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UP Overland Limited Consist (1950)?

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UP Overland Limited Consist (1950)?
Posted by Vilhelm22 on Monday, June 20, 2022 4:43 AM

Hi,

I've been looking around the internet for several weeks now and am struggling to find information on the Overland Limited, which seems to be very poorly recorded and photographed as a service.  I'm wondering what the consist was in around 1950, when it was painted in its greyhound livery?

According to some sources, in the 1940s it pulled up to 20 cars until its demise in the 1950s-60s as it was replaced by the City of San Francisco.

i hoping to model the entire consist, and though I have a few cars plus I know they used FEF-1/2/3s and Challengers, I'm unaware of the total consist in about 1945-50.  The cars were the smooth-sided streamliners produced by Pullman Company that were used on numerous services across the country.

Any information would be incredibly helpful and I'd be very greatful for it.

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Posted by "JaBear" on Monday, June 20, 2022 2:44 PM
 
Welcome to the Forum.
 
Hope this helps…
 
 
 
Cheers, the Bear.Smile
PS. While I’m not a UP modeller, I believe the UtahRails.Net site is very good for those that are.

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Posted by Vilhelm22 on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 4:44 AM

Thanks JaBear that's really helpful!  The two-tone grey livery seems to be incredibly poorly photographed and i was struggling to find any info on the service of real depth - it was succeeded by the City of San Francisco which has received far more recognition and recording of data.  

Was wood panelling still present or was it some other material for walls etc - and if so, what?

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