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Union Pacific Streamliners, 1st Train through 10th Train

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This page was last updated on January 22, 2016.

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(This is a work in progress; research continues.)

Overview

Union Pacific's method and nomenclature to identify an individual Streamlined train or consist is a mystery to many people. In their book Union Pacific Streamliners, on page 351, Ranks and Kratville explained the method and nomenclature as follows:

Each Streamlined train as it went into service was given a numerical classification such as the First Train, Second Train, etc. This identification was for company purposes and convenience and did not appear in timetables or on the trains themselves. Thus the first 17-car train City of Los Angeles with units LA 1-2-3 became the Seventh Train when it went into service in December, 1937. In January, 1938, the first 17 car City of San Francisco went into service and it was known as the Eighth Train. The City of Cheyenne and the City of Las Vegas did not receive any such designation because there was only one of them. The City of St. Louis used general service equipment and at first did not go to the coast. So it did not get such a designation.

Some of the lettering on the cars themselves can be misleading because cars were reassigned and moved between train sets, and renumbered or relettered as needed, while the train designation (such as the Fifth Train) identified the consist as a whole and was not changed. An example was the M-10004, designated as the Fourth Train and originally ran as the City of San Francisco. When its assignment was changed to operate as the City of Los Angeles, it was still the Fourth Train even though its consist and terminals had been altered considerably. The M-10004 went into City of Portland service in 1941 and the cars received the new "CP" prefix, but the train as a whole was still the Fourth Train although lettered City of Portland.

The numbering of the Streamliner train sets (or equipments) continued in the post war period. When five new sets of equipment were organized on February 15, 1947 to establish the City of Portland as a daily train, they were designated as the Eleventh through the Fifteenth Trains. Four more train sets were added in 1947, and two more train sets were added in 1950, to support daily operations of City of Los Angeles and City of San Francisco.

Although the City of Denver was completely re-equipped in 1953 with cars and locomotives from the general pool, the two train sets kept their designation as the Fifth and Sixth trains.

An important fact to keep in mind was that, even as cars were renamed and renumbered, and reassigned, the numbered train consists remained the same, at least until the changes in 1953.

The list below shows these train consists:

Number Year First
Operated
Initial Assignment
First Train 1934 The Streamliner, City of Salina
Second Train 1934 City of Portland
Third Train 1936 City of Los Angeles
Fourth Train 1936 City of San Francisco
Fifth Train 1936 City of Denver
Sixth Train 1936 City of Denver
Seventh Train 1937 City of Los Angeles
Eighth Train 1937 City of San Francisco
Ninth Train 1941 City of Los Angeles
Tenth Train 1941 City of San Francisco
Eleventh Train 1947 City of Portland
Twelfth Train 1947 City of Portland
Thirteenth Train 1947 City of Portland
Fourteenth Train 1947 City of Portland
Fifteenth Train 1947 City of Portland
Sixteenth Train 1947 City of Los Angeles
Seventeenth Train 1947 City of Los Angeles
Eighteenth Train 1947 City of San Francisco
Nineteenth Train 1947 City of San Francisco
Twentieth Train 1950 City of San Francisco
Twenty-first Train 1950 City of Los Angeles

1st Train

M-10000 (1934 to 1942)

Winton distillate engine

Tapered sides, 10'-3" overall height (same as M-10001)

M-10000 600 HP motor-baggage, mail
10400 56 seat coach
10401 52 seat buffet-coach

M-10000 was a fully articulated three car trainset which during it's tours underwent many tests and attracted masses of people. The name "Streamliner" became a byword for American passenger trains. With the acceptance of this concept by the riding public the Union Pacific put it's plans of a system wide service into high gear.

The M-10000 three car articulated train was powered by a 600 HP Winton distillate burning engine traveled at speeds of 100 MPH during routine operations.

Number Dates Service
M-10000 January 31, 1935 to December 16, 1941 The Streamliner; City of Salina (1st Train)

2nd Train [Display]

M-10001 (1934)

Tapered sides, 10'-3" overall height (same as M-10000)

M-10001 was delivered on October 2, 1934 as a six-unit, fully-articulated train; returned to Pullman for improvements in December 1934.

