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Company Service Cars

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Auxiliary Steam Generator -- 2 cars
UP, 1949-1950
Former C&O steam tender

Car
Number
Rebuilt
From
Steam Tender
Assignmnet
Date Locomotive
Retired
Date
Rebuilt
Date
Retired
Notes
B-1 Tender 23-RD-1587 UP 3578 Feb 1947 Nov 1949 May 1971 1
B-2 Tender 21-RC-1564 UP 3589 Apr 1947 Jan 1950 May 1971 2

Description:

Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: 40'-0" (front drawbar connection to steam locomotive, to rear coupler)
Truck Centers: 26'-1"

General Notes:

a. Rebuilt from retired steam tenders assigned to ex-C&O 2-8-8-2 locomotives; conversion included changing the water-bottom tender frames of the former steam tenders to hold fuel oil.
b. The authors of Motive Power of the Union Pacific, published in 1959, on page 138 wrote that the two boiler cars "were converted in the Cheyenne Shops to Boiler cars and are still used on special passenger assignments pulled by freight power, mostly on the Los Angeles and Wyoming Divisions." There is a photo on page 209.
c. The engineering drawings for the conversion were issued in June 1949 (UP drawings ST-5524 to ST-5548). Additional drawings were issued in September 1949 (UP drawings ST-5743 to ST-5759).
d. Painting, Lettering & Numbering drawing for those cars, 355-ST-5756, was issued 9-4-49, with a Revision B issued on 11-29-49.
e. Photos show road numbers as B-1 and B-2; UP equipment record book shows road numbers as 1-B and 2-B; 900000-series numbers shown in equipment record book as "converted or changed from" B-1 and B-2
f. See also: "Union Pacific Boiler Cars B-1 and B-1" in The Streamliner, UPHS, Volume 18, Number 3, pages 33-36; includes 10 photos
g. See also: color photo of B-1 in UP Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment, Volume 2, by Lou Schmitz (Morning Sun, 1996), page 89.
h. UP Equipment Record: r3-0297 (boiler cars); r3-0460 (900000-series); r3-1582 (21-RC tenders); r3-1588 (23-RD tenders)

Notes:

1. UP B-1 was built as a C&O steam tender; locomotive and tender to UP in June 1945 as UP 3578; retired by UP in February 1947; tender rebuilt to boiler car in November 1949; retired by UP in May 1971; renumbered to UP 903031 in June 1971; retired in July 1972.
2. UP B-2 was built as a C&O steam tender; locomotive and tender to UP in June 1945 as UP 3589; retired by UP in April 1947; tender rebuilt to boiler car in January 1950; retired by UP in May 1971; renumbered to UP 903032 in September 1971; retired in July 1972.

 

Rail Detector Car -- 1 car
St. Louis Car, 1927 (UP, 1950)
Former Motor Car

Car
Number
Previous
Number
Notes and Disposition
DC-2 M-66 Built as Motor Car M-66; to Rail Detector Car 02079 in August 1950 (assigned to OSL); to Rail Detector Car DC-2 in February 1959 (902079); sold to Sperry Co., in July 1960

Description:

Length, Over Buffers:
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces:
Length, Over End Sills:
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers:
Truck Style:

General Notes:

a. Source: Union Pacific Business Cars, 1870-1991, by Ralph L. Barger (Greenberg, 1992), page 189
   

Rail Detector Car -- 1 car
Brill, 1928 (Teleweld, 1952)
Former Motor Car

Car
Number
Previous
Number
Date To
UP
Date
Retired
DC-3 Teledetector TC-100 Apr 1954 Dec 1986

Description:

Length, Over Buffers:
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces:
Length, Over End Sills:
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers:
Truck Style:

General Notes:

a.

UP DC-3 was built in 1928 as Detroit & Mackinac Brill Model 350 Motor car no. 201 or 202; sold to Teledetector, Inc. in 1952, converted to detector car TC-100, in service on December 29, 1952; sold to UP in April 1954, numbered as UP 03000; renumbered to UP 903000 in August 1961; renumbered to UP DC-3 in June 1981; retired in December 198; sold for scrap. (TC-100 information from Jerry LaBoda, email dated December 30, 2011)

(Photo of Teledetector TC-100)

(Photo on UP 903000 in 1963)

b. During a telephone conversation in 1978 with a person at UP in Omaha, the date of conversion from D&M Motor Car no. 201 to Teleweld detector car was given as sometime in 1952, with an in-service date of December 29, 1952.
c. Car had three different exterior configurations: original as delivered from Teleweld in 1952; a second completed 1961, with a brow over the front end; and the third configuration completed before 1984 with an extended front end with reverse sloped windows.
d. See also: Union Pacific Business Cars, 1870-1991, by Ralph L. Barger (Greenberg, 1992), page 190
e. See also: Doodlebug Country, by Edmund Keilty (1982), page 170
f. UP Equipment Record: r3-0304 (UP 903000); r3-0460 (UP 903000-903049); r3-0462 (UP 903000-903049); r3-0677 (UP 903000-903049)
   

Rail Detector Car -- 1 car
AC&F 1954 (Teleweld, 1975)

Car
Number
Notes and Disposition
DC-4 Built as UP Postal Storage 5814; retired in September 1970; to UP 903675 Roadway Tool Car in 1973; rebuilt by Teleweld, Inc., to Rail Detector Car for UP beginning in May 1973, delivered to UP in December 1975, numbered as DC-4 (903004) in February 1976; retired in November 1988; sold

Description:

Length, Over Buffers:
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces:
Length, Over End Sills:
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers:
Truck Style:

General Notes:

a. Car was equipped with EMD 4 wheel Blomberg diesel locomotive trucks.
b. Source: Union Pacific Business Cars, 1870-1991, by Ralph L. Barger (Greenberg, 1992), page 191.
   

