Non-Union Pacific Cars (painted UP yellow and gray)

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Overview

A total of 92 passenger cars of other railroads are known to have been painted in Union Pacific's yellow and gray paint scheme. These cars include:

As additional research identifies more cars, their information will be added.

Chicago and North Western Cars

(See also: "Western" series sleepers)
(See also: "Imperial" series sleepers)
(See also: "American" series sleepers)

Coach -- 6 cars
ACF, 1953
Lightweight

Car
Number
Notes
C&NW 3477 1
C&NW 3478 2
C&NW 3479 3
C&NW 3480 4
C&NW 3481 5
C&NW 3482 6

Notes:

  1. C&NW 3477 was sold to SP 2211, May 9, 1961; sold to Amtrak 4465
  2. C&NW 3478 was sold to SP 2212, May 9, 1961; sold to Amtrak 4466
  3. C&NW 3479 was sold to SP 2213, May 9, 1961; sold to Amtrak 4467
  4. C&NW 3480 was sold to SP, August 31, 1961
  5. C&NW 3481 was sold to SP 2214, May 17, 1961; sold to Amtrak 4468
  6. C&NW 3482 was sold to SP 2215, May 10, 1961; sold to Amtrak 4469

 

Coach -- 16 cars
Pullman, 1937
Lightweight

C&NW 6132-6147 (16 cars) were originally ordered for The Challenger. Lot 6517, plan 7391. 48-seat coaches. These coaches had facilities for men and women and were delivered with full width diaphragms.

Car
Number
Notes
C&NW 6132 1
C&NW 6133 2
C&NW 6134 3
C&NW 6135 4
C&NW 6136 5
C&NW 6137 6
C&NW 6138 7
C&NW 6139 8
C&NW 6140 9
C&NW 6141 10
C&NW 6142 11
C&NW 6143 12
C&NW 6144 13
C&NW 6145 14
C&NW 6146 15
C&NW 6147 16

Notes:

  1. C&NW 6132 was sold to M S Kapal, December 7, 1959
  2. C&NW 6133 was sold to Purdy Company, June 15, 1960
  3. C&NW 6134 was scrapped, December 31, 1958
  4. C&NW 6135 was sold to Edwards International, July 1, 1962
  5. C&NW 6136 was sold to Edwards International, July 1, 1962
  6. C&NW 6137 was sold to Marfaz Steel, December 7, 1959
  7. C&NW 6138 was sold to Edwards international, July 1, 1962
  8. C&NW 6139 was sold to M S Kapal, December 7, 1959
  9. C&NW 6140 was sold to M S Kapal, January 20, 1960
  10. C&NW 6141 was sold to Edwards International, July 1, 1962
  11. C&NW 6142 was wrecked on September 27, 1946 at Victorville, California; retired in November 1946
  12. C&NW 6143 was sold to Purdy Company, April 22, 1958
  13. C&NW 6144 was wrecked on September 27, 1946 at Victorville, California; repaired and returned to service; to Purdy Company, April 14, 1958
  14. C&NW 6145 was sold to Purdy Company, April 22, 1958
  15. C&NW 6146 was sold to Purdy Company, June 15, 1960
  16. C&NW 6147 was sold to Hyman Michaels, April 22, 1958

 

Coach -- 7 cars
Pullman, 1937
Lightweight

C&NW 6160-6166 (7 cars) were originally ordered for The Challenger. Lot 6517, plan 7392. 56-seat coaches. These coaches had facilities only for women and children, with a nurse. These cars were not delivered with full width diaphragms. A men's restroom was added later, probably utilizing the general use toilet.

Car
Number
Notes
C&NW 6160 1
C&NW 6161 2
C&NW 6162 3
C&NW 6163 4
C&NW 6164 5
C&NW 6165 6
C&NW 6166 7

Notes:

  1. C&NW 6160 was sold to Edwards International, July 2, 1962
  2. C&NW 6161 was sold to Purdy Company, April 14, 1958
  3. C&NW 6162 was sold to Purdy Company, April 22, 1968
  4. C&NW 6163 was sold to Edwards International, July 1, 1962
  5. C&NW 6164 was converted to C&NW X-300940, November 2, 1958
  6. C&NW 6165 was sold to Purdy Company, January 5, 1960
  7. C&NW 6166 was sold to Purdy Company, April 22, 1958