M-10001 900 HP motor; rebuilt to 1200 HP in 1935
12200 RPO-baggage
E.H. Harriman 10 section-1 compartment, 1 bedroom (to Kitchen Diner, lounge 10300 in 1935)
Abraham Lincoln 10 section-1 compartment, 1 bedroom
Oregon Trail 8 section-1 compartment, 1 bedroom
10402 54 seat buffet-coach

2nd Train [Revised]

M-10001 (1935 to 1939)

Dates Service
June 5, 1935 to June 1939 City of Portland
June 1939 to August 1941 (removed from service and stored)
August 1941 Trainset sold for scrap

The revised 2nd Train, with M-10001 as its motive power, was accepted by Union Pacific on May 23, 1935 at the Pullman plant, then it ran to the C&NW Station in Chicago for display, after which it ran to Omaha

M-10001 1200 HP (power equipment used in December 1939 in new carbody, numbered as CD-07-C)
12200 RPO-baggage
10300 Kitchen Diner, lounge (from sleeper E.H. Harriman in 1935)
Overland Trail (new car) 8 section, 1 compartment, 1 bedroom
Abraham Lincoln 10 section, 1 compartment, 1 bedroom
Oregon Trail 8 section-1 compartment, 1 bedroom
10402 54 seat buffet-coach

3rd Train

M-10002 (1936 to 1947)

Tapered sides, 11'-5" overall height (same as M-10004)

Dates Service
May 15, 1936 to August 18, 1938 City of Los Angeles
August 1938 to June 1939 (stored)
June 1939 to July 1941 City of Portland
July 1941 to April 1942 (stored) (In August 1941, car 10403 was transferred to the 4th Train, in City of Portland service; renumbered to CP-408)
April 12, 1942 to March 1943 Portland-Seattle Connection, Trains 457-458
March 13, 1943 3rd Train retired. (Car Names, Numbers and Consists, by Robert Wayner, 1972, page 140)
March 1943 to December 1946 (stored)
March 1943 three cars scrapped: 12201, 10404, 12760
March 1943 Cinema transferred to the 4th Train
February 1946 Boulder Canyon transferred to 4th Train
1947 Last remaining car, 10301, scrapped
December 1946 to December 1947 The two-unit power set was sold in December 1946 to Northrop-Hendy Company, a joint venture of Northrop Aircraft Company and Joshua Hendy Company formed to advance the development of turboprop aircraft engines. The M-10002 was used as test bed for non-aircraft applications of Northrop Hendy's Turbodyne 10,000 horsepower turboprop aircraft engine. The experiment was abandoned and the two-unit set of locomotives sat on a spur at Northrop Aircraft's plant at El Segundo, California, until they were scrapped in December 1947. (Trains magazine, October 1957, page 25, with photo)

Consist

M-10002(A) 1200 HP motor
M-10002(B) 1200 HP motor
12201 baggage, mail
12760 baggage, dormitory-Kitchen
10301 Diner-lounge
Santa Anita 11 section
Boulder Canyon 11 section
Cinema 11 section
Mormon Trail 7 bedroom, 2 compartment
10403 48 seat coach
10404 38 seat buffet-coach

Extra Power (M-10003)

M-10003 (extra power) built EMD 1936; used as part of motive power pool for all City trains.

