Alaska Railroad Passenger Cars

Retired Passenger Car Roster


ARR #
Original
Number
Description
Year
Built
Built
By
Acquired
by ARR
Retired
Remarks
B-1, B-1   Business car         in service 1921; more; eng drawing
1         1916    
2   Parlor Observation 1927 Pullman     eng drawing; more
3 ?? Parlor Observation ??? PCF 1916 . .
4         1916    
5   Parlor Observation 1915 Pullman 1936 1960 Northern Pacific Rwy; Once served as the Seward Chamber of Commerce, (photo), (photo), (photo), (photo), (photo), (photo); eng drawing; eng_drawing3
6 .   . Pullman 1930 . Northern Pacific Rwy; "Yukon" (photo); eng drawing, eng drawing2; eng_drawing3
7         1916    
8         1916    
9 . Buffet-bar-lounge 1945 ACF 1948 . ex hospital car, acquired surplus; rebuilt 1949 by Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Co.
10 . Buffet-bar-lounge 1945 ACF 1948 . ex hospital car, acquired surplus; rebuilt 1949 by Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Co; parked in place at McKinley Park Station Hotel (1984-?)
11 . 66 seat coach . . 7/1924 . eng drawings, eng drawings
12 . 66 seat coach . . 7/1924 . eng drawings, eng drawings
13              
Reedy . . . . . . Special tourist train used in 1925
14   75 seat coach         eng drawings
15   75 seat coach         eng drawings
16 . 75 seat coach . . . . eng drawings
17 . 84 seat coach . . . . Former Pennsylvania Railroad "P70" coach; eng_drawings
18 . 84 seat coach . . . . Former Pennsylvania Railroad "P70" coach; eng_drawings
19 . . . . . . eng drawings
20 . 72 seat coach 1909 PCF 5/1936 . from Lehigh Valley RR; ex kitchen car, acquired surplus; more; retire; eng drawings; eng drawings
21 . 72 seat coach 1909 PCF 5/1936 . from Lehigh Valley RR; retire; eng drawings; eng drawings
22 . 88 seat coach . . 1/1941 . from Rock Island Line; retire; eng drawing, eng drawing
23 . 88 seat coach . . 1/1941 . from Rock Island Line; retire; eng drawing, eng drawing
24 . 60 seat coach . . . . retire
25 . 60 seat coach . . . .  
26 . 60 seat coach . . . . ex Bureau of Mines cars
27 . 60 seat coach . . . . ex Bureau of Mines cars
28, 28, 28 . 60 seat coach . . . . ex Bureau of Mines cars
29              
30 . 60 seat coach . . . . ex U.S. Army Hospital car, acquired surplus, rebuilt 1948 by Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company, more
31 . 60 seat coach . . . . ex U.S. Army Hospital car, acquired surplus, rebuilt 1948 by Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company, more
32 . 60 seat coach . . . . ex U.S. Army Hospital car, acquired surplus, rebuilt 1948 by Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company
33 . 60 seat coach . . . . ex U.S. Army Hospital car, acquired surplus, rebuilt 1949 by Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company
34 . 60 seat coach . . . . ex U.S. Army Hospital car, acquired surplus, rebuilt 1949 by Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company
35 . 52 seat coach . . . . ex U.S. Army Hospital car, acquired surplus, rebuilt by Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company late 1940s, to ARR bunk 0051
36 . 52 seat coach . . . . ex U.S. Army Hospital car, acquired surplus, rebuilt by Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company late 1940s
37 . 52 seat coach 1945 PCF . . ex U.S. Army Hospital car, acquired surplus, rebuilt by Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company late 1940s; more, to ARR bunk 0049
38 . 52 seat coach . . . . ex U.S. Army Hospital car, acquired surplus, rebuilt by Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company late 1940s
39 . 52 seat coach . . . . ex U.S. Army Hospital car, acquired surplus, rebuilt by Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company late 1940s
40 . 60 seat coach . . . . ex U.S. Army Hospital car, acquired surplus, rebuilt by Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company late 1940s
41              
42              
43 . 78 seat coach . ACF . . ex U.S. Army Hospital car, acquired surplus, rebuilt by Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company 1949, to USAF 1983
44 . 76 seat coach . . . . ex U.S. Army Hospital car, acquired surplus, rebuilt by Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company 1949
45 . 76 seat coach . . . . ex U.S. Army Hospital car, acquired surplus, rebuilt by Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company 1949 to USAF 1983
46 . 76 seat coach . . . . ex U.S. Army Hospital car, acquired surplus, rebuilt by Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company 1949; more
47 . 76 seat coach . . . . ex U.S. Army Hospital car, acquired surplus, rebuilt by Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company late 1940s
50   44 seat freight-passenger     1940   Rebuilt from CR&NW caboose; eng drawings, eng drawings
51 808 Mail & Baggage 1945 PCF 1917 . Seattle box car 808; eng drawings
52 815 Mail & Baggage 1945 PCF 1920   Seattle box car 815; eng drawings
57 . Baggage-Mail Express . . . . ex U.S. Army Hospital car 89302, acquired surplus, rebuilt late 1940s; more
58 . Baggage-Mail Express . . . . Rebuilt from US Army Hospital and Bureau of Mines cars #89361 1947-1949 by Puget Sound; acquired surplus
59, 59 . Baggage-Mail Express . . . . ex U.S. Army Hospital car, acquired surplus, rebuilt by Puget sound Bridge and Dredging Company late 1949
60 . Baggage-Mail Express . . . . ex U.S. Army Hospital car, acquired surplus, rebuilt late 1940s; eng drawings
61 . Baggage-Mail Express . . 1923 . Rebuilt from US Army Hospital and Bureau of Mines cars 1947-1949 by Puget Sound; acquired surplus; eng drawing
62   Baggage-Mail Express     1923   ex U.S. Army Hospital car; eng drawing
63   Baggage-Mail Express     1923   eng drawing
64   Baggage-Mail Express     1923   eng drawing
65   Baggage          
66   Baggage          
67   Baggage          
71   Diner         in service July12 1923 on Presidential Special per ARR Prince page 500
72   Baggage         ex U.S. Army Hospital car
73 . Baggage 1943 ACF 1958 . ex U.S. Army Hospital car, acquired surplus, rebuilt late 1940s
74 . Baggage 1943 ACF 1958 . ex U.S. Army Hospital car, acquired surplus, rebuilt late 1940s
75   Baggage         more
76   Baggage         ex U.S. Army Hospital car
81   Combination passenger & baggage     1927   ex Great Northern railway; eng drawing, eng drawing
82   Combination passenger & baggage     1927   ex Great Northern railway; eng drawing, eng drawing
84 . . . . . . .
86 . Baggage 48 seat coach     . . ex U.S. Army Hospital car, acquired surplus, rebuilt late 1940s
87 . Baggage 48 seat coach 1945 ACF 1949 & 1950 . Rebuilt from US Army Hospital and Bureau of Mines cars 1949 by Puget Sound; acquired surplus, went to Yakima in 1987; photo

