SPERRY RAIL SERVICE

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For more decades than most of us have been alive Sperry Rail Service has diligently been working towards making railroads safer.  While many of the cars started life as motor cars few of the original parts survive, (it is interesting to see how the look of these cars evolved with time, where comparisons can be made because of multiple links, but it is worth noting that cars 140 and 143 - 149 were built new).  The heritage listed here is for reference purposes only but it yet is important to consider their origins. 

If you would like to learn more about these cars, as well as see more photos, visit the Sperry Rail Service website @ Trainweb.org.  Not only can you learn more about how these cars operate and what they do, you can also find a complete roster of all test vehicles as well as other pertinent information. Just click on the drawing below:

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  SRS - Sperry Rail Service
  • SRS X107 - (ex-NYC) Brill track inspection car. (SOUTHEAST RAILS PHOTOS @ YAHOO! GROUPS)
  • SRS 115 - Brill Model 55 car. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 118 - (nee-B&O 6004) (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 118 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • SRS 118 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • SRS 118 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 118 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 118 - (WESTERN RAIL IMAGES)
  • SRS 118 - (L. KAY)
  • SRS 118 - (L. KAY)
  • SRS 119 Bob Owen - (nee-B&O 6003) (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 119 - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 119 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 119 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 119 - (RAIL PICTURES)
  • SRS 119 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • SRS 119 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • SRS 119 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • SRS 119 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 119 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 119 - (J. RENDON)
  • SRS 119 - (PRR RR HISTORIAN)
  • SRS 119 - (L. KAY)
  • SRS 119 - (D. SAUVOLA)
  • SRS 119 - (DJAYTOO)
  • SRS 119 Bob Owen - (CANADIAN FREIGHT CAR GALLERY)
  • SRS 119 Bob Owen - (CANADIAN FREIGHT CAR GALLERY)
  • SRS 119 Bob Owen - end detail. (CANADIAN FREIGHT CAR GALLERY)
  • SRS 119 Bob Owen - end detail. (CANADIAN FREIGHT CAR GALLERY)
  • SRS 119 Bob Owen - sensor truck. (CANADIAN FREIGHT CAR GALLERY)
  • SRS 120 - (ex-105) Brill Model 55 car. (NORTH EAST RAIL)
  • SRS 121 - (ex-116) Brill Model 55 car. (SOUTHEAST RAILS PHOTOS @ YAHOO! GROUPS)
  • SRS 121 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • SRS 123 - (nee-LV 14) (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 123 - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 123 - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 123 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • SRS 123 - (RAILCAR PHOTOS)
  • SRS 123 - (NEW ENGLAND RAIL)
  • SRS 123 - (RAIL PICTURES)
  • SRS 123 - (DOMINICAN ATLANTIC RWY. DIGITAL PRESERVATION INITIATIVE)
  • SRS 123 - (DOMINICAN ATLANTIC RWY. DIGITAL PRESERVATION INITIATIVE)
  • SRS 123 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 123 - (RAILHAPPY)
  • SRS 123 - (M. BISCHAC)
  • SRS 124 - (nee-LV 20) (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 124 - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 124 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 124 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 124 - (SOUTHEAST RAILS PHOTOS @ YAHOO! GROUPS)
  • SRS 124 - (CANADA SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY MUSEUM)
  • SRS 124 - (RAILCAR PHOTOS)
  • SRS 124 - (TRAINDUDE29)
  • SRS 124 - (EMD111)
  • SRS 125 - (ex-LV 26) at Danbury Rwy. Museum. (NEW ENGLAND RAIL)
  • SRS 125 - (P. BEHRENDT)
  • SRS 125 - (P. BEHRENDT)
  • SRS 125 - (P. BEHRENDT)
  • SRS 125 - (P. BEHRENDT)
  • SRS 125 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 125 - (RAIL PICTURES)
  • SRS 125 - (N.Y.C. SUBWAY)
  • SRS 125 - (NEW ENGLAND RAIL)
  • SRS 125 - (DOMINICAN ATLANTIC RWY. DIGITAL PRESERVATION INITIATIVE)
  • SRS 125 - (DOMINICAN ATLANTIC RWY. DIGITAL PRESERVATION INITIATIVE)
  • SRS 125 - (DOMINICAN ATLANTIC RWY. DIGITAL PRESERVATION INITIATIVE)
  • SRS 125 - (DOMINICAN ATLANTIC RWY. DIGITAL PRESERVATION INITIATIVE)
  • SRS 125 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 125 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 125 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • SRS 125 - (T55Z)
  • SRS 126 - (nee-C&NW 9900) (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION)
  • SRS 126 - (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION)