M-10003(A) 1200 HP motor to CD-07-A 6-37, scrapped 3-53
M-10003(B) 1200 HP motor to CD-07-B 6-37, scrapped 3-53

4th Train

M-10004 (1936 to 1938) (COSF)

Dates Service
June 14, 1936 to January 1938 City of San Francisco
January 1938 to August 1938 (stored)
August 1938 to July 1941 City of Los Angeles; motive power changed in March 1939 to new E3s
July 1941 to February 1947 City of Portland
[February 15, 1947] [City of Portland changed to daily service]
February 1947 to October 1947 (stored)
October 1947 to February 1948 Cars from the 4th Train were used in place of each of the three CD train sets as each train set was renovated.
February 1948 to October 1950 (stored)
October 1950 Cars of 4th Train retired and sold for scrap
  "U. P. Train Is Sold to Mexico -- The Union Pacific has sold an old streamlined, diesel powered train to the Mexican government. The train was the original City of Los Angeles [sic] and has been subbing for the Cities of Denver on the Denver-Chicago runs while they were being shopped." (Wyoming State Tribune, February 29, 1948, courtesy of Jim Ehernberger, January 27, 2011)

Motive power

M-10004(A) 1200 HP motor
M-10004(B) 1200 HP motor

Cars

12202 baggage, mail to observation, lounge LA-902 Copper King 1938, to CP-902 Copper King 1941, retired in 1948
12761 baggage, dormitory-Kitchen to Kitchen-dormitory LA-603 1939, to CP-603 1941, retired in 1948
10302 Diner-lounge to LA-604 1939, to CP-604 1941, retired in 1948
Hawaii 11 section retired in 1948
Honolulu 11 section retired in 1948
Oahu 11 section retired in 1948
Lanai 7 bedroom, 2 compartment retired in 1948
10405 48 seat coach to LA-404 1939, to CP-404 1941, retired in 1948
10406 38 seat buffet-coach to LA-403 1939, to CP-403, retired in 1948

4th Train (1938 to 1941)(COLA)

Motive Power

LA-4 (A) (from M-10004) 1200 HP motor (August 1938 to March 1939; rebuilt to CD-06-C in September 1939)
LA-4 (B) (from M-10004) 1200 HP motor (August 1938 to March 1939; renumbered to CD-05-C in July 1939)
LA-5 1800 HP motor E3A (March 1939 to February 1941)
LA-6 1800 HP motor E3B (March 1939 to February 1941)
5-M-1A (from LA-5) 1800 HP motor E3A (February 1941 to July 1941)
5-M-1B (from LA-6) 1800 HP motor E3B (February 1941 to July 1941)

LA-5 (E3A), LA-6 (E3B) were built in 1939 as extra power for the 3rd Train, City of Los Angeles.

LA-5 1800 HP motor E-3A, to 5-M-1A 4-41, to 951A 8-46, to 991 3-48, to EMD 5-56
LA-6 1800 HP motor E-3B to 5-M-1B 4-41, to 952B 8-46, to 992B 3-48, to EMD 5-56

Cars

LA-102 (from 5th Train) Baggage Auxiliary Power Dormitory from CD-10 (remodeled with Dormitory section)
LA-403 38 seat buffet-coach from 10406
10405 48 seat coach  
12761 Kitchen-dormitory  
10302 Diner-lounge  
Hawaii 11 section  
Lanai 7 bedroom, 2 compartment  
Mormon Trail (from 3rd Train) 7 bedroom, 2 compartment  
Honolulu 11 section  
Oahu 11 section  
Boulder Canyon 11 section  
LA-902 "Copper King" observation, lounge from 12202

4th Train (1941-1947)(COP)

Motive power

5-M-1A (from LA-5) 1800 HP motor E3A (February 1941 to July 1941)
5-M-1B (from LA-6) 1800 HP motor E3B (February 1941 to July 1941)

Cars

"LA-" cars changed to "CP-" cars.

CP-102 Baggage Auxiliary Power Dormitory
CP-403 38 seat coach
CP-404 48 seat coach
CP-408 (added in 1938) 48 seat coach
CP-603 Kitchen Diner
CP-604 Diner
Hawaii 11 section
Lanai 7 bedroom, 2 compartment
Santa Anita (added in 1938) 11 section
Boulder Canyon (added in 1938) 11 section
Cinema (added in 1938) 11 section
Mormon Trail 7 bedroom, 2 compartment
Honolulu 11 section
Oahu 11 section
CP-902 "Copper King" observation, lounge