Rail Detector Car -- 5 cars
Hi-Rail Step Vans

Car
Number
Date Built Notes and Disposition
DC-5 1981 Sold in March 1991
DC-6 1986  
DC-7 1988  
DC-8 1990  
DC-9 1991  

General Notes:

a. Built using GMC and Ford chassis, Boyerton bodies, and DEPCO detection equipment.
b. DEPCO also operates its own fleet of identical vehicles on Union Pacific, numbered as DEPCO 120, 150, and 250.
c. Source: Union Pacific Business Cars, 1870-1991, by Ralph L. Barger (Greenberg, 1992), page 192.
   

Track Evaluation Car -- 3 cars

Car
Number
Date Built Notes and Disposition
EC-1 1975 To UP EC-1 (903014) in February 1980; retired in 1983 and donated to California State Railroad Museum
EC-2 1983  
EC-3 1984 45 feet in length; offered for sale by UP in January 1999, due to having been replaced by EC-4.

General Notes:

a. EC-2 and EC-3 have longer wheelbase than EC-1, which was found to be too small and was retired. Both cars are equipped with the same detection equipment as EC-1.
c. Source (EC-1 to EC-3): Union Pacific Business Cars, 1870-1991, by Ralph L. Barger (Greenberg, 1992), page192-193

 

Track Inspection Vehicle -- 2 cars

Car
Number
Date Built Serial
Number
Notes and Disposition
EC-4     Built before January 1999; similar to FRA's T-2000 (photos), which was completed in February 2001.
EC-5 2005 159 In service in early November 2005; built by Plasser and Theurer of Linz, Austria (parent company of Plasser American), at a reported cost of $8.5 million.

General Notes:

a.

EC-4 and EC-5 are identical in appearance and function; both cars are similar to FRA's T-2000, built in February 2001.

(Read more about FRA's T-2000)

(View photos of FRA's T-2000)

(View photos of UP EC-4)

b.

EC-5 was built in 2005 in Austria by Franz Plasser Bahnbaumaschinen-Industrieges. m.b.H.

(Read the news release for UP EC-5)

(View photos of UP EC-5)

 

Air Brake Instruction Car -- 1 car
Pullman, 1914 (OWRR&N, 1942)
Arch Roof Heavyweight

Car
Number
Previous
Number
Notes and Disposition
OWRR&N 08 OWRR&N 925 Remodeled from OWRR&N Coach 925 in August 1942; to Air Brake Instruction Car 03158 in August 1949

Description:

Length, Over Buffers: 68'-0"
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: 67'-3"
Length, Over End Sills: 59'-10"
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers: 44'-2"
Truck Style: 4 wheels (8'-0" wheelbase)

General Notes:

a. Built as OWRR&N Coach 330 in December 1914, to OWRR&N Coach 925 in 1915-1916; to OWRR&N Air Brake Instruction Car 08 in August 1942; to OWRR&N Air Brake Instruction Car 01358 in August 1949; to OWRR&N Air Brake Instruction Car 206 in May 1955; retired in May 1959.
b. UP diagram sheet P-8-3 (1/12/1943), Rev. A (12/10/1946), Rev. B (2/15/1956) (as OWRR&N 206)
c. Source: Union Pacific Business Cars, 1870-1991, by Ralph L. Barger (Greenberg, 1992), page 146 (as OWRR&N 206)
d. UP Equipment Record: r3-0309 (03150-03199 series; shown as both "Instruction" and "Rules Exam")
   

Air Brake Instruction Car -- 1 car
Budd, 1948 (MP, 1970)
Lightweight

Car
Number
Previous
Number
Notes and Disposition
MP 20 MP 465 From MP Coach 465 in 1970; to UP in 1985, no UP name or number assigned; retired in 1986 and stored

Description:

Length, Over Buffers: 85'-0"
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: (not shown)
Length, Over End Sills: 78'-10"
Length, Inside: 78'-4"
Truck Centers: 59'-6"
Truck Style: 4 wheels (9'-0" wheelbase)

General Notes:

a. Source: Union Pacific Business Cars, 1870-1991, by Ralph L. Barger (Greenberg, 1992), pages 143, 144
   

Agricultural Improvement Car -- 1 car
Pullman, 1924
Standard Heavyweight (Clerestory Roof)

Car
Number
Previous
Number
Notes and Disposition
UP 200 UP 03162 (1st) Built as Observation 1539 (1st); to Safety Instruction Car 1539 in 1946; to Safety Instruction Car 03162 (1st) in June 1947; to Agriculture Improvement Car 200 in November 1947; retired in May 1974; to restaurant (Old Market, Omaha); moved to construction company site in 2004 (Council Bluffs)

Description:

Length, Over Buffers: 81'-11"
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: 81'-5"
Length, Over End Sills: 75'-5" (same as ORER)
Length, Inside: 71'-10"
Truck Centers: 56'-10"
Truck Style: 6 wheel (11'-0" wheelbase)

General Notes:

a. Seating Capacity: 44 seats
b. UP Specification 320
c. Floor Plan: D-CB-20831
d. Remodeled to Club Lounge by UP at Omaha in 1937
e. Floor Plan (after 1937 remodeling): 236-CB-22062
f. Air conditioning added by Pullman in 1937
g. Floor Plan (after 1947 remodeling): 237-CB-24121
h. Air conditioning (Waukesha) added in 1947
i. Remodeled in 1949 to change roof line, from clerestoryroof design, with air conditioning ducts, to a full arch-roof design.
j. Floor Plan (after 1949 remodeling): 237-CB-26349
k. No vestibules
l. UP diagram sheet P-5-8 (10/27/1941) (no revision) (3 cars: 1534, 1537, 1538)
m. UP diagram sheet P-8-3 (9/1/1949) (no revision) (as UP 200, with clerestory roof)
n. Source: Union Pacific Business Cars, 1870-1991, by Ralph L. Barger (Greenberg, 1992), page 153
   

