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UP Passenger Car Roster

Updates and Corrections

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[Most recent entry listed first.]

August 27, 2016

Updates from Jack Deasey of Dominion Rail Voyages LLC

Lightweight Sleepers

Lightweight Lounge Cars

March 11, 2015

Updated the 4600-series dining cars to separate the four cars (UP 4607, 4608, 4611, 4613) that were streamlined in the late 1940s and early 1950s, from the three cars (UP 4622, 4627, 4629) that remained as clerestory roof standard heavyweights.

Minor editing to Streamlined Heavyweight note.

December 12, 2014

Updated the dispositions for UP Baggage Dormitory 6009 and UP Sleeper 1209 "National Progress". Both cars have been at Los Angeles Live Steamers since April 1986.

July 26, 2014

Added new information for Postal Storage 5704, to UP 24435; to UP 904235; sold to Ringling Bros. Reported as being scrapped by Ringling Bros., but instead the car was sold to Omni West at Minerva, Ohio, then (donated?) to Midwest Railway Preservation Society, Cleveland, Ohio; moved in late June 2014 to Cleveland. (update from Jerry LaBoda via email dated July 26, 2014)

July 8, 2014

Added new background information for UP business car no. 107, Overland, donated by UP in May 1971 to Meadowcroft Village museum in Western Pennsylvania. (UP 107 Overland at Avella)

Also updated the current status of OWRR&N business car no. 184, which has been restored and donated to the South Bay Railroad Historical Society at its former SP depot at Santa Clara, California. (OWRR&N 184, later OSL 125)

May 29, 2014

Updated all the roster listings for UP's named and numbered early Streamliner cars. (Named Early Streamliner Cars) (Numbered Early Streamliner Cars)

November 7, 2011

Updated the listings for Chair Cars 5488-5507, adding build dates, retirement dates, and dispositions; the date information was extracted from UP's equipment record, and the Amtrak dispositions come from research by Jerry LaBoda and Mike Palmieri.

April 8, 2011

Updated the dispositions for UP 5008, UP 5547, and UP 5552, with all three being sold to Amtrak, then retired and sold in 1981-1982 to Providence & Worcester, and used as a diner (UP 5008) and as coaches (UP 5547 and 5552). All three cars are in the P&W's active excursion/business car fleet, and see service several times each year. (update from Joshua Moldover via email dated April 8, 2011)

March 4, 2011

Updated the dispositions of several UP and non-UP cars that were eventually sold to Mexico. (update from Randall Davidson via email dated February 8, 2011, based on information in Wayner's "The Cars That Went to Mexico")

August 12, 2010

Fixed a typographical error for Pacific Shore, and updated the disposition for Pacific Command, part of the group of 50 Budd lightweight sleepers. (Thanks to Joshua Coran for the update.)

June 13, 2010

Updated the information for the River Series lounge cars, numbered UP 6200-6208; added renumber and retirement dates from UP's equipment record. (based on information furnished by Jack Deasy of Dominion Rail Vovages via email dated June 3, 2010)

May 23, 2010

Rearranged and updated the information for the Budd-built "Pacific" series of 10-6 sleepers. (Thanks goes to Daniel Hodel for the update for Pacific Sands)

March 30, 2010

Added new UPP Index Page for the current Heritage Fleet, after realizing that the current fleet was too hard to find among all of the other roster listings.

December 23, 2009

Updated the dispositions for LA&SL (UP) business car 110, and UP dome 8009, adding their pending assignment to service for Kansas City Southern de Mexico.

October 24, 2009

Updated the notes for Pullman sleeper "American Navy", to include its sale to Spokane Fire and Rail Museum, Spokane, Washington (email from Robert Lawrence, dated October 23, 2009)

Added disposition for "American Lake", wrecked on November 12, 1951 at Wyuta, Utah and retired in December 1951. (UP mechanical department records)

August 22, 2009

Rearranged several pages for the Business car fleet, and the Heritage Fleet to focus the roster on car numbers instead of car names, to end the need to maintain two separate rosters.

Added new page to show cross reference from Business car and Heritage fleet car names to car numbers.

June 20, 2009

Fixed spelling error for UP Chair Car 5306, changing "City of Pineville" to "City of Prineville" (Sheldon Perry, email dated June 20, 2009)

October 8, 2008

Added new page about UP's Streamliner train sets, a listing of the Union Pacific Streamliner train sets, 1st Train through 10th Train, plus Train of Tomorrow and Aerotrain.

September 4, 2008

Added new page for UP's three classes of Express Boxcars.

May 11, 2008

Updated the information about the three water cars, UPP 809 and 814, and UP 907853, 907856, and 907857, used with UP's steam locomotives, and moved them to their own roster page.

April 10, 2008

Pullman Standard lightweight sleeper "Imperial Flower" converted to M of W Bunk Car, along with a modernized heavyweight diner that were assigned to the Salt Lake City wreck train, were moved to Ogden earlier last year to the scrapper. When last seen, they were spotted in Durbano's spur awaiting the torch upon resolution of the bill of sale. This equipment had sat unused for about five years and it was time for them to go. They still might be there as there were three baggage cars on that spur also, two from the same wreck train (now tool cars) and one that had already been there for a while. Car numbers are not available at this time. (Rich Castagna, email dated April 10, 2008)

September 24, 2007

Of the 18 passenger cars "preserved" by the Promontory Chapter, National Railway Historical Society, most were not operational beyond the occasional low-speed excursion on the Salt Lake Garfield & Western short line. The only one still remaining at Salt Lake City is the "Janice L" which is used as a clubhouse for the chapter.

There was a lot of passenger equipment stored on the SLG&W in the 1980s which has since disappeared and I'm honestly not sure what was owned by the chapter, and what was owned by SLG&W.

Following is an abbreviated list, as provided by "davew833" on Trainorders.com:

September 13, 2007

Added numerous updates and corrections from David Varilek of Empire Builder Private Cars of Fremont, Nebraska, for the following cars:

May 30, 2007

Rearranged UP passenger car rosters to breakout the non-UP cars that were painted yellow and gray. Previously, these were part and parcel of the UP listings.

September 9, 2006

Added 1950 UP Passenger Train Consists as part of a larger project of adding other train consists as they become available.

August 4, 2006

Work on UP Passenger Cars roster resumed after a major data source became available.

Added updates to Harriman car listings.

July 9, 2006

Work on the passenger car rosters is stalled, pending preparation of some important source material.

April 23, 2006

Lots of minor editing on UP's passenger cars, mostly to bring all groups into a common format. Work continues on building the linked main index listings for the numbered cars and the other large groups, including the Heritage fleet and the business cars.

March 1, 2006

For the past three weeks, work has been progressing to add a complete roster of Union Pacific Steel and Streamliner Passenger Cars. This remains a work in progress, with lots of work still to be done. But at least the basics are there...

July 14, 2005

Work is progressing on building an on-line version of an all-time roster of Union Pacific’s steel and Streamliner passenger cars, from the Harriman-style cars beginning in 1909, through to the newest lightweight cars of the 1960s, along with UP’s current Heritage fleet.

November 25, 2004

Still working on Union Pacific passenger cars. Like any project, this one is turning out to be bigger than I initially thought.

September 24, 2004

My time for the past three weeks, and likely for at least the next month or so, is being taken by work on a roster of UP’s steel passenger cars, including the heavyweights, the Harriman cars, the train set cars of 1934-1937, and all the lightweight cars after that. If anyone can help, contact me (in the menu at top).

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