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Union Pacific Named Lightweight Sleeper Cars

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There were 191 lightweight sleeper cars owned by Union Pacific; 190 named lightweight sleeper cars came from the Pullman pool, and one other came from GM's Train of Tomorrow. Those 191 cars are shown below.

There were 48 named sleeper cars in the original articulated Streamliner trainsets. (Roster listings of all the Union Pacific Streamliner trainsets)

The following comes from Dick Harley on September 13, 2011:

Research indicates that all of the tapered cross-section sleeper cars from the 1st thru 4th streamliner trains were scrapped before the Joint ownership agreements were dissolved in 1948, so UP never owned them outright.

When the federal courts broke up Pullman in the 1940s, Pullman sold off most of their lightweight sleeping cars in December 1945, and then sold most of their heavyweight sleeping cars in December 1948. UP bought many of those cars and then leased them back to Pullman for operation. Once UP actually owned them, they showed up in the UP Passenger Car Diagrams.

In addition to the lightweight cars (shown below), UP bought 55 heavyweight cars. All of the heavyweight cars were withdrawn from lease (retired) before the UP terminated its operating lease with Pullman in 1969. See also Tom Madden's Pullman project website. (More information about UP's heavyweight sleeper cars.)

Lightweight Sleepers

Car Names Qty. Year Built  
Alpine series 14 cars 1953  
American series 42 cars 1942  
American series 4 cars 1950  
City series 10 cars 1956 (Baker, Boise, Cedar City, Cheyenne, Grand Island, La Grande, North Platte, Ogden, Omaha, Pendleton)
Dream Cloud 1 car 1947 (Train of Tomorrow)
Imperial series 12 cars 1942  
National series 12 cars 1955  
Ocean series 3 cars 1953  
Ocean series 2 cars 1955  
Pacific series 50 cars 1949  
Placid series 10 cars 1956  
Star series 7 cars 1956  
Sun series 12 cars 1949  
Western series 12 cars 1949  

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Sleeper (14 section) -- 14 cars
AC&F, 1954
Lightweight

Car
Name
Date
Built
Rebuilt To
Coach (44 seats)
Date To
5543 Series
Alpine Camp Jan 1954 UP 5543 Jan 1966
Alpine Crest Jan 1954 UP 5544 Jan 1966
Alpine Grove Jan 1954 UP 5545 Feb 1966
Alpine Lake Feb 1954 UP 5546 Jan 1966
Alpine Lodge Feb 1954 UP 5547 Feb 1966
Alpine Meadow Mar 1954 UP 5548 Dec 1965
Alpine Park Mar 1954 UP 5549 Jan 1966
Alpine Pass Mar 1954 UP 5550 Jan 1966
Alpine Peak Mar 1954 UP 5551 Dec 1965
Alpine River Apr 1954 UP 5552 Feb 1966
Alpine Road Apr 1954 UP 5553 Dec 1965
Alpine Scene Apr 1954 UP 5554 Jan 1966
Alpine Stream Apr 1954 UP 5555 Jan 1966
Alpine View Apr 1954 UP 5556 Dec 1965

Description:

Length, Over Buffers:
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: 85'-0"
Length, Over End Sills:
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers: 59'-6"
Truck Style: 4 wheel, with disc brakes (9'-0" wheelbase) Pullman 41-CUDO-11

General Notes:

a. Built in 1954 by AC&F as 14-section sleepers; leased to Pullman for operation; lease to Pullman ended in May 1962; cars returned to UP for operation
b. Floor Plan: 237-CB-37454
c. Remodeled in 1965 from Alpine series sleepers to 5543 series 44-seat coaches by UP at Omaha
d. Book: Ranks, Kratville, Streamliners, page 447
e. UP diagram sheet P-9-6 (2/15/1954), Rev. B (12/20/1957) (as 14 Section Alpine-series Sleepers)
f. UP diagram sheet P-3-47 (8/10/1965) (no revision) (as 5543-series Coaches)
g.

Photos:

See pages 56 thru 59 in "The Passenger Car Library Volume 7" by W. David Randall, RPC Publications, 2003

See page 484 in "The Union Pacific Streamliners" by William Kratville and Harold Ranks, Kratville Publications, 1974

See page195 thru 206 in "Union Pacific Railroad Passenger Cars Volume 1 1950-1964 by G.B. Davies, 1976

   

Sleeper -- 42 cars (of 60 total cars built)
Pullman-Standard, 1942
Lightweight

A total of 60 American-series cars were built in 1942 by Pullman-Standard, for Pullman's own sleeper service; assigned to trains on the Overland Route (Chicago to San Francisco and Chicago to Los Angeles).

Sold on December 31, 1945 to UP (42 cars), SP (11 cars), and C&NW (7 cars), and leased back to Pullman for operation; some sources show the sale date as January 1, 1946. UP mechanical department records show "Date Acquired" as January 1946. The Pullman lease ended in 1966 and cars were returned to UP for operation.

Two cars (American Command and American Lake) were wrecked while owned by Union Pacific, but leased to Pullman (1946-1966).

Car
Name
Date To
UP Yellow
Date
Retired
900000
Series Number
Date To
900000 Series
Notes
American Ace 29 May 1952 Aug 1968 UP 906052 Oct 1969  
American Adventure 6 May 1955 Nov 1969 UP 906072 Aug 1970  
American Ambassador   Nov 1969 UP 906073 Nov 1970  
American Army Jun 1952 Nov 1969 UP 906074 Oct 1970  
American Beacon May 1956 Aug 1968 UP 906053 May 1969  
American Beauty (C&NW)         1
American Brigade (C&NW)         2
American Buffalo (C&NW)         3
American Canyon (SP)         4
American Captain   Aug 1968 UP 906054 Sep 1969  
American Charm (SP)         5
American Classic   Aug 1968 UP 906055 Jul 1969  
American Clipper Nov 1954 Aug 1968 UP 906056 Aug 1969  
American Command   Mar 1956     6
American Courier   Nov 1969 UP 906075 Sep 1970  
American Cruiser   Nov 1969 UP 906076    
American Dairyland (SP)         7
American Eagle   Aug 1968 UP 90605 Jan 1969  
American Elm (SP)         8
American Emblem May 1954 Nov 1969 UP 906077 Sep 1970  
American Ensign Aug 1954 Nov 1969 UP 906078    
American Escort   Nov 1969 UP 906079 Nov 1970  
American Falls Jul 1954 Nov 1969 UP 906080 Mar 1970  
American Flyer Apr 1955 Nov 1969 UP 906081 Mar 1970  
American Fortress Oct 1954 Nov 1969 UP 906082 Nov 1970  
American Forum (SP)         9
American Guard (SP)         10
American Haven May 1955 Aug 1968 UP 906061 Dec 1969  
American Heights   Aug 1968 UP 906062 Nov 1972  
American Hills May 1954 Aug 1968 UP 906063 Oct 1969  
American Home   Aug 1968 UP 906064 Nov 1972  
American Indian (C&NW)         11
American Lake   Dec 1951     12
American Light Jan 1954 Nov 1969 UP 906083 Aug 1970  
American Manor (SP)         13
American Marine May 1952 Nov 1969 UP 906084 Dec 1970  
American Merchant (SP)         14
American Monitor   Nov 1969 UP 906085    
American Navy   Aug 1968 UP 906065 Oct 1969 15
American Park   Nov 1969 UP 906086 Dec 1970  
American Patrol (C&NW)         16
American Plains (C&NW)         17
American Progress   Aug 1968 UP 906066 Nov 1972  
American Rampart (SP)         18
American Ranger (SP)         19
American Rapids May 1952 Nov 1969 UP 906087 Apr 1970  
American River Feb 1953 Aug 1968 UP 906067 Aug 1969  
American Rose (SP)         20
American Royal   Aug 1968 UP 906058 Aug 1969  
American Sailor   Aug 1968 UP 906068 Dec 1969  
American Scene Mar 1952 Aug 1968 UP 906069 Dec 1969  
American Sentry Nov 1954 Aug 1968 UP 906070 Dec 1969  
American Shores   Nov 1969 UP 906088 Sep 1970  
American Skies (C&NW)         21
American Skipper   Nov 1969 UP 906089 Apr 1970  
American Soldier Oct 1953 Nov 1969 UP 906090 Mar 1970  
American Star   Aug 1968 UP 906071 Sep 1969  
American Trails Apr 1952 Nov 1969 UP 906091 Jan 1970  
American Trooper   Aug 1968 UP 906059 Sep 1969  
American Woodland May 1952 Aug 1968 UP 906060 Aug 1969  

