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Union Pacific Wooden Passenger Cars

Oregon & Washington Railroad (1907-1910)

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Oregon & Washington Railroad built and operated UP's line between Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington, by a combination of owned (25 miles) and jointly-owned tracks (67 miles), and trackage rights over Northern Pacific (151 miles).

O&W was organized in May 1906; construction started in August 1907.

O&W commenenced operation on January 1, 1910.

O&W was part of the consolidation that formed the Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation Company on December 23, 1910.

Roster Listing

O&W 1-4 were steel "Postal" cars, built in 1911, renumbered to OWRR&N 8-11 upon delivery or soon after; renumbered to OWRR&N 2153-2156 in the 1915 renumbering.

O&W 50-54 were steel "Baggage" cars, built in 1911, renumbered to OWRR&N 132-136 upon delivery or soon after; renumbered to OWRR&N 1931-1935 in the 1915 renumbering.

Dining, 72' -- 2 cars
Pullman, 1910
Wood

Car
Number
Date
Built
1911
Number
Date To
511 Series
1915
Number
Date To
261 Series
Date
Retired
Notes
O&W 150 Nov 1910 OWRR&N 511 May 1912 OWRR&N 261 Jul 1915 Jun 1929 to Roadway Boarding 01278
O&W 151 Nov 1910 OWRR&N 512 Apr 1911 OWRR&N 262 Feb 1916 Sep 1934  

Description:

Length, Over End Sills: 72'-6"
Truck Style: 6 wheel

General Notes:

a. Pullman Lot 3835; Plan 2382 (shared with UP 338-342 and OSL 363-368, and 12 cars for the SP system) (25 cars total)
b. Last wooden dining cars received by Associated Lines railroads.
c. O&W operation commenced in January 1910; ownership passed to OWRR&N on December 23, 1910, about 6-8 weeks after delivery.
d. C.S. Specification 211
e. C.S. Class 72-D
f. Steel sheathing and steel underframe applied to OWRR&N 261 in March 1922
g. Steel sheathing and steel underframe applied to OWRR&N 262 in February 1921
h. Source: SP Passenger Cars, Volume 4, page 104-107 (photo of UP 339 on page 106)
i. UP Equipment Record: r3-924
   

O&W 200-210 were steel "Coach" cars, built in 1911, renumbered to OWRR&N 287-297 upon delivery or soon after; renumbered to OWRR&N 882-892 in the 1915 renumbering.

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