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Union Pacific Heritage Fleet, Miscellaneous Cars

This page was last updated on March 22, 2014.

Passenger cars of Union Pacific's Heritage Fleet, Miscellaneous Cars.

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Former C&NW Cars

Business Car -- 1 car
Pullman, 1923
Heavyweight

Car
Number
Date
Built
Date Retired
By UP
C&NW 400 Dec 1923 2000

Description:

Length, Over Buffers:
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: 83'-3"
Length, Over End Sills: 74'-0"
Length, Inside: 73'-4"
Truck Centers:
Truck Style:

General Notes:

a. C&NW 400 was built as Boston & Albany Business Car 99 in 1923; sold to Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Business Car 99 in 1948; sold to D. E. Taylor (West Palm Beach, Florida) no. 99 "Sea Level" in July 1964; sold to D. Kramlich in (??); sold to Texas Tank Company in (??); sold to C&NW Business Car 404 in 1981; to C&NW Business Car 400 in 1982; to UP by merger in 1995; retired in 2000
   

Business Car -- 1 car
Pullman, 1926
Heavyweight

Car
Number
Date Retired
By UP
C&NW 401 "Chicago" 1998

Description:

Length, Over Buffers:
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Truck Style:

General Notes:

a. From Pullman 10 Section-Lounge Observation "Mt. Thielsen" to L&N "Mt. Thielsen"; remodeled to L&N Business Car 375 in 1948; to C&NW Business Car 401 in 1982; named "Chicago" in 1985; to UP by merger in 1995; to Fleming Company (Pittsburgh, Kansas) in 1998
   

Business Car -- 1 car
Pullman, 1910
Heavyweight

Car
Number
Date Retired
By UP
C&NW 403 "Minnesota" 1996

Description:

Length, Over Buffers:
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General Notes:

a. From Pullman 12 Section-1 Drawing Room "Thompson" to CGW "Thompson" in 1948; remodeled to CGW Business Car 100 in 1953; merger to C&NW in 1968; to C&NW Business Car 403 in 1981; named "Minnesota" in 1985; to UP by merger in 1995; to North Carolina DOT "Gov. John Motey Morehead" in 1996
   

Sleeper -- 2 cars
Pullman-Standard, 1965
Lightweight

Car
Name
Date Retired
By UP
C&NW 410 "Lake Michigan" 1998
C&NW 411 "Lake Geneva" 1996

Description:

Length, Over Buffers:
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General Notes:

a. C&NW 410 "Lake Michigan" was built as Nickel Plate Sleeper (10 roomette, 6 bedroom) 211 "City of Lima"; to IC "Cynthia" in 1965; to IC 3532 in 1969; to Michigan Railroad Club in 1970; to Hogtrain in 1979; to C&NW in 1985, remodeled to C&NW Sleeper (6 bedroom, 8 roomette) 410 "Lake Michigan"; to UP by merger in 1995; to Fleming Company in 1998. (Read more about the car as it has been restored by the Erie Lackawana Dining Car Preservation Society)
b. C&NW 411 "Lake Geneva" was built as KCS Coach (72 seat) 276; to New Jersey Department of Transportation 5346 in 1972; to C&NW in 1986, remodeled to C&NW Sleeper (8 bedroom) 411 "Lake Geneva"; to UP by merger in 1995; to North Carolina DOT "Lake Wallamaw" in 1996
c. 8 bedrooms
   

Sleeper -- 2 cars
Pullman-Standard, 1965
Lightweight

C&NW 412 "Lake Forest" and C&NW 413 "Lake Bluff"; see UPP 412 and UPP 413

Sleeper -- 2 cars
Pullman-Standard, 1950
Lightweight

Car
Number
Car
Name
Date Retired
By UP
C&NW 414 Lake Mendota 1996

Description:

Length, Over Buffers:
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces:
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Truck Centers:
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General Notes:

a. C&NW 414 "Lake Mendota" was built as KCS Coach (72 seat) 273, 1972 to New Jersey Department of Transportation 5343 in 1972; to C&NW in 1986; remodeled to C&NW Sleeper (8 bedroom) 414 "Lake Mendota"; to UP by merger in 1995; to North Carolina DOT "Lake Mattamkee" in 1996
b. 6 bedrooms, 8 roomettes, staff and crew sleeper
   

