Wednesday, May 14, 2014

4449-844 Doubleheader: Power Car #209 “Howard Fogg”

IMG_6324 Union Pacific Power Car #209 Howard Fogg at Peninsula Jct on May 12, 2007

Power Car #209, Howard Fogg, was originally built by American Car & Foundry in 1949 as Baggage-Dormitory #6008. 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 #304. In July 1987 it was assigned to the steam program as #209. In 1992-1993, the car was equipped with a diesel generator to supply Hotel Electric Power (HEP) to other cars, though it still retains its steam boiler as well. In 1997, an additional generator was added, and the car was given the name Howard Fogg, in honor of the renowned railroad artist who passed away on October 1, 1996. 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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