RailPictures.Net Photo: UPP 102 Union Pacific Business Car at Evanston, Wyoming by Kevin Madore
 
  Login Sign Up 


Photo Location Map Locomotive Details Location/Date of Photo


View Larger Map
Union Pacific (more..)
Business Car (more..)
Evanston Yard (more..)
Evanston, Wyoming, USA (more..)
May 12, 2019
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
UPP 102 (more..)
X4014 (more..)
Kevin Madore (more..)
Contact Photographer Photographer Profile 
Remarks & Notes 
The End. The Business Car "St. Louis" brings up the markers on UP's special "Great Race to Ogden" train. From what I can tell this car was built back in 1950 as a Pullman Standard 44 passenger coach, and then converted to a Business Car with observation platform in 1952. It's been remodeled a couple of times since, and gained the name "St. Louis" in 1989. It has a kitchen, a crew room that sleeps two, a dining room that seats 12 and an observation room that seats 12. It has one public restroom and one bedroom suite with private bathroom. I'm not going to ask what it costs to rent it, LOL!

Interestingly, the special drumhead on the back platform says "Great Race to Promontory" and depicts silhouettes of the two steamers that met on May 10th of 1869. Of course, this train went to Ogden, not Promontory. Sadly, that's because the rails no longer go to the latter destination. The tracks through Promontory were lifted back in 1942, during a WWII scrap drive. No one even gave any thought to saving the last hundred yards for historical purposes. The National Park Service would acquire the land in 1957, but it would still be a couple of decades before the rails would be rebuilt and replica steamers would arrive there. It is a bit sad that we Americans often do a poor job of saving historic artifacts. We could take some lessons from the Brits!

Community Response Photo Comments (0) 
Views: 1,834     Favorited: 12
Since added on June 03, 2019

+ Add to Favorites

+ Nominate for People's Choice

+ Subscribe

+ Add to Photo Album

+ Post a Photo Comment
 
* Views on this page updated in real-time.

 User Photo Albums Containing this Photo (2)+ Add to Album
Union Pacific Specials

Album created by member Ellis Simon
Album Views: 2,964
See beautiful diesel and steam locomotives, including newly restored Big Boy #4014, pulling long trains of yellows cars reminiscent of the days when UP domeliners seemed to go Everywhere West.
Union Pacific Heritage Steam Program

Album created by member Kevin Madore
Album Views: 485
Images of UP Steam Locomotives 4014 and 844 on special excursions.
Add to Photo Album or Get Your Own Photo Album


EXIF Data for this photo: [What's this?]

This image contains EXIF headers - Click Here to show the data.



Photo Copyright 2019 Kevin Madore. All Rights Reserved. Photo Usage Policy
This website Copyright © 2002-2020. All Rights Reserved.
Do Not Sell My Personal Information