Inspection Car -- 1 car
Pullman-Standard, 1954
Lightweight

C&NW 420 "Fox River"; see UPP 420 "Fox River"

Car History

Car
Number
Date To
Number
Date From
Number
CN 1087 "Cape Breton" 1954 1978
VIA "Cape Breton" 1978 1985
C&NW 420 "Fox River" 1985 1995
UP 420 "Fox River" 1995 1997
UPP 420 "Fox River" 1997  

Dome Lounge (Full Dome) -- 1 car
Pullman-Standard, 1952
Lightweight

Car
Number
Date Retired
By UP
C&NW 421 "Powder River" 1996

Description:

Length, Over Buffers:
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces:
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Truck Centers:
Truck Style:

General Notes:

a. C&NW 421 was built as Milwaukee Road Dome Lounge 53; to CN Dome Lounge 2401 "Athabasca" in 1965; to CN Dome Lounge 2701 "Athabasca" in 1974; to VIA Dome Lounge 2701; retired in 1982; to Great Western Tours (via J. Baldwin), remodeled by Robert Bauman/Milwaukee Rail Car Corp. for Rail Travel Associates (RTAX) in 1983, repainted in full Milwaukee Road colors as 53 in 1984; to Golden Arrow, Janesville, Wis., in 1985; sold to C&NW (via Milwaukee Rail Car Corp.) in 1985, painted as C&NW 421 "Powder River"; to UP at merger in 1995; used briefly in Operation Lifesaver service and excursion service; sold to North Carolina DOT "Mount Mitchell" in 1996
b. Source: Phil Dohmen's dome car web site
   

Diner -- 1 car
Pullman-Standard, 1947
Lightweight

Car
Number
Date Retired
By UP
C&NW 450 "Cedar River" 1996

Description:

Length, Over Buffers:
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces:
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General Notes:

a. C&NW 450 was built as CB&Q Diner (36 seats) "Lake Michigan"; to Great Northern "Lake Michigan" in 1955; merger to BN in 1970; to C&NW Diner 450 "Cedar River" in 1985; to UP by merger in 1995; to North Carolina DOT Diner "Core Sound" in 1996
   

Power Car -- 1 car
EMD, 1949
ex F3B locomotive

Car
Number
Date Retired
By UP
C&NW 490 "Oak Creek" 1996

Description:

Length, Over Buffers:
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces:
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Truck Centers:
Truck Style:

General Notes:

a. C&NW 490 "Oak Creek" was built as CGW F3B locomotive 102D; to C&NW 304 at merger in 1968; remodeled to C&NW HEP Power Car 490 "Oak Creek" in September 1985; to UP at merger in 1995; to North Carolina DOT in 1996
b. Source: Diesels of the Chicago & North Western, by Paul K. Withers (Withers Publishing, 1995), page 74, photo on page 312
   

Former MKT Cars

Business Car -- 1 car
Pullman, 1913
Standard Heavyweight (Clerestory Roof)

Car
Name
Date Retired
By UP
MKT "Lewa" 1988

Description:

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

General Notes:

a. Remodeled from MKT Coach 403 to MKT Business Car "Queen of Scotts" in 1948; name changed to "Lewa"; to UP by merger in 1988; to Texas Tank Company in 1988; to J. Marshall "MKT 403"
   

Former MP Cars

Business Car -- 1 car
Pullman, 1926 (AC&F, 1957)
Standard Heavyweight (Clerestory Roof)

MP 1 "Eagle"; see UPP 107 (3rd)

Car History

Car
Number
Date To
Number
Date From
Number
MP 12 1926 1957
MP 1 "Eagle" 1957 1985
UP "St. Louis" 1985 1986
UP 107 (3rd) 1986 1996

Business Car -- 1 car
Pullman-Standard, 1953 (Autoliner, 1974)
Lightweight

MP 2; see UPP 105 "Houston"

Car History

Car
Number
Date To
Number
Date From
Number
C&EI "Lobolly Pine" 1953 1968
C&EI 652 1968 1969
L&N 652 1969 1974
Autoliner 101 1974 1976
MP 2 1976 1985
UP "Little Rock" 1985 1986
UP 109 (3rd) 1986 1987
UP 105 (5th) 1987 1990
UPP 105 "Houston" 1990 1997