Exhibition Car -- 1 car
Pullman, 1912 (OWRR&N, 1948)
Arch Roof Heavyweight

Car
Number
Previous
Number
Notes and Disposition
OWRR&N 201 OWRR&N 993 Built as Parlor Observation 497; to Parlor Observation 1589 in 1916; to Parlor Observation 993 in 1917; to Instruction Car 201 in January 1948; stored at Omaha in November 1973; retired in September 1979

Description:

Length, Over Buffers: 83'-8"
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: (not shown)
Length, Over End Sills: 75'-1"
Length, Inside: 71'-6" (not including rear platform)
Truck Centers: 59'-1"
Truck Style: 6 wheel (11'-0" wheelbase)

General Notes:

a. Configured with 48 seats (12 rows of 4 seats) in theatre area, with a projector room.
b. Floor Plan (after remodeling): 237-CB-24525
c. Air conditioning (Waukesha) added in 1947
d. UP diagram sheet P-8-4 (9/1/1949) (no revisions)
e. Source: Union Pacific Business Cars, 1870-1991, by Ralph L. Barger (Greenberg, 1992), pages 155, 156
   

Rules Examination Car -- 1 car
Pullman, 1915 (UP, 1946)
Arch Roof Heavyweight

Car
Number
Previous
Number
Notes and Disposition
OWRR&N 202 (1st) OWRR&N 03160 From OWRR&N Medical Examination Car 03160 in May 1956; retired in July 1970; sold to Autoliner Corp., in October 1971; sold to Irvington Station Restaurant (Omaha, Nebraska.) in April 1972, later scrapped

Description:

Length, Over Buffers: 81'-6"
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: 81'-0"
Length, Over End Sills: 72'-6"
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers: 56'-10"
Truck Style: 6 wheel (11'-0" wheelbase)

General Notes:

a. Built as OWRR&N Cafe Observation 1515; to OWRR&N Cafe Observation 1500 in 1932; to OWRR&N Chair Observation 1000 in 1943; to OWRR&N Medical Examination Car 03160 in November 1946; to Rules Examination Car 202 (1st) in May 1956; retired in July 1970; sold to Autoliner Corp., in October 1971; sold to Irvington Station Restaurant (Omaha, Nebraska.) in April 1972, later scrapped
b. Floor Plan (as Medical Examiner Car): 237-CB-24070
c. Not equipped with air conditioning
d. UP diagram sheet P-8-11 (9/1/1949), Rev. A (2/15/1956) (as Rules Examiner Car)
e. Source: Union Pacific Business Cars, 1870-1991, by Ralph L. Barger (Greenberg, 1992), pages 157, 158
   
   

Rules Examiner Car -- 1 car
Pullman, 1922 (Pullman-Standard, 1936)
Arch Roof Heavyweight

Car
Number
Previous
Number
Date
Renumbered
Date
Retired
Notes and Disposition
UP 203 (1st) UP 402 Oct 1952 Jul 1970 sold to Autoliner Corp. in June 1972; sold to Irvington Station Restaurant (Omaha, Nebraska.), later scrapped

Description:

Length, Over Buffers: 79'-3"
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: 78'-9"
Length, Over End Sills: 70'-0"
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers: 54'-4"
Truck Style: 6 wheel (11'-0" wheelbase)

General Notes:

a. UP Rules Examiner Car 203 (1st) was built in August 1922 as UP Coach 402; remodeled to Chair in 1936; to Rules Examiner 203 in October 1952; retired in July 1970; sold to Autoliner Corp. in June 1972; sold to Irvington Station Restaurant (Omaha, Nebraska.), later scrapped
b. Remodeled by Pullman-Standard in 1936.
c. Air conditioning added by Pullman in 1936.
d. Floor Plan (as Rules Examiner Car): 237-25805.
e. UP diagram sheet P-8-5 (10/1/1952), Rev. A (3/2/1959), Rev. B (8/21/1967) (2 cars, 203, 204)
f. Source: Union Pacific Business Cars, 1870-1991, by Ralph L. Barger (Greenberg, 1992), page 159
g. UP Equipment Record: r3-0923 (UP and OWRR&N 200-204); r3-0628 (UP 200-210)
   

Instruction Car -- 1 car
Pullman-Standard, 1941 (UP, 1973)
Lightweight

Car
Number
Previous
Number
Notes and Disposition
UP 203 (2nd) UP 5341 From Coach 5341 in March 1973 (stored since August 1968); retired in November 1986; to Mexico in 1987

Description:

Length, Over Buffers: 85'-0"
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: 84'-9"
Length, Over End Sills: 78'-11"
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers: 59'-6"
Truck Style: 4 wheel, clasp brakes (9'-0" wheelbase)

General Notes:

a. Configured as a Diesel Instruction Car
b. Source: Union Pacific Business Cars, 1870-1991, by Ralph L. Barger (Greenberg, 1992), page 160
   

Rules Examiner Car -- 1 car
Pullman, 1922 (UP, 1952)
Standard Heavyweight (Clerestory Roof)

Car
Number
Previous
Number
Date
Renumbered
Date
Retired
Notes and Disposition
UP 204 (1st) UP 408 Dec 1952 Jul 1970 to Orange Empire Railway Museum, Perris, California, in February 1972

Description:

Length, Over Buffers: 79'-3"
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: 78'-9"
Length, Over End Sills: 70'-0"
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers: 54'-4"
Truck Style: 6 wheel (11'-0" wheelbase)

