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Named Clerestory-Roof Heavyweight Cars

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Named Pullman Cars, 1948-1963

The following 55 Pullman heavyweight sleeper cars were sold to Union Pacific on December 31, 1948, as part of the breakup of the Pullman fleet of sleeper cars due to anti-trust concerns.

These 55 Pullman sleepers joined an existing fleet of 218 clerestory-roof heavyweight cars delivered to UP (199 cars), LA&SL (15 cars) and OSL (5 cars) between 1920 and 1931.

All 55 cars were leased back to Pullman for operation, and were returned to Union Pacific after being withdrawn from Pullman lease on dates shown (mostly in 1962 and 1963).

An additional four cars are included on this page, in addition to the above mentioed 55 cars. These four cars were named Club Dormitory cars (Catalina, Meade, Phoenix, Rincon) were built as named Buffet Lounge cars in 1927 and were owned by Pullman until being sold to UP-C&NW joint ownership in February 1942. These four cars (Catalina, Meade, Phoenix, Rincon) were renumbered to UP 2790-2793, and later retired by UP in 1955.

(Read more about Catalina, Meade, Phoenix, and Rincon)

(Read more about UP 2790-2793)

These 55 heavyweight sleepers did not show up in the Official Register of Passenger Train Equipment (ORPTE) publications as being UP-owned until the January 1950 issue.

Roster Listing

(the following roster listings are sorted by Pullman Plan numbers)

Sleeper -- 20 cars (to UP in 1948)
Pullman, 1929
Standard Heavyweight (Clerestory Roof)

Car
Name
Pullman Date
In Service
Date To UP
Two-Tone Gray
Date To
UP Yellow
Date Withdrawn
From Pullman
Lease
Roadway Series
Number
Date To
Roadway Series
Date
Retired
Bannock 18 Apr 1930   31 Jan 1952 3 Jul 1962 UP 906030 Dec 1963  
Delfthaven 11 Dec 1926   26 Feb 1952 21 Jan 1960     1960
Echo 31 Dec 1927 14 Sep 1951 24 Mar 1952 12 Jun 1958     1958
Edgewood 31 Dec 1927 13 Nov 1951 30 Jun 1952 5 Jul 1962 UP 906037 Jan 1964  
Fallon 27 Dec 1927 24 Oct 1951 30 Jun 1952 19 Jun 1962 UP 906029 Dec 1963  
Hawley 24 Apr 1930   27 Jun 1952 29 Aug 1962 UP 906038 Jan 1964  
Hutchinson 28 Apr 1930   19 Feb 1952 18 Sep 1962     1962
Iberville 7 Oct 1926 12 Apr 1946 15 feb 1952 29 Jun 1962 UP 906026 Dec 1963  
Keith 29 Dec 1927 15 May 1951 30 Apr 1952 29 Jun 1962 UP 906027 Dec 1963  
Latrobe 31 Dec 1927 12 Jan 1951 29 May 1952 3 Jul 1962 UP 906040 Jan 1964  
Lombard 27 Dec 1927   28 Jan 1952 17 Jul 1955     1956
Multnomah 16 Nov 1926 28 Mar 1951 2 Jul 1952 1 Jun 1962 UP 906035 Jan 1964  
Newburyport 30 Nov 1926   17 Jul 1952 31 Jan 1963 UP 906023 Dec 1963  
Nolando 28 Sep 1926 30 Apr 1951 9 Jul 1952 25 May 1962 UP 906039 Jan 1964  
Pelham 17 Nov 1926   23 Jun 1952 31 May 1962 UP 906032 Jan 1964  
Pembina 11 Mar 1927 20 Jun 1951 29 Apr 1952 26 May 1962 UP 906022 Nov 1963  
Pipestone 8 Dec 1926   27 May 1952 18 Sep 1962     1962
Pocatello 24 Apr 1930   3 Apr 1952 28 Sep 1962     1962
Rocklin 4 Jan 1928   21 May 1952 18 Sep 1962     1962
Umatilla 25 Apr 1930 4 Jan 1952 20 Oct 1952 29 Jun 1962 UP 906028 Dec 1963  

Description:

