Return Home

 
 

WP Equipment & Operations

Western Pacific Equipment and Infrastructure - Rosters and Reference Photos

This collection of images is a work in progress. We will add images as time allows and images are added to the collection. All images are provided for personal reference purposes only. Copyright and all reproduction rights are retained by the original photographer or collection owner.

Steel Bay Window Cabooses
Car Number Cars in Series Year Built Builder Notes
Photo
Diagram
426 - 460 35 1955-56 International Railway Car Co.    
461 - 465 5 1969 International Car Co.    
466 - 475 10 1973 International Car Co. Identical to 476 series    
476 - 480 5 1974 International Car Co. Identical to 466 series    
481 - 486 6 1980 International division of PACCAR Extension of SP C-50-9 order    

 

Steel Special Service Cabooses
Car Number Cars in Series Year Built Builder Notes
Photo
Diagram
203, 205 2 1915 AC&F Baggage/Mail cars converted in 1951-32 for high-speed "asparagus" and "cherry" train assignments due to their steel wheels. Stencilled "SPECIAL CABOOSE". Retired in 1956 with the arrival of the 426 series bay window cabooses which were permitted to operate up to 79 mph.  
302, 306 2 1923 Pullman Air conditioned coaches converted for high-speed asparagus and cherry train assignments due to their steel wheels. Stencilled "SPECIAL CABOOSE". Retired in 1956 with the arrival of the 426 series bay window cabooses which were permitted to operate up to 79 mph.    
391, 394 2 1928 Pullman Cafe/coaches converted for high-speed asparagus and cherry train assignments due to their steel wheels. Stencilled "SPECIAL CABOOSE". Retired in 1956 with the arrival of the 426 series bay window cabooses which were permitted to operate up to 79 mph.    

All-Time Western Pacific Wood and Composite Caboose Roster

Wood Cupola Cabooses
Car Number Cars in Series Year Built Builder Notes
Photo
Diagram
701 - 705, 707 6 1906 AC&F Original WP Nos. 20001-20006    
706 1 1917 Unknown Rebuilt in 1917 from B&L No. 4, original WP No. 20057    
708 - 713, 774 7 1917 WP Original WP Nos. 20058-20063, 1910 H&B built car 774/20051 rebuilt to this specification in 1917, Note 1 (wood underframe)    
714 1 1896 Unknown Originally A&SJ A600, original WP No. 20064    
715 1 Unknown Unknown Originally B&L No. 10, rebuilt by WP in 1917    
716 - 721 6 1920 WP Note 1 (wood underframe)    
722 - 729 8 1926 WP Note 1    
730 1 1929 WP Note 1    
731 - 779 50 1910 Haskell & Barker Original WP Nos. 20007-20056, 20041 wrecked and scrapped before 1917 renumbering, 742 rebuilt 1928, 774 rebuilt 1917 with wood underframe, Note 1    
780 - 789 10 1924 WP Note 1    
790 - 796, 742 8 1928 WP Note 1    
797 - 800 4 1929 WP Note 1    
601 - 604 5 1931 WP Note 1    
Note 1: Commonly referred to as the "Gould Standard" caboose design due to their similarity in general design with cabooses on other George Jay Gould owned railroads, in particular, the Denver and Rio Grande. Note that the 708-713 and 716-721 built by WP were built on wood under frames. All others were built on steel under frames.

 

Composite Cupola Cabooses
Car Number Cars in Series Year Built Builder Notes
Photo
Diagram
605 - 616 17 1937 WP Note 2    
617 - 628 12 1938 WP Note 2    
619 (2nd) 1 1937 WP Ex-combine/caboose 403, Note 2    
630 - 638 9 1942 WP Note 2    
639 - 644 4 1942 WP Note 2    
Note 2: These composite (steel and wood) cabooses were converted from 15001 - 16000 series outside braced Pullman Standard box cars.

 

Composite Bay Window Cabooses
Car Number Cars in Series Year Built Builder Notes
Photo
Diagram
629 1 1942 WP Composite bay window prototype, Note 2    
643 1 1942 WP Note 2    
644 - 668 25 1943 WP Note 2    
669 - 680 12 1944 WP Note 2    
681 - 689 9 1942 WP Note 2    
690 - 692 3 1942 WP Note 2    
693 1 1944 WP Ex-WP 680, Note 2    
694 - 703 10 1945 WP Note 2    
Note 2: These composite (steel and wood) cabooses were converted from 15001 - 16000 series outside braced Pullman Standard box cars.

 

Mixed Train Combine/Caboose Cars Cabooses
Car Number Cars in Series Year Built Builder Notes
Photo
Diagram
401 1 1885 or 1886 Barney & Smith(?) Original No. SP 1701, then B&L No. 2 or Indian Valley No. 1, retired November 5, 1937    
402 1 1888 Pullman Sold as D&RG No. 550 to the WP on December 29, 1924, overhauled in 1925 becoming WP 402.    
403 1 1937 WP Transferred to freight-only service and renumbered 619 (2nd) May 15, 1951, Note 2    
Note 2: These composite (steel and wood) cabooses were converted from 15001 - 16000 series outside braced Pullman Standard box cars.
 

Desktop Home | Mobile Home | Contact | Privacy | News Blog | Follow us on Facebook

Operated by the Feather River Rail Society, a California 501(c)3 Non Profit Organization

700 Western Pacific Way, Portola, California 96122-8636 | 1-530-832-4131 | email us at:   info@wplives.org

Copyright © 2017 Feather River Rail Society.  All Rights Reserved.  Page last updated:  Sunday September 24, 2017 09:32 PDT