General Notes:

a. UP Rules Examiner Car 204 (1st) was built in September 1922 as UP Coach 408; remodeled to Chair in 1936; to Rules Examiner Car 204 in December 1952; retired in July 1970; to Orange Empire Railway Museum, Perris, California, in February 1972
b. Remodeled by Pullman-Standard in 1936.
c. Air conditioning added by Pullman in 1936.
d. Floor Plan (as Rules Examiner Car): 237-25805.
e. UP diagram sheet P-8-5 (10/1/1952), Rev. A (3/2/1959), Rev. B (8/21/1967) (2 cars, 203, 204)
f. Source: Union Pacific Business Cars, 1870-1991, by Ralph L. Barger (Greenberg, 1992), page 163
g. UP Equipment Record: r3-0923 (UP and OWRR&N 200-204)
   

Instruction Car -- 1 car
Pullman-Standard, 1941 (UP, 1974)
Lightweight

Car
Number
Previous
Number
Notes and Disposition
UP 204 (2nd) UP 5335 From Coach 5335 in June 1974; retired in 1986; to Mexico in 1987

Description:

Length, Over Buffers: 85'-0"
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: 84'-9"
Length, Over End Sills: 78'-11"
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers: 59'-6"
Truck Style: 4 wheel, clasp brakes (9'-0" wheelbase)

General Notes:

a. Configured as a Signal Instruction Car, later as a Communications Instruction Car
b. Source: Union Pacific Business Cars, 1870-1991, by Ralph L. Barger (Greenberg, 1992), page 164
   

Rules Examiner Car -- 1 car
Pullman, 1913 (UP, 1948)
Arch Roof Heavyweight

Car
Number
Previous
Number
Date To
OWRR&N 205
Date
Built
Date
Retired
Notes
OWRR&N 205 (1st) OWRR&N 03159 Feb 1955 Nov 1913 Mar 1970 1

Description:

Length, Over Buffers: 81'-6"
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: 81'-0"
Length, Over End Sills: 72'-6"
Truck Centers: 56'-10"
Truck Style: 6 wheel (11'-0" wheelbase)

General Notes:

a. UP diagram sheet P-8-10 (9/1/1949), Rev. A (2/15/1956)
b. Source: Union Pacific Business Cars, 1870-1991, by Ralph L. Barger (Greenberg, 1992), page 165

Notes:

1. Built in 1913 as OWRR&N Observation 552; renumbered to OWRR&N Observation 1577 in 1915; renumbered to OWRR&N Cafe Observation 1590 in 1932; converted to OWRR&N Coach Observation 1007 in 1943; to OWRR&N Rules Examiner Car 03159 in 1948; to OWRR&N Rules Examiner Car 205 in 1955; retired in 1970; donated in 1977 to Northwest Railway Museum, Snoqualmie, Washington, still there as of November 2011.
   

Air Brake Instruction Car -- 1 car
Pullman, 1914 (OWRR&N, 1942)
Arch Roof Heavyweight

Car
Number
Previous
Number
Notes and Disposition
OWRR&N 206 (1st) OWRR&N 03158 From OWRR&N Air Brake Instruction Car 03158 in May 1955; retired in May 1959

Description:

Length, Over Buffers: 68'-0"
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: 67'-3"
Length, Over End Sills: 59'-10"
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers: 44'-2"
Truck Style: 4 wheels (8'-0" wheelbase)

General Notes:

a. Built as OWRR&N Coach 330 in December 1914, to OWRR&N Coach 925 in 1915-1916; to OWRR&N Air Brake Instruction Car 08 in August 1942; to OWRR&N Air Brake Instruction Car 01358 in August 1949; to OWRR&N Air Brake Instruction Car 206 in May 1955; retired in May 1959.
b. UP diagram sheet P-8-3 (1/12/1943), Rev. A (12/10/1946), Rev. B (2/15/1956) (as OWRR&N 206)
c. Source: Union Pacific Business Cars, 1870-1991, by Ralph L. Barger (Greenberg, 1992), page 146 (as OWRR&N 206)
d. UP Equipment Record: r3-0309 (03150-03199 series; shown as both "Instruction" and "Rules Exam")
   

Instruction Car -- 1 car
Pullman, 1922 (UP, 1961)
Standard Heavyweight (Clerestory Roof)

Car
Number
Previous
Number
Notes and Disposition
UP 206 (2nd) UP 415 Built as Coach 415; to Rules Examiner Car 206 in June 1961; to Air Brake Instruction Car in (?); retired in March 1976

Description:

Length, Over Buffers:
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces:
Length, Over End Sills:
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers:
Truck Style:

General Notes:

a. (research continues...)

 

Diesel Instruction Car -- 1 car
Pullman, 1915 (UP, 1949)
Arch Roof Heavyweight

Car
Number
Previous
Number
Notes
UP 207 (1st) UP 03163 (1st) 1

Description:

Length, Over Buffers: 81'-6"
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: 81'-0"
Length, Over End Sills: 72'-6"
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers: 56'-10"
Truck Style: 6 wheel, steel frame (11'-0" wheelbase)

General Notes:

a. See also: Union Pacific Business Cars, 1870-1991, by Ralph L. Barger (Greenberg, 1992), pages 167, 168

Notes:

1. Built as Observation 820; to Cafe Observation 1521 in March 1915; to Cafe Observation 1506 in December 1932; to Chair Observation 1006 (2nd) in July 1943; to Diesel Instruction Car 03163 (1st) in July 1949; to Diesel Instruction Car 207 in May 1955; retired in June 1973; to Promontory Chapter-NRHS (Salt Lake City, Utah) in April 1974; to private party, displayed at Independence Hall, a private office building in Murray, Utah, painted dark green; sold to Heber Valley Historic Railroad, Heber, Utah (date?) (as of late August 2007).

