In 1941 the SP-UP-C&NW received the new City Of San Francisco streamliner from Pullman and EMD. Civic Center was part of the lot of 4 Compartment, 4 Double bedroom, 2 Drawing room sleepers built for this train, the UP-C&NW City of Los Angeles and extra pool service.
In 1955 the C&NW ended their part of the Cities service and withdrew all C&NW cars. Civic Center went into the Pullman pool until withdrawn in 1960.
In 1962-1963 C&NW sold the Civic Center to Verle Thompson, a well known local radio personality in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Four other former City Of San Francisco cars were purchased and placed together at the junction of highways I - 29 and 16 and opened as the SIOUX CHIEF TRAINTEL, the world's only exclusive Pullman Train - Motel.
The motel closed around 1975. The cars were sold in 1988.Civic Center was purchased by a private party and moved to the San Francisco Bay area. It is currently on display at the Golden Gate Railroad Museum.
Civic Center current resides At the Golden Gate Railroad Museum in San Francisco. The COSF cars were originally delivered with custom air-foil side sills and all underbody equipment was enclosed.
The U-43-HR Triple Bolster Truck on The 1941 COSF and COLA train were the last version of this complex design.
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