Description:

Length, Over Buffers:
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: 84'-9"
Length, Over End Sills:
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers: 59'-6"
Truck Style: 4 wheel, disc brakes (9'-0" wheelbase) Pullman 41-HR-11

General Notes:

a. "American" series Sleeper, 4 bedroom, 6 section, 6 roomette (4-6-6)
b. Pullman Lot 6669; Pullman Plan 4099
c. All 60 cars were delivered in Two-Tone Gray for service on the UP/SP "Overland Limited" and for the SP "Golden State".  Many, but not all got OVERLAND lettering in 1946 and the UP cars were painted yellow and gray by approximately 1954.  Some, but not all, UP cars were painted yellow and gray in 1947 when the CITY trains went daily. (Jeff Cauthen, email dated October 17, 2010)
d. Of the 60 cars built, 42 cars became UP, 11 cars became SP, and 7 cars became C&NW.
e. Cars remodeled as Roadway bunk cars in 1969-1970.
f. See also "Questions & Answers", The Streamliner, Volume 8, Number 1, pages 36-37, which includes information about the conversion of the toilet to a linen closet.
g. See also pages 326-334, Southern Pacific Passenger Cars, Volume 2: Sleepers & Baggage-Dorms, published by Southern Pacific Historical & Technical Society, 2005
h. UP diagram sheet P-9-1 (9/1/1949), Rev. A (1/5/1954), Rev. D (7/26/1966)
   

Notes:

1. American Beauty, to C&NW; to Edwards International, June 15, 1963; to Mexico; became NdeM 284 "Monte Blanco"
2. American Brigade, to C&NW; to Edwards International, June 15, 1963; to Mexico; became NdeM 285 "Monte Caucaso"
3. American Buffalo, to C&NW; to Edwards International, June 15, 1963; to Mexico; became NdeM 286 "Monte Irazu"
4. American Canyon, to SP 9164
5. American Charm, to SP 9150
6. American Command, disposition unknown; believed retired early and scrapped.
7. American Dairyland, to SP 9151
8. American Elm, to SP
9. American Forum, to SP 9152
10. American Guard, to SP 9153
11. American Indian, to C&NW; to Edwards International, June 15, 1963; to Mexico; became NdeM 287 "Monte Libano"
12. American Lake was wrecked at Wyuta, Utah, on November 12, 1951; retired in December 1951
13. American Manor, to SP
14. American Merchant, to SP 9154
15. American Navy (as UP 906065) was sold to Empire Builder Private Cars in 2000 for Eugene Hawk, moved to Spokane, Washington; still there as of August 2007; sold to Spokane Fire and Rail Museum in July 2009. (2007 update from David Varilek, email dated August 16, 2007; 2009 update from Robert Lawrence, email dated October 24, 2009)
16. American Patrol, to C&NW; to Edwards International, June 15, 1963; to Mexico; became NdeM 288 "Monte Olimpo"
17. American Plains, to C&NW; to Edwards International, June 15, 1963; to Mexico; became NdeM 289 "Monte Parnaso"
18. American Rampart, to SP 9155
19. American Ranger, to SP 9156
20. American Rose, to SP
21. American Skies, to C&NW; to Edwards International, June 15, 1963; to Mexico; became NdeM 290 "Monte Sinai"
   

Sleeper -- 4 cars
AC&F, 1950
Lightweight

Car
Name
Date
Delivered
Car Name
(after August 1969)
Date
Retired
Notes
American Border Mar 1950   Dec 1966 1
American Consulate Mar 1950 UP 1101 Sep 1970 2
American Embassy (C&NW)       3
American General Mar 1950 UP 1102 Dec 1971 4
American Sunset (C&NW)       5
American View Mar 1950 UP 1103 Dec 1971 6

Description:

Length, Over Buffers: 85'-0"
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces:
Length, Over End Sills:
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers: 59'-6"
Truck Style: 4 wheel, disc brakes (9'-0" wheelbase) Pullman 41-CUS-11; changed at unknown date to 41-CUDO-11.

General Notes:

a. "American" series Sleeper, 4 bedroom, 6 section, 6 roomette (4-6-6)
b. Delivered in UP yellow and gray colors.
c. Sold by Pullman to UP in March 1950; leased back to Pullman for operation; lease ended and returned to UP operation in 1966-1969.
d. "American General" and "American View" were modified in 1962 to include a Buffet section; engineering drawing (283-CB-37658) not issued until 11-20-1969.
e. UP 1101-1103 numbers added to remaining three cars after August 1, 1969. (The Union Pacific Streamliners, Kratville, page 479)
f. UP diagram sheet P-9-2 (9/1/1949), Rev. A (2/15/1956), Rev. B (7/26/1966)

Notes:

1. American Border; to Mexico in 1967
2. American Consulate; (to Mexico in 1967??)
3. American Embassy (C&NW); to Edwards International, June 11, 1964; to Mexico; became NdeM 336 "Monte Azul"
4. American General; changed to Sleeper Buffet in 1962; to J. DeHaven in 1972; to Rails Tours number 2 "Harold F. Spence"; to G. Pies "American General"; to Tony Citro (Wayne, New Jersey); to DL&W Car; sold to Ringling Bros. in 1993, to RBBX 40013 (Robert Sherwood reported in an email on March 3, 2010 that he saw "American General" during the early 1980s in Wilmington, Delaware across the Northeast Corridor tracks from the Delaware Car Company facility.)
5. American Sunset (C&NW); to Edwards International, June 11, 1964; to Mexico; became NdeM 337 "Monte Verde"
6. American View; changed to Sleeper Buffet in 1962; to Mineral King Foundry in 1972; to cafe in Fresno, California; to R. Basicht (Laguna, California) in 1980; sold to Ringling Bros., to RBBX 40014
   

Sleeper Lounge -- 10 cars (City series)
Pullman-Standard, 1956
Lightweight

Car
Number
Date
Built
Date
Retired
"Star" Series Date To
"Star" Series
Notes
Baker Mar 1956 Jun 1964     1
Boise Mar 1956 Oct 1963     2
Cedar City Mar 1956 Jan 1965 "Star Bay" (1701) Jun 1965 3
Cheyenne Apr 1956 Jan 1965 "Star Crest" (1702) May 1965 4
Grand Island Apr 1956 Jan 1965 "Star Leaf" (1703) May 1965 5
La Grande Apr 1956 Jan 1965 "Star Range" (1704) Jul 1965 6
North Platte (1st) Apr 1956 Jan 1965 "Star Scene" (1705) Jul 1965 7
Ogden Apr 1956 Nov 1971     8
Omaha (1st) Apr 1956 Jan 1965 "Star Vale" (1706) Jun 1965 9
Pendleton Apr 1956 Jan 1965 "Star View" (1707) Jun 1965 10

Description:

Length, Over Buffers, Coupled: 85'-0"
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: (not shown)
Length, Over End Sills: 79'-2"
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers: 59'-6"
Truck Style: 4 wheel (9'-0" wheelbase) (Pullman 41-CUDO-11)

General Notes:

a. "City" series Sleepers
b. Configured with 5 bedrooms and a club section (34'-2" inside length)
c. Pullman-Standard Plan 4199, Lot 6959
d. Floor Plan: 237-CB-26516
e. Owned by Pullman Co.; sold to UP in March 1956 (same as new date) and leased back to Pullman for operation; lease ended and returned to UP operation in May 1964
f. Seven of 10 cars remodeled by Pullman-Standard in 1965 to Star series Sleeper (11 bedroom).
g. Davies, Volume 1, pages 237-250
h. UP diagram sheet P-9-24 (9/29/1955), Rev. B (12/1/1964) (8 cars remaining), Rev. C (8/10/1965) (1 car remaining)
i. UP Equipment Record: r3-1203 (Star series); r3-1261 (City series)
j. See also Ranks and Kratville, Union Pacific Streamliners, pages 480 and 484
k. For UP "Ogden" as a UP Staff Car 126, see Randall, Pullman Volume 1, page 133

