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The Union Pacific City of Los Angeles

Prototype Information:

The "City of Los Angeles" was one of the Union Pacific's "City of" trains, and a direct competitor to trains such as the California Zephyr and Santa Fe Super Chief. With many railroads in the 1950's vying for the attention of the travelling public, the Union Pacific spend 10 million dollars in 1954 to upgrade its passenger services, promoting its commitment to high quality passenger service as well as creating one of the most iconic trains of the golden age of american railroading.

One of the most iconic images of this train were its dome cars ("Domeliners"), which, like the California Zephyr, granted its passengers with an unparalleled view of the countryside as the train would make its trips between Chicago and Los Angeles.

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Passenger Car Features:

  • Unique prototype specific toolings for eight of the cars
  • The observation car is depicted in its pre-modified condition to proudly display its unique, illuminated, signboard.
  • Each car is equipped with low flange wheels, KATO magnetic knuckle couplers and shock absorber construction for smooth and reliable operation
  • Interior of cars can be lighted with optional installation of #11-211/212 Version 2 Interior Light Kit with White LED (DCC Friendly)

The Cars of the City of Los Angeles:

Storage Mail




Dome Chair

Lounge Car

10-6 Sleeper

Dome Diner

5-DB Lounge Sleeper

11-DB Sleeper

Dome Lounge Observation

Set Information:

Stock # Description Road # MSRP
EMD E9A Union Pacific w/ Nose Herald 957
EMD E9A Union Pacific w/ Nose Herald 962
EMD E9B Union Pacific 957B
EMD E9B Union Pacific 962B
EMD E9A Union Pacific w/ Nose Herald w/ TCS DCC Installed 957
EMD E9A Union Pacific w/ Nose Herald w/ TCS DCC Installed 962
EMD E9B Union Pacific w/ TCS DCC Installed 957B
EMD E9B Union Pacific w/ TCS DCC Installed 962B
Union Pacific City of Los Angeles
11 Car Set
Storage Mail -Unique Tooling- 5639
Baggage-Dormitory -Unique Tooling- 6007
44 Seat Coach 5410
44 Seat Coach 5449
Dome Chair 7002
Lounge -New Tooling- 6205
10-6 Sleeper -Unique Tooling- Pacific Union
Dome Diner -Unique Tooling- 8001
5 Double Bedroom-Lounge Sleeper -Unique Tooling- Omaha
11 Double Bedroom Sleeper -Unique Tooling- Placid Waters
Dome-Lounge Observation -Unique Tooling- 9000

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