88

. Baggage 48 seat coach 1945 ACF 1949 & 1950 . Rebuilt from US Army Hospital and Bureau of Mines cars 1949 by Puget Sound; acquired surplus, to USAF; Fairbanks, April 27, 1965
89 . Baggage 48 seat coach 1945 ACF 1949 & 1950 .

Rebuilt from US Army Hospital and Bureau of Mines cars 1949 by Puget Sound; acquired surplus (photo), went to Yakima in 1987; more

90 . Sleeper 1924 Pullman 1955 . ex Pullman "Flowtow"; renamed "Mt. Iliama"; moved to Nenana; more
91 . Sleeper 1925 Pullman 1955 . ex Pullman "Raphael"; renamed "Mt.Susitna" (photo); moved to Nenana; more
92 . Sleeper 1924 . 1956 1973 ex Pullman "McCord"; renamed "Lake Minchumina"; (photo)
200 . . . . . . .
321 CNOTP 3869 AutoTrain Diner 1949 Budd 2000   reblt by Beech Grove; unserviceable; sold to Alaska Metals Recycling 11/05; scrapped
322 L&N 2790 AutoTrain Diner 1949 Budd 2000   reblt by Beech Grove; unserviceable; sold to Alaska Metals Recycling 11/05; scrapped
323   Lounge     2005 2009 ex-Montana Rockies Rail Tours (Yellowstone Park); leased #4001
353   Cafe diner     2005 2008 ex-Montana Rockies Rail Tours; leased #4013
???   Diner         ex-Montana Rockies Rail Tours; leased #8750
???   Dome         ex-Montana Rockies Rail Tours; leased #9407; more; more
600 SP 3712 Gallery Coach 1954 ACF 1990   Built for SP Co. (#3712) with 145 seats; ARR removed eight seats to accommode wheel chairs; sold to Alaska Metals Recycling 11/05
601 SP 3717 Gallery Coach 1954 ACF ca '90 ca '00 Built for SP commute between SF & San Jose; more
602 SP 3730 Gallery Coach 1954 ACF ca '90 ca '00 Built for SP commute between SF & San Jose; more
665 SOU-CofG 54-seat coach 1947 Budd 1980-1981   Fort McPherson, Budd 1947
816 SOU 52-seat coach 1949 Budd 1980-1981   ex-SOU 816
817 SOU 52-seat coach 1949 Budd 1980-1981   ex-SOU 817
819 SOU 52-seat coach 1949 Budd 1980-1981   ex-SOU 819
820 SOU 52-seat coach 1949 Budd 1980-1981   ex-SOU 820
821 SOU 52-seat coach 1949 Budd 1980-1981   ex-SOU 821
822 SOU 52-seat coach 1949 Budd 1980-1981   ex-SOU 822
828 SOU 52-seat coach 1949 Budd 1980-1981   ex-SOU 828
4002 UP 4002 Cafe-lounge 1955 ACF 1971 . Rebuilt from L.C. diner in 1960; Whittier Visitor Center early 1980s
4806 UP 4806 Diner 1949 ACF 1971 . .
4815 UP 4815 Diner 1949 ACF 1971 ca '89

(photo) Built by A.C.F. in lot number 3022; floor plan 7667157. Delivered to the Union Pacific in April 1949. The car was sold to the Alaska Railroad in 1971, then in 2001 sold to Monad Railway Equipment. held until 2002; sold to Orlenko. Arizona Railway Museum purchased the car in May 2003 and it was delivered to ARM in September 2005. AZMX 4815, Sept. 2009, UP 4815, 2016

