City of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver Begin Service
Union Pacific transformed passenger rail service with its Streamliner series. The M-series trains weren’t mere transportation — they were sophisticated hotels and restaurants on wheels. To offer daily service between three West Coast points and Chicago involved a tremendous outlay for equipment and personnel. Each train required an engineer, two brakemen, conductor, fireman, baggageman, car attendants, cooks, waiters, lounge car attendants, and sleeping car attendants.