Notes:

1. "Baker"; to Business Car 102 (3rd) in 1965
2. "Boise"; to Business Car 103 (4th) in 1964
3. "Cedar City" to Sleeper "Star Bay" (1701) in 1965
4. "Cheyenne"; to Sleeper "Star Crest" (1702) in 1965
5. "Grand Island"; to Sleeper "Star Leaf" (1703) in 1965
6. "La Grande"; to Sleeper "Star Range" (1704) in 1965
7. "North Platte" (1st); to Sleeper "Star Scene" (1705) in 1965
8. "Ogden"; to UP Staff Car 126 in 1967 (no modifications); retired November 1971; to Great Western Tours 126 "Redwood" in June 1972; to Chicago Medical Equipment Co. (Dr. James Foster) "Silver Foot" in 1974; reported remodeled to platform car in 1986
9. "Omaha" (1st); to Sleeper "Star Vale" (1706) in 1965
10. "Pendleton"; to Sleeper "Star View" (1707) in 1965
   

Sleeper -- 18 cars
Pullman-Standard, 1946
Lightweight

Car
Name
Date
Built
Date To
UP
Date To
UP Yellow
Date
Retired
Later UP
Number
Notes
Imperial Band Mar 1942 Jan 1946 3 Jun 1952 Jun 1964   1
Imperial Beach Mar 1942 Jan 1946 (no date) Jul 1972 UP 906207 2
Imperial Bird Mar 1942 Jan 1946 2 Apr 1952 1970   3
Imperial Cape Mar 1942 Jan 1946 24 Mar 1953 Aug 1971   4
Imperial Drive (C&NW) Mar 1942         5
Imperial Flower Mar 1942 Jan 1946 (no date) Nov 1972 UP 904208 6
Imperial Gate Mar 1942 Jan 1946 31 Mar 1952 Jun 1972 UP 906209 7
Imperial Harbor (C&NW) Mar 1942         8
Imperial Horn (C&NW) Mar 1942         9
Imperial Hour Mar 1942 Jan 1946 17 Jul 1954 Apr 1972 UP 904210 10
Imperial Leaf (C&NW) Mar 1942         11
Imperial Letter Mar 1942 Jan 1946 5 Apr 1952 Aug 1971   12
Imperial Mark (C&NW) Mar 1942         13
Imperial Palm Mar 1942 Jan 1946 11 May 1956 Oct 1972 UP 906211 14
Imperial Ranch (C&NW) Mar 1942         15
Imperial Robe Apr 1942 Jan 1946 2 Apr 1952 Dec 1972 UP 906212 16
Imperial Rock Apr 1942 Jan 1946 22 Jun 1955 Oct 1972 UP 906213 17
Imperial Sands Apr 1942 Jan 1946 14 Oct 1954 Oct 1969   18

Description:

Length, Over Buffers: (not shown)
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: 84'-9"
Length, Over End Sills: 82'-7"
Truck Centers: 59'-6"
Truck Style: 4 wheel (9'-0" wheelbase) (41-HR-11)

General Notes:

a. "Imperial" series Sleeper, 4 bedrooms 4 compartments 2 drawing rooms (4-4-2)
b. Pullman Lot 6668
c. Pullman Plan 4069H
d. All 40 cars were delivered in Two-Tone Gray for service on the UP/SP "Overland Limited" and for the SP "Golden State".  Many, but not all got OVERLAND lettering in 1946 and the UP cars were painted yellow and gray by approximately 1954.  Some, but not all, UP cars were painted yellow and gray in 1947 when the CITY trains went daily. (Jeff Cauthen, email dated October 17, 2010)
e. All cars equipped with Pullman 41-HR-11 trucks.
f. Outside rubber diaphragms retired and removed in August and September 1950.
g. On December 31, 1945, all 18 cars were sold by Pullman to UP, SP, and C&NW; all 18 cars were then leased back to Pullman for operation. Twelve cars went UP ownership. Two cars (Imperial Harbor and Imperial Horn) went to SP ownership. Four cars (Imperial Drive, Imperial Leaf, Imperial Mark, and Imperial Ranch) went to C&NW ownership.
h. Three of the UP-owned cars (Imperial Bird, Imperial Letter, Imperial Rock) were repainted to Illinois Central brown and orange colors in November 1957 for use on IC's Panama Limited; all three cars were repainted back to UP yellow and gray in May 1959. (Four of the six C&NW-owned cars were also repainted to IC colors at the same time.)
i. Seven UP-owned cars were remodeled to Roadway bunk cars 1972, numbered as UP 906207-906213.
j. UP diagram sheet P-9-3 (9/1/1949), Rev. A (1/5/64), Rev. B 3/2/1959, Rev. C (12/1/1964)
k. UP Equipment Record: r3-1082 (Imperial series); r3-1209 (Imperial series)

Notes:

1. Imperial Band was wrecked on Milwaukee Road (CMStP&P) on December 21, 1963; retired in June 1964.
2. Imperial Beach; to Roadway Bunk 906207 in July 1972
3. Imperial Bird; sold in 1970 to Ronald Graham on behalf of the Pacific Railway Society, used during the 1970s in excursion and charter service on several routes throughout U.S., Canada and Mexico, still owned by Pacific Rail Society as of early 2003, out of service and stored in East Los Angeles, California. Identified as Pacific Railway Society (PAR) No. 1, Amtrak 800365. (email from Ted Brumberg, dated December 17, 2014; see also The Streamliner, Spring 2003, Volume 17, Number 3, page 4, RPO Letters to the Editor)
4. Imperial Cape; sold to Pacific Railroad Society in August 1971
5. Imperial Drive (C&NW) to C&NW in 1945; repainted to C&NW on 23 April 1953; to Auto-Liner on 1 August 1970, to Auto-Liner 100; to Great Western Tours; currently owned by John Kirkwood-Rail Ventures (RVIX) as the Yerba Buena, listed as RVIX 800344 and PPCX 800344).
6. Imperial Flower; to Roadway Bunk 904208 in November 1972; assigned to Salt Lake City wreck train; sold for scrap to Durbano Metal in Ogden, Utah, during early 2007
7. Imperial Gate; to Roadway Bunk 906209 in June 1972
8. Imperial Harbor (C&NW) to SP in 1945; to SP 9100 on 8 July 1949; retired in 1968 and sold to Judge Roy Hofheinz for the planned Astrodomain hotel in Houston, later sold to Ringling Brothers circus.
9. Imperial Horn (C&NW) to SP in 1945; to SP 9101 on 9 February 1951; retired in 1968 and sold to Judge Roy Hofheinz for the Astrodomain, later scrapped.
10. Imperial Hour; to Roadway Bunk 904210 in April 1972.
11. Imperial Leaf (C&NW) to C&NW in 1945; repainted to C&NW on 22 March 1953; to Auto-Liner on 28 December 1970; sold to Charter Wire Co. (CWMW) no. 33 "Imperial Leaf"; listed as CWMW 800144, PPCX 800144, and RPCX 800144)
12. Imperial Letter; sold to the Johnsons Junction Motel in Antonito, Colorado, August 1971 (previously reported in error as sold to Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad)
13. Imperial Mark (C&NW) to C&NW in 1945; repainted to UP yellow on September 9, 1954; to Auto-Liner on 28 December 1970; scrapped by Autoliner in 1978.
14. Imperial Palm; to Roadway Bunk 906211 in October 1972; later retired and sold to C. Zever as CHZX no. 100 (Independence, Missouri).
15. Imperial Ranch (C&NW) to C&NW in 1945; repainted to UP yellow; to Auto-Liner on 28 December 1970; to Rock Island 100; sold in 1979 to Arthur Cohen, named "Blue Goose" due to the light blue "The Rock" paint; later owned by Dan Dews and Edmund Boyce, doing business as St. Louis Car Company, renamed "Innsbrook"; later sold to NdeM as NDM 3593 "Agalegas I," and assigned to the company's president. (Ted Brumberg, email dated December 17, 2014)
16. Imperial Robe; to Roadway Bunk 906212 in December 1972
17. Imperial Rock; to Roadway Bunk 906213 in October 1972; sold in September 2004 to Empire Builder Private Cars. (information from David Varilek via email on August 16, 2007)
18. Imperial Sands; to Auto-Liner, October 1969, to Great Western Tours; repainted to Amtrak colors; sold to Classic Rail Cars, repainted to the Overland Two-Tone Gray, numbered as PPCX 800143; moved to the Morristown & Erie, where the car is still located; has not been in charter or excursion use for several years. (Ted Brumberg, email dated December 17, 2014)
   

