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The consist for any particular UP passenger train greatly depended on the location and date. Many UP passenger train consists changed as the train traversed its route, as well as month to month for seasonal variation in passenger needs. So, generalities about passenger train consists are often very hard to make. (Dick Harley, January 4, 2007)

Train Consists

City of St. Louis, Train No. 9 (1951)

City of St. Louis Detour, 1951

From The Mixed Train, Issue 2021-6, June 2021

The Wabash - Union Pacific "City of St Louis" (St Louis to Los Angeles with through cars) detoured via the Wabash line into Council Bluffs due to flooding in eastern Kansas. Due to all the delays, two sets of trains ran into Omaha on July 12, 1951.

The normal route was Wabash St. Louis to Kanas City, then across Kansas to Denver.

Detour westbound train 1st #9 arrive Omaha at 6:25 am:

UP

904

FP-3A

 

UP

903B

FP-3B

 

UP

909B

FP-3B

 

UP

900

FP-3A

 

UP

5226

baggage

(1)

UP

5809

30 ft RPO-bagg

(1)

UP

5444

44 seat coach

line 97 (2)

UP

5362

48 seat coach

line 95 (3)

UP

5434

44 seat coach

line 98 (3)

Wab

1430

48 seat coach

line 96 (4)

UP

5439

44 seat coach

line 99 (4)

UP

4802

48 seat diner

(4)

UP

6104

dorm-lounge

(4)

Pull

Pacific Bridge

10 rt-6 bedrm

line 94 (4)

Pull

American Royal

6 sect-6 rt-4 bedrm

line 93 (3)

Pull

American Flyer

6 sect-6 rt-4 bedrm

line 92 (5)

Pull

American Flyer

6 sect-6 rt-4 bedrm

line 91 (4)

Pull

American Flyer

6 sect-6 rt-4 bedrm

line 90(1)

Detour westbound train 2nd #9 arrive Omaha 9:30 am:

UP

927

E-8A

 

UP

988B

E-7B

 

UP

907B

FP-3B

 

UP

5621

baggage

(1)

UP

5801

30 ft RPO-bagg

(1)

UP

5443

44 seat coach

line 97 (2)

UP

5360

48 seat coach

line 58 (3)

UP

5352

48 seat coach

line 98 (3)

Wab

1427

48 seat coach

line 96 (4)

UP

5437

44 seat coach

line 99 (4)

UP

4801

48 seat diner

(4)

UP

6100

dorm-lounge

(4)

Pull

Western Slope

12 rt-4 bedrm

line 94 (4)

Pull

American Classic

6 sect-6 rt-4 bedrm

line 93 (5)

Pull

American Marine

6 sect-6 rt-4 bedrm

line 92 (2)

Pull

American View

6 sect-6 rt-4 bedrm

line 91 (4)

Pull

Pacific Light

10 rt-6 bedrm

line 90(1)

(1) Denver
(2) Oakland
(3) Portland
(4) Los Angeles
(5) Seattle

[memo] "Account of no available diesel units out of Omaha, handle detour trains 9 & 10 between Omaha and North Platte with 800 class steam locomotive"

City of St. Louis, Train No. 9 (1965)

September 25, 1965, at Topeka, Kansas:

City of St. Louis, Train No. 9 (1966)

August 6, 1966, at Topeka, Kansas:

Eastbound Train 10, leaving Ogden on December 9, 1966; arriving Kansas City on December 10, 1966

(from Camerail Club's The Mixed Train, Issue 2019-10)

UP 937 E-8A Ogden-KC
UP 972B E-9B Ogden-KC
UP 929B E-8B Ogden-KC
UP 943B E-9B Ogden-KC
UP 932 E-8A Ogden-KC
UP 5642 Baggage-express (note 1)
PRR 4896 HW baggage-mail (note 2)
UP 5703 Baggage-mail (note 2)
REX 7777 Express box-mail (note 2)
UP 5818 30 ft RPO (note 3)
NW 7420 HW baggage-mail (note 4)
UP 5673 Baggage-mail (note 4)
UP 5901 RPO (note 4)
UP 5766 Baggage-express (note 4)
SP 6704 Baggage Ogden-KC
UP 6321 Baggage Ogden-KC
UP 5553 Coach Ogden-KC
UP 5402 Coach Ogden-KC
NW 1613 Coach Ogden-KC
UP 5556 Coach Ogden-KC
UP 6103 Dormitory-lounge Ogden-KC
UP 4800 Diner Ogden-KC
UP Northern Border 6-6-4 Sleeper Ogden-KC
UP Pacific Range 10-6 Sleeper Ogden-KC
UP American Progress 6-6-4 Sleeper Ogden-KC
UP National Embassy 6-6-4 Sleeper (note 4)
NYC 9188 Baggage-mail (note 5)
UP 9187 Express box-mail (note 5)
UP 3079 HW baggage-mail (note 5)
UP 510 HW rider coach (note 6)
UP 5110 Diner-Kitchen-Dormitory (note 7)
UP 5111 Diner-Table (note 7)
UP 4806 Diner (note 7)

(note 1) Green River-KC, from train #12 from Portland

(note 2) Green River-Denver, from train #12 from Portland

(note 3) Ogden-Denver

(note 4) Denver-KC

(note 5) Green River-Laramie, from train #12 from Portland, to train #28 to Omaha

(note 6) Ogden-Laramie (local passengers & deadhead crews), to train #28 to Omaha

(note 7) Denver-Salina, deadhead, for Vietnam era troop train, Ft Riley-Oakland

City of St. Louis, Train No. 9 (1967)

May 5, 1967, at Topeka, Kansas:

This is the last sighting of No. 9 with a 5900 class in the train. Larry O'Brien, our illustrious Postmaster General sold the railroads down the river, so that the mail could be carried on airplanes (his previous job was Executive Secretary of Airline Pilots and Owners Association)

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