Category Archives: Union Pacific City of St Louis

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 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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Domeliner City of St Louis observation lounge car being run on the rear of the train

Where else would I expect an observation lounge to be, you might ask. But until I found this wonderful picture on the “other” Streamliner Memories blog (streamlinermemories.info, whereas I’m at .com), I wasn’t sure these cars had ever been run on … Continue reading

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