KCS

GVSR 520800

H-100-20

 

GVSR 521000-521001

H-100-21

ex KCS

GVSR 521003-521004

H-100-21

ex KCS

GVSR 524000-524005

H-100-24

ex KCS

GVSR 524008-524010

H-100-24

ex KCS

GVSR 524041

H-100-24

 

GVSR 524043

H-100-24

 

GVSR 524046-524127

H-100-24

 

GVSR 524800-524814

H-100-24

 

GVSR 525000-525006

H-100-25

ex KCS

GVSR 525007

H-100-25

 

GVSR 525010

H-100-25

 

GVSR 525015-525043

H-100-25

 

GVSR 525045-525068

H-100-25

 

GVSR 525800-525817

H-100-25

 

GVSR 526000-526001

H-100-26

ex KCS

GVSR 526002

H-100-26

 

GVSR 526800-526805

H-100-26

 

GVSR 527000-527003

H-100-27

ex KCS

GVSR 527022

H-100-27

 

GVSR 527025

H-100-27

 

GVSR 527028-527052

H-100-27

 

GVSR 527800-527824

H-100-27

 

GVSR 528000-528005

H-100-28

ex KCS

GVSR 528011

H-100-28

 

GVSR 528018

H-100-28

 

GVSR 528023-528052

H-100-28

 

GVSR 528800-528821

H-100-28

 

GVSR 530000-530007

H-100-30

ex KCS

GVSR 530009-530037

H-100-30

ex KCS

GVSR 530039-530052

H-100-30

ex KCS

GVSR 530058

H-100-30

 

GVSR 530081

H-100-30

 

GVSR 530084

H-100-30

 

GVSR 530091-530092

H-100-30

 

GVSR 530095-530110

H-100-30

 

GVSR 530800-530819

H-100-30

 

GVSR 533000-533003

H-100-33

ex KCS

GVSR 533005-533007

H-100-33

ex KCS

GVSR 533015

H-100-33

 

GVSR 533023

H-100-33

 

GVSR 533025-533030

H-100-33

 

GVSR 533800-533816

H-100-33

 

GVSR 538000-538002

H-100-38

ex KCS

GVSR 538800-538810

H-100-38

 

GVSR 539800-539808

H-100-39

 

GVSR 629000-629100

H-100-29

 

GVSR 629110-629148

H-100-29

 

GVSR 629500-629573

H-100-29

 

GVSR 629600-629633

H-100-29

 

GVSR 632000-632070

H-100-32

 

GVSR 632080-632096

H-100-32

 

GVSR 632500-632526

H-100-32

 

GVSR 632600-632610

H-100-32

 

GVSR 636000-636024

H-100-36

 

GVSR 636030-636054

H-100-36

 

GVSR 636500-636547

H-100-36

 

GVSR 636600-636617

H-100-36

 

GVSR 637000-637014

H-100-37

 

GVSR 637020-637038

H-100-37

 

GVSR 637500-637548

H-100-37

 

GVSR 637600-637611

H-100-37

 

GVSR 700000=700174

D&RGW 61000-61249

 

 

D&RGW 61250-61299

 

 

D&RGW 61300-61499

 

 

D&RGW 61500-61749

 

GVSR 700200=700246

D&RGW 61250-61299

 

 

D&RGW 61300-61499

 

 

D&RGW 61500-61749

 

GVSR 700300-700355

D&RGW 61000-61249

 

GVSR 719000-719018

B-70-19R

 

GVSR 719019

B-70-19

 

GVSR 725000-725003

B-70-25

 

GVSR 725020-725038

B-70-25

 

GVSR 741000-741055

B-70-41

 

GVSR 741060-741091

B-70-41

 

GVSR 741110-741116

B-70-41

 

GVSR 742000=742113

B-70-42R

 

GVSR 742000=742113

B-70-43R

 

GVSR 743000=743135

B-70-42R

 

GVSR 743000=743135

B-70-43R

 

GVSR 746000-746026

B-70-46

 

GVSR 746030-746056

B-70-46

 

GVSR 746110-746114

B-70-46

 

GVSR 747000-747043

B-70-47

 

GVSR 747050-747121

B-70-47

 

GVSR 747150-747160

B-70-47

 

GVSR 750000-750040

B-70-50

 

GVSR 750050-750102

B-70-50

 

GVSR 750110-750121

B-70-50

 

GVSR 754000

B-70-54

 

GVSR 757000-757013

B-70-57

 

GVSR 763000-763044

B-70-63

 

GVSR 763100-763156

B-70-63

 

GVSR 763175-763179

B-70-63

 

GVSR 764000-764255

B-70-64

 

GVSR 764300-764421

B-70-64

 

GVSR 764437-764499

B-70-64

 

GVSR 765000-765088

B-70-64

 

GVSR 766000-766222

B-70-66

 

GVSR 766250-766266

B-70-66

 

GVSR 766300-766356

B-70-66

 

GVSR 766365-766390

B-70-66

 

GVSR 766400-766458

B-70-66

 

GVSR 766500-766512

B-70-66

 

GVSR 767000-767198

B-70-67

 