4th Train (1947 to 1951)(COD)

Motive Power

CD-05-A 1800 HP motor
CD-05-B 1800 HP motor
CD-05-C 1800 HP motor

Cars

CP-102 auxiliary power, baggage, dormitory
CP-403 38 seat coach
CP-404 48 seat coach
CP-603 Kitchen Diner
CP-604 Diner
Hawaii 11 section
Lanai 7 bedroom, 2 compartment
Mormon Trail 7 bedroom, 2 compartment
Honolulu 11 section
Oahu 11 section
Boulder Canyon 11 section
CP-902 "Copper King" observation, lounge

5th Train

5th Train (1936 to 1938)

Motive Power

M-10005 (cab) (June 1936 to July 1937) 1200 HP motor  
M-10005 (booster) (June 1936 to July 1937) 1200 HP motor  

Cars (in consist order)

11700 auxiliary power, baggage to CD-10 1937; to 4th Train, LA-102, in 1938
12203 baggage, mail to CD-30 1937
11701 baggage, lounge to CD-70 1937
11704 auxiliary power to CD-20 in 1937, to CD-13 in 1939
10407 (with 10408) 50 seat coach to CD-40 1937
10408 (with 10407) 50 seat coach to CD-41 1937
10303 Diner to CD-60 1937
Cache la Poudre
(with Squaw Bonnet)
12 section  
Squaw Bonnet
(with Cache la Poudre)
8 section-1 compartment, 2 bedroom  
Silver Dollar
(with Ogallala)
12 section  
Ogallala
(with Silver Dollar)
5 bedroom, 1 compartment lounge to 6 bedroom, observation-lounge 1938

Car 11704 was an extra baggage car built in 1936; converted to a baggage, auxiliary power car in 1937 and renumbered to CD-20;

5th Train  (1938 to 1953)

Motive Power

CD-05-A (July 1937 to March 1953) 1200 HP motor ex M-10005 (cab)
CD-05-B (July 1937 to March 1953) 1200 HP motor ex M-10005 (booster)
CD-05-C (July 1939 to March 1953) 1200 HP motor ex LA-4 (booster), built as M-10004 (booster)

Cars

CD-13 (ex 11704) auxiliary power, baggage retired in 1953
CD-30 baggage, mail retired in 1953
CD-70 baggage, lounge (dormitory lounge) retired in 1953
CD-40 50 seat coach retired in 1953
CD-41 50 seat coach retired in 1953
CD-60 Diner-lounge traded with CD-61 1942, retired in 1953
Cache la Poudre
(with Squaw Bonnet)
12 section retired in 1953
Squaw Bonnet
(with Cache la Poudre)
8 section-1 compartment, 2 bedroom retired in 1953
Denargo (added in 1939) 4 roomette, 4 bedroom, 3 compartment, 1 drawing room retired in 1953
Silver Dollar
(with Ogallala)
12 section retired in 1953
Ogallala
(with Silver Dollar)
5 bedroom, 1 compartment, observation, lounge retired in 1953

6th Train

6th Train (1936 to 1938)

Motive Power

M-10006(A) 1200 HP motor to CD-06-A 1938, scrapped in 1953
M-10006(B) 1200 HP motor to CD-06-B 1938, scrapped in 1953

Cars

11705 (added in ?) auxiliary power to CD-12 1937
11702 auxiliary power, baggage to CD-11 1937
12204 baggage, mail to CD-31 1937
11703 baggage, lounge to CD-71 1937
10409 (with 10410) 50 seat coach to CD-42 1937
10410 (with 10409) 50 seat coach to CD-43 1937
10304 Diner to CD-61 1937
Big Piney
(with Snowy Range)
12 section  
Snowy Range
(with Big Piney)
8 section-1 compartment, 2 bedroom to 8 section-3 bedroom 1938
St. Vrains
(with Colores)
12 section  
Colores
(with St. Vrains)
5 bedroom, 1 compartment, observation, lounge to 6 bedroom, observation-lounge 1938

