Airstream trailers are widely loved by their passionate fans, and they seem to have almost a cult-like following. When you see one of the gorgeous trailers driving the road, well, it suddenly makes sense why it’s so adored. One of the rarest Airstreams of all is the 1962 Western Pacific Airstream. There are 10 of them in the world, and only 5 of those are in private hands.
The 40-foot-long trailers used to house foremen who worked for the Western Pacific Railroad Company, and they were mounted onto a railroad car. The trailers were created by welding together two 20-foot trailers, creating a double long trailer! Sadly, when Union Pacific Railroad acquired Western Pacific in 1989, all of the trailers were dismounted from their cars and sold.
When Timeless Travel Trailers got the call to restore one of the only 1962 Western Pacific Airstreams in private hands, they were overjoyed. They did a truly fantastic job turning the lovely trailer into a beautiful work of art, without taking away its charm. They left the exterior true to when it was built, with even the Western Pacific writing on it.
While the outside may look like the railcar it once was, the inside is something straight out of a magazine! It was designed in a mid-century style with an open galley kitchen in order to help it become the vacation home the owners had dreamed of. Of course, they did their best to tie in the original pieces of the trailer, by leaving the inside with an aluminum interior skin so you don’t forget you’re inside a true piece of history - and art.
The floors are made of beautiful wide plank bamboo, and the cabinets are made with a walnut veneer. The luxurious kitchen even features a wine fridge and plenty of storage! In the rear of the trailer is the bedroom, which also is home to a desk so they can do some work while they’re away. Even the bathroom in this trailer is breathtaking, with a subway tile lined shower.
This wonderful trailer is one of the truest works of art and a lovely piece of history. Surely, this trailer is in the best hands possible now with its adoring owner. Maybe you’ll be lucky enough to see this long silver bullet driving down the road near you one day!