  • SRS 126 - (GODFATHER RAILS)
  • SRS 126 - (GODFATHER RAILS)
  • SRS 126 - (GODFATHER RAILS)
  • SRS 126 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 126 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • SRS 126 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • SRS 126 - (R.W. THOMSON)
  • SRS 127 - (nee-B&M 1151, nee-151) (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 127 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 127 - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 127 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 127 - (B. ROGERSON)
  • SRS 127 - (B. ROGERSON)
  • SRS 127 - (B. ROGERSON)
  • SRS 127 - (B. ROGERSON)
  • SRS 128 - (nee-LV 15) (OTTO PERRY COLLECTION)
  • SRS 128 - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 128 - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 128 - (TRAINS ARE FUN)
  • SRS 128 - (NEW ENGLAND RAIL)
  • SRS 128 - (NEW ENGLAND RAIL)
  • SRS 128 - (NEW ENGLAND RAIL)
  • SRS 128 - (NEW ENGLAND RAIL)
  • SRS 128 - (NEW ENGLAND RAIL)
  • SRS 128 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 129 - (nee-LV 29) (RAIL PICTURES)
  • SRS 129 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 129 P.E. Kennedy - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 129 - (SOUTHEAST RAILS PHOTOS @ YAHOO! GROUPS)
  • SRS 129 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 129 - (L. KAY)
  • SRS 129 - (L. KAY)
  • SRS 129 - (L. KAY)
  • SRS 129 - (SNEEBLY)
  • SRS 129 - (O. VONDRAK)
  • SRS 129 - (CABOOSE RODEO)
  • SRS 129 - (CABOOSE RODEO)
  • SRS 129 - (CABOOSE RODEO)
  • SRS 129 - (SES 7)
  • SRS 129 - (CNR PHOTOS)
  • SRS 129 - (CNR PHOTOS)
  • SRS 130 - (nee-LV 28) (RAIL PICTURES)
  • SRS 130 - (GODFATHER RAILS)
  • SRS 130 Jim Stroup - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 130 Jim Stroup - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 130 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • SRS 130 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • SRS 130 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • SRS 130 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • SRS 130 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 130 - (RK RAIL PICTURES)
  • SRS 130 - (M. BLUDWORTH)
  • SRS 130 - (M. BLUDWORTH)
  • SRS 130 - (M. BLUDWORTH)
  • SRS 131 - (nee-LV 27) (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 131 - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 131 - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 131 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 131 - (RAILROAD.NET)
  • SRS 131 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 131 - (DOMINICAN ATLANTIC RWY. DIGITAL PRESERVATION INITIATIVE)
  • SRS 131 - (RR - FALLLEN FLAGS)
  • SRS 131 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • SRS 131 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • SRS 131 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • SRS 131 - (R.W. THOMSON)
  • SRS 131 - (L. KAY)
  • SRS 131 - (L. KAY)
  • SRS 131 - (L. KAY)
  • SRS 131 - (L. KAY)
  • SRS 131 - (FLEANDCA)
  • SRS 131 - (B. BITTNER)
  • SRS 131 - (CENTER FOR RR PHOTOGRAPHY & ART)
  • SRS 132 - (nee-SAL 2003) (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 132 Jimmy Langdon - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 132 Jimmy Langdon - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 132 Jimmy Langdon - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 132 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • SRS 132 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 132 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • SRS 132 - (R.W. THOMSON)
  • SRS 134 - (nee-SAL 2022) (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • SRS 134 - (L.A. MARRE COLLECTION/MIKE CONDREN'S RR PAGES)
  • SRS 134 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 134 - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 134 - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 134 - (NEW ENGLAND RAIL)
  • SRS 134 W.J. Gallagher - (MORSCHER)
  • SRS 134 W.J. Gallagher - (MORSCHER)
  • SRS 134 W.J. Gallagher - (RAIL PICTURES)
  • SRS 134 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 134 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 135 - (nee-SAL 2023) (CITY OF VANCOUVER ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 135 - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 135 - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 135 - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 135 - (P. BEHRENDT)
  • SRS 135 - cab end. (P. BEHRENDT)
  • SRS 135 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 135 - (NEW ENGLAND RAIL)
  • SRS 135 - (D. MAZE)
  • SRS 135 - (C. KELLIHER)
  • SRS 135 - (C. KELLIHER)
  • SRS 135 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 135 - @ Danbury Railway Museum.
