Coach section of the combined City of Los Angeles/City of St. Louis/Challenger at San Bernardino.
The coach section included two dome-coaches and the newly-modernized buffet-lounge (UP 4051) shown at the right side of the above photo. Five of these buffet-lounge cars (UP 4050-54) had been rebuilt by the UP from 3600-series diners in the spring of 1964 and placed into service on #103 and #104 just before Memorial Day, in time to help provide additional food and beverage service on the expanded summer consists. The UP train was just departing as the Santa Fe Grand Canyon arrived on the left behind five F-units. The Grand Canyon was due in at 3:40 PM.
City of Los Angeles/City of St. Louis/Challenger
The sleeping car section was ready to depart when the coach section arrived on a track nearer to the depot. The coach section had about twenty cars, including two Milwaukee Road coaches just ahead of UP 5433.
San Bernardino, CA
sleeping car section of UP #104, the eastbound City of Los Angeles/City of St. Louis/Challenger just as it is pulling to a stop in San Bernardino. It was scheduled to arrive at 3:25 PM and depart at 3:30 PM. The baggage-mail car (at location 1) with the 30-foot mail apartment was inherited from the City of St. Louis. It looks like a fair amount of mail was going to be loaded that day.
Second 104 the Challenger (coach) section, shown here passing the summit station.
The Challenger consist included two dome-coaches and this newly-modernized buffet-lounge (UP 4051). Five of these buffet-lounge cars (UP 4050-54) had been rebuilt by the UP from 3600-series diners in the spring of 1964 and placed into service on #103 and #104 just before Memorial Day, in time to help provide additional food and beverage service on the expanded summer consists. A dome coach is ahead of the buffet-lounge and a regular coach behind it.
May 31, 1964
First 104, the sleeping car section of the eastbound UP City of Los Angeles/City of St. Louis/Challenger passing by the Summit station. It was scheduled through Summit at 4:35 PM.
The dome diner and dome lounge are visible in the center of the train. On the rear is a Budd-built Pacific-series 10-6 sleeper.
May 31, 1964
CB&Q Oakland Tower – 9 Photos by Marty Bernard
The westbound Afternoon Hiawatha shot from Oakland Tower on June 19, 1964.
Milwaukee Road E9A #30-A is ahead of what is likely a “Hiawatha” consist carrying considerable head-end business at St. Paul, Minnesota during June of 1964.
Seattle/Portland–Chicago Mainstreeter at Plains, Mont., mid-1964.
Chicago–Seattle/Portland Mainstreeter crossing the Sheyenne River “High Bridge” at Valley City, N.Dak., in 1964.
1964 Northbound #10 Shasta Daylight passing Black Butte. In the summer of 1964 the office was still staffed — by Operator Roberta Dugger. Note two Pennsy sleepers in the consist of the Daylight and the flower box under the operator’s window. Two years later, with the installation of CTC, the Black Butte trainorders office closed forever. The building survived until 1970 when it was demolished by a derailing freight train. Frank Winterling