PROTOTYPE AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Built by International Car Company in 1967, UP’s CA-9 class numbered 100 cabooses. The cars were very similar to the earlier CA-8 and later CA10 designs, but had minor differences in end cages and windows. The cars originally featured square safety slogans, and these were later changed to rectangular slogans. The eye-catching safety slogans made the cars distinctive; the later slogan boards were removable and could be swapped from car to car, meaning that certain road numbers wore several over the course of their lives.
ROAD NUMBER SPECIFIC FEATURES:
- #25658, 25668, 25661 Early slogans, P on cupola representing Pool service,unique scheme with 14 inch reporting marks and 8-inch “Union Pacific”, as- built or modernized cupola windows as appropriate
- #906251 MOW Office car, painted “Kenefick green,” Era: 1990s+
- #25629, 25616 Later rectangular slogan boards, red P on cupola representing Pool service, modernized windows, Era: late 1970s+