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Union Pacific Cars on Alaska Railroad

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This page was last updated on November 4, 2015.

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Overview

(The purpose of this narrative is to tie together the timeline histories of the former Union Pacific cars that were sold to Alaska Railroad; other information is included to provide context.)

In 1971 the Alaska Railroad purchased 30 cars from Union Pacific.

All 30 cars are shown in Union Pacific's equipment record ledger book as being retired in December 1971, with no further disposition.

(Other sources show the year as 1972. This roster will use 1971 as the year of the sale.)

"The Alaska Railroad has bought a total of 32 [sic] passenger cars from the Union Pacific including 12 coaches, 4 dome coaches, 4 lunch counter cafe cars, 1 lunch counter-diner, 2 diners, 6 baggage cars and 1 postal storage car." (Ranks and Kratville, The Union Pacific Streamliners, page 526) (The above car count totals to 30, not 32)

Sources

Railway Passenger Car Annual, various issues

John Combs' Roster of Retired Alaska Railroad Passenger Cars

UP to Alaska Car Listing

Total of 30 former UP cars.

Alaska
Number
UP
Number
Description Notes
4002 4002 Cafeteria Lounge: Rebuilt from L. C. Diner in 1960 Built by ACF in 1955
4806 4806 Diner Built by ACF in 1949
4815 4815 Diner Built by ACF in 1949
5004 5004 Lunch Counter Cafe Lounge: Rebuilt from Cafe Lounge in 1960 Built by ACF in 1949
5012 5012 Lunch Counter Cafe Lounge Built by SLC in 1959
5013 5013 Lunch Counter Cafe Lounge Built by SLC in 1959
5014 5014 Lunch Counter Cafe Lounge Built by SLC in 1959
5403 5403 44-seat Coach Built by PS in 1950
5404 5404 44-seat Coach Built by PS in 1950
5408 5408 44-seat Coach Built by PS in 1950
5413 5413 44-seat Coach Built by PS in 1950
5415 5415 44-seat Coach Built by PS in 1950
5416 5416 44-seat Coach Built by PS in 1950
5420 5420 44-seat Coach Built by PS in 1950
5424 5424 44-seat Coach Built by PS in 1950
5428 5428 44-seat Coach Built by PS in 1950
5437 5437 44-seat Coach Built by PS in 1950
5441 5441 44-seat Coach Built by PS in 1950
5443 5443 44-seat Coach Built by PS in 1950
5715 5715 Mail Storage Built by ACF in 1957
6306 6306 Baggage Built by ACF in 1961
6308 6308 Baggage Built by ACF in 1961
6310 6310 Baggage Built by ACF in 1961
6325 6325 Baggage Built by SLC in 1962
6331 6331 Baggage Built by SLC in 1962
6332 6332 Baggage Built by SLC in 1962
7004 7004 Dome 36-seat Coach Built by ACF in 1955; wrecked in 1975
7008 7008 Dome 36-seat Coach Built by ACF in 1955
7013 7013 Dome 36-seat Coach Built by PS in 1958
7014 7014 Dome 36-seat Coach Built by PS in 1958

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