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Names of Heavyweight Pullman Cars
Assigned/Operating in UP Trains in the 1930s

This page was last updated on January 14, 2016.

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(Compiled by John Carroll from various Wayner publications; courtesy of Bob Probst, email dated December 3, 2004)

12 Sections, 1 Drawing Room

87 cars (65 UP; 11 C&NW; 10 SP; 1 Wabash)

Car Name City Pair Assigned Train
Alazon Chi-Oak SP San Francisco Overland Limited
Anemone Oma-Den UP The Columbine
Ashbourne StL-Oak SP San Francisco Overland Limited
Aspen Chi-Oak SP San Francisco Overland Limited
Bannock Chi-Port UP Portland Rose
Bretona Chi-Oak SP San Francisco Overland Limited
Camrose Extra UP  
Crusader Rose KC-Port UP Denver Limited/Pony Express/Portland Rose
Cuerna SLC-Boise UP Pacific Limited
Delfthaven Chi-LA UP Los Angeles Limited
Echo Chi-LA UP Los Angeles Limited
Edgewood Chi-LA UP Los Angeles Limited
Elkhorn Chi-Oak CNW San Francisco Overland Limited
Fallon Chi-LA UP Los Angeles Limited
Georgeous Rose Den-Port UP Pony Express/Portland Rose
Gilia Oma-Den UP The Columbine
Hawley Chi-Port UP Portland Rose
Hutchinson Chi-Port UP Portland Rose
Ideal Rose KC-Port UP Denver Limited/Pony Express/Portland Rose
Keith Chi-Oak UP San Francisco Overland Limited
Killarney Rose KC-Port UP Denver Limited/Pony Express/Portland Rose
Kinnikinnik Den-LA UP Pony Express/Los Angeles Limited
Latrobe Chi-Oak UP San Francisco Overland Limited
Lombard Chi-Oak CNW San Francisco Overland Limited
Marshfield SLC-Oak SP Trains 19 and 31
McAllen Den-SLC UP Pony Express
McAlmont KC-Den UP Denver Limited
McAlpin SLC-Vegas UP Pacific Limited
McCabe Extra UP  
McCaleb Den-SLC UP Pony Express
McCartney Chi-LA UP Pacific Limited
McCausland Chi-Oak SP Pacific Limited
McClave Chi-Oak SP Pacific Limited
McClellan Chi-Oak CNW Pacific Limited
McClendon Chi-Oak UP Pacific Limited
McClenny LA-Butte UP Los Angeles Limited/Butte Special
McClure Chi-Oak UP Pacific Limited
McCondy LA-Butte UP Los Angeles Limited/Butte Special
McCumber Chi-Den CNW Mountain Bluebird
McCutcheon Chi-LA UP Pacific Limited
McDonough KC-Den UP Denver Limited
McEntee SLC-Vegas UP Pacific Limited
McFadden Chi-Oak CNW Pacific Limited
McGeorge Chi-LA UP Pacific Limited
McGillivray Chi-LA UP Pacific Limited
McGovern Chi-LA UP Pacific Limited
McGrattans Pull Shop UP  
McKeages LA-Butte UP Los Angeles Limited/Butte Special
McKeever Chi-Den CNW Mountain Bluebird
McKinnell Chi-Den UP Mountain Bluebird (later Chi-LA in Pacific Limited)
McMasterville Chi-Den UP Mountain Bluebird
McNears Chi-LA CNW Pacific Limited
McQuaig SLC-Oak SP Trains 19 and 31
Moss Rose KC-Port UP Portland Rose
Multnomah Chi-LA UP Los Angeles Limited
Nachita Oma-Chey UP Trains 21, 34 and 12
Orange Center Den-LA UP Pony Express/Los Angeles Limited
Orange County StL-Oak UP Denver Ltd./Pony Express/San Francisco Overland Ltd.
Orange Cove Den-LA UP Pony Express/Los Angeles Limited
Orange Farm Den-LA UP Pony Express/Los Angeles Limited
Orange Heights StL-Oak UP Denver Ltd./Pony Express/San Francisco Overland Ltd.
Orange Island StL-Oak UP Denver Ltd./Pony Express/San Francisco Overland Ltd.
Orange Lake LA-Butte UP Los Angeles Limited/Butte Special
Orange Port StL-Oak Wab Denver Ltd./Pony Express/San Francisco Overland Ltd.
Orange State Den-LA UP Pony Express/Los Angeles Limited
Orange Town Den-Port UP Pony Express/Portland Rose
Overhills Chi-LA CNW Los Angeles Limited
Pelham Chi-LA UP Los Angeles Limited
Pembina Chi-LA UP Los Angeles Limited
Pindus Extra UP  
Pipestone Chi-LA UP Los Angeles Limited
Placerville StL-Oak SP Denver Ltd./Pony Express/San Francisco Overland Ltd.
Pocatello Chi-Port UP Portland Rose
Premier Rose KC-Port UP Denver Limited/Pony Express/Portland Rose
Radiance Rose Den-Port UP Pony Express/Portland Rose
Rambler Rose Pull Shop UP Portland Rose
Rawlins Chi-Oak CNW San Francisco Overland Limited
Rocklin Chi-Port CNW Portland Rose
Saco SLC-Oak SP 19 - 31
Sunburst Rose KC-Port UP Denver Limited/Pony Express/Portland Rose
Sunstar Rose KC-Port UP Denver Limited/Pony Express/Portland Rose
Testout Rose Den-Port UP Pony Express/Portland Rose
Tolmino SLC-Boise UP Trains 29, 21, 14 and 42
Umatilla Chi-Port UP Portland Rose
Vendome Den-LA UP Pony Express/Los Angeles Limited
Woodland Chi-Port CNW Portland Rose

