The "Promontory Point"



HISTORY

Promontory Point probably had the most colorful lineage of any car in Union Pacificís business car fleet. It was built by Pullman in 1953 as a 6 roomette (single), 4 double bedroom (the partition between single bedrooms had been removed), 6 section (the famous curtained upper and lower berths with no walls next to the aisle) sleeping car named Loblolly Pine for the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad. The C. & E.I. converted it to staff sleeper number 652 in 1968. It was sold to the Louisville and Nashville Railroad in 1969, and then was sold to Autoliner in 1974, which rebuilt it as business car AUT 101. The car was sold to Missouri Pacific in 1976 and became business car MP 2. After the merger of Union Pacific and Missouri Pacific in 1985, the car was renamed by Union Pacific as the Little Rock. It was renumbered UP 109 in 1986, UP 105 in 1987 and then renamed Houston in 1990. The car was sold by Union Pacific private ownership on September 10, 1997. The car was renamed Promontory Point commemorating the meeting of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific at Promontory Utah on May 10, 1869 to establish the first transcontinental rail link in the United States.


FLOOR PLAN


INTERIOR PHOTOS

The "Cheyenne" bedroom sleeps two in a single low bed. The "Omaha" bedroom sleeps two in a single low bed. The dining room set for lunch.
     
 
Large soft chairs in the lounge make your journey comfortable. China cabinet and side board in dining room.