Walthers HO 920-18205 85' ACF Dome Lounge Car, Union Pacific "Walter Dean" #9005

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Description Delivered as part of the 1955 upgrade to Domeliners, UP 9005 remained on the roster until 1971. After serving on the Auto Train from 1972 to 1981, the car went through several private owners before returning home in late...

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Delivered as part of the 1955 upgrade to Domeliners, UP 9005 remained on the roster until 1971. After serving on the Auto Train from 1972 to 1981, the car went through several private owners before returning home in late 1989. Through 1990, the car carried the name "Harriman." In 1990, it was renamed in honor of Walter Dean, who served as an attendant on UP's business car fleet from 1971 until his death in 1999.
In response to many requests, Walthers is pleased to announce HO models of the historic Union Pacific train honoring the late President George H. W. Bush, which will include a WalthersMainline SD70ACe 4141, and select WalthersProto cars from the Heritage Fleet.

Features:
Car comes fully assembled for operation or display
Perfect for fan trips and special events behind 4141 and other UP power
First time with factory-printed UPP numbers and car names
Baggage car includes full-color Presidential Seal decal
Finished in modern-era UP excursion scheme
Factory-installed grab irons
Prototypically accurate window tinting as appropriate

Suggested minimum 24" turn radius for operation.
Prototype Information: 

WALTER DEAN

Dome Lounge Car – Stabled at Council Bluffs

The Walter Dean was built in 1955 by American Car & Foundry as dome lounge No. 9005. It was sold to Auto Train, then reacquired by Union Pacific and named the Walter Dean in 1990.

The car is named for Walter Dean, who began his service with Union Pacific in 1942 as a dining car waiter on the Challenger. At that time, the dining car crew slept in the dining cars and kept mattresses in a hole under the floor.

When Mr. Dean moved into the lounge car on the City of Los Angeles as attendant, he was responsible for stocking and maintaining the bar and providing service to the passengers. His clientele included such stars as Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland and Frank Sinatra, who frequently traveled on the train. He also served President Harry Truman during his “Whistle Stop Campaign” of 1948.

When passenger service ended in 1971, Mr. Dean remained with Union Pacific, serving special guests and staff on business car trips that operate for railroad, corporate and community relations events. He passed away in Omaha, Neb., on Oct. 18, 1999

Photo Credit UP Official Website

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