Sleeper -- 12 cars
Pullman-Standard, 1955
Lightweight

Car
Name
Date
Built
Car Number
(after August 1969)
Date To
1200 Series
Date
Retired
Notes
National Border Feb 1956 UP 1201   Sep 1970 1
National Colors (Wabash)         2
National Command Nov 1955 UP 1202 Jul 1969 Sep 1970 3
National Consulate May 1956 UP 1203   Sep 1970 4
National Domain Nov 1955 UP 1204 Jul 1969 Sep 1970 5
National Embassy Nov 1955 UP 1205 Jul 1969 Sep 1970 6
National Emblem Nov 1955 UP 1206   Sep 1970 7
National Forum Jan 1956 UP 1207 Aug 1969 Nov 1971 8
National Frontier Nov 1955 UP 1208   Sep 1970 9
National Homes (Wabash)         10
National Progress Dec 1955 UP 1209   Sep 1970 11
National Scene Dec 1955 UP 1210   Sep 1970 12
National Shores Dec 1955 UP 1211   Sep 1970 13
National Unity (Wabash)         14
National View Dec 1955 UP 1212 Jul 1969 Dec 1971 15

Description:

Length, Over Buffers, Coupled: 85'-0"
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: (not shown)
Length, Over End Sills: 79'-2"
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers: 59'-6"
Truck Style: 4 wheel (9'-0" wheelbase)

General Notes:

a. "National" series Sleeper, 6 roomettes, 4 bedrooms, 6 open sections (6-4-6)
b. UP 1201-1212 numbers added after August 1, 1969. (The Union Pacific Streamliners, Kratville, page 479)
c. Pullman-Standard Plan 4197, Lot 6957
d. UP Floor Plan: 237-CB-26509
e. UP diagram sheet P-9-22 (9/29/1955), Rev. A (6/12/1962) (12 cars)
f. UP Equipment Record: r3-1212 (National series)

Notes:

1. National Border (UP 1201); sold to Herman Thompson; to Golden Spike Tours (Fullerton, California)
2. National Colors (Wabash); sold to Steelmet Inc.
3. National Command (UP 1202); sold to J. C. Johnson in January 1972; sold back to UP in 1991; on permanent loan by UP to Western Heritage Museum (Omaha) in 1996. (part from David Varilek via email on August 16, 2007)
4. National Consulate (UP 1203); sold to Simco Inc., in February 1972
5. National Domain (UP 1204); sold to Jay DeHawn in January 1972; to motel in Mt. McKinley, Arkansas
6.

National Embassy (UP 1205); sold to Pacific Railroad Society in 1971; traded to William Gawzner in 1978 in exchange for his ex-SP Shasta Daylight car; Mr. Gawzner used National Embassy as part of his Miramar Hotel in Montecito, California (near Santa Barbara); Mr. Gawzner passed away in 1984 and National Embassy sat neglected until the car was donated in February 2000 by the motel's new owners to the Santa Clara River Valley Railroad Historical Society. On February 16, 2000, the National Embassy was hoisted from its 22-year home, onto a truck, for a ride to its new home in Fillmore, California. (More information about National Embassy at the SCRVRRHS web site)

7. National Emblem (UP 1206); sold to Jay DeHaven in January 1972; to motel in Mt. McKinley, Arkansas
8. National Forum (UP 1207); sold to Pacific Railroad Society in January 1972
9. National Frontier (UP 1208); sold to Simco Inc., in February 1972
10. National Homes (Wabash); sold to Steelmet Inc.
11. National Progress (UP 1209); sold to Thomas Pearson in August 1971; to Overland Rail Travel 1209; stored in a salvage yard in Santa Fe Springs, California until moved in April 1986 (along with UP Baggage Dormitory 6009) to Los Angeles Live Steamers on Zoo Drive on the north side of Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California; still there as of November 2014. (Los Angeles Live Steamers web site, with photo of car and note)
12. National Scene (UP 1210); sold to Finlay Funtime Tours in August 1971, renamed to "Audubon Park" (Finlay Funtime Tours shut down and equipment auctioned off); sold to Hartwell-Lowe Corporation; donated to Orange Empire Railway Museum in (?).
13. National Shores (UP 1211); sold to O. C. Varnes in October 1971; operated by Overland Rail Travel; sold to Mexico in 1979 as NdeM 702 "Monte Sinai"
14. National Unity (Wabash); sold to Steelmet Inc.
15. National View (UP 1212); sold to O. C. Varnes in October 1971; sold to Mexico in 1979 as NdeM 703 "Monte Bianco"
   

Sleeper -- 2 cars
ACF, 1954
Lightweight

Car
Name
Date
Built
Car Number
(after August 1969)
Date To
1300 Series
Date
Retired
Notes
Ocean Sands Dec 1954 UP 1301 Jul 1969 Oct 1971 1
Ocean View Dec 1954 UP 1302 Aug 1969 Oct 1971 2

Description:

Length, Over Buffers:
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: 85'-0"
Length, Over End Sills:
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers: 59'-6"
Truck Style: 4 wheel (9'-0" wheelbase)

General Notes:

a. "Ocean" series Sleepers, 5 bedrooms, 2 compartments, 2 drawing rooms (5-2-2)
b. UP 1301 and 1302 numbers added after August 1, 1969. (The Union Pacific Streamliners, Kratville, page 479)
c. UP diagram sheet P-9-7 (3/8/1954), Rev. B (12/20/1957), Rev. C (8/10/1965)
d. UP Equipment Record: r3-1214 (Ocean series)

Notes:

1. "Ocean Sands"; to Auto-Train 301 in 1972; to Mexico Servicio de Coches Dormitorios (SCD) 713 "Peten"
2. "Ocean View"; to Auto-Train 302 in 1972; (disposition unknown, all Auto-Train equipment sold at auction in December 1981)
   

Sleeper -- 3 cars
Pullman-Standard, 1956
Lightweight

Car
Name
Date
Built
Car Number
(after August 1969)
Date To
1300 Series
Date
Retired
Notes
Ocean Mist May 1956 UP 1303 Aug 1969 Oct 1971 1
Ocean Scene May 1956 UP 1304 Jul 1969 Oct 1971 2
Ocean Sunset May 1956 UP 1305 Aug 1969 Oct 1971 3

Description:

Length, Over Buffers:
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: 85'-0"
Length, Over End Sills:
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers: 59'-6"
Truck Style: 4 wheel (8'-0" wheelbase)

General Notes:

a. "Ocean" series Sleepers, 5 bedrooms, 2 compartments, 2 drawing rooms (5-2-2)
b. UP 1303-1305 numbers added after August 1, 1969. (The Union Pacific Streamliners, Kratville, page 479)
c. UP diagram sheet P-9-25 (9/29/1955) (no revision)
d. UP Equipment Record: r3-1214 (Ocean series)

Notes:

1. "Ocean Mist"; to Auto-Train 303 in 1972; wrecked in Florence, South Carolina, on February 24, 1978, scrapped
2. "Ocean Scene"; to Auto-Train 304 in 1972; to Mexico Servicio de Coches Dormitorios (SCD) 714 "Palenque"
3. "Ocean Sunset"; to Auto-Train 305 in 1972; to Mexico Servicio de Coches Dormitorios (SCD) 715 "Cholula"
   

Sleeper -- 50 cars
Budd, 1949-1950
Lightweight

(More information about the 43 cars sold to Amtrak in 1971)