6th Train (1938 to 1953)

Motive Power

CD-06-A 1200 HP motor
CD-06-B 1200 HP motor
CD-06-C 1200 HP motor

Cars

CD-11 auxiliary power retired in 1953
CD-12 auxiliary power, baggage retired in 1953
CD-31 baggage, mail retired in 1953
CD-71 baggage, lounge (dormitory lounge) retired in 1953
CD-42 50 seat coach retired in 1953
CD-43 50 seat coach retired in 1953
CD-61 Diner-lounge traded with CD-60 1942, retired in 1953
Big Piney
(with Snowy Range)
12 section retired in 1953
Snowy Range
(with Big Piney)
8 section, 1 compartment , 2 bedroom retired in 1953
South Platte (added in 1939) 4 roomette, 4bedroom, 3 compartment, 1 drawing room retired in 1953
St. Vrains
(with Colores)
12 section retired in 1953
Colores
(with St. Vrains)
5 bedroom, 1 compartment, observation, lounge retired in 1953

CD-12 auxiliary power, baggage used for protection for M-10005 & M-10006 Diner-lounge cars traded but retained numbers.

7th Train (E2s)

7th Train (1937 to 1941)

Motive Power

LA-1 1800 HP motor E2 A to 921A 8-46, to 994J 3-48, to CNW 50003A 12-48
LA-2 1800 HP motor E2 B to 922B 8-46, to 984BJ 3-48, to 984B 12-48, to EMD as trade-in for E8B 924B 2-53
LA-3 1800 HP motor E2 B to 923B 8-46, to 984CJ 3-48, to 984C 12-48, to EMD as trade-in for E8B 925B 2-53

Cars

LA-101 Auxiliary Power, Baggage, Dormitory  
Las Vegas (LA-401)
(with Salt Lake, LA-402)
52 seat coach  
Salt Lake (LA-402)
(with Las Vegas, LA-401)
52 seat coach  
Biltmore (1st) (LA-601)
(with LA-602)
Kitchen Diner to SF-605 Presidio (2nd) 1939, to CNW 6960 in 1947
Ambassador (1st) (LA-602)
(with LA-601)
Diner to SF-606 Mission Dolores (2nd) 1939, to CNW 6961 in 1947
Little Nugget (LA-701) club, lounge  
Santa Monica
(with Wilshire)
4 compartment, 3 drawing room  
Wilshire (2nd)
(with Santa Monica)
12 section Reassigned from 10th Train (City of San Francisco) renamed from Union Square (1st) in 1938
San Dominguez (1st)
(with San Fernando)
4 compartment, 3 drawing room Changed to Seal Rocks (2nd) (8th train) in 1938
San Fernando
(with San Dominguez)
13 roomette, 1 section  
Arroyo Seco
(with Beverly Hills)
11 bedroom  
Beverly Hills
(with Arroyo Seco)
12 sections  
Rose Bowl (1st) 12 single room, 5 bedroom to Telegraph Hill (2nd) (COSF) in 1941; to CNW in 1947
Sun Valley (LA-901) observation, lounge  

Rose Bowl (1st), assigned to COLA, exchanged names and assignments in 1941 with Telegraph Hill (1st), assigned to COSF, becoming Telegraph Hill (2nd) and Rose Bowl (2nd) respectively. In 1947, Rose Bowl (2nd) became a C&NW car, and Telegraph Hill (2nd) became an SP car.

A derailment near Harney, Nevada, on August 12, 1939, destroyed five cars.

