Thursday, 28 July 2016

Union Pacific's Streamliners And The New York Central Railroad's Streamliners.



Union Pacific's 2906 Streamliner.
Built by Baldwin in 1920.
Illustration: STEAM LOCOMOTIVE.COM

Union Pacific's Omaha Shops shrouded two Locomotives in 1937. The 7002 Locomotive
was built to pull heavy Passenger Trains over The Rocky Mountains, with massive
six-foot wheels driven by 4,000 horsepower.

The 2906 was one of ten P-13 Pacifics built for The Union Pacific by Baldwin in 1920.
They were "Shrouded" primarily to serve as relief power for the Diesel Cities Streamliners
between Omaha and Ogden or Denver.

Pacific 2906 and Mountain 7002 served between 1939 and 1941 on The Forty-Niner,
a heavyweight, all-Pullman Streamliner departing five times a month from
Chicago to San Francisco, site of The Golden Gate Exposition.

The Locomotives bore Union Pacific's Pre-War Streamliner colours of Armour Yellow,
Leaf Brown, and Scarlet. Mountain 7002 ended its spectacular thirty-two-year career
as a Rescue Engine for stalled Locomotives.



Prior to "Shrouding" and "Streamlining",
this is how Union Pacific's Locomotives looked.
Photo by alcomike43 on Flickr
Illustration: PINTEREST



The New York Central Railroad's Hudson Locomotives.
Illustration: 

Ten of the J3 Hudsons (5445-5454) were built Streamlined (in 1938). The design was
developed by Henry Dreyfuss. Half of these Locomotives had "Boxpok Drivers". The other
half had Scullin Double-Disc Drivers. These Locomotives were used primarily for
New York - Chicago service. "Shrouding" over the Main Air Reservoirs was removed
in 1941. All Streamlining was removed from these Locomotives in 1945.



The New York Central Railroad's Streamlined Hudson Locomotive.
Saved from Wired
Illustration: PINTEREST

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