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Union Pacific Excursion Cars

A roster of UP's current excursion car fleet

This roster was copied (with permission) from the UP Modelers group on yahoo, and was originally posted by David W.

Thanks for David W. we have a very nice, complete, current service roster of UP's excursion car fleet. The cars follow, listed by style.

Baggage Recreation Cars
• UPP 5769 Council Bluffs originally was built as a baggage car
• UPP 5714 Pony Express was built postal storage car No. 5714

Business Cars
• UPP 100 Arden was built coach No. 5449
• UPP 103 Cheyenne was built 5-bedroom lounge car, the Baker
• UPP 114 Feather River was built as a 5-bedroom lounge car, the Boise
• UPP 119 Kenefick was built as coach #5446
• UPP 101 Lone Star was built as coach No. 5447
• UPP 102 North Platte was built as Observation car No. 4403
• UPP 120 Selma was built as business car No. 101
• UPP 106 Shoshone was as business car No. 99
• UPP 102 St. Louis was built as a 44-seat coach No. 5448
• UPP 140 Stanford was built car No. 140
• UPP 150 Sunset was built No. 150

Club Lounge Cars
• UPP 6203 Sun Valley was built as club lounge

Coaches
• UPP 5486 City of Salina was built as 44-seat coach
• UPP 5468 Katy Flyer was built as 44-seat coach
• UPP 5473 Portland Rose was built as 44-seat coach
• UPP 5480 Sunshine Special was built as 44-seat coach
• UPP 5483 Texas Eagle was built as 44-seat coach

Concession Cars
• UPP 5818 Sherman Hill was built as Railroad Post Office (RPO) UP 5818

Crew Cars
• UPP 202 Willie James was built as a 10-roomette, 6-bedroom sleeper, the Pacific Domain renamed
in 2009 to current name

Crew Sleepers
• UPP 314 Columbia River was built as the Western Wonderland, a 12-roomette (single), 4- bedroom
sleeper. It was converted to an 11-bedroom car, the No. 1611
• UPP 315 Little Rock was built as the 12-roomette, 4-bedroom sleeper Western Scene, this car was
rebuilt to an 11-bedroom sleeper, No. 1612

Deluxe Sleepers
• UPP 1602 Green River was built in as a 12-roomette, 4-bedroom sleeper, the Western Hills. It was
rebuilt to an 11-bedroom sleeper, Sun Isle. In 1991, the car was reconfigured into an 8-bedroom
deluxe sleeper
• UPP 413 Lake Bluff was built for the Kansas City Southern Railway as coach No. 272
• UPP 412 Lake Forest was built as a 72-seat coach for the Kansas City Southern Railway and
numbered No. 270.
• UPP 200 Omaha was built as the 12-roomette, 4-bedroom sleeper, the Western Star. It was rebuilt
in 1965 to an 11-bedroom sleeper, No. 1608 Sun Rest, and rebuilt again in 1974 to an 8-bedroom
sleeper and renamed
• UPP 1610 Portola was as a 12-roomette, 4-bedroom sleeper, the Western Valley. It was rebuilt in
1965 to an 11-bedroom sleeper, the No. 1610 Sun Skies. In 1989, the car was converted into an 8-
bedroom sleeper and renamed
• UPP 1605 Powder River was built as a 12-roomette, 4-bedroom sleeper named Western Plains. It
was rebuilt in 1965 into an 11-bedroom sleeper named Sun Manor. In 1989 it was rebuilt into a 4-
bedroom deluxe sleeper and renamed
• UPP 1603 Wyoming was built as a 12-roomette, 4-bedroom sleeper, Western Lodge. It was rebuilt
in 1965 into an 11-bedroom sleeper No. 1603, Sun Lake. In 1974 it was rebuilt into a 4-bedroom
deluxe sleeper and renamed

Diners
• UPP 5011 City of Denver was built as cafe lounge 1989, when it was rebuilt into a 36-seat dining
car and renamed
• UPP 4808 City of Los Angeles was built as a 48-seat diner
• UPP 302 Overland was built as cafe lounge No. 5015. It was rebuilt as a 36-seat diner
Dome Coaches
• UPP 7015 Challenger was built as dome Coach
• UPP 7001 Columbine was built as dome coach

Dome Diners
• UPP 8008 City of Portland was built as dome diner
• UPP 8004 Colorado Eagle was built as dome diner
• UPP 7011 Missouri River Eagle was built as dome coach

Dome Lounge Cars
• UPP 9009 City of San Francisco was built as dome lounge
• UPP 9004 Harriman was built as Dome Lounge
• UPP 9005 Walter Dean was built as dome lounge

Inspection Cars
• UPP 420 Fox River was built as a two-bedroom, two-compartment, buffet-lounge-sleeper for
Canadian National Railway. As No. 1087, named Cape Breton
• UPP 203 Idaho was built as a 12-roomette, 4-double bedroom car named the Western Mountain. It
was rebuilt by Pullman Standard in 1965 as an 11-bedroom sleeper, the Sun Lane, and converted.

Kitchen Cars
• UPP 4003 Pacific Limited was built as lunch counter/diner No. 4003

Museum Cars
• UPP 5779 Promontory was built as postal storage car No. 5779
Power Cars
• The 207 and 208 were built as baggage/dormitory car Nos. 6004 and 6006. They later were rebuilt
as steam generator dormitory car Nos. 303 and 304, and renumbered to Nos. 207 and 208
• The 205 was built as New York Central baggage car No. 91. It was rebuilt in 1975 as power-dorm
Tool Car
• UPP 9336 Built as Express Box Car 9336

© 2009, 2019, David W, transcribed by: Josh Baakko, https://www.modelrailroadtips.com