 

Diner -- 4 cars
ACF, 1949
Lightweight

Car
Number
Notes
C&NW 6956 1
C&NW 6957 2
C&NW 6958 3
C&NW 6959 4

Notes:

  1. C&NW 6956 was sold to Edwards International, May 4, 1964; to NdeM 3650 "Ixtapan de la Sol"
  2. C&NW 6957 was sold to Joliet Railroad Equipment, September 25, 1964
  3. C&NW 6958 was sold to Luria Bros, Regina, Sask., Canada, December 12, 1971
  4. C&NW 6959 was sold to Luria Bros, Regina, Sask., Canada, December 12, 1971

 

Cafe Lounge -- 3 cars
ACF, 1949
Lightweight

Car
Number
Notes
C&NW 7800 1
C&NW 7801 2
C&NW 7802 3

Notes:

  1. C&NW 7800 was converted to C&NW X-301040
  2. C&NW 7801 was sold to J. Richardson, Peninsula, Ohio, January 31, 1972; (history from 1972 to 2003 is not known); sold to new owners in 2003 and moved to Fremont, Nebraska.
  3. C&NW 7802 was converted to C&NW X-301033

 

Club-Lounge -- 3 cars
ACF, 1949
Lightweight

Car
Number
Notes
C&NW 7900 1
C&NW 7901 2
C&NW 7902 3

Club-Lounge with Barber Shop. C&NW 7901 remodeled in 1961 to full Lounge, with vestibule added to Lounge end.

C&NW 7901 and 7902 were converted in 1961 as Club-Lounge cars for use by special-fee Chicago area commuters. In 1975, both cars were sold to Commuter Associates as VIP Club cars for special-fee commuters and leased back to C&NW for operation on its 51-mile North Line between Chicago and Kenosha, Wisconsin, along the shore of Lake Michigan.

Notes:

  1. C&NW 7900 was sold to Midwest Railroad Historical Society, November 2, 1971
  2. C&NW 7901 was sold to Commuter Associates on November 20, 1975, renumbered as Car 553; removed from service in 2022 due to lack of special-fee customers; sold to Union Pacific in early 2024, arriving at Council Bluffs, Iowa, on March 20, 2024; to be held for parts or further reconditioning and service as part of UP's Heritage Fleet.
  3. C&NW 7902 was sold to Commuter Associates on November 20, 1975, renumbered as Car 555

 

RPO Postal Storage -- 2 cars
ACF, 1949
Lightweight

Car
Number
Notes
C&NW 8225 1
C&NW 8226 1

Notes:

  1. C&NW 8225 and 8226 were both sold to Great Northern, June 1, 1964

 

RPO Postal Storage -- 1 car
ACF, 1949
Lightweight

Car
Number
Notes
C&NW 8227 1

Notes:

  1. C&NW 8227 was converted to C&NW MoW Tool Car X301031, still in service as of 1974

 

RPO Postal Storage -- 2 cars
ACF, 1953
Lightweight

Car
Number
Notes
C&NW 8900 1
C&NW 8901 2

Notes:

  1. C&NW 8900 was converted to C&NW X-300795
  2. C&NW 8901 was converted to C&NW X-251031

 

Baggage Dormitory -- 3 cars
ACF, 1949
Lightweight

Car
Number
Notes
C&NW 9300 1
C&NW 9301 2
C&NW 9302 3

Notes:

  1. C&NW 9300 was converted to C&NW X-251032
  2. C&NW 9301 was sold to Northern Pacific, April 13, 1962; converted the baggage section to a 30’ RPO compartment and numbered the car 430. The car was retired by BN in 1971; leased to Amtrak as a baggage dormitory from at least August 1972 to February 1975 and then returned to BN. (Randall Davidson, email dated January 20, 2009)
  3. C&NW 9302 was converted to C&NW X-300796

Milwaukee Road Cars

Milwaukee Road began operating UP's City trains between Omaha and Chicago on October 30, 1955.

Milwaukee Road cars operated to Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles as part of the three City trains (City of Portland, City of San Francisco, City of Los Angeles), as well as on City of Denver trains to Denver, Colorado.

