UP E8A 930 City Of Los Angeles Cajon Pass Summit CA 1968 JEH Coll
MILW, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1968 by Center for Railroad Photography & Art
Milwaukee Road passenger train no. 2, the eastbound Afternoon Hiawatha, with sky-top parlor observation car departing St. Paul, Minnesota, in August 1968. Photograph by John F. Bjorklund, © 2016, Center for Railroad Photography and Art. Bjorklund-63-03-16
A single E8 leads the 4 car remains of the Portland Rose at first stop since leaving Denver, Limon, Colo. on its 640 mile run to Kansas City. Rock Island crossing was still in service, its line to Colorado Springs.
November 10, 1968
Since the Depression year of 1930, Train 17-18, the Portland Rose, has been one of Union Pacific’s classier operations, even boasting for a time its own individual china pattern (depicting, naturally, roses). But starting in the mid-1960s the consist, which once included an RPO, diner, lounge, chair cars, and sleepers, has been shrinking, and by October 9, 1968, as Train 18 leaves Denver on its long day’s journey to Kansas City, all that’s left are two express cars and two coaches. The Rose will hang on until Amtrak in 1971, then disappear despite occasional talk of a revival. The diesel up front, E8A 932, will survive to become Amtrak 328.
The City of Portland races off the Harriman Cutoff
Dale Creek, WY
UP train, engine number 914 + additional diesel units, engine type EMD E9
Train #18, Portland Rose. Photographed: near Denver, Colo., ca. 1968.
Chicago to Seattle/Portland
The consist includes an AB set of F7s, a baggage car, two 56-seat coaches, and a dining car.
The gifs used were made by me, and are available at the link below. They have my name in the description.
Empire Builder and North Coast Limited
E7 750 and F3 800 with Portland sections of GN’s Empire Builder and NP’s North Coast Limited at Portland, mid-1968.
North Coast Limited and Empire Builder
PRR bedroom-lounge Hemlock Falls, in place of SP&S bedroom-lounge, in SP&S train 2, combined NP North Coast Limited and GN Empire Builder, departing Portland, April 1968.
Great Northern’s International, a Seattle – Vancouver, BC, with parlour lounge and coach service, photographed at King Street Station, Seattle in 1968 (with NP #408 in the background), with a business car on the rear.