Length, Over Buffers:
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces:
Length, Over End Sills:
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers:
Truck Style: six-wheel (Pullman 2410A or 2411)

General Notes (as Pullman-owned):

a. Sleeper, 12 Section, 1 Drawing Room
b. Pullman Plan No. 3410 (and later revisions)
c. Pullman Mechanical air conditioning added in 1935 (brine tanks removed in 1948-1952)
  Car
Name
Air Conditioning
Install Date
  Bannock 14 Feb 1935
  Delfthaven 26 Apr 1935
  Echo 22 Mar 1935
  Edgewood 6 Mar 1935
  Fallon 8 Feb 1935
  Hawley 6 Mar 1935
  Hutchinson 14 Mar 1935
  Iberville 15 Feb 1935
  Keith 13 Feb 1935
  Latrobe 8 Feb 1935
  Lombard 22 Feb 1935
  Multnomah 11 Mar 1935
  Newburyport 6 Jun 1935
  Nolando 16 May 1935
  Pelham 7 Feb 1935
  Pembina 16 Mar 1935
  Pipestone 30 Jan 1935
  Pocatello 8 Mar 1935
  Rocklin 22 Feb 1935
  Umatilla 13 Mar 1935

General Notes (as UP-owned):

a. (research continues)
   

Sleeper -- 2 cars (to UP in 1948)
Pullman, 1930
Standard Heavyweight (Clerestory Roof)

Car
Name
Pullman Date
In Service
Date To
UP Yellow
Date Withdrawn
From Pullman
Lease
Roadway Series
Number
Date To
Roadway Series
Date
Retired
Clan Campbell 27 Feb 1932 23 Jul 1952 7 Feb 1961     1961
Clan Chattan 7 Apr 1932   22 Oct 1963 UP 906046 Apr 1966  

Description:

Length, Over Buffers:
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces:
Length, Over End Sills:
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers:
Truck Style: six-wheel (Pullman 2410A)

General Notes (as Pullman-owned):

a. 10 Section, 3 Double Bedroom Sleepers
b. Rebuilt by Pullman in (?) from cars shown above
  Car
Name
Rebuilt
From
  Clan Campbell Whitford (plan 2411)
  Clan Chattan Beatty (plan 2411)
c. Pullman Plan No. 3411 (and later revisions)
d. Pullman Mechanical air conditioning added in September 1934 (brine tanks were removed in 1950 and 1952)

General Notes (as UP-owned):

a. Clan Campbell was repainted from UP yellow and gray to UP two-tone gray on 15 November 1957
   

Sleeper -- 7 cars (to UP in 1948)
Pullman, 1930
Standard Heavyweight (Clerestory Roof)

Car
Name
Pullman Date
In Service
Date To UP
Two-Tone Gray
Date To
UP Yellow
Date Withdrawn
From Pullman
Lease
Roadway Series
Number
Date To
Roadway Series
Date
Retired
Villa Ada 30 Jan 1931 12 Apr 1951 5 Nov 1954 1 Feb 1964     1964
Villa Adriana 16 Mar 1931 26 Apr 1951 20 Oct 1952 1 Jun 1961     1961
Villa Alta 26 Jul 1930   17 Jun 1952 17 Mar 1965 UP 906047 Apr 1966  
Villa Clara 9 Mar 1931   20 Oct 1952 21 Nov 1963 UP 906041 Apr 1966  
Villa Flora 2 Mar 1931   11 Apr 1952 31 Jan 1963 UP 906024 Dec 1963  
Villa Gloria 6 Feb 1931 7 May 1951 29 Aug 1952 31 Jan 1963 UP 906025 Dec 1963  
Villa Rica 2 Sep 1930 17 Apr 1951 27 Jun 1952 14 Mar 1962     1962

Description:

Length, Over Buffers:
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces:
Length, Over End Sills:
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers:
Truck Style: six-wheel (Pullman 1910 and 1910A, some changed to 242 and 242A in 1942-1943)