Car
Name
Date
Built
Car Number
(after August 1969)
Date To
1400 Series
Date
Vacated
First Amtrak
Number
Amtrak
Name
Notes
Pacific Bay Dec 1949 UP 1401 Oct 1969 Dec 1971 AMTK 2601 Pacific Bay 1
Pacific Beach Jan 1950 UP 1402 Jul 1970 Dec 1971 AMTK 2602 Pacific Beach 2
Pacific Beauty Jan 1950 UP 1403 Oct 1969 Dec 1971 AMTK 2600 Pacific Beauty 3
Pacific Bend Feb 1950 UP 1404 Aug 1969 Dec 1971 AMTK 2603 Pacific Bend 4
Pacific Bridge Jan 1950     Aug 1969     5
Pacific Cape Feb 1950     Dec 1971 AMTK 2604 Pacific Cape 6
Pacific Castle Jan 1950     Dec 1971 AMTK 2605 Pacific Castle 7
Pacific Command Jan 1950 UP 1408 Mar 1970 Dec 1971 AMTK 2606 Pacific Command 8
Pacific Cove Jan 1950 UP 1409 Feb 1970 Dec 1971 AMTK 2607 Pacific Cove 9
Pacific Crest Feb 1950 UP 1410 Mar 1970 Dec 1971 AMTK 2608 Pacific Crest 10
Pacific Cruiser Feb 1950     Aug 1969     11
Pacific Domain Feb 1950 UP 1412 Oct 1970 Dec 1971     12
Pacific Emblem Feb 1950 UP 1413 Aug 1969 Dec 1971 AMTK 2609 Pacific Emblem 13
Pacific Empire Feb 1950     1953     14
Pacific Falls Feb 1950 UP 1414 Mar 1970 Dec 1971 AMTK 2610 Pacific Falls 15
Pacific Forest Feb 1950 UP 1415 Aug 1969 Dec 1971 AMTK 2611 Pacific Forest 16
Pacific Forum Feb 1950 UP 1416 Aug 1969 Dec 1971 AMTK 2612 Pacific Forum 17
Pacific Gardens Feb 1950 UP 1417 Jul 1969 Dec 1971 AMTK 2613 Pacific Gardens 18
Pacific Guard Feb 1950     Aug 1969     19
Pacific Harbor Feb 1950     Aug 1969     20
Pacific Heights Mar 1950 UP 1420 Mar 1970 Dec 1971 AMTK 2614 Pacific Heights 21
Pacific Hills Mar 1950 UP 1421 Nov 1969 Dec 1971 AMTK 2615 Pacific Hills 22
Pacific Home Mar 1950 UP 1422 Apr 1970 Dec 1971 AMTK 2616 Pacific Home 23
Pacific Island Mar 1950 UP 1423 Nov 1969 Dec 1971 AMTK 2617 Pacific Island 24
Pacific Light Mar 1950     Aug 1969     25
Pacific Lodge Mar 1950 UP 1425 Jul 1970 Dec 1971 AMTK 2618 Pacific Lodge 26
Pacific Meadow Mar 1950 UP 1426 Mar 1970 Dec 1971 AMTK 2619 Pacific Meadow 27
Pacific Mist Mar 1950 UP 1427 Aug 1969 Dec 1971 AMTK 2620 Pacific Mist 28
Pacific Northwest Mar 1950 UP 1428 Mar 1970 Dec 1971 AMTK 2621 Pacific Northwest 29
Pacific Ocean Apr 1950 UP 1429 Sep 1969 Dec 1971 AMTK 2622 Pacific Ocean 30
Pacific Park Apr 1950 UP 1430 Jul 1970 Dec 1971 AMTK 2623 Pacific Park 31
Pacific Patrol Apr 1950 UP 1431 Aug 1969 Dec 1971 AMTK 2624 Pacific Patrol 32
Pacific Peak Apr 1950 UP 1432 Nov 1969 Dec 1971 AMTK 2625 Pacific Peak 33
Pacific Plateau Apr 1950 UP 1433 Mar 1970 Dec 1971 AMTK 2626 Pacific Plateau 34
Pacific Range Apr 1950 UP 1434 Oct 1969 Dec 1971 AMTK 2627 Pacific Range 35
Pacific Rest Apr 1950 UP 1435 Nov 1969 Dec 1971 AMTK 2628 Pacific Rest 36
Pacific Ridge Apr 1950 UP 1436 Nov 1969 Dec 1971 AMTK 2629 Pacific Ridge 37
Pacific Sands May 1950 UP 1437 Mar 1970 Dec 1971 AMTK 2630 Pacific Sands 38
Pacific Scene May 1950 UP 1438 Oct 1969 Dec 1971 AMTK 2631 Pacific Scene 39
Pacific Shore May 1950 UP 1439 Mar 1970 Dec 1971 AMTK 2632 Pacific Shore 40
Pacific Skies May 1950 UP 1440 Oct 1969 Dec 1971 AMTK 2633 Pacific Skies 41
Pacific Slope May 1950 UP 1441 Aug 1969 Dec 1971 AMTK 2634 Pacific Slope 42
Pacific Spray May 1950 UP 1442 Jun 1970 Dec 1971 AMTK 2635 Pacific Spray 43
Pacific Sunset May 1950 UP 1443 May 1970 Dec 1971 AMTK 2636 Pacific Sunset 44
Pacific Terrace Jun 1950 UP 1444 Mar 1970 Dec 1971 AMTK 2637 Pacific Terrace 45
Pacific Trail Jun 1950 UP 1445 Jul 1970 Dec 1971 AMTK 2638 Pacific Trail 46
Pacific Union Jun 1950 UP 1446 Apr 1970 Dec 1971 AMTK 2639 Pacific Union 47
Pacific View Jun 1950 UP 1447 Nov 1969 Dec 1971 AMTK 2640 Pacific View 48
Pacific Waters Jun 1950 UP 1448 Jul 1970 Dec 1971 AMTK 2641 Pacific Waters 49
Pacific Waves Jun 1950 UP 1449 Jul 1970 Dec 1971 AMTK 2642 Pacific Waves 50

Description:

Length, Over Buffers:
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: 85'-0"
Length, Over End Sills:
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers: 59'-6"
Truck Style: 4 wheel (9'-0" wheelbase)

General Notes:

a. "Pacific" series Sleeper, 6 bedrooms, 10 roomettes (6-10)
b. UP 1401-1444 numbers added to remaining cars after August 1, 1969; the five cars sold to Milwaukee Road in 1969 did not receive 1400-series numbers. (The Union Pacific Streamliners, Kratville, page 479)
c. Stainless steel construction, with fluted sides
d. Delivered to UP between December 1949 and June 1950.
e. "Pacific Bay" to "Pacific Light" (25 cars) were delivered in UP's standard yellow and gray paint scheme.
f. "Pacific Lodge" to "Pacific Waves" (25 cars) were delivered in UP's two-tone gray paint scheme.
g. "Pacific Beach" painted in UP's two-tone gray for City of St. Louis service; changed to UP/SP Seattle to Oakland pool service, which operated over UP from Seattle to Portland, then over SP from Portland to Oakland; retained in this service until January 1966, including repainting to SP's all-aluminum with red letterboard scheme in 1959; upon ending of Seattle to Oakland pool service in 1966, Pacific Beach was returned to full-time UP pool service and repainted to UP's standard yellow and gray very soon after.
h. After their sale to Amtrak, most Amtrak "Pacific" sleepers were remodeled to electric power (HEP) and renumbered into three different number series; some were later assigned to Crew Sleeper Dormitory service. (More information about the Pacific-series cars after HEP conversion)
i. UP diagram sheet P-9-4 (9/1/1949), Rev. A (12/20/1957), Rev. C (1/10/1967)
j. UP Equipment Record: r3-1083 (Pacific series); r3-1210 (Pacific series)

Notes:

