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Union Pacific Heritage Fleet

Index For This Page

This page was last updated on March 1, 2014.

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Overview

A roster listing of Union Pacific's steel passenger cars after 1971, including the excursion fleet used with the steam locomotives and other special operations, and other cars operated after the startup of Amtrak in May 1971.

Includes a roster listing of Union Pacific's steel business and executive cars, including cars owned by subsidiary roads OSL, OWRR&N and LA&SL, and former C&NW, MKT, MP, and SP cars.

Unless noted, all cars are lightweight construction.

Current Heritage Fleet

The UPP reporting mark was first used in April 1986, when Business Car 100 was renumbered to Business car UPP 119, and Arden had its first number applied, as UPP 100. Other early uses were in July 1987 on much of the steam program equipment. The UPP reporting mark was officially registered with AAR in January 1994.

Car Name To Car Number Cross Reference -- Cross reference of Business car and Heritage fleet car names to car numbers.

UPP Number Roster -- A listing of the current Heritage Fleet

The following index should be used by locating the car name/number within the range of names/numbers in the two left-hand columns, then clicking on the file name in the far right-hand column.

Starting
Group
Ending
Group
File
Business "Arden" Business UPP 115 heritage-fleet-1
Business 116 Sleeper 1610 heritage-fleet-2
Exhibit 1869 Tool Car 904304 "Art Lockman" heritage-fleet-3
Former C&NW, MKT, MP, and SP cars Coach ATAX 4623
Canada Discovery Train
Mexico Sale
Miscellaneous Consists
heritage-fleet-misc
Water Cars   water-cars

1988-1989 Upgrade

Beginning in July 1988 and continuing in 90-day completion cycles for each car through the end of November 1989, 12 cars in the Heritage Fleet were put through an upgrade program in the Omaha car shop. Originally, each car was to be renumbered upon completion, but this was not the case. Upon completion, each car received the new UPP reporting mark, but retained its original number. The planned but unused UPP number is shown in italics. Included were: "Carbarton" UP 202, Mechanical Staff Car; UP 5468, Coach (UPP 304); UP 5473, Coach (UPP 305); UP 5480, Coach (UPP 306); UP 5483, Coach (UPP 307); UP 5486, Coach (UPP 308); UP 6203, Lounge (UPP 303); UP 4808, Diner (UPP 300); UP 4810, Diner (UPP 301); UP 9005, Diner (UPP 9005); UP 5714, Baggage (UPP 310); UP 5779, Baggage (UPP 311); UP 210, Mobile Lab car (UPP 204). Cars that did not already have electric heat, had the feature installed. (from an internal Union Pacific document)

Dome Cars in October 1990

Union Pacific purchased three dome cars lettered and numbered as KCS 21, 22 and 19. These are the former UP 7001, UP 7015, and UP 8008. All three had been sold to Auto Train in 1972, becoming AT 701, 709, and 807, respectively. They were sold in 1981 to the leasing and credit subsidiary of Kansas City Southern Industries, and were renumbered as KCS numbers. This equipment remained in Auto Train's white red-maroon scheme after purchase from Auto Train and remained parked in Kansas City, Missouri, near the Mid America Car shops. After purchase by Union Pacific, Mid America Car readied the cars for movement and interchange to Council Bluffs, Iowa, on October 21, 1990. They are currently [October 1990] at Omaha car shops being stripped and readied for sheet metal and corrision control. Once body work is completed, cars will be refurbished and returned to UP service. Estimate is for UP 8008 being finished in 1991 and UP 7001 and 7015 being finished in 1992. (Car Notes, George R. Cockle, October 25, 1990)

Photos

Photos of UP Heritage Fleet cars at North East Rails at Railfan.net

Photos of UP passenger cars at RRPictureArchives.net

More Information

Union Pacific's Special Trains -- A page on Union Pacific's own web site, about its special trains.

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