Wednesday, May 14, 2014

4449-844 Doubleheader: Dome Diner #8008 “City of Portland”

IMG_6333 Union Pacific Dome Diner #8008 City of Portland at Peninsula Jct on May 12, 2007

Dome Dining Car #8008, City of Portland, was built by American Car & Foundry in 1955. In June 1972, the car was sold to AutoTrain for use between Virginia and Florida, becoming AutoTrain #807. After AutoTrain shut down in April 1981, the car was sold to A. J. Daniels of Tulsa, Oklahoma in December 1981, and was subsequently sold to Kansas City Southern via Mid-America Car Company in 1982. The car was assigned KCS #19 and was intended for use on a revived Southern Belle passenger train that was aborted. The car remained in storage in AutoTrain paint at Mid-America Car Co. in Kansas City until being re-purchased by Union Pacific via Northern Rail Car in October 1990. After being refurbished, the car was given the name City of Portland, after the jointly operated Union Pacific/Chicago & North Western streamliner that ran between Chicago and Portland, Oregon from June 1935 to April 1971.

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