Equipment

Below is a list of Railroading Heritage of Midwest America’s diverse collection of equipment that hails from multiple railroads. This collection has been acquired through various forms of donations or purchases. Follow the links provided to see in-depth details of all RRHMA’s equipment.

Locomotives


Locomotive #537 – ATSF

Locomotive #537 – ATSF

A recent addition to the RRHMA – Silvis fleet is BNSF Railway #537, originally built as Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway #537 in 1990 by General Electric. This model B40-8W was donated by our friends at BNSF. Ordered as part of the AT&SF Super Fleet of new...

Locomotive #5511 – Santa Fe

Locomotive #5511 – Santa Fe

Union Pacific No. 5511 is a TTT-63 Class 2-10-2 Santa Fe type tender steam locomotive built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1923 for the Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad. 5511 is the only surviving member of its class and the only surviving Union Pacific 2-10-2...

Locomotive #3985 – Challenger

Locomotive #3985 – Challenger

Union Pacific 3985, also known as the “Challenger”, is a four-cylinder simple articulated 4-6-6-4 “Challenger”-type steam locomotive built in July 1943 by the American Locomotive Company (ALCO) of Schenectady, New York for the Union Pacific Railroad. No. 3985 is one of only two Challengers still in existence and the only one to have operated in excursion service.

Locomotive #6936 – DD40X

Locomotive #6936 – DD40X

The EMD DDA40X is a 6,600 hp (4,943 kW) D-D locomotive, built from 1969 to 1971 exclusively for the Union Pacific Railroad. It is the most powerful diesel-electric locomotive model ever built on a single frame, having two 16-645E3A diesel prime movers. Union Pacific has marked DD40X on the cab exteriors, while EMD literature inconsistently refers to this model as either DD-40X or DDA40X.

Passenger Cars


Coach #5480 – Sunshine Special

Coach #5480 – Sunshine Special

Sunshine Special was built by American Car & Foundry in 1953 as 44-seat coach #5480, configured with coach seating for 44 passengers and public restrooms at both ends.  Named Sunshine Special in 1989 after the passenger train ran by Missouri Pacificlines and the...

Coach #5468 – Katy Flyer

Coach #5468 – Katy Flyer

Katy Flyer was built by American Car & Foundry in 1953 as 44-seat coach #5468, configured with coach seating for 44 passengers and public restrooms at both ends.  #5468 was renamed the Katy Flyer in 1993 after the Missouri Kansas & Texas Railroad flagship...

Coach #5486 – City of Salina

Coach #5486 – City of Salina

City of Salina was built by American Car & Foundry in 1953 as #5486, configured with coach seating for 44 passengers and public restrooms at both ends.  #5486 named City of Salina  in 1992 after the nation’s first 3 car high-speed train set, powered by an internal...

Business Car #140 – Stanford

Business Car #140 – Stanford

Completed by Pullman in January 1928 for  Southern Pacific as the Sunset #140. Inside are 4 bedrooms finished in walnut and mahogany, kitchen, crew quarters and observation room. Renamed in November 1955 to Stanford owing to the arrival of Southern Pacific new Sunset...

Business Car #115 – Selma

Business Car #115 – Selma

Selma was built for Union Pacific by Pullman Standard in 1912 as business car No. 101. As the now oldest car in the fleet, it was once sold to Western Pacific only to make its way back to the Union Pacific through a merger in 1982, and finally named Selma in 1987. In...

Coach #5473 – Portland Rose

Coach #5473 – Portland Rose

Portland Rose was built by American Car & Foundry in 1953 as #5473, configured with coach seating for 44 passengers and public restrooms at both ends. Renamed Portland Rose in 1990 after the train Portland Rose, which operated between Chicago and Portland, Ore....

Diner #5016

Diner #5016

Union Pacific 5016 was built in 1959 by the Saint Louis Car Company for the Union Pacific Railroad. This lightweight Cafe / Diner was in service from 1959 through 1974.

MKT 403

MKT 403

The Missouri Kansas Texas (MKT) 403 was originally built in 1913 and used as a chair car. In 1946, the M-K-T Railroad, (nicknamed the Katy), started a 2 year rebuild of the car to install the wood interiors, bedrooms and stainless-steel kitchen. The car was built...

Wisconsin Valley

Wisconsin Valley

Enjoy nature’s splendor while riding in a car that served our country! Built in 1953 by the St. Louis Car Company, the Wisconsin Valley, formerly a U.S... Army Medic car, now offers you a smooth ride while enjoying a quiet lounge environment. With comfy lounge chairs...

Super Dome

Super Dome

A new outlook on happy travel boosted the Milwaukee Road, with their first end-to-end dome cars built for any railroad. Built for the Milwaukee Road by Pullman Standard in 1952 as Super Dome 53, it is one of 10 ever built and is the heaviest passenger car ever built,...

Bella Vista

Bella Vista

Bella Vista, a Dome Sleeper, Diner and Lounge car all in one. With comfort for 24 by day and 8 by night. The Bella Vista was completely re-built in 2001. Clad internally in teak and mahogany, the Bella Vista exudes the classic elegance ushered in with the Golden Age...

Golden Valley

Golden Valley

Built by Pullman-Standard  in 1958 as a 73 foot baggage express car for the Northern Pacific as #220, it ran on the North Coast Limited and Mainstreeter along with other Northern Pacific passenger trains. After it was retired, it was obtained by the St. Louis Steam...

Oliver Hazard Perry

Oliver Hazard Perry

Built in 1954 for the Canadian National Railway as Mount Resplendent, the Oliver Hazard Perry makes a great first class addition to the 261. Complete with 3 bedrooms, a kitchen, lounge and dining.Contact us for your next special event, corporate trip, or just for fun,...

Minnesota River

Minnesota River

Built in 1954 by Pullman-Standard for service on the Pioneer Limited and Olympian Hiawatha. Among the last passenger cars purchased by the Milwaukee Road, it was never used in Amtrak service. It was sold to its first private owner in 1978 and was acquired by the...

Baggage 2450

Baggage 2450

American Car & Foundry built Baggage Car No. 2450 in 1957 for the Union Pacific Railroad as Postal Storage car No. 5741. While the car was built for general service, it saw frequent use on Union Pacific’s famous Cities streamliners throughout the West. It was...

Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids

Swift of foot was Hiawatha,He could shoot an arrow from him,And run forward with such fleetness,That the arrow fell behind him! -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Song of Hiawatha The Milwaukee Road’s Hiawatha streamliners are the stuff of legend. Bringing up the rear...

Caritas

Caritas

Originally built for the Frisco in 1948, Caritas started life as a 14 roomette - 4 double bedroom Pullman sleeper car, #1450. In the 1960s, #1450 was sold to the CN were the it went from a stainless fluted side to a smooth side passenger car. In 1985, #1450 officially...