 

Signal Instruction Car -- 1 car
Pullman, 1914 (UP, 1950)
Arch Roof Heavyweight

Car
Number
Previous
Number
Notes and Disposition
UP 208 (1st) UP 03164 Built as Chair 723; Coach 1122 (2nd) in December 1915; to Signal Instruction Car 03164 in May 1950; to Signal Instruction Car 208 in May 1955; retired in September 1971; sold for scrap in April1973

Description:

Length, Over Buffers: 68'-4"
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: 67'-9"
Length, Over End Sills: 59'-10"
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers: 44'-2"
Truck Style: 4 wheel (8'-0" wheelbase)

General Notes:

a. UP Specification 237
b. Pullman General Design: D-CB-10314
c. Converted to Signal Instruction Car in 1950
d. Floor Plan (after 1950 conversion): 237-CB-23526
e. Source: Union Pacific Business Cars, 1870-1991, by Ralph L. Barger (Greenberg, 1992), page 169
f. UP diagram sheet P-8-2 (10/1/1952), Rev. A (2/15/1956)
   

Roadway Instruction Car -- 1 car
Pullman, 1922 (UP, 1959)
Standard Heavyweight (Clerestory Roof)

Car
Number
Previous
Number
Notes and Disposition
UP 209 (1st) UP 410 Built as Coach 410; to Air Brake Instruction Car 209 in February 1959; retired in September 1975; to Irvington Station Restaurant (Omaha, Nebraska.), scrapped

Description:

Length, Over Buffers: 79'-3"
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: 78'-9"
Length, Over End Sills: 70'-0"
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers: 54'4"
Truck Style: 6 wheel (11'-0" wheelbase)

General Notes:

a. UP Coach 410 remodeled by Pullman-Standard in 1936
b. Air conditioning added by Pullman-Standard in 1936
c. Pullman Floor Plan: D-CB-20289
d. Floor Plan (after 1936 remodeling): 236-CB-21897
e. Converted to Air Brake Instruction Car in 1959
f. Floor Plan (after 1959 conversion): 237-CB-33450
g. Source: Union Pacific Business Cars, 1870-1991, by Ralph L. Barger (Greenberg, 1992), page 170
h. UP diagram sheet P-8-6 (3/2/1959) (no revision)
   

Dynamometer Car -- 1 car
Mobile Laboratory Car -- 1 car
Pullman, 1928 (UP, 1964)
Standard Heavyweight (Clerestory Roof)

Car
Number
Previous
Name
Notes and Disposition
UPP 210 Balsam Fir  

Description:

Length, Over Buffers:
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: 82'-11"
Length, Over End Sills: 74'-6"
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers:
Truck Style: 6 wheel (11'-0" wheelbase)

General Notes:

a. Built as Pullman-owned 10 Section, 1 Drawing Room, 1 Compartment Sleeper "Balsam Fir"; sold by Pullman to UP "Balsam Fir" in 1948; remodeled to Dynamometer Car 903001 in July 1963; to Mobile Laboratory Car 210 in July 1964
b. Out of service from the late 1990s; stored at Cheyenne from about 2008 until it was moved back to Council Bluffs for upgrading in early 2012; completed in August 2012. (2012 update from Brad Williams, email dated August 23, 2012)
c. Upgrade completed in April 2013 (including solar panels mounted on the roof) and sent to Mid America car in Kansas City for complete repainting; returned to Council Bluffs in mid May 2013 and returned to service (seen on Donner Pass in mid July 2013, east of Denver in August, and in southern California in mid October 2013). (July 2013 photo at RailPictures.net)
d. Floor Plan: 237-CD-344
e. UP diagram sheet P-8-1 (3/6/1964), Rev. A (12/1/1964), Rev. B ( 8/10/1965), Rev. C (7/26/1966)
f. Source: Union Pacific Business Cars, 1870-1991, by Ralph L. Barger (Greenberg, 1992), pages 171-174
   

Instruction Car -- 1 car
ACF, 1949 (UP, 1973)
Lightweight

Car
Number
Previous
Number
Date
Retired
Notes and Disposition
UP 211 UP 4807 Nov 1986 From Diner 4807 in October 1973; sold to Mexico in 1987

Description:

Length, Over Buffers, Coupled: 85'-0"
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: (not shown)
Length, Over End Sills: 82'-7"
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers: 59'-6"
Truck Style: 4 wheel, clasp brakes (9'-0" wheelbase)

General Notes:

a. UP 211 was built as Diner 4807; retired in June 1973; remodeled to Instruction Car 211 in October 1973; stripped and equipped in 1977 with an N scale model of the new Hinkle yard
b. Source: Davies, Volume 2, pages 63-78
c. UP diagram sheet P-4-29 (9/1/1949), Rev. A (12/20/1957), Rev. B (9/6/1966), Rev. C (7/25/1967) (as 4800-series Diner)
   

Test Car -- 2 cars
International, 1967 (UP 1987)
Former caboose

Car
Number
Previous
Number
Notes and Disposition
UPP 400 24531  
UPP 401 24540  

Description:

Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: 41'-8"
Length, Over Strikers: 39'-1"
Length, Over End Sills: 36'-7"
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers: 23'-3"
Truck Style: 4 wheel (5'-8" wheelbase)

General Notes:

a. Remodeled from former Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Class CA-13 cabooses in November 1987.
b. Used as test cars until about 1990, then stripped and moved to North Platte for use as crew shuttle cars.
c. UPP 400 had its own power supply; UPP 401 required an outside power supply.
   

