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Union Pacific Lightweight Cars

This page was last updated on February 16, 2014.

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(incomplete; research continues)

Sorted By Year Built

(Includes Sleepers, to show entire lightweight fleet)

(Does not include cars from 7th [14 cars] and 8th [14 cars] Streamliner trains in 1937 and 1941, and 9th [16 cars] and 10th [16 cars] Streamliner trains in 1941.)

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
1946 "Imperial" series Sleeper P-S 18 1946-1972 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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