Category: kansas city

Train 39

Train 39

Chicago–Los Angeles train 39 (former Imperial) departing Kansas City Union Station, July 1962.

CRI&P train, engine number 4026, engine …

CRI&P train, engine number 4026, engine type 4-8-2

Train #3, Golden State Limited; 7 cars. Photographed: leaving Kansas City, Mo., January 18, 1936.

Westbound Portland Rose at Boise, ID, on Tha…

Westbound Portland Rose at Boise, ID, on Thanksgiving Day 1970.

UP train, engine number 1403 + additional di…

UP train, engine number 1403 + additional diesel units, engine type EMD SDP35

Train #18, Portland Rose (mixed train), 16 cars. Photographed: near Denver, Colo., May 8, 1970.

UP train, engine number 1403 + additional di…

UP train, engine number 1403 + additional diesel units, engine type EMD SDP35

Train #18, Portland Rose (mixed train), 2 cars, 25 MPH. Photographed: leaving Denver, Colo., May 8, 1970.

aryburn: A single E8 leads the 4 car remains…

aryburn:

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

aryburn: Since the Depression year of 1930, …

aryburn:

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.

UP train, engine number 914 + additional die…

UP train, engine number 914 + additional diesel units, engine type EMD E9

Train #18, Portland Rose. Photographed: near Denver, Colo., ca. 1968.

UP train, engine number 943 + additional die…

UP train, engine number 943 + additional diesel units, engine type EMD E9

Train #17, Portland Rose. Photographed: at Montpelier, Ida., 1967.

UP train, engine number 914 + additional die…

UP train, engine number 914 + additional diesel units, engine type EMD E9

Train #18, Portland Rose; 9 cars. Photographed: leaving Denver, Colo., 1966.