8 Sections, 1 Drawing Room, 2 Compartments

21 Cars (14 UP; 5 C&NW; 2 SP)

Car Name City Pair Assigned Train
Algonquin Park Minn-LA UP Los Angeles Limited
Berthoud Pass Chi-Port CNW Portland Rose
Blue Gentian Minn-LA UP Los Angeles Limited (built for The Columbine)
Cameron Pass Chi-Port CNW Portland Rose
Centaurora Chi-Oak SP San Francisco Overland Limited
Centavon Minn-LA UP Los Angeles Limited
Centford Minn-LA UP Los Angeles Limited
Centridge Chi-Oak SP San Francisco Overland Limited
Centross Minn-LA CNW Los Angeles Limited
DeLong Chi-Oak UP San Francisco Overland Limited
Fairmount Park Minn-LA UP Los Angeles Limited
Fawcett Gap Chi-Oak UP San Francisco Overland Limited
Fremont Pass Chi-Port UP Portland Rose
Kings Crown Chi-Port UP Portland Rose (built for The Columbine)
Letter Gap Chi-Oak UP San Francisco Overland Limited
Manassas Gap Chi-Oak CNW San Francisco Overland Limited
Milner Pass Chi-Port UP Portland Rose
Reas Pass Chi-Port UP Portland Rose
Red Rock Pass Chi-Port UP Portland Rose
Riverdale Park Minn-LA UP Los Angeles Limited
Wild Rose Chi-Den CNW The Columbine