Business Car -- 1 car
Pullman, 1912 (UP, 1937)
Heavyweight (later Streamlined Heavyweight)

MP 3 "Kansas City"; see UPP 115 "Selma"

Car History

Car
Number
Date To
Number
Date From
Number
UP 101 "Overland" May 1912 (new) Jun 1952
UP 103 (3rd) Jun 1952 Apr 1964
UP 109 (2nd) Apr 1964 Aug 1971
WP "Feather River" Aug 1971 1985
MP 3 "Kansas City" 1985 1985
UP 115 (3rd) 1985 Aug 1987
UP 115 "Selma" 1987 1989
UPP 115 "Selma" 1989  

Business Car -- 1 car
Pullman, 1925 (MP, 1951)
Heavyweight

MP 8; see UP "Houston"

Car History

Car
Number
Date To
Number
Date From
Number
MP 10613 1925 Sep 1951
MP 8 Sep 1951 1985
UP "Houston" 1985 Aug 1990

Business Car -- 1 car
AC&F, 1928
Standard Heavyweight (Clerestory Roof)

MP 10; see UP 103 (7th)

Car History

Car
Number
Date To
Number
Date From
Number
T&P 2 1928 1963
MP 10 1963 Apr 1986
UP 105 (4th) Apr 1986 1987
UP 103 (7th) 1987 1992

Staff Sleeper -- 1 car
Budd, 1949 (MP, 1971)
Lightweight

MP 11; see UP "Eagle"

Car History

Car
Number
Date To
Number
Date From
Number
MP "Crystal River" 1949 1963
MP 611 1963 1971
MP 11 1971 1985
UP "Eagle" 1985 Nov 1986

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

Car
Number
Date Retired
By UP
MP 20 Nov 1986

Description:

Length, Over Buffers: 85'-0"
Length, Over End Sills: 78'-10"
Truck Centers: 59'-6"
Truck Style: 4 wheel (9'-0" wheelbase)

Car History

Car
Number
Date To
Number
Date From
Number
MP 860 1948 1963
MP 465 1963 1970
MP 465 1970 Nov 1986

General Notes:

a. MP 20 was built as MP Coach 860 in 1948; renumbered to Coach 465 in 1963; remodeled to Air Brake Instruction Car in 1970; to UP by merger in 1985; sold to Mexico in 1987
b. Stainless steel construction
c. Source: Union Pacific Business Cars, 1870-1991, by Ralph L. Barger (Greenberg, 1992), pages 143, 144
d. Source: Sale to Mexico, CTC Board, February 1987, page 33; Pacific RailNews, June 1987
   

Former SP Cars

Business Car -- 1 car
Pullman, 1926
Standard Heavyweight (Clerestory Roof)

Car
Number
Date Retired
By UP
SP 106 "Oregon" 2000

Description:

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

General Notes:

a. SP 106 "Oregon" was built as SP Business Car 106 "Central Plains"; to SP Business Car 106 "Shasta"; to SP Business Car 106 "Oregon"; to UP by merger in 1996; retired by UP in 2000; sold to the Livingston Rebuild Center in 2000, where it became LRCX 106; later sold to the Tri-City & Olympia Railroad in Washington State, where it became TCRy 106 some time around 2007. (update from Jerry LaBoda via email dated October 24, 2013)
   

Business Car -- 1 car
Pullman, 1928
Standard Heavyweight (Clerestory Roof)

Car
Number
Date Retired
By UP
SP 141 "Oakland" 2000

Description:

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

General Notes:

a. From SP Business Car "New York"; to SP Business Car 141 "Oakland"; to UP by merger in 1996; retired in 2000
   

Baggage Dormitory -- 1 car
Budd, 1950
Lightweight

SP 250; see UPP 2500

Car History

Car
Number
Date To
Number
Date From
Number
SP 3104 1950 1951
T&NO 302 1951 1961
SP 3104 1961 1971
SP 250 1971 2000
UPP 2500 2000 Mar 2003

Crew Sleeper -- 1 car
Budd, 1950
Lightweight

Car
Number
Date Retired
By UP
SP 251 2001

Description:

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

General Notes:

a. SP 251 was built as SP Sleeper (10 roomette, 6 bedroom) 9007; to SP Crew Sleeper 251 in 1977; to UP by merger in 1996; sold to Dobas in Roseville, California, in 2001; still at that location as of August 2007. (part from David Varilek via email on August 16, 2007)
   