1. Pacific Bay; to Amtrak 2601, "Pacific Bay" in December 1971; converted to HEP, off roster in 1988
2. Pacific Beach; to Amtrak 2602, "Pacific Beach" in December 1971; converted to HEP 2880, off roster in 2001
3. Pacific Beauty; to Amtrak 2600, "Pacific Beauty" in December 1971; converted to HEP 2900, off roster in 2001
4. Pacific Bend; to Amtrak 2603, "Pacific Bend" in December 1971; converted to Amtrak HEP 2903; assigned as Amtrak Crew Dormitory 2504; removed from service in February 2007; converted to Amtrak 10020 "Pacific Command" (2nd).
5. Pacific Bridge; to Milwaukee Road 33, "Pacific Bridge" in August 1969; sold to Mexico in March 1972 as Servicio de Coches Dormitorios (SCD) 629 "Navarra"
6. Pacific Cape; to Amtrak 2604, "Pacific Cape" in December 1971; converted to Amtrak HEP 2891; converted to Amtrak Crew Sleeper Dormitory 2521; removed from service in February 2007; converted to Amtrak 10021 "Pacific Patrol" (2nd).
7. Pacific Castle; to Amtrak 2605, "Pacific Castle" in December 1971; converted to HEP 2438, off roster in 1988
8. Pacific Command; to Amtrak 2606, "Pacific Command" (1st) in December 1971; converted to HEP 2892;assigned as Amtrak Crew Dormitory 2524; "Pacific Command" name removed in December 2004; seen at Seattle's King Street Station during 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, serving as Amtrak's police command center. (2010 update from Joshua D. Coran, via email dated August 12, 2010)
9. Pacific Cove; to Amtrak 2607, "Pacific Cove" in December 1971; converted to HEP 2441, off roster in 1988; sold to private individual (date?), in service as AMTK 800037
10. Pacific Crest; to Amtrak 2608, "Pacific Crest" in December 1971; converted to HEP, off roster in 1988
11. Pacific Cruiser; to Milwaukee Road 34, "Pacific Cruiser" in August 1969; sold to Mexico in March 1972 as Servicio de Coches Dormitorios (SCD) 631 "Galicia"
12. Pacific Domain; to UP Staff Crew Car 202 in 1973; to UP Staff Crew Car "Cabarton" in June 1980; to UPP 202 Staff Diner Lounge in 1989
13. Pacific Emblem; to Amtrak 2609, "Pacific Emblem" in December 1971, wrecked on December 16, 1971; scrapped
14. Pacific Empire was wrecked on November 12, 1951 at Wyuta, Utah; scrapped in 1953
15. Pacific Falls; to Amtrak 2610, "Pacific Falls" in December 1971; converted to HEP 2443, off roster in 1988
16. Pacific Forest; to Amtrak 2611, "Pacific Forest" in December 1971; converted to HEP 2911; assigned as Amtrak Crew Dormitory 2505; removed from service in February 2007
17. Pacific Forum; to Amtrak 2612, "Pacific Forum" in December 1971; converted to HEP 2431, off roster in 1988
18. Pacific Gardens; to Amtrak 2613, "Pacific Gardens" in December 1971; converted to HEP 2913; assigned as Amtrak Crew Dormitory 2516; removed from service in October 2006
19. Pacific Guard; to Milwaukee Road 35, "Pacific Guard" in August 1969; sold to Mexico in March 1972 as Servicio de Coches Dormitorios (SCD) 630 "Aragon"
20. Pacific Harbor; to Milwaukee Road 36, "Pacific Harbor" in August 1969, wrecked on December 16, 1971; sold to Mexico in 1971 as Servicio de Coches Dormitorios (SCD) 632 "Versalles"
21. Pacific Heights; to Amtrak 2614, "Pacific Heights" in December 1971; converted to HEP 2445, off roster in 1988
22. Pacific Hills; to Amtrak 2615, "Pacific Hills" in December 1971; converted to HEP 2915; wrecked and scrapped in 1984
23. Pacific Home; to Amtrak 2616, "Pacific Home" in December 1971; converted to HEP 2885, off roster in 2001
24.

Pacific Island; to Amtrak 2617, "Pacific Island" in December 1971; converted to HEP 2917; retired by Amtrak in 1995 and sold to The Sleeper Line; sold to Dominion Rail Voyages LLC in 1999; converted to six bedroom lounge car during 2001-2002, renamed "Mount Vernon" and assigned AAR reporting marks PPCX 800708. (update from John Deasy, Dominion Rail Vovages, email dated June 3, 2010)

25. Pacific Light; to Milwaukee Road 37, "Pacific Light" in August 1969; sold to Mexico in March 1972
26. Pacific Lodge; to Amtrak 2618, "Pacific Lodge" in December 1971; converted to HEP 2439; sold to Ringling Bros. RBBX 41408, as of October 2011, trucks removed and car stored on jack stands at RBBB rail shop at Palmetto, Florida
27. Pacific Meadow; to Amtrak 2619, "Pacific Meadow" in December 1971; converted to HEP, off roster in 1988
28. Pacific Mist; to Amtrak 2620, "Pacific Mist" in December 1971; converted to HEP 2920; assigned as Amtrak Crew Dormitory 2520; removed from service in January 2003
29. Pacific Northwest; to Amtrak 2621, "Pacific Northwest" in December 1971; converted to HEP 2893; assigned as Amtrak Crew Dormitory 2507; removed from service in February 2007
30. Pacific Ocean; to Amtrak 2622, "Pacific Ocean" in December 1971; converted to HEP, off roster in 1988
31. Pacific Park; to Amtrak 2623, "Pacific Park" in December 1971; converted to HEP 2923; assigned as Amtrak Crew Dormitory 2511; removed from service in October 2006
32. Pacific Patrol; to Amtrak 2624, "Pacific Patrol" (1st) in December 1971; converted to HEP 2924; assigned as Amtrak Crew Dormitory 2510; removed from service in October 2006
33. Pacific Peak; to Amtrak 2625, "Pacific Peak" in December 1971; converted to HEP 2887, off roster in 1988; sold to a private party in (?); sold to Illinois Railway Museum in 2004, with full compliment of sheets, blankets and pillows, repainted to Burlington to match other cars in train used during filming of the movie "Flags Of Our Fathers." (IRM update from Jon Habegger via email dated October 9, 2011; date to IRM from Michael McCraren, email dated January 3, 2012) (photos at IRM)
34. Pacific Plateau; to Amtrak 2626, "Pacific Plateau" in December 1971; converted to HEP 2434, off roster in 1988
35. Pacific Range; to Amtrak 2627, "Pacific Range" in December 1971; converted to HEP 2883, off roster in 2001
36. Pacific Rest; to Amtrak 2628, "Pacific Rest" in December 1971; wrecked and scrapped 1979
37. Pacific Ridge; to Amtrak 2629, "Pacific Ridge" in December 1971, wrecked in 1979; converted to HEP 2894, off roster in 2001
38. Pacific Sands; to Amtrak 2630, "Pacific Sands" in December 1971; converted to HEP 2881; retired by Amtrak in 1996 and sold for private service, based in Montreal; sold to Pullman Adventures in June 2003 for charter service, based in Los Angeles (Amtrak assigned number PPCX 800355) (photos of Pacific Sands)
39. Pacific Scene; to Amtrak 2631, "Pacific Scene" in December 1971; converted to HEP 2886, off roster in 2001
40. Pacific Shore; to Amtrak 2632, "Pacific Shore" in December 1971; converted to HEP 2932, off roster in 2001
41. Pacific Skies; to Amtrak 2633, "Pacific Skies" in December 1971; converted to HEP 2933;assigned as Amtrak Crew Dormitory 2517; removed from service in October 2006
42. Pacific Slope; to Amtrak 2634, "Pacific Slope" in December 1971; converted to HEP 2884; assigned as Amtrak Crew Dormitory 2508; wrecked and stored, as of August 2003
43. Pacific Spray; to Amtrak 2635, "Pacific Spray" in December 1971; converted to HEP 2888, off roster in 2001
44. Pacific Sunset; to Amtrak 2636, "Pacific Sunset" in December 1971, wrecked in 1979, scrapped
45. Pacific Terrace; to Amtrak 2637, "Pacific Terrace" in December 1971; converted to HEP 2889; assigned as Amtrak Crew Dormitory 2509; removed from service in February 2007; converted to Buffer Car 10405 in November 2008.
46. Pacific Trail; to Amtrak 2638, "Pacific Trail" in December 1971; converted to HEP 2882; sold to Ringling Bros., to RBBX 41407, as of October 2011, trucks removed and car stored on jack stands at RBBB rail shop at Palmetto, Florida
47. Pacific Union; to Amtrak 2639, "Pacific Union" in December 1971; converted to HEP 2890, off roster by 2001; to American Rail Excursions "Pacific Union" in (?) < http://www.americanrail.com/ >
48. Pacific View; to Amtrak 2640, "Pacific View" in December 1971; converted to HEP 2940; assigned as Crew Dormitory 2502; retired by Amtrak in 2001; sold to Chris Edwards/Batavia and Ohio Rail Car Company in September 2003
49. Pacific Waters; to Amtrak 2641, "Pacific Water" in December 1971; converted to HEP 2941; assigned as Amtrak Crew Dormitory 2513; removed from service in October 2006
50. Pacific Waves; to Amtrak 2642, "Pacific Waves" in December 1971; converted to HEP 2432, still on Amtrak roster as late as 1998
   