COSF/COLA cars traded but retained names

Revised 7th Train (1941-1947)

Motive Power

LA-1 1800 HP motor E2 A
LA-2 1800 HP motor E2 B
LA-3 1800 HP motor E2 B

Cars

LA-101 auxiliary power, baggage, dormitory to CNW 9303 in 1947
Las Vegas (LA-401)
(with Salt Lake, LA-402)
52 seat coach to CNW 3408 in 1947
Salt Lake (LA-402)
(with Las Vegas, LA-401)
52 seat coach to CNW 3409 in 1947
LA-611 Mission Inn cafe-lounge (new car added in 1941)  
LA-607 Biltmore (2nd) Diner (new car added in 1941)  
LA-701 Little Nugget club, lounge renumbered to 6106; retired and donated in 1956 to Travel Town, Los Angeles, California.
Arroyo Seco
(with Beverly Hills)
11 bedroom  
Beverly Hills
(with Arroyo Seco)
12 section  
Santa Monica 4 compartment, 3 drawing room  
San Fernando 13 roomette, 1 section  
Cabrillo 4 bedroom, 4 compartment, 2 drawing room (new car)  
Figueroa 4 bedroom, 4 compartment, 2 drawing room (new car)  
Arcadia 4 bedroom, 4 compartment, 2 drawing room (new car)  
LA-901 Sun Valley observation, lounge  

Extra cars built in 1941

LA-611 Mission Hill Cafe Lounge to 5007
LA-607 Biltmore Diner to 4817
Cabrillo 4 bedroom, 4 compartment, 2 drawing room  
Figueroa 4 bedroom, 4 compartment, 2 drawing room  
Arcadia 4 bedroom, 4 compartment, 2 drawing room to CNW in 1947

8th Train (E2s)

8th Train (1938 to 1939)

Motive Power

SF-1 1800 HP motor E2 A
SF-2 1800 HP motor E2 B
SF-3 1800 HP motor E2 B

Cars

SF-101 auxiliary power, baggage to SP 3107 in 1947
SF-401 Market Street 54 seat coach to SP 2494 in 1947
SF-601 Presidio (with SF-602) Kitchen Diner wrecked August 12, 1939
SF-602 Mission Dolores (with SF-601) Diner wrecked August 12, 1939
SF-701 Embarcadero (1st) lounge wrecked August 12, 1939
Twin Peaks (with China Town) 4 compartment, 3 drawing room wrecked August 12, 1939
Chinatown (with Twin Peaks) 12 section wrecked August 12, 1939
Fishermans Wharf (with Golden Gate Park) 4 compartment, 3 drawing room to Dream Lake (COD) in 1953, retired in 1954
Golden Gate Park (with Fishermans Wharf) 12 section to Boulder (COD) in 1953, retired in 1954
Seal Rocks (1st) (with Union Square) 11 bedroom Changed to San Dominguez (2nd) (9th train) in 1938
Union Square (1st) (with Seal Rocks) 12 section traded with Wilshire 1938, to Greeley in 1953, retired in 1954
Telegraph Hill (1st) 18 roomette to Rose Bowl (2nd) (COLA) in 1941; to SP in 1947; to SP 9251 in 1950
Portsmouth Square 12 single room, 5 bedroom to SP 9250 in 1947
SF-901 Nob Hill observation, lounge  

Revised 8th Train (1941 to 1947)

SF-101 auxiliary power, baggage, dormitory  
SF-401 Market Street 54 seat coach  
SF-605 Presidio Kitchen Diner  
SF-606 Mission Dolores Diner ex LA-602 Ambassador (1st); added in 1939
SF-702 Embarcadero (2nd) (added 1941) Club Lounge to 6107
Fishermans Wharf 4 Compartment, 3 drawing room  
Golden State Park 12 section  
Portsmouth Square 12 Duplex Single Rooms, 5 Double Bedrooms  
Ferry Building (added 1941) 10 roomette, 5 bedroom to SP 9200 in 1947
Twin Peaks (2nd) (added 1941) 4 bedroom, 4 compartment, 2 drawing room  
Chinatown (2nd) (added 1941) 4 bedroom, 4 compartment, 2 drawing room  
Yerba Buena (added 1941) 4 bedroom, 4 compartment, 2 drawing room to SP 9103 in 1947
Cliff House (added 1941) 4 bedroom, 4 compartment, 2 drawing room  
SF-901 Nob Hill Observation Lounge  

9th Train (E6s)

