Wednesday, May 14, 2014

4449-844 Doubleheader: Power Car #208

IMG_6336 Union Pacific Power Car #208 at Peninsula Jct on May 12, 2007

Power Car #208 was originally built by American Car & Foundry in 1949 as Baggage-Dormitory #6006. In 1962, it was one of five such cars Union Pacific remodeled into Boiler-Dormitory-Baggage cars to provide additional heating capabilities in extremely long passenger trains and renumbered to #303. In 1987 it was assigned to the steam program as #209. In 1991, the car was equipped with a diesel generator to supply Hotel Electric Power (HEP) to other cars. This car has the unusual configuration of a four-axle truck on one end and a six-axle truck on the other.

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