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Union Pacific Motor Cars #2-#6 & #9

Order Number/Date Railroad Road Number Weight Length Seat Notes
002-  9/1905 UPRR #2 28T 56’8″ 57 100H.P., Fire 1/1915
003- 11/1905 UPRR #3 35T 55’2″ (54′?) 57 (45?) 100H.P., Original Cost $17475.87, Sold to O.S.L. 9/1924 as T-52, Scrapped 5/1951
004- 12/1905 UPRR #4 35T 55’2″ 57 100H.P., Original Cost $17475.87, Retired 11/1922
005- 12/1905 UPRR #5 35T 55’2″ 38 100H.P., Original Cost $17475.87, Retired 4/1916
006- 2/1906 UPRR #6 35T 55’2″ 57 100H.P., Wrecked 4/1925, rebuilt with body 104, Original Cost $17475.87
009- 8/1906 UPRR #9 55’2″ 38 Original Cost $16173.48, Scrapped 11/1922

Motor Cars 2-6

(Nicknamed the Battleship, Cars #2-#6)

U.P. #2

Photo Courtesy of James Ehernberger.

Cartoon dated 2/6/1907.

McKeen Motor Car Union Pacific #2. Man #1 is William Riley McKeen, founder of the McKeen Cars. Man #2 is the A. L. Mohler, V. P. & G. M., and man #3 is the U.S. Senator Joseph Millard. William McKeen Died in 1947 from a cold. A. L. Mohler almost died in 1916 by falling at a local (Omaha, Neb) ice rink in 1916, but died later in 1930. last but not least, Senator of Nebraska, Joseph Millard who died in 1922.

McKeen Motor Car #2., had seating for 57 passenger, and was 56’8″ long.

McKeen Motor Car #2 inside.

McKeen Motor Car #2.

U.P. #3

There are no known photos of Motor Car #3.

U.P. #4

Photo Courtesy of James Ehernberger.

Motor Car #4 in Kearney, Nebraska, 1907.  This car was like #2, but this had a baggage section taking up 19 of the passenger’s seats.

U.P. #5

U.P.#5 at Beatrice, Nebr.

M-5 on trials in California circa 1910.

U.P. #9

Photo Courtesy of John Winn from the book “Kearney & Blackhills”

by Francis G. Gschwind.

Photo of Motor Car #9 taken in October of 1911, Conductor Bob McCaslin is next to the pilot.  The car was the last of the “Battleship” style and is rarely photographed.

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