Rules Examiner Car -- 1 car
Pullman, 1922 (UP, 1957)
Standard Heavyweight (Clerestory Roof)

Car
Number
Notes and Disposition
UP 407 Remodeled from Coach 407; to Rules Examiner Car 407 in 1952; retired in February 1959

Description:

Length, Over Buffers: 79'-3"
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: 78'-9"
Length, Over End Sills: 70'-0"
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers: 54'-4"
Truck Style: 6 wheel (11'-0" wheelbase)

General Notes:

a. Builder Floor Plan: D-CB-20289
b. UP Specification 310.
c. Remodeled by Pullman-Standard in 1936.
d. Air conditioning added by Pullman-Standard in 1936.
e. Floor Plan (after remodeling): 236-CB-21897
f. Seating Capacity: 52 seats
g. UP diagram sheet P-3-1 (10/27/1941) (no revision) (as Coaches 402-415)
h. UP diagram sheet P-3-11 (10/27/1941), Rev. A (12/10/1946)
   

Rules Examiner Car -- 1 car
Pullman, 1912 (UP, 1942)
Standard Heavyweight (Clerestory Roof)

Car
Number
Previous
Number
Notes and Disposition
OSL 701 OSL 701 Built as OSL Coach 116; to OSL Coach 701 in September 1915; to OSL Rules Examiner Car 701 in 1942; to UP 911434 in 1951; sold in June 1976

Description:

Length, Over Buffers: 67'-9"
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: 67'-3"
Length, Over End Sills: 59'-10"
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers: 44'-2"
Truck Style: 4 wheels (8'-0" wheelbase)

General Notes:

a. UP Specification 217
b. UP diagram sheet P-8-5 (1/12/1943)
c. Source: Union Pacific Business Cars, 1870-1991, by Ralph L. Barger (Greenberg, 1992), page 180
   

Rules Examiner Car -- 1 car
Pullman, 1912 (UP, 1950)
Arch Roof Heavyweight

Car
Number
Previous
Number
Notes and Disposition
OSL 1341 OSL 1341 Built as OSL Chair Car 250; to OSL Chair Car 1341 in March 1915; remodeled to OSL Rules Examiner Car in November 1945; to UP 904530 in 1957; to Central Oklahoma Railfan Club

Description:

Length, Over Buffers: 68'-4"
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: 67'-9"
Length, Over End Sills: 59'-10"
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers: 44'-2"
Truck Style: 4 wheel (8'-0" wheelbase)

General Notes:

a. Source: Union Pacific Business Cars, 1870-1991, by Ralph L. Barger (Greenberg, 1992), page 182
   

Safety Instruction Car -- 1 car
Pullman, 1924
Standard Heavyweight (Clerestory Roof)

Car
Number
Notes and Disposition
UP 1539 Built as Observation 1539 (1st); to Safety Instruction Car 1539 in 1946; to Safety Instruction Car 03162 (1st) in June 1947; to Agriculture Improvement Car 200 in November 1947; to restaurant in 1974 (Old Market, Omaha); moved to construction company site in 2004 (Council Bluffs)

Description:

Length, Over Buffers: 81'-11"
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: 81'-5"
Length, Over End Sills: 75'-5" (same as ORER)
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers: 56'-10"
Truck Style: 6 wheel (11'-0" wheelbase)

General Notes:

a. Seating Capacity: 44 seats
b. UP Specification 320
c. Floor Plan: D-CB-20831
d. Remodeled to Club Lounge by UP at Omaha in 1937
e. Floor Plan (after 1937 remodeling): 236-CB-22062
f. Air conditioning added by Pullman in 1937
g. No vestibules
h. UP diagram sheet P-5-8 (10/27/1941) (no revision) (3 cars: 1534, 1537, 1538)
   

OSL Rules Examiner -- 1 car
(builder unknown) 1909
Wooden

Car
Number
Previous
Number
Notes
OSL 01854 OSL 212 Built as Diner 212; to Rules Examiner Car 01854 in 1929; retired in 1949.

Description:

Length, Over Buffers: 72'-0"

General Notes:

a. (research continues)
   

OSL Medical Examiner -- 1 car
Pullman, 1901
Wooden

Car
Number
Previous
Number
Notes
OSL 01855 OSL 799 Built as Diner UP 309; to OSL Parlor 799; to Medical Examiner 01855; retired in 1946

Description:

Length, Over Buffers: 80'-0"

General Notes:

a. (research continues)
   

OWRR&N Air Brake Instruction -- 1 car
Pullman, 1914 (OWRR&N, 1942)
Arch Roof Heavyweight

Car
Number
Previous
Number
Notes and Disposition
OWRR&N 03158 OWRR&N 08 From OWRR&N Air Brake Instruction Car 08 in 1949; to OWRR&N Air Brake Instruction Car 03158 in 1955

Description:

Length, Over Buffers: 68'-0"
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: 67'-3"
Length, Over End Sills: 59'-10"
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers: 44'-2"
Truck Style: 4 wheels (8'-0" wheelbase)

General Notes:

a. Built as OWRR&N Coach 925; to OWRR&N Air Brake Instruction Car 08 in 1942; to OWRR&N Air Brake Instruction Car 01358 in 1949; to OWRR&N Air Brake Instruction Car 206 in 1955; retired in 1959
b. UP diagram sheet P-8-3 (1/12/1943), Rev. A (12/10/1946), Rev. B (2/15/1956) (as OWRR&N 206)
c. Source: Union Pacific Business Cars, 1870-1991, by Ralph L. Barger (Greenberg, 1992), page 146
d. UP Equipment Record: r3-0309 (03150-03199 series; shown as both "Instruction" and "Rules Exam")
   

OWRR&N Rules Examiner -- 1 car
Pullman, 1914 (UP, 1948)
Arch Roof Heavyweight

Car
Number
Previous
Number
Date To
OWRR&N 03159
Notes
OWRR&N 03159 OWRR&N 1007 Mar 1948 1

