Business and Passenger Cars

The earliest passenger cars, called coaches, carried passengers across the country on narrow velvet seats. Passengers had to bring their own food for the entire journey and spent hours sitting upright in a hot and crowded car. The invention of sleeping, observation and dining cars made long distance travel much more comfortable.

In the following descriptions, (N) indicates narrow gauge and (S) indicates standard gauge.


Union Pacific Coach No. 5442 (S)

Built of steel and aluminum alloys after World War II, these sleek, lightweight cars were part of a move made by the railroads to build fast, modern streamliners to entice travelers back from automobiles and airplanes.

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