Based on available information, a preliminary list of MILW cars assigned to UP service (and therefore painted UP yellow and gray) includes:

All Milwaukee Road equipment assigned to the UP "Cities" service MIDWEST HIAWATHA service was equipped with the 8' Nystrom-design trucks, compared to the older, original, and more common, otherwise identical 7' versions. Milwaukee equipment originally assigned to UP service included Mail & Express 1208, Leg Rest coaches 515-34 and 552-554, diner-lounges 170-171, and diners 124 and 126. These cars were among the first to be repainted in UP colors and were assigned to the CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO. Additional cars assigned included Tap cars 163, 166, and 173; express cars 1311, 1317, 1321, 1326, 1336, and RPO 2175. (Dennis Anspach, email dated July 22, 2007; quoted from Morning Sun Milwaukee Road, Volume 4, page 12)

Milwaukee 170-171 were immediately painted UP colors on the Milwaukee's UP Day. Since the Midwest Hiawatha only consisted of two coaches on the rear of the Challenger, with the change they went west. In addition to the two Diner-Tap cars, Twin Cities diners 121 and 126 were also painted and assigned. Milwaukee's initial contribution to UP service can be derived the 1956 Milwaukee passenger car roster, which denoted cars equipped with 8-foot Nystrom trucks. All four food service cars had the Waukesha self-contained A/C system, which UP preferred. The UP also apparently required the longer wheelbase trucks. (Bill Straus, email dated July 22, 2007)

Super Domes

"November 26, 1957 -- Super Domes now on the Domeliner CITY OF DENVER -- Effective from both Chicago and Denver December 1, Super Dome lounge cars will be placed in operation on the CITY OF DENVER between Chicago and Denver in place of the present 20-seat - Pub lounge cars. These full length dome cars have 68 seats, which are unassigned, for the use of both coach and sleeping car passengers. On the lower deck of the Super Dome car is an attractive lounge seating 28 persons where beverage service is available. These Super Dome cars will be entrained immediately ahead of the diner. We will continue to have the club-lounge car to the rear of the diner for Pullman passengers. -- signed E. A. KLIPPEL, General Passenger Traffic Manager, Union Pacific Railroad" (Jeff Cauthen, email to UP Modelers Yahoo discussion group, August 27, 2009)

The following is from Kratville's "The Union Pacific Streamliners" page 153:

In January 1958 two full length Milw Super domes of the 50 series became idle because of the discontinuing of two trains by that road. All decked out in Streamliner colors, they caused a sensation among those patrons and employees who had never seen such big cars. The Burlington had nothing on their Denver Zephyrs to compare with them!

This regular assignment of these big cars lasted only about a year, however, because on January 11, 1959 the City of Denver and the City of Portland Streamliners were consolidated and operated via Denver as No. 105-106.

According to Milw records, their Super Domes also ran on No. 103-104 for the Holiday Season from December 11, 1963 to January 5, 1964 and on No. 111-112 from May 13-18, 1964 during the shopping of the Union Pacific dome cars.

An accompanying photo is dated August 1969, in Chicago.

Also in Kratville, page 582 is what appears to be a UP publicity photo, without a date or location. The caption says:

No. 112 with a Milw Super Dome and Milw trailing unit. Super Domes were assigned for short period in 1958 to COD and again in the winter of 1963-64.

On page 118 of Joe Welsh's "Union Pacific Streamliners" there is a Kindig photo at Dale, Wyoming dated July 22, 1961 that shows a Milw Super Dome on the second section of Train 104, the eastbound all-coach Challenger.

In the summer of 1961 they were used on the coach section of the "City of Los Angeles" (Chicago-LA). I took a photo in August 1961 of Milw dome car #58 on the "Challenger" coach section on #107. (David Seidel, email dated February 19, 2015)

 

Diner -- 6 cars
MILW, 1948
Lightweight

Car
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
MILW 121 1971 1
MILW 122 1971 2
MILW 123 1971 3
MILW 124 1971 4
MILW 125 1971 5
MILW 126 1971 6

Description:

  • Length, Over Buffers:
  • Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces:
  • Length, Over End Sills:
  • Length, Inside:
  • Truck Centers:
  • Truck Style: 4-wheel (Pullman 41-BMD-11)

General Notes:

  1. Equipped with 48 seats.
  2. Equipped with Waukesha self-contained air conditioning.
  3. Painted UP yellow and gray
  4. MILW 124-126 converted to 32-seat Cafeteria cars in 1965.
  5. Source: Jeff Cauthen

Notes:

  1. Milwaukee Road 121 was retired in 1971; sold to J.W. Kerslake
  2. Milwaukee Road 122 was retired 1971; sold to Auto-Liner Corp., then to Illinois Railway Museum
  3. Milwaukee Road 123 was retired 1970; scrapped (not in March 1971 Official Register of Passenger Train Equipment)
  4. Milwaukee Road 124 was retired 1971; to Train Stop Restaurant, Blackfoot, Idaho
  5. Milwaukee Road 125 was retired 1971; sold to Chessie System for MofW service
  6. Milwaukee Road 126 was retired 1971; sold to J.W. Kerslake

 

Diner-Lounge -- 2 cars
MILW, 1947
Lightweight

Car
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
MILW 163 1971 1
MILW 166 1971 2

Description:

  • Length, Over Buffers:
  • Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces:
  • Length, Over End Sills:
  • Length, Inside:
  • Truck Centers:
  • Truck Style: 4-wheel (Pullman 41-BMD-11)

General Notes:

  1. Equipped with Waukesha self-contained air conditioning.
  2. Milwaukee 163 and 166 were built as Diner Bar Lounge cars. Milwaukee 163 was converted in 1954 to a 64-seat Diner Lounge, but 166 was not. Both converted to Baggage Dormitory cars in 1959. Both retired in 1971 and held
  3. Painted UP yellow and gray upon startup of UP/MILW joint operation on November 1, 1955 (Milwaukee's "UP day").
  4. Source: Jeff Cauthen
  5. Source: Randall Davidson

 

Coffee Shop Lounge -- 2 cars
MILW, 1948
Lightweight

Car
Number
Notes
MILW 170 1
MILW 171 2

Description:

  • Length, Over Buffers:
  • Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces:
  • Length, Over End Sills:
  • Length, Inside:
  • Truck Centers:
  • Truck Style: 4-wheel (Pullman 41-BMD-11)

General Notes:

  1. Equipped with 48 seats (32 seats in diner, 16 seats in lounge).
  2. Equipped with Waukesha self-contained air conditioning.
  3. Painted UP yellow and gray upon startup of UP/MILW joint operation on November 1, 1955 (Milwaukee's "UP day").
  4. Source: Jeff Cauthen

Notes:

  1. Milwaukee 170 was retired in 1971 and sold to Henry Castro of Milwaukee. From 1987 to 2004, it was used as part of the “Midwest Hiawatha” lounge; sold (along with other cars) in 2004 to the museum at Kansas City Union Station.
  2. Milwaukee 171 was retired in 1970 and scrapped

 

Diner-Lounge -- 1 car
MILW, 1948
Lightweight

Car
Number
Notes
MILW 173 1

Description:

  • Length, Over Buffers:
  • Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces:
  • Length, Over End Sills:
  • Length, Inside:
  • Truck Centers:
  • Truck Style: 4-wheel (Pullman 41-BMD-11)

General Notes:

  1. Built by Milwaukee Road in May 1948.
  2. Equipped with 44 seats (18 seats in diner and 26 seats in bar-lounge).
  3. Equipped with Waukesha self-contained air conditioning.
  4. Painted UP yellow and gray upon startup of UP/MILW joint operation on November 1, 1955 (Milwaukee's "UP day").
  5. Source: Jeff Cauthen

Notes:

  1. MILW diner-lounge 173 went to the Oregon Pacific & Eastern Railroad after being retired in 1971 and was purchased from OP&E in 1975 by Los Angeles County (along with sister car MILW 172, five IC coaches and dome-sleeper-observation "Silver Planet" from WP's contribution to the California Zephyr). The cars were rebuilt in 1976 and assigned to a single Los Angeles-San Diego round trip as the El Camino starting on February 14, 1978 and ran in the service for about six months. They were then stored but held on the roster in 1980. Under LA County ownership, number 173 carried the name Montebello. The entire set was sold to the Copper Canyon Express Company in Mexico, which operated them in early 1987 between Chihuahua and Los Mochis. Later in 1987, the set was sold to the Chihuahua-Pacific Railway. The former Milw 173 was renumbered and renamed 107-Canon De Urique, although it's unclear under whose ownership in Mexico this occurred. (update from Randall Davidson, based on information in Wayner's "The Cars That Went to Mexico")