City of Los Angeles, July 1941 to start of daily service in May 1947

Motive Power

LA-4 new 2-41 2000 HP motor E6 A
LA-5 new 2-41 2000 HP motor E6 B
LA-6 new 2-41 2000 HP motor E6 B
924A 8-46 (from LA-4) to 987J 3-48 to 987 12-48; traded to EMD 1-56
925B 8-46 (from LA-5) to 987BJ 3-48 to 987B 12-48; traded to EMD 1-56
926B 8-46 (from LA-6) to 987CJ 3-48 to 987C 12-48; traded to EMD 1-56

Cars

LA-103 baggage, dormitory to 6009 in 1956
LA-405 Pasadena 48 seat coach to club, lounge 1501 in 1953
LA-406 Boulder City 48 seat coach to club, lounge 1500 in 1953
LA-612 Hacienda cafe lounge to 5008 in 1956
LA-608 Ambassador (2nd) Diner to 4818 in 1956
LA-703 Hollywood club, lounge to 1504 in 1955
San Dominguez (2nd) 11 bedroom  
Wilshire 12 section  
Rose Bowl 18 roomette  
Los Feliz 4 bedroom, 4 compartment, 2 drawing room  
San Gabriel 4 bedroom, 4 compartment, 2 drawing room  
Olvera 4 bedroom, 4 compartment, 2 drawing room  
Plata Del Ray 4 bedroom, 4 compartment, 2 drawing room  
Palos Verdes 4 bedroom, 4 compartment, 2 drawing room (new car)  
Verdugo 4 bedroom, 4 compartment, 2 drawing room (new car)  
Baldy Mountain 4 bedroom, observation, buffet, lounge to CNW in 1947

10th Train (E6s)

City of San Francisco, August 1941 to start of daily service in January 1947

Motive Power

SF-4 new 3-41 2000 HP motor E6 A
SF-5 new 3-41 2000 HP motor E6 B
SF-6 new 3-41 2000 HP motor E6 B
904A 8-46 (from SF-4) to 985J 3-48 to CNW 5004A 12-48
905B 8-46 (from SF-5) to 985BJ 3-48 to 985B 12-48; traded to EMD 1-56
906B 8-46 (from SF-6) to 985CJ 3-48 to 985C 12-48; traded to EMD 1-56

Cars

SF-104 baggage, dormitory to 6010
SF-407 Montgomery Street 48 seat coach to CNW 6148 in 1947
SF-609 Ft Mason Kitchen Diner to SP 10225 in 1947
SF-610 St Francis Woods Diner to SP 10226 in 1947
SF-704 Marina club, lounge to CNW 7903 in 1947
Seals Rocks 4 compartment, 3 bedroom Changed to San Dominguez (2nd) (9th train) in 1938
Union Square 12 section  
Lakeside (1942) 4 bedroom, 4 compartment, 2 drawing room new car; added in 1942; re-assigned to City of St. Louis in 1946
Angel Island 4 bedroom, 4 compartment, 2 drawing room new car
Telegraph Hill 12 single room, 5 bedroom  
Rincon Hill 10 roomette, 5 bedroom to SP 9201 in 1947
Sutro Heights 4 bedroom, 4 compartment, 2 drawing room to SP 9202 in 1947
North Beach 4 bedroom, 4 compartment, 2 drawing room  
Hunters Point 4 bedroom, 4 compartment, 2 drawing room to CNW in 1947
Civic Center 4 bedroom, 4 compartment, 2 drawing room to CNW in 1947
Russian Hill 4 bedroom, observation, lounge to CNW "Hoover Dam" in 1947

Sources

Research by David Seidel; portions were originally presented in a different format in his book, "Union Pacific Passenger Equipment". (Read more about David Seidel's book)

Research by Dick Harley.

W. David Randall and William G. Anderson, "The Official Pullman-Standard Library, Volume 13, Union Pacific 1933-1937", published in 1993 by RPC Publications.

Ranks, Harold E., and William W. Kratville. The Union Pacific Streamliners. Kratville Publications, 1974.

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