Available N Scale Models

UP “City” Series:

Kato (City of Los Angeles – 2011)
Union Pacific “Cheyenne”

Prototype

After being ordered in 1954, Union Pacific took delivery of ten Pullman-Standard Plan 4199 (Lot 6959) 5-Bedroom Buffet Lounge cars in April of 1956.  They were delivered in UP’s Armour Yellow and Harbor Mist Grey.  The 41-CUDO-11 trucks were painted Grey upon delivery.  The lounge section in these cars was trimmed in natural redwood paneling, leading to an unofficial nickname among railroad employees as the “Redwood Cars”.  Half of the cars were assigned to the City of Los Angeles, and the other half to the City of Portland.  They remained in their original configuration until 1965, at which time 7 were convereted to 11 bedroom sleepers (Star series)and 3 were used in the business car fleet.  The 7 converted cars were sold to Amtrak in 1971.

 

N Scale Models

In April 2011, Kato released the 11-car City of Los Angeles set which included a single 5-Bedroom Lounge car Cheyenne.  This car is pictured here.

Other Schemes

While these cars were only painted in UP’s Armour Yellow and Harbor Mist Grey, the trucks could be either grey (as-delivered) or silver (~1957).  The names of the 10 cars were all cities: Baker, Boise, Cedar City, Cheyenne, Gand Island, La Grande, North Platte, Ogden, Omaha, Pendleton.

 

Links & Resources

Book: Randall, W. David and William G. Anderson, The Official Pullman-Standard Library Vol. 14 Union Pacific 1937-1958, RPC Publications, 1993.
Book: Ranks, Harold E. and William W. Kratville, The Union Pacific Streamliners, Kratville Publications, 1974.

More Information

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Appropriate Passenger Trains:

Union Pacific City of Los Angeles
Union Pacific City of Portland