14 Sections

20 Cars (12 UP; 6 C&NW; 2 SP)

Car Name City Pair Assigned Train
Alpine Bluebell Spare UP The Columbine
Alpine Buttercup Chi-Den CNW The Columbine
Alpine Clover Chi-Den CNW The Columbine (later Chi-LA in Los Angeles Limited)
Alpine Pink Chi-Den UP The Columbine
New Carlisle SLC-Spok UP Northwest Express/Portland Rose/The Spokane
New Dayton SLC-Spok UP Northwest Express/Portland Rose/The Spokane
New Hanover SLC-Spok UP Northwest Express/Portland Rose/The Spokane
New Hudson SLC-Spok UP Northwest Express/Portland Rose/The Spokane
Overburg Chi-LA UP Los Angeles Limited (Built for S. F. Overland Ltd.)
Overcot Chi-Oak SP San Francisco Overland Limited
Overdale Chi-Oak SP San Francisco Overland Limited
Overland Chi-Oak UP San Francisco Overland Limited
Overlea Chi-Oak UP San Francisco Overland Limited
Overtop Chi-Oak CNW San Francisco Overland Limited
Overview Chi-Oak CNW San Francisco Overland Limited
Port Rowan Chi-LA UP Los Angeles Limited
Star Cluster Chi-LA CNW Los Angeles Limited
Star Crest Chi-LA UP Los Angeles Limited
Star Rapids Chi-LA UP Los Angeles Limited
Star Stone Chi-LA CNW Los Angeles Limited

10 Sections, 1 Drawing Room, 1 Compartment

6 Cars (5 UP; 1 C&NW)

Car Name City Pair Assigned Train
Balsam Fir Chi-Den UP Mountain Bluebird
Columbia Gorge Port-Spok UP The Spokane
Douglas Fir Chi-Den CNW Mountain Bluebird
Inland Empire Port-Spok UP The Spokane
Pinon Pine Chi-Den UP Mountain Bluebird
Silver Spruce Chi-Den UP Mountain Bluebird

6 Compartments, 3 Drawing Rooms

12 Cars (8 UP; 2 C&NW; 2 SP)

Car Name City Pair Assigned Train
Glen Allen Chi-Oak CNW San Francisco Overland Limited
Glen Arch Chi-LA CNW Los Angeles Limited
Glen Athol Chi-LA UP Los Angeles Limited
Glen Blair Chi-Oak UP San Francisco Overland Limited
Glen Cambria Chi-LA UP Los Angeles Limited
Glen Crystal Chi-LA UP Los Angeles Limited
Glen Gordon Chi-Oak UP San Francisco Overland Limited
Glen Huron Chi-Oak UP San Francisco Overland Limited
Glen Lawn Chi-LA UP Los Angeles Limited
Glen Major Chi-Oak SP San Francisco Overland Limited
Glen Sunset Chi-LA UP Los Angeles Limited
Glen Tay Chi-Oak SP San Francisco Overland Limited

3 Compartments, 2 Drawing Rooms, Observation

6 Cars (3 UP; 2 SP; 1 C&NW)

Car Name City Pair Assigned Train
Crystal Beach Chi-Oak SP San Francisco Overland Limited, to 6/37
Crystal Cave Chi-Oak SP San Francisco Overland Limited, to 6/37
Crystal Falls Chi-Oak UP San Francisco Overland Limited, to 6/37
Crystal Peak Chi-Oak CNW San Francisco Overland Limited, to 6/37
Crystal River Chi-Oak UP San Francisco Overland Limited, to 6/37
Crystal Rock Chi-Oak UP San Francisco Overland Limited, to 6/37
Crystal Springs Chi-Oak UP San Francisco Overland Limited, to 6/37

10 Sections, Observation

3 Cars (3 SP)

Car Name City Pair Assigned Train
Mount Baxter Oak-SLC SP Northwest Express/Pacific Limited
Mount Hull Oak-SLC SP Northwest Express/Pacific Limited
Mount Marcy Oak-SLC SP Northwest Express/Pacific Limited

1 Compartment, 1 Drawing Room, Buffet Observation

4 Cars (4 UP)

Car Name City Pair Assigned Train
Costilla Chi-Den UP The Columbine, 1928-30
Denver Chi-Den UP The Columbine, 1928-30
Kit Carson Chi-Den UP The Columbine, 1928-30
Rio Blanco Chi-Den UP The Columbine, 1928-30

