Wednesday, May 14, 2014

4449-844 Doubleheader: Diner #4808 “City of Los Angeles”

IMG_6334 Union Pacific Dining Car #4808 City of Los Angeles at Peninsula Jct on May 12, 2007

Dining Car #4808, City of Los Angeles, was built by American Car & Foundry in 1949. After Amtrak took over passenger service in 1971, #4808 and sister car #4810 were retained for special service. 4810 was named City of Los Angeles in 1988, after the jointly operated Union Pacific/Chicago & North Western streamliner that ran between Chicago and Los Angeles from May 1936 to April 1971. 4808 was sold to Northern Rail Car in 1989, but in 1991, the two cars were exchanged and 4808 became the City of Los Angeles, while 4810 went to Northern Rail Car and went on to be sold to Northern Star Rails in 1993.

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