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Union Pacific Cars on Alaska Railroad

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This page was last updated on November 4, 2015.

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Overview

(The purpose of this narrative is to tie together the timeline histories of the former Union Pacific cars that were sold to Alaska Railroad; other information is included to provide context.)

In 1971 the Alaska Railroad purchased 30 cars from Union Pacific.

All 30 cars are shown in Union Pacific's equipment record ledger book as being retired in December 1971, with no further disposition.

(Other sources show the year as 1972. This roster will use 1971 as the year of the sale.)

"The Alaska Railroad has bought a total of 32 [sic] passenger cars from the Union Pacific including 12 coaches, 4 dome coaches, 4 lunch counter cafe cars, 1 lunch counter-diner, 2 diners, 6 baggage cars and 1 postal storage car." (Ranks and Kratville, The Union Pacific Streamliners, page 526)

(The above car count from Kratville totals to 30, not 32)

Sources

Railway Passenger Car Annual, various issues

John Combs' Roster of Retired Alaska Railroad Passenger Cars

UP to Alaska Car Listing

Total of 30 former UP cars.

Alaska
Number
UP
Number
Description Notes
ARR 4002 UP 4002 Cafeteria Lounge Built by ACF in 1955
ARR 4806 UP 4806 Diner Built by ACF in 1949
ARR 4815 UP 4815 Diner Built by ACF in 1949
ARR 5004 UP 5004 Lunch Counter Cafe Lounge Built by ACF in 1949
ARR 5012 UP 5012 Lunch Counter Cafe Lounge Built by SLC in 1959
ARR 5013 UP 5013 Lunch Counter Cafe Lounge Built by SLC in 1959
ARR 5014 UP 5014 Lunch Counter Cafe Lounge Built by SLC in 1959
ARR 5403 UP 5403 44-seat Coach Built by PS in 1950
ARR 5404 UP 5404 44-seat Coach Built by PS in 1950
ARR 5408 UP 5408 44-seat Coach Built by PS in 1950
ARR 5413 UP 5413 44-seat Coach Built by PS in 1950
ARR 5415 UP 5415 44-seat Coach Built by PS in 1950
ARR 5416 UP 5416 44-seat Coach Built by PS in 1950
ARR 5420 UP 5420 44-seat Coach Built by PS in 1950
ARR 5424 UP 5424 44-seat Coach Built by PS in 1950
ARR 5428 UP 5428 44-seat Coach Built by PS in 1950
ARR 5437 UP 5437 44-seat Coach Built by PS in 1950
ARR 5441 UP 5441 44-seat Coach Built by PS in 1950
ARR 5443 UP 5443 44-seat Coach Built by PS in 1950
ARR 5715 UP 5715 Mail Storage Built by ACF in 1957
ARR 6306 UP 6306 Baggage Built by ACF in 1961
ARR 6308 UP 6308 Baggage Built by ACF in 1961
ARR 6310 UP 6310 Baggage Built by ACF in 1961
ARR 6325 UP 6325 Baggage Built by SLC in 1962
ARR 6331 UP 6331 Baggage Built by SLC in 1962
ARR 6332 UP 6332 Baggage Built by SLC in 1962
ARR 7004 UP 7004 Dome 36-seat Coach Built by ACF in 1955; wrecked in 1975
ARR 7008 UP 7008 Dome 36-seat Coach Built by ACF in 1955
ARR 7013 UP 7013 Dome 36-seat Coach Built by PS in 1958
ARR 7014 UP 7014 Dome 36-seat Coach Built by PS in 1958

ACF = America car & Foundry

SLC = St. Louis Car

PS = Pullman-Standard

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