3 Compartment, 1 Drawing Room

6 Cars (6 UP)

Car Name City Pair Assigned Train
Afton Canyon KC-LA UP Pacific Coast Limited, 1929 to ca. 1933
Bryce Canyon KC-LA UP Pacific Coast Limited, 1929 to ca. 1933
Echo Canyon KC-LA UP Pacific Coast Limited, 1929 to ca. 1933
Ogden Canyon KC-LA UP Pacific Coast Limited, 1929 to ca. 1933
Rainbow Canyon KC-LA UP Pacific Coast Limited, 1929 to ca. 1933
Zion Canyon KC-LA UP Pacific Coast Limited, 1929 to ca. 1933

10 Sections, 1 Drawing Room, 2 Compartments

34 Cars (14 UP; 1 C&NW; 17 SP; 2 Wabash)

Car Name City Pair Assigned Train
Escondido KC-LA UP Pacific Limited
Josselyn Extra UP  
Lake Ariana Chi-W. Yell. UP Portland Rose/Yellowstone Special
Lake Baron StL-Oak SP Denver Limited/Pony Express/Pacific Limited
Lake Bluefield StL-Oak SP Denver Limited/Pony Express/Pacific Limited
Lake Borgne LA-Seattle SP West Coast Limited (SP)
Lake Caillou StL-LA UP Denver Limited/Pony Express/Los Angeles Limited
Lake Chaplin StL-Oak SP Denver Ltd./Pony Express/San Francisco Overland Ltd.
Lake Clark StL-LA UP Denver Limited/Pony Express/Los Angeles Limited
Lake Conlin LA-Seattle SP Trains 458 and 561, Portland to Seattle
Lake Cowan LA-Seattle SP Cascade (SP); Trains 458 and 561
Lake Dorr StL-Oak UP Denver Ltd./Pony Express/San Francisco Overland
Lake Dumont LA-Seattle SP West Coast Limited (SP)
Lake Franklin LA-Seattle SP Cascade (SP); Trains 458 and 561
Lake Francis LA-Seattle SP Cascade (SP); Trains 458 and 561
Lake Frederick StL-Oak UP Denver Ltd./Pony Express/San Francisco Overland
Lake Grandin LA-Seattle SP Trains 458 and 561, Portland to Seattle
Lake Gregory LA-Seattle SP Trains 458 and 561, Portland to Seattle
Lake James Chi-W. Yell. CNW Portland Rose/Yellowstone Special
Lake Henderson StL-LA UP Denver Limited/Pony Express/Los Angeles Limited
Lake Kerr StL-Oak UP Denver Ltd./Pony Express/San Francisco Overland
Lake Kluane LA-Seattle SP Cascade (SP); Trains 458 and 561
Lake Laberge LA-Seattle SP Cascade (SP); Trains 458 and 561
Lake Livingston LA-Seattle SP Cascade (SP); Trains 458 and 561
Lake Lowry StL-Oak UP Denver Ltd./Pony Express/San Francisco Overland
Lake Lucerne LA-Seattle SP West Coast Limited (SP)
Lake Mansfield LA-Seattle SP West Coast Limited (SP)
Lake Sarah StL-LA Wab Denver Limited/Pony Express/Los Angeles Limited
Lake Sibley LA-Seattle UP West Coast Limited (SP)
Lake Washington LA-Seattle SP West Coast Limited (SP)
Marquand Extra UP  
Sonoma Extra UP  
Timpas Extra UP  
Waynoka StL-LA Wab Denver Limited/Pony Express/Los Angeles Limited

12 Sections, 1 Drawing Room, 1 Compartment

6 Cars (6 UP)

Car Name City Pair Assigned Train
Black Rock KC-LA UP Denver Limited/Pony Express/Pacific Limited
Coburn KC-LA UP Denver Limited/Pony Express/Pacific Limited
Delacroix KC-LA UP Denver Limited/Pony Express/Pacific Limited
Hemlock KC-LA UP Denver Limited/Pony Express/Pacific Limited
Lamont KC-LA UP Denver Limited/Pony Express/Pacific Limited
Summerland KC-LA UP Denver Limited/Pony Express/Pacific Limited

