US Air Force Guard Car G-50

Strategic Air Command guard car, rebuit from Army 1943 troop kitchen car #8750. Photographed at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola, California.

  • sagehopper PRO 6y

    Nice foto ! My brother was XO on the SAC's Doomsday Plane in the early 80's. I didn't know they had railed material.
  • Cornelius Koelewijn PRO 6y

    What was it used for?
  • El Cobrador PRO 6y

    sagehopper & cklx: It was most likely used for a similar purpose as this US Army version:
    US Army Guard Car G-10 At The San Diego Railfair, May, 1988 by emd111
    . Since it has Strategic Air Command markings, I'm inclined to think it was used on trains that hauled ICBMs.
  • Lee in Siam 5y

  • El Cobrador PRO 5y

    Interesting information. Thanks!
  • shanklesjohn 4y

    Some were used to Transport VIP and some were Aircraft Simulators. Some even were ICBM Platform Haulers. Some were used for Troop kitchens and While others were Bomb Haulers
  • AF Guy 3y

    This was a security car. It accompanied Flight simulators for the B52 and KC135 aircraft. This was during the 1970s and 1980s. I am not sure when they were retired.
  • El Cobrador PRO 3y

    AF Guy Interesting. Thanks!
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Taken on May 25, 2009
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