Description:

Length, Over Buffers: 81'-6"
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: 81'-0"
Length, Over End Sills: 72'-6"
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers: 56'-10"
Truck Style: 6 wheel (11'-0" wheelbase)

General Notes:

a. UP diagram sheet P-8-10 (9/1/1949), Rev. A (2/15/1956)
b. Source: Union Pacific Business Cars, 1870-1991, by Ralph L. Barger (Greenberg, 1992), page 165

Notes:

1. OWRR&N 03159 was built as OWRR&N 552 in June 1914; renumbered to OWRR&N 1577 in May 1915; renumbered to OWRR&N 1590 in November 1932; converted to OWRR&N Coach Observation 1007 in October 1943; to OWRR&N Rules Examiner Car 03159 in March 1948; to OWRR&N Rules Examiner Car 205 in February 1955; retired in March 1970; donated in 1977 to Northwest Railway Museum, Snoqualmie, Washington, still there as of November 2011.
   

OWRR&N Medical Examiner -- 1 car
Pullman, 1915 (UP, 1946)
Arch Roof Heavyweight

OWRR&N Rules Examiner -- 1 car
Pullman, 1915 (UP, 1946, 1956)
Arch Roof Heavyweight

Car
Number
Previous
Number
Notes and Disposition
OWRR&N 03160 OWRR&N 1000 From OWRR&N Chair Observation 1000 in November 1946; to OWRR&N Rules Examiner Car 202 (1st) in May 1956

Description:

Length, Over Buffers: 81'-6"
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: 81'-0"
Length, Over End Sills: 72'-6"
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers: 56'-10"
Truck Style: 6 wheel (11'-0" wheelbase)

General Notes:

a. Built as OWRR&N Cafe Observation 1515; to OWRR&N Cafe Observation 1500 in 1932; to OWRR&N Chair Observation 1000 in 1943; to OWRR&N Medical Examination Car 03160 in November 1946; to Rules Examination Car 202 (1st) in May 1956; retired in July 1970; sold to Autoliner Corp., in October 1971; sold to Irvington Station Restaurant (Omaha, Nebraska.) in April 1972, later scrapped
b. Floor Plan (as Medical Examiner Car): 237-CB-24070
c. Not equipped with air conditioning
d. UP diagram sheet P-8-11 (9/1/1949), Rev. A (2/15/1956) (as Rules Examiner Car)
e. Source: Union Pacific Business Cars, 1870-1991, by Ralph L. Barger (Greenberg, 1992), pages 157, 158
   

Safety Instruction Car -- 1 car
Pullman, 1924
Standard Heavyweight (Clerestory Roof)

Car
Number
Previous
Number
Notes and Disposition
UP 03162 (1st) UP 1539 Built as Observation 1539 (1st); to Safety Instruction Car 1539 in 1946; to Safety Instruction Car 03162 (1st) in June 1947; to Agriculture Improvement Car 200 in November 1947; to restaurant in 1974 (Old Market, Omaha); moved to construction company site in 2004 (Council Bluffs)

Description:

Length, Over Buffers: 81'-11"
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: 81'-5"
Length, Over End Sills: 75'-5" (same as ORER)
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers: 56'-10"
Truck Style: 6 wheel (11'-0" wheelbase)

As a description of this car, the following text was included in a brochure about UP's "Progress In Power, destributed at the 1948 Chicago Railroad Fair.

One of two specially-equipped cars built to tour the system of Union Pacific Railroad in the interests of education, the theater car is well made for its purpose. It seats 52 persons on leather upholstered aluminum tubing seats in an auditorium section that is windowless to facilitate the showing of motion pictures. A 16-millimeter projector is housed in a specially-constructed booth at the rear of the car and the motion picture screen may be raised or lowered by remote control from the booth.

The car is a self-contained unit, with living quarters for two occupants, including a shower room and bedroom. Two propane engines furnish all electrical power requirements and air conditioning, and there is also a supplemental hot water heating system for when steam heat is not available.

One of the two cars moves over the Union Pacific informing the officers and employes on railroad subjects and showing movies made for their interest and education. The other car is under the direction of the Agricultural Department of the railroad and is used by its agricultural agents for meetings of farmers and agriculture students in an effort to help improve the agricultural efforts of the states served by Union Pacific.

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General Notes:

a. Seating Capacity: 44 seats
b. UP Specification 320
c. Floor Plan: D-CB-20831
d. Remodeled to Club Lounge by UP at Omaha in 1937
e. Floor Plan (after 1937 remodeling): 236-CB-22062
f. Air conditioning added by Pullman in 1937
g. No vestibules
h. UP diagram sheet P-5-8 (10/27/1941) (no revision) (3 cars: 1534, 1537, 1538)
   

Radio Repair Car -- 1 car
AC&F, 1927 (UP, 1956)
Standard Heavyweight (Clerestory Roof)

Car
Number
Previous
Number
Notes and Disposition
UP 03162 (2nd) UP 2765 Built as Baggage Dormitory 2765; to Radio Repair Car 03162 (2nd) in September 1956; to Radio Repair Car 903162 in March 1959; retired in March 1972

Description:

Length, Over Buffers: 72'-6"
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: 71'-11"
Length, Over End Sills: 69'-1"
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers: 53'-1"
Truck Style: 6 wheel (11'-0" wheelbase)

General Notes:

a. UP Specification 323
b. Floor Plan: D-CB-21109
c. UP diagram sheet P-1-17 (10/27/1941) (no revision) (as Baggage Dormitory 2760-2766)
d. Source: Union Pacific Business Cars, 1870-1991, by Ralph L. Barger (Greenberg, 1992), pages 186, 188
   

