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Photos: UP Company Service Boxcar 912040 (Former Express Boxcar 9149)


Bob Chaparro
 

Photos: UP Company Service Boxcar 912040 (Former Express Boxcar 9149)

A photo from the Denver Public Library:

https://digital.denverlibrary.org/digital/collection/p15330coll22/id/83945/rec/290

Click on the double-headed arrow and then scroll to enlarge the image.

Description:

A team of workers use a gantry crane to transfer express box car #912040 from a team track to a flatbed truck for delivery to the Colorado Railroad Museum. Shows the 20th (Twentieth) Street truss bridge above the Union Station railroad yard in Denver, Colorado.

And Dick Harley's many photos of this same car as restored UP 9149:

https://harley-trains.smugmug.com/UPTrainPhotos/UP-Freight-Cars/UP-B-50-25-Express-Box-Car-2/i-TGCjThT

Dick identified the number history for this car:

#9149 as-built in 9-1939 by UPRR for Express service.

Renumbered to 24149 in regular freight service in 10-1959.

Renumbered to 912040 in MOW service in 9-1975.

Retired as “Worn Out” in 12-1980.

That transfer photo is dated 3-1986.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA