Monthly Archives: August 2014

Union Pacific City of Los Angeles in Wyoming

From the Union Pacific booklet “California”

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Union Pacific City of Los Angeles Redwood Lounge Car

From the booklet “California,” from which the text about Union Pacific’s California trains is produced in a post below. My memory is that this car also contained 6 double-bedrooms. It was designed to run behind the dome diner, between the … Continue reading

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Union Pacific City of Los Angeles, Challenger, City of St. Louis leg-rest coach

  From the booklet “California,” of which text is reproduced in a post below. Leg-rest coaches were the norm on Chicago-California trains. On Union Pacific, only its dome coaches were carpeted and were also otherwise much more striking in decor. … Continue reading

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Union Pacific dome atop a coach

From the booklet “California,” of which more text is produced in a post below. A dome coach ran on the City of Los Angeles and City of St. Louis, as well as on the Challenger when it and the City … Continue reading

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Union Pacific City of LA at East Los Angeles Station

  From East LA, the last stop before LA Union Station, Union Pacific buses carried passengers to towns throughout the LA area. At Fullerton, when I was a boy, Union Pacific had a beautiful, historic station served by bus connection … Continue reading

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Union Pacific California booklet

Reproduced below, from the Union Pacific booklet “California,” are the pages that tell about its trains to California. Note the reference to the Challenger as a summer and Christmas-season train. The Challenger Streamliner or Challenger Domeliner’s brief years as a … Continue reading

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Royal Gorge along the Arkansas River between Pueblo and Tennessee pass

Reproduced here from a Vanishing Vistas post card, attributed there to the D&RGW RR archives courtesy of the State Historical Society of Colorado.  

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