Lounge -- 1 car
Pullman-Standard, 1949 (SP, 1971)
Lightweight

SP 289; see UPP 2986 "City of Angels"

Car History

Car
Number
Date To
Number
Date From
Number
SP 2986 1949 1971
SP 206 1971 1975
SP 216 1975  
SP 289   1999
UPP 2986 "City of Angels" 1999  

Diner -- 1 car
Budd, 1950
Lightweight

Car
Number
Date Retired
By UP
SP 290 2001

Description:

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

General Notes:

a. SP 290 was built as SP Diner 10214; to SP Diner 290 in 1974; to UP by merger in 1996; donated to California State Railroad Museum in 2001. (part from David Varilek via email on August 16, 2007)
   

Lounge -- 1 car
Budd, 1950
Lightweight

Car
Number
Date Retired
By UP
SP 291 2001

Description:

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

General Notes:

a. SP 291 was built as SP Lounge 2987; to SP Lounge 291 in 1974; to UP by merger in 1996; donated to California State Railroad Museum in 2001. (part from David Varilek via email on August 16, 2007)
   

Sleeper -- 1 car
Budd, 1950
Lightweight

Car
Number
Date Retired
By UP
SP 292 2001

Description:

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

General Notes:

a. SP 292 was built as SP Sleeper (10 roomette, 6 bedroom) 9009; to SP Sleeper 292 in 1975; to UP by merger in 1996; sold to Jon Clark in 2001. (part from David Varilek via email on August 16, 2007)
   

Coach -- 1 car
Pullman-Standard, 1954
Lightweight

Car
Number
Date Retired
By UP
SP 293 2001

Description:

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

General Notes:

a. SP 293 was built as SP Coach 2356; to SP Coach 293 in 1974; to UP by merger in 1996; sold in 2001
   

Baggage -- 2 cars
Pullman-Standard, 1962
Lightweight

Car
Number
Date Retired
By UP
SP 295 2001
SP 298 2001

Description:

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

General Notes:

a. SP 295 was built as SP Baggage in the 6700-series; to SP Baggage 295 in 1974; to UP by merger in 1996; sold in 2001
b. SP 298 was built as SP Baggage 6734; to SP Baggage 298 in 1974; to UP by merger in 1996; sold in 2001
   

Former ATAX Cars

Coach (Stored) -- 2 cars
St. Louis Car Co., (1959, 1964)
Lightweight

Car Number Previous Number Notes and Disposition
ex ATAX 4623 AMT 4623 Built in 1959 by St. Louis Car Co. as UP Coach 5501; to Amtrak 4561; to Amtrak 4623, off roster in 2001; to ATAX 4623; sold to UP in 2003 (used for parts)
ex ATAX 4613 AMT 4568 Built in 1964 by St. Louis Car Co. as UP Coach 5528; to Amtrak 4568; to Amtrak 4613, off roster in 2001; to ATAX 4613; sold to UP in 2003 (used for parts)

Description:

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

General Notes:

a. ATAX = Arizona Transit Assembly, Flagstaff, Ariz., formed in August 2002 by Robert Franzen, Chief Mechanical Officer for Grand Canyon Railway
b. Photo: ATAX 4623 at Whippany, N.J.; ex Amtrak 4561, exx UP 5501; currently marked (along with three other matching units) as ATAX or Arizona Transit Assembly Corp.; dated December 28, 2002 by Jeff Lubchansky.
c. Photo: ATAX 4613 at Whippany N.J.; dated January 4, 2003 by Jeff Lubchansky.
   

Canada Discovery Train

The Discovery Train ran during two consecutive years; first in 1978 and again in 1979. It was a cultural and geographical museum covering all of Canada, meant to promote people's knowledge of the whole country. The Discovery Train, was a traveling exhibit sponsored by the National Museum of Canada.

All of the AC&F cars were former 9100 series New York Central/Penn Central baggage cars built by American Car & Foundry in 1946. The display cars were converted for use on the AFT in Richmond, California. The showcase cars were converted for AFT service at Venice, Florida. All of the cars were sold to the National Museums of Canada for use on their Discovery Train. (America's Freedom Trains, Freedomtrain.org)

In April 1983, Union Pacific purchased the 19 cars of the Canada "Discovery Train" from the Canadian Crown Assets Disposal Corp., and assigned temporary company service numbers A201 to A219 to all cars. Fifteen of the 19 cars were former cars of the 1975-1976 "American Freedom Train" which was sold to the Canadian government in 1977.

