Western Pacific Airstream
VEHICLES: 1962 – 40ft Western Pacific Airstream
CLIENT: Private Client
PROJECT YEAR: 2012
Timeless Travel Trailers was honored when a private owner asked them to restore this rare Western Pacific Airstream trailer — it’s one of only five existing in public possession.
Serving as a vacation residence for its owner, the trailer was designed with mid-century flair and has a wide galley for an open feel. Features include aluminum interior skin, wide plank bamboo flooring, walnut veneer cabinetry and built-ins, large horizontal windows for unobstructed views, white solid surface counters to reflect light, modern and stylish ceramic backsplash in the galley and throughout the shower and lavatory.
Brief History of Western Pacific Airstreams
In 1962, The Western Pacific Railroad Company commissioned Airstream to manufacture 10 40-foot trailers which would serve as housing for the rail track laying crew. These trailers differed from other Airstream units in that they were symmetrical from end to end and manufactured by riveting two 20-foot trailers together down the middle!
In 1989, Union Pacific Railroad acquired Western Pacific, and for the first time in 27 years, the Airstreams were dismounted from their flatcars. While a couple units were destroyed in service, a couple went to railroad museums in California, and the remaining units were sold in various auctions.