New York Central Cars

Sleeper -- 3 cars
Pullman-Standard, 1948
Lightweight

Car
Number
Date Built Date
Retired
Notes
Clinton River (NYC) Dec 1948 1 Jul 1958 1
Chicopee River (10200) (NYC) Dec 1948 1 Jul 1958 2
Connecticut River (NYC) Dec 1948 1 Jul 1958 3

Description:

  • Length, Over Buffers:
  • Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces:
  • Length, Over End Sills:
  • Length, Inside:
  • Truck Centers:
  • Truck Style: 4-wheel (Pullman 41-C-11)

General Notes:

  1. 10 Roomette 6 Bedroom
  2. Pullman Lot 6790; Pullman Plan 4123
  3. Pullman records show that these three cars were repainted from NYC two-tone gray to UP yellow and gray in 1954, but a review of available photos shows that they did not actually receive UP colors. (Jeff Cauthen)
  4. Source: Pullman Project CCR card spreadsheet compiled by Tom Madden

Notes:

  1. NYC "Clinton River" had number 10200 added in 1952 and was equipped with electric braking for assignment to the 20th Century Limited; retired in 1965; sold in September 1966 to NdeM as 529-Corea. (update from Randall Davidson, based on information in Wayner's "The Cars That Went to Mexico")
  2. NYC "Chicopee River" was sold to CN 2086 "Pembina River"
  3. NYC "Connecticut River" was sold in August 1965 (to Mexico?)

Pennsylvania Cars

The Pennsylvania cars in transcontinental service that were painted Streamliner colors in 1955 were Bedford Inn, Coatesville Inn, Buffalo Rapids, Stoney Rapids and Tippecanoe Rapids. All had gray trucks and all were repainted Tuscan Gray with black trucks before 1959, so none ever had trucks that were painted aluminum. Photos of Buffalo Rapids and Bedford Inn, both taken in 1957, show them in Yellow and Gray with gray trucks. Buffalo Rapids was painted two-tone gray from September 1950 through May 1955, when it was repainted Yellow and Gray. It was repainted Tuscan Red in June 1958. (Robert Darwin, email dated June 19, 2013)

The following comes from PENNSYLVANIA Passenger Car Painting and Lettering by Charles Blardone and Peter Tip:

Daily service started March 31,1946 with heavyweight 10-section, 3-double bedroom VILLA series and 6-section, 6-double bedroom cars in the POPLAR series; both were rebuilds. New 10-roomette, 6-double bedroom cars replaced them in 1950. By 1954, seven cars protected this N.Y to L.A. line, including five Budd-built Union Pacific PACIFIC series sleepers and the PRR's STONEY RAPIDS and TIPPECANOE RAPIDS. The RAPIDS cars were painted standard PRR Tuscan red, but in Spring 1955, they were changed to Union Pacific streamliner colors while retaining "Pennsylvania" on the letterboards.

The same source also confirms that the two plan 9008, ACF-built BLUE RAPIDS and BUFFALO RAPIDS, were delivered in TTG when new in 9,10 /50, unlike the plan 4140, PULLMAN-built STONEY RAPIDS and TIPPECANOE RAPIDS delivered 12/48. (Courtesy of Otto Kroutil via an email to the UP Modelers Yahoo discussion group, March 15, 2007)

Sleeper -- 1 car
AC&F, 1950
Lightweight

Car
Number
Date
Built
Date
Retired
Notes
Buffalo Rapids (8443) (PRR) Oct 1950 Jul 1968 1

Description:

  • Length, Over Buffers:
  • Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces:
  • Length, Over End Sills:
  • Length, Inside:
  • Truck Centers:
  • Truck Style:

General Notes:

  1. 10 Roomette 6 Bedroom
  2. AC&F Lot 9200; AC&F Plan 9008
  3. Delivered in UP two-tone gray; repainted to UP yellow and gray on May 6, 1955; repainted to PRR Tuscan Red on June 3, 1958.
  4. Source: Pullman Project CCR card spreadsheet compiled by Tom Madden