  • SRS 136 - (nee-NYC M-11) (CITY OF VANCOUVER ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 136 - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 136 - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 136 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • SRS 136 - (MORSCHER)
  • SRS 136 - (MORSCHER)
  • SRS 136 - (MORSCHER)
  • SRS 136 - (MORSCHER)
  • SRS 136 - (MORSCHER)
  • SRS 136 - (WESTERN RAIL IMAGES)
  • SRS 136 - (RAIL PICTURES)
  • SRS 136 - (CANADA SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY MUSEUM)
  • SRS 136 - (RAILCAR PHOTOS)
  • SRS 136 - (R. TUBBS)
  • SRS 136 - (R. TUBBS)
  • SRS 136 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 136 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 136 - (LAWRENCE)
  • SRS 136 - (D. WILSON)
  • SRS 136 - (CATCLIFFE DEMON)
  • SRS 136 - (CALGARY DOUG)
  • SRS 136 - (CNR PHOTOS)
  • SRS 137 - (ex-SOO X1450, nee-M1) (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 137 - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 137 - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 137 - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 137 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • SRS 137 - (MORSCHER)
  • SRS 137 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 137 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 137 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 137 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 137 - (RAILCAR PHOTOS)
  • SRS 137 - (D. GRUDZIELANEK)
  • SRS 138 - (nee-CRI&P 9057) (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 138 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 138 - (RAIL PICTURES)
  • SRS 138 W.R. Burton - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 138 W. R. Burton - (SAN DIEGO MODEL RAILROAD)
  • SRS 138 W. R. Burton - (SAN DIEGO MODEL RAILROAD)
  • SRS 138 - (RK RAIL PICTURES)
  • SRS 138 - (CNR PHOTOS)
  • SRS 138 - (CNR PHOTOS)
  • SRS 138 - (RAILCAR PHOTOS)
  • SRS 139 - (ex-CNW 300890, exx-9952, nee-9903) (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 139 - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 139 - (MORSCHER)
  • SRS 139 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 139 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 139 - (L. KAY)
  • SRS 139 - (T. PAVLUVCIK)
  • SRS 140 - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 140 - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 140 - this car was built from a subway car shell. (SOUTHEAST RAILS PHOTOS @ YAHOO! GROUPS)
  • SRS 140 - (J. HEPP)
  • SRS 141 - (nee-CRI&P 9050) (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 141 E.B. Jackson - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 141 E.B. Jackson - Originally named Elmer Jackson. (RR - FALLLEN FLAGS)
  • SRS 141 E.B. Jackson - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • SRS 141 E.B. Jackson - (RAIL PICTURES)
  • SRS 141 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 141 - (CHP 3)
  • SRS 141 - (N1YLN)
  • SRS 141 - (N1YLN)
  • SRS 141 - (CANADIAN FREIGHT CAR GALLERY)
  • SRS 142 - (nee-C&NW 300882) (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 142 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 142 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • SRS 142 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • SRS 142 - (H. GAYDOSZ)
  • SRS 143 - This car was built new. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 143 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • SRS 143 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 143 - (R. BENCHER)
  • SRS 143 - (CONRAILMAN)
  • SRS 143 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 143 - (EMD111)
  • SRS 143 - (CANADIAN FREIGHT CAR GALLERY)
  • SRS 144 - This car was built new. (RAIL PICTURES)
  • SRS 145 - This car was built new. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 145 - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 145 Bob McGuire - (R.K. BUFKIN)
  • SRS 145 Bob McGuire - (R.K. BUFKIN)
  • SRS 145 Bob McGuire - (RAIL PICTURES)
  • SRS 145 - end details. (RAILCAR PHOTOS)
  • SRS 145 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 145 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 145 - (R. TUBBS)
  • SRS 146 - This car was built new. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 146 - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 146 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 146 - (RAIL PICTURES)
  • SRS 146 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • SRS 146 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • SRS 146 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • SRS 146 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • SRS 146 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • SRS 146 - (NEW ENGLAND RAIL)
  • SRS 146 - (NEW ENGLAND RAIL)
  • SRS 146 - (NEW ENGLAND RAIL)
  • SRS 146 - (NEW ENGLAND RAIL)
  • SRS 146 - (NEW ENGLAND RAIL)
  • SRS 146 - (NEW ENGLAND RAIL)
  • SRS 146 - (NEW ENGLAND RAIL)
  • SRS 146 - (NEW ENGLAND RAIL)
  • SRS 146 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 146 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 146 - (D. COY)
  • SRS 146 - (D. COY)
  • SRS 146 - (EYBUSMAN)
  • SRS 146 - (L. CARLSON)
  • SRS 147 - This car was built new. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 147 - (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 147 - (MORSCHER)
  • SRS 147 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 147 - (SOUTHEAST RAILS PHOTOS @ YAHOO! GROUPS)
  • SRS 147 - (R.W. THOMSON)
  • SRS 147 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 147 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 147 - (CENTER FOR RR PHOTOGRAPHY & ART)
  • SRS 148 - This car was built new. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 148 - (RAILCAR PHOTOS)
  • SRS 148 - (RAIL PICTURES)
  • SRS 148 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 148 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 148 - (B. ROGERSON)
  • SRS 148 - (B. ROGERSON)
  • SRS 148 - (MOJAVE GIRL)
  • SRS 148 - (CANADIAN FREIGHT CAR GALLERY)
  • SRS 148 - (CANADIAN FREIGHT CAR GALLERY)
  • SRS 149 - This car was built new. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • SRS 149 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 149 - (SOUTHEAST RAILS PHOTOS @ YAHOO! GROUPS)
  • SRS 149 - (H. ROGERS)
  • SRS 149 - (A. DOS SANTOS)
  • SRS 149 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 149 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 149 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 402 - (ex-Remington Arms, nee-NH) rail detector car rblt. from railbus. (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • SRS 402 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • SRS 402 - (SOUTHEAST RAILS PHOTOS @ YAHOO! GROUPS)
  • SRS 402 - (SOUTHEAST RAILS PHOTOS @ YAHOO! GROUPS)
  • SRS 402 - (ex-NH 19) Mack FCD Type II railbus. (L. KAY)
  • SRS 402 - (L. KAY)
  • SRS 403 - (ex-NH 18) Mack FCD Type II railbus. (QUICKDRIVER27)

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