8 Sections, Buffet Lounge

4 Cars (4 UP)

Car Name City Pair Assigned Train
Harvard Club Port-Spok UP The Spokane (circa 1941 and later)
Oregon Club Port-Spok UP The Spokane (to circa 1941)
Washington Club Port-Spok UP The Spokane (to circa 1941)
Yale Club Port-Spok UP The Spokane (circa 1941 and later)

16 Sections, Tourist Sleeper (pre-Challenger)

47 Cars (29 UP; 8 C&NW; 10 SP)

Car Name City Pair Assigned Train
Tourist 4010 Port-Spok UP The Spokane
Tourist 4011 Port-Spok UP The Spokane
Tourist 4032 KC-Oak SP Denver Limited/Pony Express/Pacific Limited
Tourist 4038 KC-Oak SP Denver Limited/Pony Express/Pacific Limited
Tourist 4039 KC-Oak SP Denver Limited/Pony Express/Pacific Limited
Tourist 4040 KC-Oak UP Denver Limited/Pony Express/Pacific Limited
Tourist 4041 KC-Oak UP Denver Limited/Pony Express/Pacific Limited
Tourist 4042 KC-Oak UP Denver Limited/Pony Express/Pacific Limited
Tourist 4043 KC-Oak UP Denver Limited/Pony Express/Pacific Limited
Tourist 4044 Chi-Oak SP San Francisco Overland, 35; Pacific Limited, 37
Tourist 4045 Chi-Oak SP San Francisco Overland, 35; Pacific Limited, 37
Tourist 4046 Chi-Oak UP San Francisco Overland, 35; Pacific Limited, 37
Tourist 4047 Chi-Oak UP San Francisco Overland, 35; Pacific Limited, 37
Tourist 4048 Chi-Oak UP San Francisco Overland Limited, to 6/37
Tourist 4049 Chi-Oak CNW San Francisco Overland, 35; Pacific Limited, 37
Tourist 4050 Chi-Oak SP San Francisco Overland Limited, to 6/37
Tourist 4051 Chi-LA CNW Los Angeles Limited, to 7/35
Tourist 4052 Chi-LA UP Los Angeles Limited, to 7/35
Tourist 4053 Chi-LA UP Los Angeles Limited, to 7/35
Tourist 4054 Chi-LA UP Los Angeles Limited, to 7/35
Tourist 4055 Chi-LA UP Los Angeles Limited, to 7/35
Tourist 4056 Chi-LA UP Los Angeles Limited, to 7/35
Tourist 4057 Chi-LA UP Pacific Limited
Tourist 4058 Chi-LA UP Pacific Limited
Tourist 4059 Chi-LA UP Pacific Limited
Tourist 4111 Chi-Port UP Portland Rose
Tourist 4112 Chi-Port UP Portland Rose
Tourist 4113 Chi-Port UP Portland Rose
Tourist 4114 Chi-Port UP Portland Rose
Tourist 4118 Chi-Port UP Portland Rose
Tourist 4119 Chi-LA UP Pacific Limited
Tourist 4120 Chi-Oak UP San Francisco Overland Limited, to 6/37
Tourist 4123 Chi-Oak UP San Francisco Overland Limited, to 6/37
Tourist 4125 Chi-Port UP Portland Rose
Tourist 4126 Chi-LA CNW Pacific Limited
Tourist 4129 Chi-Oak CNW Pacific Limited
Tourist 4130 Chi-LA CNW Pacific Limited
Tourist 4131 Chi-Oak SP San Francisco Overland Limited, to 6/37
Tourist 4132 Chi-Oak SP San Francisco Overland Limited, to 6/37
Tourist 4136 Chi-Oak CNW Pacific Limited
Tourist 4162 Chi-Oak UP San Francisco Overland Limited, to 6/37
Tourist 4169 Chi-Oak SP San Francisco Overland Limited, to 6/37
Tourist 4195 Chi-Oak SP San Francisco Overland Limited, to 6/37
Tourist 4206 Chi-Oak UP San Francisco Overland Limited, to 6/37
Tourist 4208 Chi-Oak UP San Francisco Overland Limited, to 6/37
Tourist 4209 Chi-Oak CNW San Francisco Overland Limited, to 6/37