Sleeper -- 10 cars
Pullman-Standard, 1956
Lightweight

(More information about the 10 cars sold to Amtrak in 1971)

Car
Name
Date
Built
Car Number
(after August 1969)
Date To
1500 Series
Date
Retired
Amtrak
Number
Notes
Placid Bay Feb 1956 UP 1501 Mar 1970 Dec 1971 AMTK 2260 1
Placid Harbor Feb 1956 UP 1502 Aug 1969 Dec 1971 AMTK 2261 2
Placid Haven Feb 1956 UP 1503 Aug 1969 Dec 1971 AMTK 2262 3
Placid Lake Mar 1956 UP 1504 Jul 1969 Dec 1971 AMTK 2263 4
Placid Meadow Mar 1956 UP 1505 Jul 1969 Dec 1971 AMTK 2264 5
Placid Scene Mar 1956 UP 1506 Aug 1969 Dec 1971 AMTK 2265 6
Placid Sea Mar 1956 UP 1507 Aug 1969 Dec 1971 AMTK 2266 7
Placid Vale Mar 1956 UP 1508 Mar 1970 Dec 1971 AMTK 2267 8
Placid Valley Mar 1956 UP 1509 Jul 1969 Dec 1971 AMTK 2268 9
Placid Waters Mar 1956 UP 1510 Aug 1969 Dec 1971 AMTK 2269 10

Description:

Length, Over Buffers, Coupled: 85'-0"
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: (not shown)
Length, Over End Sills: 79'-2"
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers: 59'-6"
Truck Style: 4 wheel (9'-0" wheelbase)

General Notes:

a. "Placid" series Sleeper, 11 Bedrooms
b. Pullman-Standard Plan 4198, Lot 6958
c. Floor Plan: 237-CB-26533
d. UP diagram sheet P-9-23 (9/30/1955) (no revisions) (10 cars)
e. UP Equipment Record: r3-1211 (Placid series)
f. UP 1501-1510 numbers added after August 1, 1969. (The Union Pacific Streamliners, Kratville, page 479)
g. All ten cars leased to Seaboard Coast Line from December 16, 1970 to April 20, 1971. "Union Pacific" lettering on letter board temporarily replaced by "Seaboard Coast Line."

Notes:

1. "Placid Bay"; sold to Amtrak 2260 in 1971; retired in 1981; sold in 1983 to American Orient Express 800249 (AE-6)
2. "Placid Harbor"; sold to Amtrak 2261 in 1971; retired in 1981; to Great Western Tours
3. "Placid Haven"; sold to Amtrak 2262 in 1971; retired in 1981; to Mexico in 1987 as Servicio de Coches Dormitorios (SCD) 732 "Mallorca"
4. "Placid Lake"; sold to Amtrak 2263 in 1971; retired in 1981; to Indiana Railroad Museum; to American European Express AE-13 "Berline"
5. "Placid Meadow"; sold to Amtrak 2264 in 1971; retired in 1982; sold to Mexico in 1987 as Servicio de Coches Dormitorios (SCD) 733 "Segovia"
6. "Placid Scene"; sold to Amtrak 2265 in 1971; converted to HEP 2235; name "Star View" added in 1987, off roster in 1988
7. "Placid Sea"; sold to Amtrak 2266 in 1971; retired in 1981; to Mexico in 1987 as Servicio de Coches Dormitorios (SCD) 724 "Toledo"
8. "Placid Vale"; sold to Amtrak 2267 in 1971; wrecked and scrapped 1980
9. "Placid Valley"; sold to Amtrak 2268 in 1971; retired in 1981; to Mexico in 1987 as Servicio de Coches Dormitorios (SCD) 731 "Aranjuez"
10. "Placid Waters"; sold to Amtrak 2269 in 1971; retired in 1981; to Trans Rocky Mountain Tours; to American Orient Express "Vienna" (AE-5) (800109)
   

Sleeper -- 7 cars
Pullman-Standard, 1965
Lightweight

(More information about all seven cars after being sold to Amtrak in 1971)

Car
Name
Date
Built
Rebuilt
From
Car Number
(after August 1969)
Date To
1700 Series
Date
Retired
Amtrak
Number
Notes
Star Bay Jun 1965 Cedar City UP 1701 Aug 1969 Dec 1973 AMTK 2250 1
Star Crest May 1965 Cheyenne UP 1702 Aug 1969 Dec 1973 AMTK 2251 2
Star Leaf May 1965 Grand Island UP 1703 Aug 1969 Dec 1973 AMTK 2252 3
Star Range Jul 1965 La Grande UP 1704 Aug 1969 Dec 1973 AMTK 2253 4
Star Scene Jul 1965 North Platte (1st) UP 1705 Aug 1969 Dec 1973 AMTK 2254 5
Star Vale Jun 1965 Omaha (1st) UP 1706 Nov 1969 Dec 1973 AMTK 2255 6
Star View Jun 1965 Pendleton UP 1707 Jul 1969 Dec 1973 AMTK 2256 7

Description:

Length, Over Buffers: 85'-0"
Truck Centers: 59'-6"
Truck Style: 41-CUDO-11

General Notes:

a. Rebuilt by Pullman from "City" series Sleeper Lounge (5 Bedroom Buffett Lounge)
b. "Star" series Sleepers, 11 bedrooms
c. UP diagram sheet P-9-8 (8/10/1965) (no revision)
d. UP Equipment Record: r3-1203 (Star series); r3-1261 (City series)

Notes:

1. UP "Star Bay" (UP 1701); sold to Amtrak 2250 in 1971; converted to HEP 2230, off roster in 1988
2. UP "Star Crest" (UP 1702); sold to Amtrak 2251 in 1971; converted to HEP 2231, off roster in 1988; to American Orient Express in 2002
3. UP "Star Leaf" (UP 1703); sold to Amtrak 2252 in 1971; converted to HEP 2232, off roster in 1988
4. UP "Star Range" (UP 1704); sold to Amtrak 2253 in 1971; converted to HEP 2233, off roster in 1988
5. UP "Star Scene" (UP 1705); sold to Amtrak 2254 in 1971; converted to HEP 2234; off roster in 1988
6. UP "Star Vale" (UP 1706); sold to Amtrak 2255 in 1971; converted to HEP 2235; sold to Mexico in 1987 as Servicio de Coches Dormitorios (SCD) 734 "Cordoba"
7. UP "Star View" (UP 1707); sold to Amtrak 2256 in 1971; converted to HEP 2236; sold to Mexico in 1987 as Servicio de Coches Dormitorios (SCD) 735 "Cadiz"
   

Sleeper -- 12 cars
ACF, 1949-1950 (Pullman, 1965)
Lightweight

Car
Name
Previous
Car Name
Date Retired
As Western Series
Date To
Sun Series
Car Number
(after Aug 1969)
Date 1600
Series Added
Date
Retired
Notes
Sun Cape Western Adventure Jan 1965 Sep 1965 UP 1601 Sep 1969 Nov 1986 1
Sun Isle Western Hills Feb 1965 Oct 1965 UP 1602 Nov 1969   2
Sun Lake Western Lodge Jan 1965 Sep 1965 UP 1603 Oct 1969   3
Sun Lane Western Mountain Feb 1965 Oct 1965 UP 1604 Sep 1969   4
Sun Manor Western Plains Jan 1965 Aug 1965 UP 1605 Sep 1969   5
Sun Park Western Sea Jan 1965 Oct 1965 UP 1606 Oct 1969 May 1973 6
Sun Point Western Slope Jan 1965 Aug 1965 UP 1607 Jul 1970 Nov 1986 7
Sun Rest Western Star Jan 1965 Nov 1965 UP 1608 Oct 1969   8
Sun Ridge Western Trail Mar 1965 Oct 1965 UP 1609 Sep 1969 Nov 1986 9
Sun Skies Western Valley Mar 1965 Oct 1965 UP 1610 Jul 1970   10
Sun Slope Western Wonderland Mar 1965 Aug 1965 UP 1611 May 1970   11
Sun Villa Western Scene Jan 1965 Nov 1965 UP 1612 Oct 1969   12

