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Union Pacific Lightweight Cars

This page was last updated on February 16, 2014.

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Sorted By Year Built

Includes Sleepers built in 1942 and later.

Does not include cars from the 7th [14 cars] and 8th [14 cars] Streamliner trains in 1937.

Does not include cars from the 9th [16 cars] and 10th [16 cars] Streamliner trains in 1941.

(Read more about the sleepers of 1941)

(Read more about Named Lightweight Sleepers)

Year
Built
Car
Number
Type Builder Qty. Years In
Service
Notes
1937 UP 5100 series Dormitory-Kitchen-Diner
(articulated)
P-S 10 1937-1960 Five two-car sets; renumbered as separate cars in 1956
1937 UP 5200-5211 Chair P-S 12 1937-1952 Rebuilt to 1500-series Lounge and Club Lounge in 1940 and 1952
1937 UP 5300-5327 Chair P-S 28 1937-1967  
1941 UP 5331-5345 Chair P-S 15 1941-1968  
1941 UP 5351-5365 Chair P-S 15 1941-1968  
1941 UP 5801-5810 Postal Storage P-S 10 1941-1970 to 903600 series for Roadway service
1942 UP 5601-5630 Baggage P-S 30 1942-1970  
1942 "American" series Sleeper P-S 42 1942-1972 60 cars Pullman-owned until 1945; 42 cars to UP in 1946; 11 cars to SP; seven cars to C&NW
1942 "Imperial" series Sleeper P-S 18 1942-1972 seven cars to 900000 series
1949 "Western" series Sleeper ACF 12 1949-1965 all 12 cars to "Sun" series in 1965
1949 "Pacific" series Sleeper Budd 50 1949-1971 43 cars to Amtrak
1949 UP 4800-4816 Diner ACF 17 1949-1973  
1949 UP 5000-5006 Cafe Lounge ACF 7 1949-1971 rebuilt to Lunch Counter Cafe Lounge in 1959
1949 UP 5700-5710 Baggage ACF 11 1949-1970 to 904200 series for Roadway service
1949 UP 5811-5813 Postal Storage ACF 3 1949-1970 to 903600 series for Roadway service
1949 UP 5900-5902 Postal Storage ACF 3 1949-1970 to 903600 series for Roadway service
1949 UP 6000-6008 Baggage-Dormitory ACF 9 1949-1972 Five cars to UP 300-304 in 1962; four cars to Amtrak in 1972
1949 UP 6100-6105 Dormitory Club ACF 6 1949-1971  
1949 "River" series Club Lounge ACF 9 1949-1972 to 6200-6208 in 1956; three cars to Amtrak
1950 "American" series Sleeper ACF 4 1950-1971 six cars Pullman-owned; four cars to UP in 1950; two cars to C&NW
(1950) "Star Dust" Dome Chair P-S 1 1956-1964 built in 1947, to UP in 1950; to UP 7101 in 1956
(1950) "Sky View" Dome Diner P-S 1 1956-1961 built in 1947, to UP in 1950; to UP 8010 in 1956
(1950) "Moon Glow" Dome Observation Lounge P-S 1 1956-1965 built in 1947, to UP in 1950; to UP 9015 in 1956
1950 UP 5400-5449 Chair P-S 50 1950-1971 six cars to Amtrak; 23 cars to Ringling Bros.
1953 UP 5100 series Dormitory-Kitchen-Diner
(articulated)
ACF 4 1953-1968 Two two-car sets; renumbered as separate cars in 1956
1953 UP 5450-5487 Chair ACF 38 1953-1974 two cars to Amtrak; eight cars to Ringling Bros.
1953 UP 5631-5663 Baggage ACF 33 1953-1970 to 904200 series for Roadway service
1954 "Alpine" series Sleeper ACF 14 1954-1965 to Coach 5543-5556 in 1965; all 14 cars to Amtrak (four cars later to Ringling Bros.)
1954 UP 5814, 5815 Postal Storage ACF 2 1954-1970 to 903600 series for Roadway service
1954 "Ocean" series Sleeper ACF 2 1954-1971 to Auto-Train
1955 "National" series Sleeper P-S 12 1955-1971 1200-series numbers added in 1969
1955 UP 4000-4003 Lunch Counter Diner ACF 4 1955-1972  
1955 UP 7000-7009 Dome Chair ACF 10 1955-1971  
1955 UP 8000-8009 Dome Diner ACF 10 1955-1970  
1955 UP 9000-9014 Dome Lounge ACF 15 1955-1974  
1956 "Placid" series Sleeper P-S 10 1956-1971 all 10 cars to Amtrak
1956 "City" series Sleeper P-S 10 1956-1965 seven cars to "Star" series in 1965
1956 "Ocean" series Sleeper P-S 3 1956-1971 to Auto-Train
1957 UP 5664-5678 Baggage ACF 15 1957-1970 to 904800 series for Roadway service
1957 UP 5711-5745 Baggage ACF 35 1957-1970 to 904200 series for Roadway service
1955 "National" series Sleeper P-S 12 1955-1972 1200-series numbers added in 1969
1958 UP 7011-7015 Dome Chair P-S 5 1958-1971  
1959 UP 5007-5016 Cafe Lounge SLC 10 1959-1974  
1960 UP 5488-5507 Chair SLC 20 1960-1971 17 cars to Amtrak (four cars later to Ringling Bros.)
1960 UP 5816-5820 Postal Storage SLC 5 1960-1970 to 903600 series for Roadway service
1961 UP 5508-5527 Chair Budd 20 1961-1971 all 20 cars to Amtrak (four cars later to Ringling Bros.)
1961 UP 6300-6324 Baggage ACF 25 1961-1971 to 904800 series for Roadway service; 14 cars to Ringling Bros.
1962 UP 5746-5780 Postal Storage SLC 35 1962-1970 to 904200 series for Roadway service
1962 UP 6325-6334 Baggage SLC 10 1962-1971  
1963 UP 5903-5911 Postal Storage Budd 9 1963-1970 to 903600 and 904200 series for Roadway service
1964 UP 5528-5542 Coach SLC 15 1964-1973 all 15 cars to Amtrak (eight cars later to Ringling Bros.)
(1965) "Star" series Sleeper P-S 7 1965-1971 remodeled from "City" series in 1965; all seven cars to Amtrak
(1965) "Sun" series Sleeper ACF 12 1965-1974 remodeled from "Western" series in 1965; 1600-series numbers added in 1969

Sources

UP diagram folio sheets (updated in 1938, 1941, 1943, 1949, 1962, and 1967)

UP Equipment Record Sheets

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