GVSR 767200-767258

B-70-67

 

GVSR 767275-767291

B-70-67

 

GVSR 767500-767508

B-70-67

re#'d to GVSR 767500-767508

GVSR 768000-768049

B-70-68

 

GVSR 768050-768076

B-70-68

 

GVSR 768100-768132

B-70-68

 

GVSR 768150-768243

B-70-68

 

GVSR 768250-768274

B-70-68

 

GVSR 768300-768326

B-70-68

 

GVSR 768350-768353

B-70-68

 

GVSR 769000-769039

B-70-69

 

GVSR 769100-769157

B-70-69

 

GVSR 769175-769224

B-70-69

 

GVSR 769500-769575

B-70-69

 

GVSR 771000-771019

B-70-71

 

GVSR 771026-771067

B-70-71

 

GVSR 771100-771159

B-70-71

 

GVSR 771175-771217

B-70-71

 

GVSR 771500-771551

B-70-71

 

GVSR 774000-774058

B-70-74

 

GVSR 774100-774168

B-70-74

 

GVSR 774173-774254

B-70-74

 

GVSR 774500-774592

B-70-74

 

GVSR 775000-775019

B-70-75

 

GVSR 775100-7751459

B-70-75

 

GVSR 775150-775152

B-70-75

 

GVSR 775500-775540

B-70-75

 

GVSR 777100-777124

B-70-77

 

GVSR 777150-777153

B-70-77

 

GVSR 777500-777516

B-70-77

 

GVSR 778000-778028

B-70-78

 

GVSR 778100-778146

B-70-78

 

GVSR 778150-778152

B-70-78

 

GVSR 778500-778524

B-70-78

 

GVSR 780000-780023

B-70-80

 

GVSR 780222-780224

B-70-80

 

GVSR 782000-782051

B-70-82

 

GVSR 782200-782205

B-70-82

 

GVSR 782215-782224

B-70-82

 

GVSR 783000-783081

B-70-83

 

GVSR 783200-783203

B-70-83

 

GVSR 783216-783224

B-70-83

 

GVSR 784000-784087

B-70-84

 

GVSR 784200-784211

B-70-84

 

GVSR 784217-784229

B-70-84

 

KCS Cars:

KCS 512000-512019

H-100-12

relettered GVSR in 1991

KCS 512021

H-100-12

relettered GVSR in 1991

KCS 512025

H-100-12

relettered GVSR in 1991

KCS 518000-518016

H-100-18

relettered GVSR in 1991

KCS 518018

H-100-18

relettered GVSR in 1991

KCS 518020-518021

H-100-18

relettered GVSR in 1991

KCS 518025-518026

H-100-18

relettered GVSR in 1991

KCS 518028-518031

H-100-18

relettered GVSR in 1991

KCS 520000-520001

H-100-20

relettered GVSR in 1991

KCS 520004

H-100-20

relettered GVSR in 1991

KCS 520006-520011

H-100-20

relettered GVSR in 1991

KCS 521000-521001

H-100-21

relettered GVSR in 1991

KCS 521003-521004

H-100-21

relettered GVSR in 1991

KCS 524000-524005

H-100-24

relettered GVSR in 1991

KCS 524008-524010

H-100-24

relettered GVSR in 1991

KCS 525000-525006

H-100-25

relettered GVSR in 1991

KCS 526000-526001

H-100-26

relettered GVSR in 1991

KCS 527000-527003

H-100-27

relettered GVSR in 1991

KCS 528000-528005

H-100-28

relettered GVSR in 1991

KCS 530000-530007

H-100-30

relettered GVSR in 1991

KCS 530009-530037

H-100-30

relettered GVSR in 1991

KCS 530039-530052

H-100-30

relettered GVSR in 1991

KCS 533000-533003

H-100-33

relettered GVSR in 1991

KCS 533005-533007

H-100-33

relettered GVSR in 1991

KCS 538000-538002

H-100-38

relettered GVSR in 1991

VCY Cars:

VCY 10200=10249

G-100-15

ex GPMX

 

G-100-17

ex GPMX

VCY 25000-25399

R-70-20

 

 

R-70-22

 

 

R-70-24

 

VCY 133000

B-100-33

 

VCY 139000-139029

B-100-39

 

VCY 139044

B-100-39

 

VCY 140000-140018

B-100-40

 

VCY 142000-142048

B-100-42

 

VCY 142050-142053

B-100-42

 

VCY 142500-142588

B-70-42

 

VCY 143000-143047

B-70-43

 

VCY 143050-143066

B-100-43

 

VCY 144000-144084

B-100-44

 

VCY 145000-145003

B-100-45

 

VCY 145007-145009

B-100-45

 

VCY 147000-147065

B-100-47

 

VCY 148000-148021

B-100-48

 

VCY 172000-172010

B-70-72

7 ex-GVSR

VCY 172011-172299

B-70-72

 

VCY 172300-172433

B-70-72

 

VCY 179000-179133

B-70-79

 

VCY 181000-181228

B-70-81

 

VCY 763500-763504

B-70-63

 

VCY 764500-764689

B-70-64

 

VCY 764700-764805

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