General Notes (as Pullman-owned):

a. 10 Section, 3 Double Bedroom Sleepers
b. Rebuilt by Pullman in (?) from cars shown below
  Car
Name
Rebuilt
From
  Villa Ada Calamus (plan 2585)
  Villa Adriana Lowland (plan 2585)
  Villa Alta High Bridge (plan 2411)
  Villa Clara Colfax (plan 2585)
  Villa Flora Helleck (plan 2585)
  Villa Gloria Henefer (plan 2585)
  Villa Rica Dunlay (plan 2411)
c. Pullman Plan No. 3411 (and later revisions)
d. Pullman Mechanical air conditioning added in 1934-1936 (brine tanks were removed in 1948 and 1952)
  Car
Name
Air Conditioning
Install Date
  Villa Ada 9 Jul 1936
  Villa Adriana 12 May 1934
  Villa Alta 9 May 1934
  Villa Clara 28 May 1934
  Villa Flora 26 May 1934
  Villa Gloria 9 Jul 1936
  Villa Rica 14 Jun 1935

General Notes (as UP-owned):

a. (research continues)
   

Sleeper -- 11 cars (to UP in 1948)
Pullman, 1925
Standard Heavyweight (Clerestory Roof)

Car
Name
Pullman Date
In Service
Date To UP
Two-Tone Gray
Date To
UP Yellow
Date Withdrawn
From Pullman
Lease
Roadway Series
Number
Date To
Roadway Series
Date
Retired
Notes
Lake Caillou 4 Oct 1923   21 Apr 1952 11 Jun 1962 UP 906042 Apr 1966    
Lake Champlain 15 Aug 1923   26 May 1952 17 Mar 1965     1962  
Lake Clark 27 Dec 1923 27 Jul 1951 25 Apr 1952 17 Mar 1965     1962  
Lake Crystal 1 Oct 1923 15 Apr 1946 19 May 1952 17 Mar 1965     1962 1
Lake Dicky 9 Sep 1926 1 May 1946
20 Jan 1956
9 May 1952 1 Jun 1961     1961  
Lake Hazen 8 Sep 1926 6 May 1946
5 Oct 1955
3 May 1952 17 Mar 1965     1962  
Lake Hopatcong 10 Jan 1924 20 Apr 1946 26 Oct 1954 17 Mar 1965     1962  
Lake James 2 Jun 1924   8 Apr 1952 26 Oct 1961     1960  
Lake Livingston 14 Jan 1926 30 Nov 1951 20 Jun 1952 4 Mar 1965 UP 906043 Apr 1966    
Lake Sibley 28 Oct 1924 27 Jun 1951 22 May 1952 22 Jun 1962 UP 906044 Apr 1966    
Lake Waccamaw 25 Oct 1924 9 Apr 1946
18 Nov 1955
4 Apr 1952 24 Mar 1965 UP 906045 Apr 1966    

Description:

Length, Over Buffers:
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces:
Length, Over End Sills:
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers:
Truck Style: six-wheel (Pullman 2410A and 242)

General Notes (as Pullman-owned):

a. 10 Section, 1 Drawing Room, 2 Compartment Sleepers
b. Pullman Plan No. 3585
c. Pullman Mechanical air conditioning added in 1935 and 1936 (brine tanks were removed in 1947, 1948, 1952 and 1954)
  Car
Name
Air Conditioning
Install Date
  Lake Caillou 8 May 1935
  Lake Champlain 21 Oct 1936
  Lake Clark 31 May 1935
  Lake Crystal 16 Apr 1936
  Lake Dickey 4 Apr 1936
  Lake Hazen 9 Apr 1936
  Lake Hopatcong 5 Mar 1936
  Lake James 28 May 1935
  Lake Livingston 29 May 1935
  Lake Sibley 4 Apr 1935
  Lake Waccamaw 9 Oct 1936

General Notes (as UP-owned):

a. Lake Dickey was repainted back from UP yellow and gray to UP two-tone gray on 20 January 1956
b. Lake Hazen was repainted back from UP yellow and gray to UP two-tone gray on 5 October 1955
c. Lake Waccamaw was repainted back from UP yellow and gray to UP two tone gray on 11 January 1956

Notes:

1. Lake Crystal was donated to Stuhr Museum (Grand Island, Nebraska.)
   

Sleeper -- 10 cars (to UP in 1948)
Pullman, 1927, 1930
Standard Heavyweight (Clerestory Roof)