Notes:

  1. Buffalo Rapids was sold to D. J. Joseph Co., July 1971

 

Observation -- 1 car
Pullman Standard, 1938
Lightweight

Car
Number
Date
Built
Samuel Vaughn Merrick May 1938

Description:

  • Length, Over Buffers:
  • Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces:
  • Length, Over End Sills:
  • Length, Inside:
  • Truck Centers:
  • Truck Style:

General Notes:

  1. Samuel Vaughn Merrick was leased to UP from April 1952 to March 1955.
  2. Samuel Vaughn Merrick was built in 1938 as "Jack Narrows"; renamed to "Wake Island" in 1942; sold by Pullman to PRR in 1948, leased back to Pullman for operation; renamed to "Samuel Vaughn Merrick" in 1949; leased to UP in 1952-1955; renumbered to PRR 7153 in 1957; retired in 1961; sold to Butterworth Tours, named "Reveler". (Randall, Streamliner Cars, Volume 1, Pullman Standard, page 45)
  3. Leased to UP in April 1952 for service on City of Los Angeles; "Pennsylvania" lettering changed to "Pullman" on November 25, 1952; painted UP yellow and gray on November 25, 1953; lease ended in March 1955 upon delivery of 9000-series dome lounge cars in February and March 1955.
  4. To UP for City of Los Angeles service beginning on November 26, 1951, replacing "California Republic," which was bad-ordered and redrawn from service in April 1951. (Union Pacific internal letter dated November 7, 1951)
  5. November 7, 1951 -- "Pullman will replace observation sleeper Royal Crest in 21st COLA first westbound trip from Chicago Train 103 Nov 23rd and first eastbound trip from Los Angeles Train 104 Nov 26th with Samuel Vaughn Merrick, capacity 1 Double Bedroom, 2 Drawing Room, 1 compartment, Buffet Observation, which will remain in this train until further notice. The Samuel Vaughn Merrick is an observation sleeper with all Streamliner accessories and is similar to the Royal Crest which is being withdrawn for service in the Royal Palm train between Chicago and Miami. This sleeper is operating in the 21st train in lieu of the California Republic which went bad order earlier this year and was withdrawn by the Pullman Company."
  6. Concern raised of mismatched colors of UP yellow and gray and Pennsylvania red; recommended that a yellow and gray American-series car be substituted as soon as possible. (Union Pacific internal message dated December 7, 1951)
  7. December 7, 1951 -- "On 21st COLA from Los Angeles Dec 6th have Car 1044 American Scene painted gray and Car 1046 Samuel Vaughn Merrick painted Penna. red. These colors together with Streamliner yellow do not make a very presentable appearance. RMJ advises will substitute yellow American series car first opportunity."
  8. December 7, 1951 -- "No doubt one of 6-6-4 slepers being sent Los Angeles for Kansas City in Train 10 will have yellow exterior and could be placed in 21st COLA releasing American Scene."
  9. December 10, 1951 -- "Pullman Observation Samuel Vaughn Merrick now operating as Car 1046 on 21st COLA from Los Angeles Dec 6th. This car in very good condition but equipped with Penn RR magazine binders. Since car will be in Train No. 103 and 104 for some time should have "City of Los Angeles" binders. Also only one folding chair in Drawing Room 'B'. Please arrange for second chair."
  10. Permission received on September 10, 1952 from Pennsylvania to change paint from PRR red to UP yellow and gray, and replace Pennsylvania lettering with Pullman lettering; car removed from rotation at Los Angeles for normal five day "blank" period to allow car to be repainted. (Pullman letter to E. A. Klippel, UP general passenger agent, dated September 10, 1952)
  11. Returned to PRR service in March 1955; repainted to PRR Tuscan Red; repainted to GN on June 6, 1955; repainted to CRI&P for service on Quad Cities Rocket, named "Reveler".
  12. Car painted in yellow and harbor mist gray to match Domeliner equipment between 1952 and 1955, so the car would not have had aluminum-colored trucks.
  13. Source: Pullman Project CCR card spreadsheet compiled by Tom Madden
  14. Source: Emails in May 2007 from Dick Harley, Robert Darwin and Jonathan Boyle
  15. Source: Email from Jeff Cauthen, September 18, 2016, sharing specific information about repainting from PRR to UP.

