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Union Pacific Passenger Train Consists

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This page was last updated on February 16, 2016.

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About Train Consists

The consist for any particular UP passenger train greatly depended on the location and date. Many UP passenger train consists changed as the train traversed its route, as well as month to month for seasonal variation in passenger needs. So, generalities about passenger train consists are often very hard to make. (Dick Harley, January 4, 2007)

Train Consists

1941 Trains

Following is a list of Union Pacific "Streamliners" in 1941, taken from "Nebraska Industrial Properties of the Union Pacific Railroad".

February 19, 1949

Below is a consist for Train No. 28, the San Francisco Overland, dated February 19, 1949 (power and location unknown)

This was about a month before the CZ began operations, so it's interesting to see the CZ 10-6 sleepers in the Overland. This consist is courtesy of the Camerail Club via Jeff Root. (Jeff Cauthen, email dated February 29, 2012)

November 1950

November 1950 -- A listing of Union Pacific passenger trains as of November 1950, with their planned makeup of car styles. Based on an original document from Union Pacific archives.

May 1957

May 1957 -- A listing of consists of Union Pacific passenger trains passing through Salt Lake City in April and May 1957, including changes in the consists at several terminals. (PDF, 18 pages; 3MB)

Trains included are:

City of St. Louis, Train No. 9 (1965, 1966, 1967)

September 25, 1965, at Topeka, Kansas:

  • 910-944B-962B (locomotives)
  • 1779
  • ATSF 3817
  • REX 7642
  • >5900<
  • 6307
  • 5616
  • 5503
  • 5500
  • 5458
  • Wabash 203
  • 5484
  • 6105
  • 4809
  • SP 9002
  • Wabash National Homes
  • Pacific Cruiser
  • National View
  • (Art Gibson, email dated September 6, 2006)

August 6, 1966, at Topeka, Kansas:

  • 925-948B-947B-959 (locomotives)
  • 5653
  • >5902<
  • 5780
  • 5657
  • 5438
  • 5459
  • 5482
  • 5512
  • N&W 1613
  • 5491
  • 6104
  • 4805
  • National Border
  • Pacific Emblem
  • National Progress
  • American Shores
  • American River
  • (Art Gibson, email dated September 6, 2006)

May 5, 1967, at Topeka, Kansas:

This is the last sighting of No. 9 with a 5900 class in the train. Larry O'Brien, our illustrious Postmaster General sold the railroads down the river, so that the mail could be carried on airplanes (his previous job was Executive Secretary of Airline Pilots and Owners Association)

  • 909-902B-968B-928 (locomotives)
  • 9303
  • 9395
  • 9301
  • >5901<
  • 5778
  • 6331
  • 5512
  • 7001
  • 5554
  • 5474
  • 6100
  • 4805
  • National Scene
  • Pacific Ocean
  • National Frontier
  • (Art Gibson, email dated September 6, 2006)

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