6 Sections, 6 Double Bedrooms

6 Cars (3 UP; 1 C&NW; 2 SP)

Car Name City Pair Assigned Train
Poplar Bluff Chi-Oak UP San Francisco Overland Limited (6/37 to 5/42)
Poplar Cliff Chi-Oak UP San Francisco Overland Limited (6/37 to 5/42)
Poplar Court Chi-Oak CNW San Francisco Overland Limited (6/37 to 5/42)
Poplar Cove Chi-Oak UP San Francisco Overland Limited (6/37 to 5/42)
Poplar Crest Chi-Oak SP San Francisco Overland Limited (6/37 to 5/42)
Poplar Dale Chi-Oak SP San Francisco Overland Limited (6/37 to 5/42)

10 Sections, 1 Compartment, 2 Double Bedrooms

6 Cars (6 UP)

Car Name City Pair Assigned Train
Amherst College Chi-Port UP Portland Rose (12/39 to 6/40)
Elmira College Chi-Port UP Portland Rose (12/39 to 6/40)
Huntington College Chi-Port UP Portland Rose (12/39 to 6/40)
Salem College Chi-Port UP Portland Rose (12/39 to 6/40)
Smith College Chi-Port UP Portland Rose (12/39 to 6/40)
Tufts College Chi-Port UP Portland Rose (12/39 to 6/40)

10 Sections, 3 Double Bedrooms

12 Cars (10 UP; 2 C&NW)

Car Name City Pair Assigned Train
Clan Campbell Chi-Port/LA UP Portland Rose or Los Angeles Limited (6/40 to 5/42)
Clan Chattan Chi-Port/LA UP Portland Rose or Los Angeles Limited (6/40 to 5/42)
Clan Gordon Chi-Port/LA CNW Portland Rose or Los Angeles Limited (6/40 to 5/42)
Villa Ada Chi-Port/LA UP Portland Rose or Los Angeles Limited (6/40 to 5/42)
Villa Adriana Chi-Port/LA UP Portland Rose or Los Angeles Limited (6/40 to 5/42)
Villa Albani Chi-Port/LA CNW Portland Rose or Los Angeles Limited (6/40 to 5/42)
Villa Alta Chi-Port/LA UP Portland Rose or Los Angeles Limited (6/40 to 5/42)
Villa Cheer Chi-Port/LA CNW Portland Rose or Los Angeles Limited (6/40 to 5/42)
Villa Clara Chi-Port/LA UP Portland Rose or Los Angeles Limited (6/40 to 5/42)
Villa Flora Chi-Port/LA UP Portland Rose or Los Angeles Limited (6/40 to 5/42)
Villa Gloria Chi-Port/LA UP Portland Rose or Los Angeles Limited (6/40 to 5/42)
Villa Rica Chi-Port/LA UP Portland Rose or Los Angeles Limited (6/40 to 5/42)

Dormitory Club

6 Cars (2 UP; 2 C&NW; 2 SP)

Car Name City Pair Assigned Train
Catalina Chi-Oak CNW San Francisco Overland Limited
Meade Chi-Oak CNW San Francisco Overland Limited
Oakland Chi-Oak SP San Francisco Overland Limited
Otero Chi-Oak UP San Francisco Overland Limited
Phoenix Chi-Oak UP San Francisco Overland Limited
Rincon Chi-Oak SP San Francisco Overland Limited

12 Sections, 2 Double Bedrooms

2 Cars (2 UP)

Car Name City Pair Assigned Train
Temple University Den-SLC UP Pony Express (circa 1940)
Yale University Den-SLC UP Pony Express (circa 1940)

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