Accurate Cars for UP City StreamlinersFrom the introduction of the M-10000 in 1934, Union Pacific set a new standard for luxury with its Streamliner trains. As ridership grew in the late 30s, UP ordered new equipment to provide daily service. Although WWII brought an abrupt halt to the project, by 1946, UP and partners CNW, SP and Wabash had over 100 new cars on order to begin daily "City" runs on several routes. As delivery delays mounted and competitors rolled out new trains, UP opted to rebuild some prewar cars and ordered still more new equipment. While other roads began cutting back in the 1950s, UP expanded service with new "Astra Dome" coaches, lounges and diners. And in 1955, a new service agreement saw Milwaukee Road cars added to UP trains. Despite its ongoing investment in new equipment -- by 1965, UP had purchased 642 brand-new cars -- and commitment to service, losses escalated and UP turned over operation of its trains to Amtrak on May 1, 1971. Today, several original "City" cars survive in museums, as well as in UP's excursion fleet, which sees service behind the company's restored steam and diesel power.
Walthers newest name train makes it easy to model these great streamliners in HO and includes:
* Complete Consists for:
City of Los Angeles 1955-60
City of San Francisco 1955-60
* Great Starting Point for modeling:
City of Portland 1955-59
City of Denver 1955-59
City of St. Louis 1955, 1958-60s
Combined City of Los Angeles/San Francisco 1960s
Combined City of Portland/Denver 1959-1960s
* 14 New HO Cars
* Based on Cars used 1942-1971
* Authentic Paint, Lettering & Striping
* Prototypically tinted green windows
* Factory-Applied Wire Grab Irons
* Correctly painted grab irons as appropriate
* Car Name & Number Decals as Appropriate
* Superb Detail Inside & Out
* Proto MAX(TM) Metal Knuckle Couplers
* Correct Trucks with RP-25 Metal Wheels
* Great with MILW Yellow & Gray Cars too!
Add some light to your UP City cars with these interior lighting kits For DC layouts: /exec/productinfo/933-1049) For DCC layouts: /exec/productinfo/933-1084)
PLEASE NOTE: As these cars are the correct prototype length and feature full underbody detail to match the prototypes, a minimum 24" radius is recommended for operation. Photos show preproduction models; some details may vary. Sketches are for illustration purposes only; some details and colors may vary.