 

Sleeper -- 2 cars
Pullman-Standard, 1949
Lightweight

Car
Number
Date
Built
Date
Retired
Notes
Stoney Rapids (8324) (PRR) Dec 1948 1 Jul 1968 1
Tippecanoe Rapids (8327) (PRR) Dec 1948 1 Jul 1968 2

Description:

  • Length, Over Buffers:
  • Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces:
  • Length, Over End Sills:
  • Length, Inside:
  • Truck Centers:
  • Truck Style:

General Notes:

  1. 10 Roomette 6 Bedroom
  2. Pullman Lot 6792; Pullman Plan 4140
  3. Cars painted in June and April 1955 to UP yellow and harbor mist gray to match Domeliner equipment
  4. Source: Pullman Project CCR card spreadsheet compiled by Tom Madden

Notes:

  1. Stoney Rapids was sold to Luntz Corp, May 1970
  2. Tippecanoe Rapids was sold to PC 4337

 

Sleeper -- 2 cars
Budd, 1949
Lightweight

Car
Number
Date
Built
Bedford Inn (PRR) Feb 1949
Coatesville Inn (PRR) Mar 1949

Description:

  • Length, Over Buffers:
  • Length, Over Coupler Pulling Faces:
  • Length, Over End Sills:
  • Length, Inside:
  • Truck Centers:
  • Truck Style:

General Notes:

  1. Bedford Inn and Coatesville Inn were also assigned a modified floor plan by Pullman during the period. These accommodations were sold as an economy accommodation between Chicago and Denver in competition with the Slumbercoaches on CB&Q's Denver Zephyr. (information from Brian Norden via email on August 19, 2009)
  2. Bedford Inn and Coatesville Inn were painted Yellow and Gray in September 1956 for use as "Slumbercoaches" on the "City of Denver" to compete with the Burlington; the use of dedicated cars in a dedicated New York City to Denver was not successful and the cars were returned to the Pennsylvania RR and repainted Tuscan Red in April 1957.

Southern Pacific Cars

(See also: "American" series sleepers)

Coach -- 2 cars
Budd, 1954
Lightweight

Car
Number
Notes and Disposition
SP 2362 Sold to Amtrak
SP 2363 Sold to Amtrak

General Notes:

  1. SP Class 83-C-4.
  2. Built in March 1954.
  3. Source: Jeff Cauthen.

 

Coach -- 2 cars
Pullman-Standard, 1949
Lightweight

Car
Number
Notes and Disposition
SP 2379  
SP 2380  

General Notes:

  1. SP Class 83-C-2.
  2. Equipped with 44 seats.
  3. Source: Jeff Cauthen.

 

Lounge -- 1 car
Pullman-Standard, 1949
Lightweight

Car
Number
Date
Built
Date
Retired
Notes
SP 2986 Dec 1949 May 1971 1

(See also: UPP 2986; full data)

General Notes:

  1. Ordered for Golden State service, with planned name "Golden Vision"; changed to City of San Francisco service.
  2. Painted UP yellow and gray.
  3. SP Class 83-L-1
  4. Pullman-Standard Lot 6805
  5. Southern Pacific Passenger Cars, Volume 5, Lounge, Dome & Parlor Cars, page 259 (interior photos on pages 263-266; exterior photos on pages 276-279
  6. Southern Pacific Official Cars, pages 418, 419, 422

Notes:

  1. SP 2986 was converted to SP Conference Instruction Car 206 in October 1971 (to UP by merger in 1996; to UPP 2986 in 1999)

 

Baggage Dormitory -- 1 car
Pullman-Standard, 1949
Lightweight

Car
Number
Notes and Disposition
SP 3101  

 

RPO Postal Storage -- 2 cars
Pullman-Standard, 1949
Lightweight

Car
Number
Notes and Disposition
SP 5003  
SP 5004  

 

Sleeper -- 5 cars
Pullman-Standard, 1950
Lightweight

Car
Number
Notes
SP 9040  
SP 9041  
SP 9042  
SP 9043 1
SP 9044  

General Notes:

