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Union Pacific Wooden Passenger Cars

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Roster is arranged based on car numbers after 1885 and before 1915.

Oregon Short Line and Utah Northern Railway (1889-1897)

Roster Listing

Coach, 43' -- 2 cars
Union Pacific, 1872
Wood

1889
Number
First
Number
Second
Number
Third
Number
Notes
OSL&UN 280 UP (?) OSLRy 40 OSLRy 280 gone by 1899
OSL&UN 281 UP (?) OSLRy 41 OSLRy 281 gone by 1899

Description:

Length, Over End Sills: 43'-0"
Truck Style:

General Notes:

a. Built in 1872 by Union Pacific as UP cars; sold to OSLRy in 1881
b. 24 seats
   

Chair, 57' -- 8 cars
Pullman, 1890
Wood

Car
Number
Date
Built
Notes
OSL&UN 282 Mar 1890  
OSL&UN 283 Mar 1890  
OSL&UN 284 Mar 1890  
OSL&UN 285 Mar 1890  
OSL&UN 286 Mar 1890  
OSL&UN 287 Mar 1890  
OSL&UN 288 Mar 1890  
OSL&UN 289 Mar 1890  

Description:

Length, Over End Sills: 57'-0"
Truck Style: 6 wheel

General Notes:

a. Pullman Lot C1682; Plan (??) (Second Class Chair)
b. Possibly renumbered prior to August 1892 (to OSL 200 series, or UP 500 series)
c. ORER, July 1902, does not show any Parlor cars among the 117 OSL cars
d. The OSL 1900 inventory does not show any Parlor cars, or any cars in the 280 series
e. See also: "Early Pullman Freight and Passenger Car Production" by Eric A. Neubauer
   

Coach, 51' -- 6 cars
Union Pacific, 1883
Wood

1889
Number
Previous
Number
OSLRR
Number
Notes
OSL&UN 290 OSLRy 3 OSL 290  
OSL&UN 291 OSLRy 4 OSL 291  
OSL&UN 292 OSLRy 5 OSL 292  
OSL&UN 293 OSLRy 6 OSL 293  
OSL&UN 294 OSLRy 7 OSL 294  
OSL&UN 295 OSLRy 8 OSL 295  

Description:

Length, Over End Sills: 51'-4"
Truck Style:

General Notes:

a. Built by Union Pacific in 1883 for the benefit of the Oregon Short Line Railway; renumbered to OSL&UN 290 series in 1889; renumbered to OSL 290 series (in 1898?)
b. 33 seats
   

Chair -- 4 cars
Pullman, 1890
Wood

Car
Number
Date
Built
Notes
OSL&UN 296 Mar 1890  
OSL&UN 297 Mar 1890  
OSL&UN 298 (1st) Mar 1890 gone by August 1899
OSL&UN 299 (1st) Mar 1890 gone by August 1899

Description:

Length, Over End Sills:
Truck Style:

General Notes:

a. These cars were possibly renumbered to OSL 200 series, then OSL 1300 series. (see R3-996)
b. The OSL 1900 inventory does not show any Parlor cars, and shows OSL 298 and 299 as Dining cars (built in 1899)
c. Pullman Lot C1681; Plan 778 (First Class Chair)
d. See also: "Early Pullman Freight and Passenger Car Production" by Eric A. Neubauer
   

Chair -- 10 cars
Pullman, 1890
Wood

Car
Number
Date
Built
1898
Number
Notes
OSL&UN 300 Mar 1890 (OSL 200-214)  
OSL&UN 301 Mar 1890    
OSL&UN 302 Mar 1890    
OSL&UN 303 Mar 1890    
OSL&UN 304 Mar 1890    
OSL&UN 305 Apr 1890    
OSL&UN 306 Apr 1890    
OSL&UN 307 Apr 1890    
OSL&UN 308 Apr 1890    
OSL&UN 309 Apr 1890    

Description:

Length, Over End Sills:
Truck Style:

General Notes:

a. These cars were possibly renumbered to OSL 200 series, then OSL 1300 series in 1915. (see R3-996)
b. Pullman Lot C1686; Plan 778 (First Class Chair)
c. See also: "Early Pullman Freight and Passenger Car Production" by Eric A. Neubauer
d. See also: ORER, Dec 1893; Feb 1898
   

Baggage & Mail, 56' -- 1 car
Ohio Falls Car Co., 1887
Wood

Car
Number
Date
Built
1910
Number
1915
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
OSL&UN 306 Dec 1887 OSL 508 OSL 2303 Oct 1928  

Description:

Length, Over End Sills: 56'-0"
Truck Style:

General Notes:

a. Built as OSL 306 in 1887 by Ohio Falls Car Co.; to OSL&UN 306 in 1889; renumbered to OSL 508 in April 1910; renumbered to OSL 2303 in July 1915; retired in October 1928; to OSL Boarding 01819 in April 1929; renumbered to OSL Boarding 02742; retired in February 1943
b. ORER, Jul 1911
c. ORER, Aug 1915
d. UP Equipment Record: r3-1021, r3-209, r3-240
   

Baggage & Mail -- 4 cars
builder, year (after 1906)
Wood

Car
Number
Date
Built
1915
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
OSL 509        
OSL 510        
OSL 511        
OSL 512        

Description:

Length, Over End Sills:
Truck Style:

General Notes:

a. ORER, Jul 1911
b. ORER, Aug 1915
   

Baggage, 60' -- 3 cars
Pullman, 1890
Wood

Car
Number
Date
Built
1898
Number
1915
Number
Date To
1806 Series
Date
Retired
Notes
OSL&UN 1069 Nov 1890 OSL 413 OSL 1806 Oct 1914 Dec 1930 to OSL Boarding 027xx
OSL&UN 1070 Nov 1890 OSL 414 OSL 1807 Oct 1915 Jan 1926  
OSL&UN 1071 Nov 1890 OSL 412 OSL 1808 Oct 1914 Dec 1930 to OSL Boarding 02779; retired May 1946

Description:

Length, Over End Sills: 60'-9"
Truck Style: 6 wheel

General Notes:

a. Pullman Lot C1761; Plan 877 (shared with UP 1126-1128; lot total 6 cars)
b. UP Equipment Record: r3-1009; r3-241
c. See also: "List of Officers, Station Agents, Etc., No. 2" dated January 1, 1900 (only OSL 500-505)
d. See also: "Early Pullman Freight and Passenger Car Production" by Eric A. Neubauer
e. See also: ORER, Aug 1892; May 1893
   

Mail -- 3 cars
Pullman, 1890
Wood

Car
Number
Date
Built
Notes
OSL&UN 1168 Apr 1890  
OSL&UN 1169 Apr 1890  
OSL&UN 1170 Apr 1890  

Description:

Length, Over End Sills:
Truck Style:

General Notes:

a. These cars may have been ordered with the original OSLRy 1100 series numbers, and delivered as the newly assigned OSL&UN 300 series Postal cars.
b. Pullman Lot C1717; Plan 815 (shared with OR&N 1145-1147, and UP 1183; lot total 7 cars)
c. See also: "Early Pullman Freight and Passenger Car Production" by Eric A. Neubauer
   

Mail, 51' -- 3 cars
Union Pacific, 1883
Wood

1889
Number
First
Number
Second
Number
Notes
OSL&UN 1171 OSLRy 120 OSLRy 1171 gone by 1899
OSL&UN 1172 OSLRy 121 OSLRy 1172 gone by 1899
OSL&UN 1173 OSLRy 122 OSLRy 1173 gone by 1900

Description:

Length, Over End Sills: 51'-4"
Truck Style:

General Notes:

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