Description:

Length, Over Buffers: 85'-0"
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: (not shown)
Length, Over End Sills: 78'-11" (without vestibule)
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers: 59'-6"
Truck Style" 4 wheel (9'-0" wheelbase); 41-CUDO

General Notes:

a. "Sun" series Sleepers, 11 Bedrooms
b. AC&F Floor Plan: B-8595-C
b. Remodeled by Pullman in 1965 from Western-series 4 Double Bedroom, 12 Roomette. (The Union Pacific Streamliners, Kratville, page 470)
c. All 12 cars, except UP 1608 "Sun Rest", retired in January 1974; reinstated and held for special service.
d. From February 1973 through September 1974, ten of the twelve cars (excluding UP 1606 and 1608) were leased to Amtrak. (Railway Passenger Car Annual, 1973-1974, page 127; Frailey, "Zephyrs, Chiefs and Orphans", page 216)
e. The following five cars, after the startup of Amtrak in May 1971, were leased for an unknown period of time to Hamburg Industries, who in turn leased the cars to Auto-Train for operation (photos dated December 1971 through February 1972). (information from Jerry LaBoda, email dated November 21, 2009; Passenger Car Photo Index; scroll to the bottom)
  Car
Name
Car
Number
  Sun Cape UP 1601
  Sun Isle UP 1602
  Sun Lane UP 1604
  Sun Point UP 1607
  Sun Villa UP 1612
f. Source: "Western Series Passenger Cars" by Thorton Waite, The Streamliner, Volume 7, Number 2 (published February 1992), pages 17-31
g. Source: Letter To The Editor, "Western Series Update", The Streamliner, Volume 7, Number 4, pages 35-36
h. UP diagram sheet P-9-9 (8/10/1965) (no revision)
i UP Equipment Record: r3-1084 (as Western series); r3-1204 (as Sun series); r3-1213 (as Western series); r3

Notes:

1. UP "Sun Cape" (UP 1601); leased to Auto-Train during late 1971 and early 1972; first retired in January 1974; reinstated and held for special service; retired again in November 1986; sold to Mexico in 1987 as Servicio de Coches Dormitorio (SCD) 736 "Iztaccihatl"
2. UP "Sun Isle" (UP 1602); leased to Auto-Train during late 1971 and early 1972; first retired in January 1974; reinstated and held for special service; partially stripped in 1983 for use as an officer car, work ended; stored without trucks until sold to Kasten Rail Services in 1988, for Classic Rail Tours, car could not be moved; sold back to UP in 1990; remodeled and renamed to "Green River" for heritage fleet service, completed in 1991
3. UP "Sun Lake" (UP 1603); first retired in January 1974; reinstated and held for special service; remodeled to Deluxe Sleeper "Wyoming" in April 1976; to UPP 201 "Wyoming" in 1989
4. UP "Sun Lane" (UP 1604); leased to Auto-Train during late 1971 and early 1972; first retired in January 1974; reinstated and held for special service; remodeled to Inspection Car "Idaho" in 1980
5. UP "Sun Manor" (UP 1605); first retired in January 1974; reinstated and held for special service; remodeled to Deluxe Sleeper "Powder River" in 1990
6. UP "Sun Park" (UP 1606); set aside in May 1973 and used as parts source for other "Sun" series cars; retired in September 1979, stored in early 1980
7. UP "Sun Point" (UP 1607); leased to Auto-Train during late 1971 and early 1972; first retired in January 1974; reinstated and held for special service; retired again in November 1986; sold to Mexico in 1987 as Servicio de Coches Dormitorio (SCD) 737 "Popocatepetc"
8. UP "Sun Rest" (UP 1608); first retired in January 1974; reinstated and remodeled to 8 bedroom Staff Car "Omaha" (2nd) in January 1974; to UPP 200 "Omaha" in 1989
9. UP "Sun Ridge" (UP 1609); first retired in January 1974; reinstated and held for special service; retired again in November 1986; sold to Mexico in 1987 as Servicio de Coches Dormitorio (SCD) 738 "Paricutin"
10. UP "Sun Skies" (UP 1610); first retired in January 1974; reinstated and held for special service; remodeled to 8 Bedroom "Portola" in 1990
11. UP "Sun Slope" (UP 1611); first retired in January 1974; reinstated and held for special service; renumbered to UP Sleeper 314 in 1987; named "Columbia River" in 1990; remodeled to 7 Bedroom Lounge in 2001
12. UP "Sun Villa" (UP 1612); leased to Auto-Train during late 1971 and early 1972; first retired in January 1974; reinstated and held for special service; renumbered to UP Sleeper 315 in 1987; named "North Platte" (2nd) in 1990; named "Little Rock" in 1995
   

Sleeper -- 12 cars
ACF, 1949-1950
Lightweight

Car
Name
Date
Built
Date
Retired
1965 "Sun"
Series Name
Date To
Sun Series
Notes
Western Adventure Jan 1950 Jan 1965 Sun Cape Sep 1965  
Western Frontier (C&NW)         to Edwards International, June 11, 1964; to Mexico; became NdeM 338 "Venus"
Western Hills Dec 1949 Feb 1965 Sun Isle Oct 1965  
Western Lake (Wabash)         to Steelmet Inc., to Butterworth Tours
Western Lodge Dec 1949 Jan 1965 Sun Lake Sep 1965  
Western Mountain Dec 1949 Feb 1965 Sun Lane Oct 1965  
Western Peak (C&NW)         to Edwards International, June 11, 1964; to Mexico; became NdeM 339 "Saturno"
Western Plains Nov 1949 Jan 1965 Sun Manor Aug 1965  
Western Scene (Wabash) Feb 1950 Jan 1965 Sun Villa Oct 1965 purchased from Wabash in August 1951; to UP "Western Scene" in 1951
Western Sea Dec 1949 Jan 1965 Sun Park Aug 1965  
Western Slope Jan 1950 Jan 1965 Sun Point Nov 1965  
Western Star Dec 1949 Mar 1965 Sun Rest Oct 1965  
Western Sunset (Wabash)         to Norfolk & Western 451 (staff car)
Western Trail Jan 1950 Mar 1965 Sun Ridge Oct 1965  
Western Valley Dec 1949 Mar 1965 Sun Skies Aug 1965  
Western View (Wabash)         to Steelmet Inc., to Butterworth Tours
Western Wonderland Jan 1950 Jan 1965 Sun Slope Nov 1965  

Description:

Length, Over Buffers: 85'-0"
Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces: (not shown)
Length, Over End Sills: 82'-7" (with vestibule)
Length, Inside:
Truck Centers: 59'-6"
Truck Style" 4 wheel (9'-0" wheelbase); 41-N as delivered; changed to 41-CUDO by UP after delivery.

General Notes:

a. "Western" series Sleepers, 4 Double Bedrooms, 12 Roomettes (4-12)
b. Total of 17 cars; 11 to UP; four to Wabash; two to C&NW (Western Scene from Wabash to UP in 1951)
c. "By 1964, the demand for bedrooms exceeded the supply, while roomettes had lost much of their popularity. Consequently the Union Pacific decided to convert the twelve Western series sleepers from 4 bedroom-12 roomette to 11 bedroom cars. P-S did the work in 1965 and the new cars were named in the Sun series." (The Union Pacific Streamliners, Kratville, page 470)
d. See also "Western Series Passenger Cars" by Thorton Waite, The Streamliner, Volume 7, Number 2 (published February 1992), pages 17-31
e. UP diagram sheet P-9-5 (9/1/1949), Rev. A (2/15/1956), Rev. B (12/20/1957), Rev. C (7/7/1961)
f. UP Equipment Record: r3-1084 (Western series); r3-1204 (Sun series); r3-1213 (Western series)

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