Picture is a representation of the the car would like. The exact Passenger car you will receive is a lighted Dome-Coach Columbine
A key part of Union Pacific's public relations programs, 48 historic passenger cars, three restored steam locomotives and an A-B-A set of E9 diesels make up the famed Heritage Fleet. Many were originally purchased for the City Streamliners, and have been carefully restored and updated to full operating condition. Today, the cars and E9s are finished in a modern Armour Yellow scheme, and the cars carry names of important cities, famous trains and key people in the railroad's long history. In service, these rolling goodwill ambassadors travel system-wide and beyond, to attend a wide range of public and special events every year.
- Perfect for fan trip and excursion service
- Modern-Era UP excursion scheme
- Factory-Printed Car Names and UPP reporting marks
- Factory-installed grab irons
- Prototypically accurate window tinting
- Correct 36" turned metal RP-25 wheels
- Proto MAX(TM) metal knuckle couplers
PLEASE NOTE: As these cars are the correct prototype length and feature full underbody detail to match the prototypes, a minimum 24" radius is recommended for operation.
Columbine Dome Coach – Stabled at Council Bluffs The Columbine was built by American Car & Foundry in 1955 as dome coach No. 7001. It was reacquired by Union Pacific in 1989. The columbine is the state flower of Colorado. When a new heavyweight train was put on the run between Chicago and Denver in 1929, it was named after the flower, and was dubbed the “Flower of Travel Comfort.” The train’s limousine lounge car, the Colorado Club, had a special color scheme. The car featured buffet soda fountain service, as well as standard valet features. The observation platform was enclosed and called a solarium. In the dining car, a special china pattern was in use. The Columbine and the Portland Rose were the only two Union Pacific trains which had exclusive dining car china patterns. Though the train was in daily service and there were only four dining cars, china quantities were limited. Today the most collectible china pattern from Union Pacific is the Columbine. Recently a cup and saucer sold at auction for $1,650. In addition to the lounge and diner, the train had standard Pullman sleeping cars and coaches. Two of the sleeping cars were not put on the train until it reached Omaha, Neb. The timetable notes that these cars would not be available for boarding until 9:30 p.m. for a 12:06 a.m. westbound departure. On the eastbound trip, the train arrived in Omaha at 6:30 a.m., but passengers could remain in their sleeping space until 8 a.m. The Columbine train remained in service until 1950