Car
Name
Pullman Date
In Service
Date To UP
Two-Tone Gray
Date To
UP Yellow
Date Withdrawn
From Pullman
Lease
Roadway Series
Number
Date To
Roadway Series
Date
Retired
Notes
Balsam Fir 16 May 1930 14 Mar 1947 24 Apr 1952 29 Jun 1962     1963 1
Columbia Gorge 23 May 1930   30 May 1952 3 Jul 1962 UP 906031 Jan 1964    
Crown Point 19 May 1930   19 Jun 1952 30 Nov 1959     1960  
Deer Lodge 28 Apr 1927 11 Dec 1950 25 Apr 1952 27 Apr 1960     1961  
Douglas Fir 19 May 1930 5 Mar 1947 12 Jun 1952 25 May 1962 UP 906021 Oct 1963    
Inland Empire 20 May 1930 3 Mar 1947 6 Jun 1952 29 Jun 1962 UP 906036 Jan 1964   2
Pinon Pine 19 May 1930 11 Mar 1947       Oct 1950   3
Poudre Lake 2 Dec 1929 14 Mar 1947 14 May 1952 21 Jan 1960     1960  
Prairie du Chien 2 Jun 1927 14 Dec 1950 16 Apr 1952 27 Apr 1960     1961  
Silver Spruce 16 May 1930 2 Mar 1947 30 May 1952 1 Feb 1961     1960  

Description:

Length, Over Buffers:
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces:
Length, Over End Sills:
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers:
Truck Style: six-wheel (Pullman 2411)

General Notes (as Pullman-owned):

a. 10 Section, 1 Drawing Room, 1 Compartment Sleepers
b. Pullman Plan No. 3973
c. Deer Lodge and Prairie du Chen were in service on Milwaukee Road (CMStP&P) from 1938 to 1950, painted in standard Milwaukee Road colors; repainted to UP two-tone gray in December 1950.
d. Pullman Mechanical air conditioning added in 1935 (brine holdover tanks removed in 1947, 1948, 1951, and 1954)
  Car
Name
Air Conditioning
Install Date
  Balsam Fir 16 Mar 1935
  Columbia Gorge 12 Apr 1935
  Crown Point 18 Apr 1935
  Deer Lodge 7 Jun 1935
  Douglas Fir 28 Mar 1935
  Inland Empire 3 Apr 1935
  Pinon Pine 7 Mar 1935
  Poudre Lake 27 Apr 1935
  Prairie du Chien 17 May 1935
  Silver Spruce 12 Mar 1935
e. Deer Lodge and Prairie du Chen were equipped with steam ejector air conditioning in 1935 while in service on Milwaukee Road, and retained it throughout their service years.

General Notes (as UP-owned):

a. (View a photo of Inland Empire at RRPictureArchives.net)

Notes:

1. Balsam Fir was remodeled to Dynamometer Car 210 in 1964
2. The Inland Empire was built in 1930 in Lot #6358 to Plan #3973A as a 10 section-1 compartment-1 drawing room (10S-1C-1DR) sleeper, 1 of 13 such cars built in that Lot; cars were outshopped between May 16th and 29th. 4 cars were built for UP's Columbine, 4 (including the Inland Empire) were built for San Francisco-Spokane service over the SP and UP, 4 were built for NYC's Southwestern Limited, and 1 car was built for the general service pool. At the 12/31/1948 Pullman divestiture, UP acquired the 4 Columbine cars and 3 of the 4 SF-Spokane cars, including the Inland Empire (the 4th was acquired by SP). Besides 1 car which was wrecked in 1950, the remaining 6 cars were withdrawn from Pullman lease between 1959 and 1962, 4 of these in 1962, including the Inland Empire, which was withdrawn on June 29th, along with Columbine car Balsam Fir. Of these 4, the Balsam Fir was rebuilt to dynamometer #210 and is still on the roster as UPP #210, and the other 3, including Inland Empire, were modified for the roadway (MofW) department in 1963-1964; in 1964, the Inland Empire became roadway bunk car #906036. In the early-to-mid-70's, these cars were retired from roadway service; the #906036 was retired in 1970. (Ted Brumberg, accompanying a photo of UP Pullman heavyweight sleeper Inland Empire in Council Bluffs on Saturday, October 27th, 1962, posted to Trainorders.com, February 6, 2016)
3. Pinion Pine was wrecked on September 11, 1950 at Green River, Wyoming; retired in October 1950
   