4836 ATSF 1491 Diner 1942 Budd 1981 ca '89 Built for Super Chief, Amtrak 8036 in 1971; more
4842 ATSF 1497 Diner 1942 Budd 1981 ca '89 Built for Super Chief, Amtrak 8042 in 1971
5004 UP 5004 Lunch Cafe 1949 ACF 1971 . AOEX 800301 "Zurich" - Built as UP 5004, later Alaska Railroad 5004 (rebuilt from Cafe Lounge in 1960), then American-European Express AE-7 "Zurich"
5012 UP 5012 Lunch Cafe 1959 StLCC 1971 ca '89 .
5013 UP 5013 Lunch Cafe 1959 StLCC 1971 ca '89 .
5014 UP 5014 Lunch Cafe 1959 StLCC 1971 ca '89 AOEX 800308 "Chicago" - Built as UP 5014, later Alaska Railroad 5014, then American-European Express AE-8 "Chicago".
5200 SOU 816 Coach 1949 Budd 1981 ca '89 Amtrak 5278; exx SR 816 Budd blt 1949
5201 SOU 817 Coach 1949 Budd 1981 ca '89 Amtrak 5279; exx SR 817 Budd blt 1949, as of 2008 MRLX 5201
5202 SOU 819 Coach 1949 Budd 1981 ca '89 Amtrak 5280; exx SR 819 Budd blt 1949
5203 SOU 820 Coach 1949 Budd 1981 ca '89 Amtrak 5281; exx SR 820 Budd blt 1949
5204 SOU 821 Coach 1949 Budd 1981 ca '89 Amtrak 5282; exx SR 821 Budd blt 1949
5205 SOU 822 Coach 1949 Budd 1981 ca '89 Amtrak 5283; exx SR 822 Budd blt 1949
5206 SOU 828 Coach 1949 Budd 1981 ca '89 Amtrak 5289; exx SR 828 Budd blt 1949, more
5220 C of G 665 Coach 1947 Budd 1981 ca '89 Amtrak 5485, SOU 665, Central of Georgia "Ft McPherson" blt 1947
5403 UP 5403 44 seat Coach 1950 PS 1971 ca '89 Built for UP Overland Route trains; KCS 1887 Port Arthur (ex-RCA Missouri River, exx ARR 5403, nee-UP 5403)
5404 UP 5404 44 seat Coach 1950 PS 1971 ca '89 Built for UP Overland Route trains
5408 UP 5408 44 seat Coach 1950 PS 1971 ca '89 Built for UP Overland Route trains
5413 UP 5413 44 seat Coach 1950 PS 1971 ca '89 Built for UP Overland Route trains
5415 UP 5415 44 seat Coach 1950 PS 1971 ca '89 Built for UP Overland Route trains; Sold to New Georgia RR in 1987 as NGRR #2001, renumbers to #1511
5416 UP 5416 44 seat Coach 1950 PS 1971 ca '89

Built for UP Overland Route trains; Sold to New Georgia RR in 1987 as NGRR #2002, renumbers to #1512; Sold at 8/1995 auction to Florida Gulf Coast Railroad Museum (now the Florida Railroad Museum) as FGCX #2002

5420 UP 5420 44 seat Coach 1950 PS 1971 ca '89 Built for UP Overland Route trains
5424 UP 5424 44 seat Coach 1950 PS 1971 ca '89 Built for UP Overland Route trains
5428 UP 5428 44 seat Coach 1950 PS 1971 ca '89 Built for UP Overland Route trains
5437 UP 5437 44 seat Coach 1950 PS 1971 ca '89 Built for UP Overland Route trains; now for sale