In July 1987, UP changed the temporary numbers to permanent numbers in the 900000 series numbers. In 1990 the Union Pacific sold all but the two power cars (205 and 206) to scrap dealers.

The cars sold to Union Pacific Railroad sat on a siding in Council Bluffs, Iowa, for many years. They were eventually moved to UP's Blue Diamond spur outside Las Vegas, Nevada, where they sat for several years before being scrapped on site the week of August 15, 1995. (America's Freedom Trains, Freedomtrain.org)

Louisiana Steam Train Association at Venner, Louisiana, has a baggage car numbered as STRX 203, which is reported as being the former UP 203, and originally a Canada Discovery Train car. (Todd Schannuth, email dated August 8, 2008)

See also the entries for the two former AFT power cars, UPP 205 and 206.

UP Temporary
Number
Assigned
UP Number
Builder Date
Built
Notes and Disposition
A201 UP 920000 National Steel Dec 1952 Built as CN Baggage 9222; to CN Baggage 8079; to Canada Discovery Train
A202 UP 920001 National Steel Oct 1915 Built as CN Baggage (number?); to Canada Discovery Train
A203 UP 920002 National Steel Nov 1941 Built as CN Baggage 9138; to CN Baggage 8101; to Canada Discovery Train
A204 UP 920003 National Steel Sep 1922 Built as CN Baggage (number?); to CN Baggage 8126; to Canada Discovery Train
A205 UPP 205 AC&F Dec 1949 Built as NYC 9100 series Baggage (number?); to American Freedom Train Power Dormitory Car 200; to Power car UPP 205 in July 1987
A206 UPP 206 AC&F Dec 1949 Built as NYC 9100 series Baggage (number?); to American Freedom Train Power Car 111 (also used as the train's exit car); to Power car UPP 206 in July 1987
A207 UP 920004 AC&F Dec 1949 Built as NYC Baggage 9128; to American Freedom Train Display Car 101
A208 UP 920005 AC&F Dec 1949 Built as NYC Baggage 9158; to American Freedom Train Display Car 102
A209 UP 920006 AC&F Dec 1949 Built as NYC Baggage 9178; to American Freedom Train Display Car 103
A210 UP 920007 AC&F Jul 1964 Built as NYC Baggage 9115; to American Freedom Train Display Car 104
A211 UP 920008 AC&F Jun 1949 Built as NYC Baggage 9135; to American Freedom Train Display Car 105
A212 UP 920009 AC&F Dec 1949 Built as NYC Baggage 9156; to American Freedom Train Display Car 106
A213 UP 920010 AC&F Dec 1949 Built as NYC Baggage 9138; to American Freedom Train Display Car 107
A214 UP 920011 AC&F Dec 1949 Built as NYC Baggage 9139; to American Freedom Train Display Car 108
A215 UP 920012 AC&F Dec 1949 Built as NYC Baggage 9165; to American Freedom Train Display Car 109
A216 UP 920013 AC&F Dec 1949 Built as NYC Baggage 9104; to American Freedom Train Display Car 110
A217 UP 920014 AC&F Dec 1949 Built as NYC 9100 series Baggage (number?); to American Freedom Train Showcase Car 41
A218 UP 920015 AC&F Dec 1949 Built as NYC 9100 series Baggage (number?); to American Freedom Train Showcase Car 40
A219 UP 920016 AC&F Dec 1949 Built as NYC Baggage 9163; to American Freedom Train Control Car 100

More Information

"The Story of America's Freedom Trains"

Canada Discovery Train roster listing

Wikipedia article for American Freedom Train, 1975-1976

Wikipedia article for Canada Discovery Train, 1978-1979

Mexico Sale

(Read more about the sale of UP passenger cars to Mexico)

Miscellaneous Consists

UP ran an officers special in May 1987. The consist was GP40Xs 95 and 93, with power car 206, staff car Cabarton, staff car Omaha, dome lounge 9004 Harriman, and business cars 119 and Arden. The Harriman name had just recently been applied to the 9004 dome. (Pacific Rail News, Issue 285, August 1987, page 29)

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