Sleeper -- 1 car (to UP in 1948)
Pullman, 1929
Standard Heavyweight (Clerestory Roof)

Car
Name
Pullman Date
In Service
Date To
UP Yellow
Date Withdrawn
From Pullman
Lease
Date
Retired
Centavan 5 Mar 1929 12 May 1952 26 Jan 1961 1962

Description:

Length, Over Buffers:
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces:
Length, Over End Sills:
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers:
Truck Style: six-wheel (Pullman 2411)

General Notes (as Pullman-owned):

a. 8 Section, 1 Drawing Room, 2 Compartment Sleepers
b. Pullman Plan No. 3979
c. Pullman Mechanical air conditioning added in March 1935 (brine holdover tank removed in 1954)

General Notes (as UP-owned):

a. (research continues)
   

Lounge Dormitory -- 4 cars (to UP-C&NW in 1942)
Pullman, 1927
Standard Heavyweight (Clerestory Roof)

Club Dormitory -- 4 cars
Pullman, 1927
Standard Heavyweight (Clerestory Roof)

These four cars were part of a 16-car group built in 1927 to Pullman Plan 3981. Eight cars were originally assigned to the Golden State Limited, and eight cars were originally assigned to the San Francisco Overland Limited. The group of 16 cars were sold in 1941 and 1942: 10 were sold to Canadian National; four were sold to joint UP and C&NW ownership; and two were sold to SP. (See also: Wayner's "Complete Roster of Heavyweight Pullman Cars", pages 199-200)

Car
Name
Pullman Sale
Date
Date
Built
Pullman Date
In Service
UP
Number
Date To
2790 Series
Date
Retired
Notes and Disposition
Catalina 31 Jan 1942 Jul 1927 27 Jul 1927 UP 2790 May 1942 Jan 1956 Sold
Meade 1 Feb 1942 Aug 1927 1 Aug 1927 UP 2791 May 1942 Jan 1956 Sold
Phoenix 1 Feb 1942 Aug 1927 3 Aug 1927 UP 2792 May 1942 Jan 1956 Sold
Rincon 1 Feb 1942 Aug 1927 8 Aug 1927 UP 2793 May 1942 Jan 1956 Sold

Description:

Length, Over Buffers: 84'-0"
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: 83'-6"
Length, Over End Sills: 77'-10"
Truck Centers: 58'-6"
Truck Style: six-wheel, steel frame (Pullman 2410A)

General Notes (as Pullman-owned):

a. Lounge Dormitory, per Pullman floor layout drawing on file at the Newberry Library (shown in some sources as 5 Section Buffet Lounge, and Dormitory Buffet Lounge, with Barber Shop)
b. Joint lease to UP-C&NW
c. Built in 1927 by Pullman-Standard
d. Pullman Lot No. 6061
e. Pullman Plan No. 3981 (and later revisions)
f. Pullman Mechanical air conditioning added in 1934, on the following dates:
  Car
Name
Car
Number
Air Conditioning
Install Date
  Catalina UP 2790 5 May 1934
  Meade UP 2791 4 May 1934
  Phoenix UP 2792 4 May 1934
  Rincon UP 2793 7 May 1934

General Notes (as UP-owned):

(Read more about UP 2790-2793)

a. Remodeled by Pullman to Club Dormitory (with Barber Shop) in 1936 and 1937
b. Seating Capacity: 16 seats in lounge compartment, 6 seats in card compartment
c. Equipped with five 2-berth sections, and one 2-berth section in steward's room
d. Pullman Lot Number 6061
e. Pullman Floor Plan: 74-B-79, and 76-B-9
f. Remodeled by Pullman in 1936, to Plan 3981-B
g. Remodeled by Pullman in 1937, to Plan 3981-C
h. All four cars sold to UP-C&NW joint ownership in February 1942
i. UP records show that the Pullman "Brine A/C" was retired on the following dates: UP 2790, September 1944; UP 2791, October 1944; UP 2792, March 1944; UP 2793, April 1944
j. UP diagram sheet P-5-15 (7/3/1942), Rev. A (1/12/1943)
k. UP Equipment Record: r3-1025 (UP 2750-2793); r3-1105 (UP 2750-2793); r3-1149 (UP 2760-2793)
   

