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Union Pacific Roadway Trains

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This page was last updated on February 1, 2016.

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Overview

In October 1974, all points on Union Pacific were requested to send to Omaha, an inventory listing of Roadway cars at their location.

Note:
These listings of derrick and snowplow trains were rescued from a trash barrel. The Mechanical Department was in charge of UP's derricks and snowplows. The Master Mechanic at Salt Lake City sent internal mail to all supervisors under his authority, including supervisors in the Salt Lake City locomotive shop. Letters such as this, covering non-locomotive subjects, were simply thrown away.

Pocatello Derrick Train

As of October 17, 1974, the Pocatello derrick train consisted of the following:

Car Number Type
LA&SL 910005 Derrick
UP 903157 Tender
UP 909340 Boom Car
UP 904202 Box Tool Car
UP 904238 Box Cable Car
UP 905544 Flat Truck Car
UP 906203 Diner
UP 906212 Bunk Car
UP 908386 Gondola Panel Track Car
UP 908387 Gondola Panel Track Car
UP 908392 Gondola Tie Car
UP 909339 Flat Truck Car
UP 909341 Flat Track Material Car
UP 909342 Flat Rail and Tie Car
UP 25196 Caboose

Pocatello Rotary Snow Plow Train

As of October 17, 1974, the Pocatello rotary snow plow train consisted of the following:

Car Number Type
OSL 900053 Rotary Snow Plow
OSL 907962 Tender
UP 902481 Diner (from Denver)
UP 903562 Tool Car
UP 906411 Commisary Car (from Keetley)
UP 906570 Bunk Car
UP 907432 Bunk Car
UP 908735 Water car (from Las Vegas)
LA&SL 910810 Water Car (from Blackfoot)

A second rotary snow plow train at Pocatello, as of October 17, 1974:

Car Number Type
UP 900082 Diesel Rotary Snow Plow
UP 69785 Fuel Car
UP 900684 Diner (from LaGrande)
UP 903008 Coach (from Lookout)
UP 903658 Tool Car
UP 904379 Diner
UP 905742 Bunk Car
UP 907487 Bunk Car
UP 907819 Water Tender
UP 70029 Fuel tender (from Salt Lake)

Spokane Derrick Train

As of October 16, 1974, the Spokane derrick train consisted of the following:

Car Number Type
UP 900308 Derrick
UP 902206 Tender
UP 904292 Tool and Block Car
UP 902473 Bunk Car
UP 902467 Cook Car
UP 905152 Wheel Car
UP 905527 Rail Panel Car
UP 65307 Rail Panel Car
UP 65719 Rail Panel Car
UP 60946 Rail Panel Car

Nampa Derrick Train

As of October 16, 1974, the Nampa derrick train consisted of the following:

Car Number Type
UP 903041 Derrick
UP 907969 Tender
UP 908388 Gondola
UP 900306 Idler
UP 905026 Cable Car
UP 906451 Tool Car
UP 904299 Baggage Car
UP 904365 Diner
UP 905621 Bunk Car
UP 909343 Flat Car
UP 909344 Flat Car
UP 905526 Flat Panel Car
UP 905517 Flat Panel Car
UP 905516 Flat Panel Car

Hinkle Derrick Train

As of October 16, 1974, the Hinkle derrick train consisted of the following:

Car Number Type  
UP 903050 Derrick  
UP 909351 Boom Car  
UP 904295 Cable Car  
UP 904294 Tool Car ex UP Baggage 5767
UP 904367 Diner  
UP 911435 Sleeper  
UP 908390 Rail Panel Car  
UP 908389 Rail Panel Car  
UP 909355 Truck Car  
UP 909356 Misc. MofW Material  

Hinkle Rotary Snow Plow Train

As of October 16, 1974, the Hinkle rotary snow plow train consisted of the following:

Car Number Type
UP 900080 Rotary Snow Plow
UP 903013 Fuel Car
UP 905172 Tool Car
UP 906437 Commissary Car (removed per Division Engineer)
UP 908785 Water Car (removed per Division Engineer)
UP 904363 Diner (removed per Division Engineer)

Las Vegas Derrick Train

As of October 18, 1974, the Las Vegas derrick train consisted of the following:

Car Number Type
UP 903037 Derrick
UP 902207 Tender
UP 905160 Idler Car
UP 905543 Truck Car
UP 905162 Truck Car
UP 905250 Rail Car
UP 905251 Rail Car
UP 905161 Rail Car
UP 909090 Cable Car
UP 905249 Cable Car
UP 905528 Panel Car
UP 906207 Bunk Car
UP 906205 Diner
UP 903257 Tool Car
UP 905098 Tie Car
UP 905063 Parts Car

Ogden Derrick Train

As of October 16, 1974, the Ogden derrick train consisted of the following:

Car Number Type
UP 905541 Boom Car
UP 903043 Derrick
UP 907971 Water Tank
UP 904297 Block Car
UP 904526 Tool Car
UP 911436 Sleeper
UP 911297 Diner
UP 909329 Rail Car
UP 909330 Truck and Material Car
UP 905503 Panel Car
UP 905504 Panel Car
UP 905505 Panel Car
UP 905506 Panel Car
UP 60798 Tie Car

Salt Lake Derrick Train

As of October 22, 1974, the Salt Lake derrick train consisted of the following:

Car Number Type
UP 902006 Steam Derrick
UP 905252 Idler Car (old)
UP 907832 Tender
UP 905522 Cable Car
UP 904293 Tie Cable Car
UP 905498 Tie Cable Car (old)
UP 905497 Truck Car
UP 905248 Rail Car
UP 905523 Panel Car
UP 905272 Panel Car
UP 908808 Tie Car
UP 905001 Tool Car (old)
UP 902469 Dorm Car
UP 902454 Diner
UP 908371 Tie Car (new)
UP 909331 Idler Car (new)
UP 904298 Tool Car (new)

After not being used since about 2002, in early 2007, the Salt Lake derrick train was officially retired and the cars sold for scrap to Durbano in Ogden. The cars included the former "Imperial Flower" sleeper, along with a modernized heavyweight diner, and two tool cars.(Rich Castagna, email dated April 10, 2008)

Albina Derrick Train

As of October 21, 1974, the Albina (Portland) derrick train consisted of the following:

Car Number Type
UP 900309 Derrick
UP 905225 Boom Rest Car
UP 900489 Tender
UP 909257 Truck Car
UP 904290 Block and Cable Car
UP 904296 Tool Car
UP 900636 Bunk Car
UP 904362 Diner
UP 909348 Truck Car
UP 907200 MofW
UP 905518 Panel Car
UP 905519 Panel Car
UP 909256 Tie and Rail Car

(Some cars may have OWRR&N reporting mark.)

Los Angeles Derrick Train

As of October 16, 1974, the Los Angeles derrick train consisted of the following:

Car Number Type
UP 910004 Derrick (handwritten notation)
UP 909338 Flat Car
UP 903498 Box Car
UP 900665 Chair Car
UP 902468 Dining car
UP 909336 Flat Car
UP 909337 Flat Car
UP 905585 Flat Car
UP 905237 Flat Car
UP 904289 Baggage Car
UP 60457 Gondola (loaded with coal for local cabooses)

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