Diesel Instruction Car -- 1 car
Pullman, 1915 (UP, 1949)
Arch Roof Heavyweight

Car
Number
Previous
Number
Notes and Disposition
UP 03163 (1st) UP 1006 (2nd) Built as Observation 820; to Cafe Observation 1521 in March 1915; to Cafe Observation 1506 in December 1932; to Chair Observation 1006 (2nd) in July 1943; to Diesel Instruction Car 03163 (1st) in July 1949; to Diesel Instruction Car 207 in May 1955; retired in June 1973; to Promontory Chapter-NRHS (Salt Lake City, Utah) in April 1974

Description:

Length, Over Buffers: 81'-6"
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: 81'-0"
Length, Over End Sills: 72'-6"
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers: 56'-10"
Truck Style: 6 wheel, steel frame (11'-0" wheelbase)

General Notes:

a. Source: Union Pacific Business Cars, 1870-1991, by Ralph L. Barger (Greenberg, 1992), pages 167, 168
   

Radio Car -- 1 car
ACF, 1926 (UP, 1955)
Arch Roof Heavyweight

Car
Number
Previous
Number
Notes and Disposition
UP 03163 (2nd) UP 2763 From Baggage Dormitory 2763 in 1955

Description:

Length, Over Buffers: 72'-6"
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: 71'-11"
Length, Over End Sills: 69'-1"
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers: 53'-1"
Truck Style: 6 wheel (11'-0" wheelbase)

General Notes:

a. UP Specification 323
b. Floor Plan: D-CB-21109
c. UP diagram sheet P-1-17 (10/27/1941) (no revision) (as Baggage Dormitory 2760-2766)
d. Source: Union Pacific Business Cars, 1870-1991, by Ralph L. Barger (Greenberg, 1992), pages 186, 188
   

Signal Instruction Car -- 1 car
Pullman, 1914 (UP, 1950)
Arch Roof Heavyweight

Car
Number
Previous
Number
Notes and Disposition
UP 03164 UP 1122 (2nd) Built as Chair 723; Coach 1122 (2nd) in December 1915; to Signal Instruction Car 03164 in May 1950; to Signal Instruction Car 208 in May 1955; retired in September 1971; sold for scrap in April1973

Description:

Length, Over Buffers: 68'-4"
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: 67'-9"
Length, Over End Sills: 59'-10"
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers: 44'-2"
Truck Style: 4 wheel (8'-0" wheelbase)

General Notes:

a. UP Specification 237
b. Pullman General Design: D-CB-10314
c. Converted to Signal Instruction Car in 1950
d. Floor Plan (after 1950 conversion): 237-CB-23526
e. Source: Union Pacific Business Cars, 1870-1991, by Ralph L. Barger (Greenberg, 1992), page 169
f. UP diagram sheet P-8-2 (10/1/1952), Rev. A (2/15/1956)
   

Medical Examination Car -- 1 car
Pullman, 1915 (UP, 1956)
Arch Roof Heavyweight

Car
Number
Previous
Number
Notes and Disposition
UP 04530 UP 1505 Built as Cafe Observation 815 (2nd); to Cafe Observation 1516 in March 1915; to Cafe Observation 1505 (2nd) in December 1932; UP Roadway Bunk Car 04530 in 1953; to Medical Examination Car 04530 in December 1956; to Roadway Diner 904530 in February 1959; retired in June 1985

Description:

Length, Over Buffers: 81'-6"
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: 81'-0"
Length, Over End Sills: 72'-6"
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers: 56'-10"
Truck Style: 6 wheel, steel frame (11'-0" wheelbase)

General Notes:

a. Pullman Floor Plan: D-CB-20025
b. Remodeled by UP in 1932
c. Source: Union Pacific Business Cars, 1870-1991, by Ralph L. Barger (Greenberg, 1992), pages 187
d. UP diagram sheet P-5-17 (10/27/1941), Rev. A (12/10/1946) (as Cafe Observation 1505)
   

Radio Repair Car -- 1 car
AC&F, 1927 (UP, 1956)
Standard Heavyweight (Clerestory Roof)

Car
Number
Previous
Number
Notes and Disposition
UP 903162 UP 03162 (2nd) Built as Baggage Dormitory 2765; to Radio Repair Car 03162 (2nd) in September 1956; to Radio Repair Car 903162 in March 1959; retired in March 1972

Description:

Length, Over Buffers: 72'-6"
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: 71'-11"
Length, Over End Sills: 69'-1"
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers: 53'-1"
Truck Style: 6 wheel (11'-0" wheelbase)

General Notes:

a. UP Specification 323
b. Floor Plan: D-CB-21109
c. UP diagram sheet P-1-17 (10/27/1941) (no revision) (as Baggage Dormitory 2760-2766)
d. Source: Union Pacific Business Cars, 1870-1991, by Ralph L. Barger (Greenberg, 1992), pages 186, 188
   

Radio Repair Car -- 1 car
AC&F, 1927 (UP, 1957)
Standard Heavyweight (Clerestory Roof)

Car
Number
Previous
Number
Notes and Disposition
UP 903163 UP 2763 Built as Baggage Dormitory 2763; to Radio Repair Car 903163 in April 1957; retired in March 1969

Description:

Length, Over Buffers: 72'-6"
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: 71'-11"
Length, Over End Sills: 69'-1"
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers: 53'-1"
Truck Style: 6 wheel (11'-0" wheelbase)

General Notes:

a. UP Specification 323
b. Floor Plan: D-CB-21109
c. UP diagram sheet P-1-17 (10/27/1941) (no revision) (as Baggage Dormitory 2760-2766)
d. Source: Union Pacific Business Cars, 1870-1991, by Ralph L. Barger (Greenberg, 1992), pages 186, 188

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