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Date: 12/01/19 11:36
Biz car glint at Cheyenne
Author: santafe199

It doesn’t seem like so many years ago that I remember spotting UP excursion/business car ‘Arden’ still in active service. I was saddened to see it last week in such a disheveled condition…

1. UP 5449, “Arden” sits peeling paint at the roundhouse in Cheyenne, WY at sunset on November 24, 2019.

Thanks for looking!
Lance Garrels
santafe199




Date: 12/01/19 12:01
Re: Biz car glint at Cheyenne
Author: EsPee1229

sad indeed   those bubbles along the roof do't bode well



Date: 12/01/19 12:04
Re: Biz car glint at Cheyenne
Author: wpjones

Whats even more sad is now Selma is sitting outside with Arden. Selma not only is the oldest car in the fleet 1912 and has history with also the MP and WP it has the most elegant interior and beautiful wood work in the fleet. The Guys in the car shops in the 90's referred to it as the "Ladies car".
Really sad to see it out side when I was in Cheyenne last May.
Steve



Date: 12/01/19 12:28
Re: Biz car glint at Cheyenne
Author: Copy19

I'm shocked to see the Arden stored outside in the weather.  I remember it as one of the premier business cars.  As for the Selma I'm speechless.  It was forbidden territory for us ordinary mortals.

JB - Omaha



Date: 12/01/19 12:31
Re: Biz car glint at Cheyenne
Author: callum_out

To JB's point, why aren't both at the Bluffs under proper care?

Out



Date: 12/01/19 13:02
Re: Biz car glint at Cheyenne
Author: wpjones

If I remmember right Arden has some sort of major electical issues. Don't remember why Selma went to Cheyenne for storage. I remember Lynn saying they wanted to use Selma on some trips but orders came from OMA to remove all the tanks from it so it couldn't be used.
They have both been in Cheyenne for a long time. Arden was outside next the the Round House with a cover over it and Selma was always in the Round House. Was shocked to see Selma out side last May.
Also the 963B is outside.
Was kinda surprised to see Patricias Experience car going to Cheyenne at the end of the tour and not back to CB
Steve

callum_out Wrote:
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> To JB's point, why aren't both at the Bluffs under
> proper care?
>
> Out



Date: 12/01/19 13:09
Re: Biz car glint at Cheyenne
Author: Drknow

At long last Mr. JB.... are you finally understanding what the UP has become? Huff and puff engines pushed around the country on the farewell to steam tour is just what the public sees, much more to play out and I have too damn many years left to retire... if that will even be possible.

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Date: 12/01/19 13:28
Re: Biz car glint at Cheyenne
Author: ATSF3751

Drknow Wrote:
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> At long last Mr. JB.... are you finally
> understanding what the UP has become? Huff and
> puff engines pushed around the country on the
> farewell to steam tour is just what the public
> sees, much more to play out and I have too damn
> many years left to retire... if that will even be
> possible.
>
> Posted from iPhone
I believe, according to reports, that the "huff and puff" pulled it's weight and plenty more. 
For some, I guess it would have been better if UP steam locos were pushed onto a rusted siding or displayed in some forgotten park to be vandalized. 

 



Date: 12/01/19 13:53
Re: Biz car glint at Cheyenne
Author: JLKirk

On the UP.com website for the historical equipment, while all of the other business cars are listed as either stabled at Council Bluffs or Houston, the Arden and Selma are both listed as "Long term storage at Cheyenne". 
Joel Kirk



Date: 12/01/19 14:58
Re: Biz car glint at Cheyenne
Author: WAF

What else do you expect from this group in Cheyenne



Date: 12/01/19 15:07
Re: Biz car glint at Cheyenne
Author: HotWater

WAF Wrote:
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> What else do you expect from this group in
> Cheyenne

Exactly. For awhile the current manager was actually living in that car, until hes was summarily told to "move out".



Date: 12/01/19 15:38
Re: Biz car glint at Cheyenne
Author: Bob3985

Copy19 Wrote:
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> I'm shocked to see the Arden stored outside in
> the weather.  I remember it as one of the premier
> business cars.  As for the Selma I'm
> speechless.  It was forbidden territory for us
> ordinary mortals.
>
> JB - Omaha
John is correct in that when I came to the UP in 1976 the "Arden" was the Corporate Chairman's (Evans') private car.
The Selma was an exquisite Mahoganey lined business car used often by Chairman Richard Davidson.
 

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 12/02/19 05:54
Re: Biz car glint at Cheyenne
Author: Drknow

ATSF3751 I would say The business cars in question ARE rusting away on some rusty yard track, needlessly so, so is a certain B unit and other equipment. Obviously there is a desired affect that is being looked for.

Posted from iPhone



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