The City of Los Angeles run by Chicago and North Western and Union Pacific

 
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A Chicago & North Western photo featuring the "City of Los Angeles," posed near Northwestern Terminal in Chicago in 9/1947. The train interestingly carries #104 in its number-board; this was the e/b section and has apparently been turned for this photo.

What route did this train take back with Chicago and Northwestern were operating as this company never had access to the west coast trackage.

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  Bulbous Assistant Commissioner

What route did this train take back with Chicago and Northwestern were operating as this company never had access to the west coast trackage.
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C&NW Chicago to Omaha, then Union Pacific to Salt Lake City and down to Los Angeles via Las Vegas.
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
What route did this train take back with Chicago and Northwestern were operating as this company never had access to the west coast trackage.


C&NW Chicago to Omaha, then Union Pacific to Salt Lake City and down to Los Angeles via Las Vegas.
Bulbous

Thx for your reply.

This may have been one of a few trains to run via Las Vegas.  I now understand no passenger trains use Las Vegas for their route between East and West.
  M636C Minister for Railways

The same photo appears in black and white on page 563 of "Union Pacific Streamliners".

The train is described as "backing into the station prior to departure"
This is confirmed by a photo of the train departing on another day which shows the signal bridge shadows clear of the track, consistent with the above photo being taken earlier.

The train number may not have been reset to 103 because the departing crew may not have joined the locomotive.

I think the lead locomotive is Joint Stock E-7 number 927A, ordered as LA-7, and the trailing unit is a Union Pacific E-6.
927A appears to lack the train name lettering.

Peter

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