5441 UP 5441 44 seat Coach 1950 PS 1971 ca '89 Built for UP Overland Route trains; More
5443 UP 5443 44 seat Coach 1950 PS 1971 ca '89 Built for UP Overland Route trains; Sold to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey (RBBX 42023)
5715 UP 5715 Mail storage 1956 ACF 1957 . Power car; KCS 1969 Laredo (ex-RCA Charrette Creek, exx-StLCCo, exxx-ARR 5715, nee-UP 5715); 1984 left, 1980 right; more
5717 UP 5717 Mail Storage 1957 ACF . . It is believe the ARR never received this car
6306 UP 6306 Baggage 1961 ACF 1971 ca '89 Whittier Shuttle service, generator
6308 UP 6308 Baggage 1961 ACF 1971 ca '89 (photo)
6310 UP 6310 Baggage 1961 ACF 1971 ca '89 .
6325 UP 6325 Baggage 1962 StLCC 1971 ca '89 .
6331 UP 6331 Baggage 1962 StLCC 1971 ca '89 .
6332 UP 6332 Baggage 1962 StLCC 1971 ca '89 (photo).
7004(1) UP 7004 Dome 36-seat Coach 1955 ACF 1971 1975 wrecked (1, 2, 3) on 7/5/75 (see story)
7008 UP 7008 Dome 36-seat Coach 1955 ACF 1971 ca '89 Purchased from U.P.Dec. 1971; more
7013 UP 7013 Dome 36-seat Coach 1958 PS 1971 ca '89 Purchased from U.P.Dec. 1971; more
7014 UP 7014 Dome 36-seat Coach 1958 PS 1971 ca '89 Purchased from U.P.Dec. 1971
7021 D&RGW 1106 Dome Coach 1948 Budd ca '84 ca '89 Amtrak 9446, Ca Zephyr "Silver Colt"; ex-ARR 7000
7022 D&RGW 1107 Dome Coach 1948 Budd ca '84 ca '89 Amtrak 9447, Ca Zephyr "Silver Mustang"ex-ARR 7001, 7020, more
7031 CB&Q 4716 Dome Coach 1948 Budd ca '84 ca '89 Amtrak 9450, Ca Zephyr "Silver Bridle"; more; ex-ARR 7004(2); more; more
7032 CB&Q 4717 Dome Coach 1948 Budd ca '84 ca '89 Amtrak 9451, Ca Zephyr "Silver Lodge"; more; ex-ARR 7005
7033 D&RGW 1108 Dome Coach 1948 Budd ca '84 ca '89 Amtrak 9448, Ca Zephyr "Silver Pony"ex-ARR 7002, ex-GCRR, currently (as of 4/1/11) at Illinois Railway Museum
7034 CB&Q 4722 Dome Coach 1948 Budd ca '84 ca '89 Amtrak 9456, Ca Zephyr "Silver Stirrup"; more; ex-ARR 7003
7066 GN 1326 Dome Coach 1954 Budd ca '84 ca '89 Amtrak 9466 in 1971, Empire Builder; (leased)
7072 SP&S 1332 Dome Coach 1954 Budd ca '84 ca '89 Amtrak 9472 in 1971, Empire Builder; (leased); more
7073 CB&Q 1333 Dome Coach 1954 Budd ca '84 ca '89 Amtrak 9473 in 1971, Empire Builder; (leased)
7074 CB&Q 1334 Dome Coach 1954 Budd ca '84 ca '89 Amtrak 9474 in 1971, Empire Builder; (leased)
8300 ??? Coach 1943 PCF . . Ex Pullman 8300, ex U.S. Army 8300
Caribou Creek     1917 AC&F ca. '47   Purchase from Bureau of Mines Oct. 1947, Rebuilt by International Railway Car and Equipment Co.

