Wednesday, May 14, 2014

4449-844 Doubleheader: Baggage Recreation Car #5769 “Council Bluffs”

IMG_6331 Union Pacific Baggage Recreation Car #5769 Council Bluffs at Peninsula Jct on May 12, 2007

Baggage Recreation Car #5769 was built by the St. Louis Car Company in 1962 as a Postal Storage Car, and it went on to serve as Maintenance of Way Storage Car #904286. It was converted to Baggage Recreation Car #5769 in 2000 and was used as part of a special train sent to the 2000 political conventions. Though it seems to be without a name due to its patriotic livery, it is assigned the name Council Bluffs, after Council Bluffs, Iowa, which has served as Union Pacific's eastern terminus and the location of Mile Post 0 since 1874.

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