In 1941, the “Portland Rose took on a “Challenger” section with meal prices of 35 cents for breakfast, 40 cents for lunch, and 50 cents for dinner. The entire train was air-conditioned, but the luxury accommodations were found on the streamliner “City of Portland” and the “Portland Rose”. This second section ran 10 minutes behind and combined with the “Portland Rose” at Green River, Wyoming, to finish the trip to Portland. When the streamliner “City of Portland” began daily operation on February 15, 1947, the Portland rose was re-routed to run between Denver and Portland. On January 10, 1954, service was extended to Kansas City, Missouri, replacing “Pony Express” trains between Kansas City and Denver. Portland Rose service ended May 1, 1971.
Postcard depiction of the club car on the Union Pacific Portland Rose.
Postcard depiction of the dining car on the Union Pacific Portland Rose.
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