Dining Lounge -- 2 cars (to UP in 1948)
Pullman, 1935
Standard Heavyweight (Clerestory Roof)

Car
Name
Pullman Date
In Service
Date To UP
Two-Tone Gray
Date To
UP Yellow
Date Withdrawn
From Pullman
Lease
Date
Retired
Harvard Club 2 Nov 1936 7 Aug 1951 30 May 1952 26 Oct 1958 1962
Yale Club 10 Sep 1936 1 Jun 1951 6 Jun 1952 26 Oct 1958 1962

Description:

Length, Over Buffers:
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces:
Length, Over End Sills:
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers:
Truck Style: six-wheel (Pullman 2410A)

General Notes (as Pullman-owned):

a. 8 Section Buffet Lounge (UP, Dining Lounge)
b. Pullman Plan 4025
c. Rebuilt by Pullman from cars shown below:
  Car
Name
Rebuilt
From
  Harvard Club Pleasant Hill (plan 2521)
  Yale Club Casa Blanca (plan 2521)
d. Pullman Mechanical air conditioning added in 1936 (brine holdover tanks removed in 1951)
  Car
Name
Air Conditioning
Install Date
  Harvard Club 2 Nov 1936
  Yale Club 10 Sep 1936

General Notes (as UP-owned):

a. (View a photo of Harvard Club at RRPictureArchives.net)
   

Sleeper -- 2 cars (to UP in 1948)
Pullman, 1935
Standard Heavyweight (Clerestory Roof)

Car
Name
Pullman Date
In Service
Date To UP
Two-Tone Gray
Date To
UP Yellow
Date Withdrawn
From Pullman
Lease
Roadway Series
Number
Date To
Roadway Series
Temple University 24 Jun 1936 10 Sep 1951 18 Apr 1952 3 Jul 1962 UP 906034 Jan 1964
Yale University 29 Jun 1936 25 Jul 1951 11 Apr 1952 3 Jul 1962 UP 906033 Jan 1964

Description:

Length, Over Buffers:
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces:
Length, Over End Sills:
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers:
Truck Style: six-wheel (Pullman 2410A)

General Notes (as Pullman-owned):

a. 12 Section, 2 Double Bedroom Sleepers
b. Pullman Plan 4046
c. Rebuilt by Pullman in (?) from cars shown below
  Car
Name
Rebuilt
From
  Temple University Shaffer (plan 2410F)
  Yale University Ritchie (plan 2410F)
d. Ice air conditioning added by Pullman in June 1936
e. Temple University and Yale University were in service on Pennsylvania Railroad from 1940 to 1951, painted in standard PRR colors; repainted to UP two-tone gray in September and July 1951

General Notes (as UP-owned):

a. (research continues)

Roadway System Gang Bunk Cars, 1963-1974

Of the 55 Pullman heavyweight cars sold to UP in 1948, and after being retired by UP in 1962-1963, 27 cars were converted to Roadway System Gang Bunk Cars in 1963-1966. They were numbered as UP 906021-906047

UP drawing 236-CD-374, dated September 4, 1963, shows 19 cars, with the following eight-step process to convert them from Pullman sleeper to Roadway Bunk Car:

  1. Drain water system.
  2. Remove generator and air conditioning drive belts, leaving air conditioning equipment intact.
  3. Block out all electrical equipment, but leave it trainlined.
  4. Free up the windows, making them open easily.
  5. Pull down all berths, and bolt them in the down position.
  6. Lock all toilet rooms, and padlock the doors.
  7. Remove all toilets, and cover the resulting holes in floors.
  8. Disconnect water supply, and install coat hooks.

More Pullman Information

A brief summary of Pullman sleeper cars owned by Union Pacific

A history of Pullman and Pullman-Standard

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