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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:

  • Brand-new 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 #11-209/210 Interior Light Kit with White LED (Light Kit with White LED is DCC friendly)

The Cars of the City of Los Angeles:


Storage Mail #5643

Baggage-Dormitory #6008

Coach #5401

Coach #5417

Dome Chair #7001

Lounge Car #6203

10-6 Sleeper Pacific Guard

Dome Diner #8004

5-DB Lounge Sleeper "Cheyenne"

11-DB Sleeper "Placid Valley"

Dome Lounge Observation #9003
 

Set Information:

Stock # Description Road # MSRP
176-5315
EMD E9A Union Pacific 944
$95
176-5316
EMD E9A Union Pacific 952
$95
176-5352
EMD E9B Union Pacific 953B
$95
176-5353
EMD E9B Union Pacific 970B
$95
106-080
Union Pacific City of Los Angeles
11 Car Set
Storage Mail -New Tooling- 5643
$270
Baggage-Dormitory -New Tooling- 6008
44 Seat Coach 5401
44 Seat Coach 5417
Dome Chair 7001
Lounge -New Tooling- 6203
10-6 Sleeper -New Tooling- Pacific Guard
Dome Diner -New Tooling- 8004
5 Double Bedroom-Lounge Sleeper -New Tooling- Cheyenne
11 Double Bedroom Sleeper -New Tooling- Placid Valley
Dome-Lounge Observation -New Tooling- 9003
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