  1. 10 Roomette 6 Bedroom
  2. Rear end operation

Notes:

  1. SP 10-6 sleeper 9043 was rebuilt with blunt end in May 1953; retired in 1968; sold to Roy Hofheinz, then to RAILCO, then to Craig Rasmussen of Los Angeles; leased to Overland Rail Travel Corporation and named "Truckee River"; sold to Mexico in 1979 as Servicio de Coches Dormitorios (SCD) SCD 703 "Inglaterra". (update from Randall Davidson, based on information in Wayner's "The Cars That Went to Mexico")

 

Sleeper -- 1 car
Pullman-Standard, 1950
Lightweight

Car
Number
Notes and Disposition
SP 9045  

General Notes:

  1. 10 Roomette 6 Bedroom

 

Diner -- 5 cars
Pullman-Standard, 1949
Lightweight

Car
Number
Date
Built
Notes
SP 10202 Oct 1949 1
SP 10203 Oct 1949 2
SP 10204 Oct 1949 3
SP 10205 Oct 1949 4
SP 10209 Oct 1949 5

General Notes:

  1. SP 10202-10205 were built for San Francisco Overland service; painted two-tone gray, repainted to UP yellow and gray.
  2. SP 10202 was later changed to San Joaquin Daylight service and repainted to simulate stainless steel.
  3. SP 10209 was built for City of San Francisco service; painted UP yellow and gray.
  4. SP Class 83-D-1
  5. Pullman-Standard Lot 6806; Plan 7579-A
  6. Southern Pacific Passenger Cars, Volume 4, Dining Service Cars, pages 225-244
  7. Amtrak By The Numbers, page 158

Notes:

  1. SP 10202; leased to Amtrak in 1971 (further disposition unknown; not Amtrak 8501, 8502 or 8503)
  2. SP 10203; retired in December 1968, to SPMW service.
  3. SP 10204; leased to Amtrak in 1971; sold to Amtrak in 1974 and renumbered to Amtrak 8500; retired by Amtrak in November 1977 and sold.
  4. SP 10205; retired in December 1968; to SPMW service.
  5. SP 10209; leased to Amtrak in 1971; sold to Amtrak in 1974 and renumbered to Amtrak 8504; retired by Amtrak in August 1976 and sold.

Wabash Cars

(See also: "Western" series sleepers)
(See also: "National" series sleepers)

Dome Coach -- 1 car
Pullman-Standard, 1958
Lightweight

Car
Number
Notes
WAB 203 (see below)

Wabash 203 was built in November 1958 at the same time as UP 7011-7015, which were themselves the last dome cars built for Union Pacific. Wabash 203, and UP 7011-7015, were initially assigned to City of St. Louis service, with Wabash 203 being in full UP yellow and gray colors, but with its Wabash name spelled out in UP's distinctive red lettering.

Wabash was leased to N&W in 1964, and the car became N&W 1613 in March 1966. The car remained in UP colors, with Norfolk & Western spelled out, until it was repainted to N&W's Blue and Aluminum colors upon the cancellation of the City of St. Louis pool in (?). Sold to Central of Georgia 1613 in 1970, to Southern 1613 in 1971 after Amtrak brought an end to Central of Georgia's passenger service. Car sold during 1979 to Quebec North Shore & Labrador; repainted boxcar brown as QNS&L 13510; repainted in 1993 into a new silver and red scheme.

Coach -- 4 cars
ACF, 1950
Lightweight

Car
Number
Notes
WAB 1427 1
WAB 1429 2
WAB 1429 3
WAB 1430 4

Notes:

  1. WAB 1427 was sold to NW 1934 to Steelmet Inc to Auto-Train 576 (scrapped)
  2. WAB 1429 was sold to NW 1935 to Steelmet Inc to Auto-Train 572 (scrapped)
  3. WAB 1429 was sold to NW 1936 to Steelmet Inc to Auto-Train 574 (scrapped)
  4. WAB 1430 was sold to NW 1937 to Steelmet Inc to Auto-Train 570

 

Coach -- 1 car
Pullman-Standard, 1950
Lightweight

Car
Number
Notes
WAB 1431 1

Notes:

  1. Wabash 1431 was ex Union Pacific 5400; sold to NW 1939; converted to NW 900 (staff car)

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