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Union Pacific Passenger Trains Before Amtrak
The Union Pacific fielded lengthy yellow domeliners that connected the Midwest with the Pacific Coast as well as secondary services that included mixed trains that lasted until Amtrak began.
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Photo ID: 850086

Union Pacific train 717, the Los Angeles Challenger, is seen in Los Angeles at Pasadena Junction in 1940. Otto Conrad Perry photo, from my collection.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-6-4
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 3935
Train ID: UP 717
Photo Date: August 01, 1940


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By: GEORGE M. STUPAR

Added: Jan 22, 2024

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Photo ID: 837278

Union Pacific E8A 931 and two B-Units lead train 103, the westbound City of Los Angeles, as it makes its final station stop, at the railroad's East Los Angeles station, before ending its tr... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Commerce, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 931
Train ID: UP 103
Photo Date: February, 1970


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By: Craig Walker

Added: Jul 28, 2023

Views: 5,206
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Photo ID: 836901

Union Pacific train number 111, the City of Denver, is seen leaving Denver on its first westbound run, with ten cars at 35 MPH, on June 19th 1936. Otto Perry photo, from my collection.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMC
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP M-10005
Train ID: UP 111
Photo Date: June 19, 1936


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By: GEORGE M. STUPAR

Added: Jul 23, 2023

Views: 10,509
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Photo ID: 775638

Union Pacific's City of Portland leaves Denver headed west, as it passes four CB&Q E's which have just delivered the California Zephyr from Chicago to Denver, heading to the 23rd Street engine te... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 925
Train ID: City of Portland
Photo Date: April, 1967


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Jun 30, 2021

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Photo ID: 639547

The UP regional train from Ogden/Salt Lake is tied up at the NP depot. It lasted up till Amtrak day.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Butte, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: UP 929
Train ID: Butte Special
Photo Date: September, 1967


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Nov 30, 2017

Views: 8,306
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Photo ID: 636012

Somewhere in Wyoming west of Cheyenne the City Of SF/LA roars by. Speculation this could have been the coach section with the Pullman section following, clues being the single dome and predominate... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: UP 956
Train ID: 103
Photo Date: September, 1967


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Oct 28, 2017

Views: 10,242
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Photo ID: 612362

This is the Boy Scout special running through on the Front Range at Palmer Lake. An F3A, F7B and F3B make up the consist.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD F3(A)
Location: Palmer Lake, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1403
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1960


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By: Collection of Chris Zygmunt

Added: Apr 06, 2017

Views: 8,607
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Favorited: 33
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Photo ID: 585700

A Roger Puta Photograph

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Pocatello, Idaho, USA
Locomotive #: UP 931
Train ID: Portland Rose
Photo Date: April, 1971


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Aug 12, 2016

Views: 5,870
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Favorited: 18
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Photo ID: 580652

On a hot July afternoon in 1962, Union Pacific GP9 311 has been waiting with the northbound local at Sand Creek north of Denver for the afternoon parade of inbound passenger trains. First up is tr... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: 311
Train ID: Train 106
Photo Date: July, 1962


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By: Bill Marvel

Added: Jun 21, 2016

Views: 6,284
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Photo ID: 579321

A grand old name in Union Pacific passenger lore, the Overland, westbound Train 27, passes under the C&S overpass at the west end of Cheyenne on December 26, 1965. Led by SDP35’s 1407 and 1400, ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SDP35
Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: 1407
Train ID: Train 27
Photo Date: December 26, 1965


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By: Bill Marvel

Added: Jun 08, 2016

Views: 6,845
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Favorited: 30


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Photo ID: 578641

Leading First 103, the City of Los Angeles westbound, Union Pacific E9A 951 pops out of the cut at the west end of Hermosa Tunnel on June 18, 1964. The first section of this luxury liner handles e... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD E9(A)
Location: Hermosa, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: 951
Train ID: First 103
Photo Date: June 18, 1964


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By: Bill Marvel

Added: Jun 02, 2016

Views: 5,424
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Favorited: 22
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Photo ID: 566023

Since the Depression year of 1930, Train 17-18, the Portland Rose, has been one of Union Pacific’s classier operations, even boasting for a time its own individual china pattern (depicting, natu... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: 932
Train ID: Train 18
Photo Date: October 09, 1968


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By: Bill Marvel

Added: Feb 15, 2016

Views: 6,413
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Photo ID: 559975

The (probably) City of Portland races off the Harriman Cutoff in the late 60s, with my father, Clarence (who is not one of the three generations of Hinkhouses to post on this site), ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Dale Creek, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: UP 936
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1968


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By: Jim Hinkhouse

Added: Dec 27, 2015

Views: 12,855
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Photo ID: 556983

The City of Denver

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Unknown
Location: Lanark, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: MILW 1-111
Photo Date: August 05, 1964


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Dec 03, 2015

Views: 8,249
Comments: 9

Favorited: 62
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Photo ID: 553540

An A-B-B set of E6's pulls one of UP's fine passenger trains at speed, and on jointed rail.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD E6A
Location: Nebraska, USA
Locomotive #: UP 985
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1955


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By: Collection of Chris Zygmunt

Added: Nov 08, 2015

Views: 8,303
Comments: 2

Favorited: 45
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