AZL 73X49-2_SET Union Pacific "City of San Francisco" Lightwewight Car Set 2
Included in this set:
73049-2 Sleeper 4-4-2 | CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO CLIFF HOUSE
73049-4 Sleeper 4-4-2 | CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO NORTH BEACH
73149-1 Sleeper 6-6-4 | CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO AMERICAN LAKE
73149-3 Sleeper 6-6-4 | CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO AMERICAN HEIGHTS
73549-2 Diner | CHICAGO AND NORTH WESTERN 6959
73549-9 Dormitory & Lounge | CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO EMBARCADERO
73749-2 Coach | CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO MONTGOMERY STREET
73749-4 Coach | CHICAGO AND NORTH WESTERN 3482
73749-6 Coach | SOUTHERN PACIFIC 2215
73849-2 Observation | CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO AMERICAN MILEMASTER
73949-2 CHICAGO AND NORTH WESTERN UNITED STATES MAIL RAILWAY POST OFFICE
Union Pacific's "City of San Francisco"
Beginning in 1936, the Union Pacific began operations of the "City of San Francisco" passenger train. The train operated between Chicago, IL and Oakland, CA on the Overland Route. A ferry connection completed the service to San Francisco. The C&NW, Milwaukee Road, and Southern Pacific were co-owners in the train and contributed rolling stock to the roster.
Starting in 1938, the lightweight passenger cars were introduced. Typical trains were 17 cars in length and could accommodate 222 passenger. These lightweight cars are represented in AZL's set. The sets were powered by EMD locomotives and were cable of a speed of 110mph. This would allow the "City of San Francisco" to make the trip in 39 &fraq12; hours. This included 37 stops for the westbound trains and 38 stops on the eastbound trains.
The "City of San Francisco" would continue operations until 1972 when Amtrak took over all long distance passenger route.