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McKeen Cars on the Union Pacific Railroad

 

Order Number/Date Railroad Road Number Weight Length Seat Notes
001- 3/1905 UPRR #1 20T 31′ 25 100H.P., Scrapped 6/1913
002-  9/1905 UPRR #2 28T 56’8″ 38 (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
107- –/1911 DL&NW M-1 “Greeley” (M-4) 40T 70′ 38 To Great Western M-1, then UPRR M-4 (2nd)
005- 12/1905 UPRR #5 35T 55’2″ 38 100H.P., Original Cost $17475.87, Retired 4/1916
089- –/1910 DL&NW M-2 “Denver” (M-5) 39.5T 70′ 38 To Great Western M-2 9/1928, Then U.P. M-5Scrapped 12/1944
006- 2/1906 UPRR #6 35T 55’2″ 57 100H.P., Wrecked 4/1925, rebuilt with body 104, Original Cost $17475.87
007- 3/1906 Erie #4000 (#7) 27T 55’2″ 75 100H.P., Original Cost $19668.82, Sold to UPRR, 12/1907, Rebuilt into T-18
008- 7/1906 UPRR #8 30T 55’2″ 49 200H.P., Original Cost $23075.51, rebuilt into T-19
009- 8/1906 UPRR #9 55’2″ 38 Original Cost $16173.48, Scrapped 11/1922
121- 10/1911  S&ERR #1 40T 70′ 30 150H.P. Samet Engine, to UPRR M-92 Scrapped 5/1945
010- 7/1907 UPRR #10 34T 55’2″ 54 Original Cost  $17115.44,  Scrapped 4/1934
011- 7/1907 UPRR #11 38T 55’2″ 16 Original Cost  $17115.44, Retired 7/1942
012- 8/1907 UPRR #12 35T 55’2″ 50 Original Cost  $17115.44,  Scrapped 6/1940
013- 9/1907 UPRR #13 35T 55’2″ 34 Original Cost  $17115.44, Wrecked 6/1936
014- 11/1907 ICRR #111 (#14) 40T 55’2″ 65 Was U.P.#14, Sent to I.C.R.R. early on, became #111, Retired 1925
116- 7/1911 Oregon SL #491  (M-62)  (M-15) 40T 70′ 38 Original Cost $21300.16, To UPRR M-15, 10/1917, Scrapped 12/1944.
117- 8/1911 Oregon SL #492  (M-63)  (M-16) 43T 70′ 50   Original Cost 21547.37,    to UPRR M-16, Scrapped 9/1952.
017-10/1907 UPRR M-17 40T 55’2″ 75 Retired 4/1940
118- 9/1911 Oregon SL #493  (M-65)  (M-18) 40T 70′ 38 Original Cost $21547.32, to UPRR M-18 10/1917, Scrapped 7/1942.
019-12/1907 UPRR M-19 40T 55’2″ 65 Retired 7/1942
031-12/1908 UPRR M-20 35T 55’2″ 71 Original Cost $16355.15 Scrapped 12/1944
054- 9/1909 UPRR M-21 40T 70′ 50 Rebuilt with Gas-Electric 7/1942, Scrapped 1/1948.
055- 11/1909 UPRR M-22 40T 70′ 38 Scrapped 5/1945.
146- 5/1915 UPRR M-23 37T 70′ Bag. 300H.P., Original Cost $22703.12, Scrapped 6/1947
151- 12/1917 UPRR M-24 n/a 70′ Bag. 300H.P., Original Cost $33469.44, Wrecked 5/1948, Scrapped 5/1949
136- 5/1913 Minn.Nor.  “Anoke” 35T 55′ 36 Original Cost was $38,791.76 with sister car, Anoka, Cost $14273.59 To UPRR M-28 12/1923, Scrapped 7/1942

Non McKeen – McKeen Cars

McKeen Cars built by the Union Pacific Co. after the Bankruptcy of March 1920.

Order Number/Date Railroad/Number Length Seat Power Notes
6/1923 M-26 70′ 79 McKeen  200H.P. Original Cost, 11798.17 for the body, Sold to the L.A.&S.L. M-101 1/1925, engine from M-9
1923 M-27 55’2″ 72 McKeen  200H.P. Engine from M-4, Scrapped 9/1934
7/1927 M-29 62′ 52 E.M.C. 300HP Gas Elec. drive, Scrapped 1956
7/1927 M-30 62′ 52 E.M.C. 300HP Gas Elec. drive,  Scrapped 4/1957

McKeen Switcher Engine

Switcher Engine on the U.P.R.R., notice William McKeen standing on the back of the engine.  It is now known if he built this switcher, but considering the time of his involvement with the U.P., he may have built it as a prototype before building his 300H.P. model.

McKeen Car Advertisements

McKeen Car Advertisement McKeen Advertisement from Railway Master Mechanic, Volume 34. Union Pacific McKeen Car #M-23

McKeen Motor Truck Used by the Union Pacific

McKeen Union Pacific Truck with most of the McKeen Minneapolis Bus.

Miscellaneous Union Pacific photos & links

Interior shot of one of the early McKeen Cars modified with a lavish interior.

Back of the McKeen Factory in 1918

McKeen Factory side view, Factory in right center.

McKeen Factory in 1911 with U.P.#4 at right and two of the Ann Arbor cars inside.

Union Pacific motor car at Union Station in Omaha, Neb.

 

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