Union Pacific 11-Car Passenger Set. "City of San Francisco" Name Train. 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 ½ 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. This set, 73X49-2_SET Set 2 includes ELEVEN (11) CARS.
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. Each car comes in a hard protective jewel box.
The set is packed into a simple white cardboard box with no decorative display. New from authorized AZL dealer stock.This is a valuable parcel. We offer the finest brand new items direct from AZL. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\Railroads & Trains\Passenger Cars".
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