String of passenger cars in Fairbanks

Harding car information

1946 passenger equipment list

A.E.C. 1922 purchase order for three passenger cars from the Great Northern Railway Co.

Railway Express Agency #332

C of G = Central of Georgia, Fort McPerson
SOU = Southern Railway

Also check out Jason Kuehn's 1973-1984 passenger car synopsis

Engineering drawing for Northern Pacific Railway Company passenger coach 1-9

Great Northern Railway combination passenger and baggage car

Great Northern Railway dining cars

Mail baggage cars 51 and 52

Observation car Nenana

Great Northern Railway observation cars

Great Northern Railway parlor car Tanana

Great Northern Railway sleepers

From Curt Fortenberry on 9/26/14:

Former Army hospital cars were in number series 89300-89361 (not all consecutive # cars were received).
One car became A-3 Sportsman charter car, and was rebuilt to baggage #60 in 1959.
Another was proposed to be A-2  business car, and was rebuilt to baggage #71.
A-4 Woodsman was rebuilt to bagg/mail #59 in 1958.

When comparing to John's roster:
I have #51 as a former Army boxcar, not hospital car.
I have 73/74 as former Army troop cars, not hospital cars.
I have 86 as former Navy.

 

From Bob Garner on 10/30/14:

Daniel Osborne suggested that car 003 was the Compartment Observation Kenai. I have the Mainline Modeler article that covers Both Denali &  Kenai and they were identical cars.
My suggestion is, that since this was a Gene Adoline (served during WWII) photo that this car may have come from the Copper River & North Western. The car is bracketed by Troop cars.

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Page created 4/3/03 and last updated 4/16/18

Thanks to Josh Coran, Pat Durand, Jonathan Fiascher, Curt Fortenberry, Bob Garner, John Gray, Nathan Holmes,
Jerry LaBoda, Don Marenzi, Tom Morrow, Dan Napolieelo, Jerry Peters and Tom Smith for providing this information!