Grandson of an ALCO Builder
As for any other RR doing something like this it is not known to me.Did any other railroad have one of these cars or was this car particular to U P? I ask this question as I noticed the real U P car has 4 panels on each side of the door while the Bachmann model has 5 panels. Also the trucks are different. Still, I have to agree, this is an unusual piece of rolling stock and looks very neat. I'm guessing this car only saw road service when it was being moved from yard to yard to be used in "rough handling" demonstrations.
Quote.....For 11 years this demonstration car traversed not only home rails, over most of the UP system, but those of other roads also and won wide acclaim.
However Bachmann did make a run of these for CN railroad