Amtrak Photo Archive
the Dome Cars




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Amtrak purchased a total of 111 of the 236 domes built. At inception,
they purchased 95 domes - 80 of them from BN, which was the entire BN
fleet (CB&Q-43, GN-17, NP-16, SP&S-3, WP-1(via CB&Q)).

The other 15 were
Six from AT&SF, two from B&O, three ex C&O(from SCL), and four ex WABASH(from N&W).
Additional purchases were 4 Milwaukee "Super Domes" in 1972, 5 SP domes
in 1972 and 1973 (they had been leased at inception), one ex C&O dome from
Autoliner Corp in April 1974 after a lease in 1972-73, 3 domes from
D&RGW after the "RGZ" terminated in July 1983, and finally 3 more
Milwaukee "Super Domes" in 1990 after Princess Tours abandoned the
"California Sun Express".

.  Location and Information  Photo Credit
& Date
LA 108 .  from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
Feb 1978
 9201 C&O 1851    Chamberlin Dome"(Pullman Corp-not applied), B&O 7601 "Starlight Dome"12/50, ACL (lease 12/65-4/66) for Richmond-Miami "Florida Special",
CN #648 (lease 5/66-3/68) for "Expo '67", SCL (lease 7/68), SCL 6801 (purchase 7-69), sold 1970 to Hamburg Industries Augusta SC - refurbished and leased back to SCL
(with Hamburg Ind ownership plates), Amtrak 9201(1971), retired Oct 1981 burned in "Old Mexico" yards at Los Angeles 11/81, American GK/Paul McKeehan (8/84) Canoga Park CA rebuilt with end windows on the non-vestibule end as well as wrap-around fluting as the "Starlight Romance"
  Larry Mack
 unknown date

9202 C&O 1852 

"Hampton Roads Dome"(Pullman Corp-not applied) - acquired by B&O 7602 "Sunlight Dome"12/50, ACL (lease 12/65-4/66) for Richmond-Miami "Florida Special", CN #649 (lease 5/66-3/68) for "Expo '67", SCL (lease 7/68), SCL 6802 (purchase 7-69), sold 1970 to Hamburg Industries Augusta SC - refurbished and leased back to SCL (with Hamburg Ind ownership plates),
Amtrak 9202(1971), retired 10/77 - sold to Building Leasing Corp (12/77), sold by estate 3/78 to the "Union Station Venture Group" for planned rebuilding of the St. Louis MO station. This group (based in Salt Lake City) went bankrupt, and the car was sold to Bill Ross Park City UT along with several other ex Amtrak cars and moved there for use in a RR theme restaurant. While the cars were stored there, vandals released the brakes and allowed the cars to roll down a hill and ride up a bumper post (this car unfortunately was the "lead" car). After development plans fell through car was sold to an individual in Pocotello ID for use as a RR theme museum at a truck stop. The deal did not include the car's now bent truck sets, and after being trucked up there from UT the car was placed on stacked RR ties. The car was fine until fate dealt her another blow (literally) as a strong wind storm pushed the car off the ties and on the ground canted at a 45 degree angle. In 1984 the car was sold to Bret Hall/Falcon Car shops Falcon CO for planned restoration for use on the (then operating) Cadillac & Lake City RY which had moved their operations from Cadillac MI to Limon CO.

The car was deemed too expensive to repair and after operations ceased in 1988 the car was "on the road again" this time to RCR Incorporated/Portland OR having been purchased during 1990 by John Kirkwood/SFO "Rail Ventures". There the car was deemed (again) too expensive to repair and was (again) sold 10/98 to Dave Varilek/Empire Builder Private Cars/Vista-Dome Adventures whom in turn resold the car to Illinois Transit Assembly (the same day) becoming ITAX 1852 where it remained at their East St. Louis IL facility (back to St. Louie again!). Car sold 7/2000 to Katherine Schultz of CA - car remaining at ITA for
restoration 
 Les Kasten/Illinois Transit Assembly
  unknown date
9212

NP 309
   sleeper(7/54), BN 1441(3/70)(not applied), Amtrak 9212, Omniway MD(3/78)(800211), Dave Schumacher Denver CO(1984), D&RGW 9212(1986), SP
9212(10/88), Inland Pacific Rail Spokane WA IPRX 309(1994) "Rainier Park"

 Dave Varilek

 9354

AT&SF 504

Built by PS in 1950 for use with the Super Chief 

"Plaza Taos"(not applied), AG Cole,
Jim Stevenson, Broadway Dinner Train
Nashville TN "Santa Fe Chief"/per web page, but apparently not applied - "Super Chief" -
(BDT operation defunct as of 1999)

 Gary Morris date

date unknown 

 9250

CB&Q 375

Built by Budd in 1948 "Silver Horizon", sleeper-obs(CZ), BN 375 ( not painted BN ), Amtrak
9250-retired 9/85, Nav Fosse/Cedar Rail Enterprises(1986), brokered by J Baldwin to Dirk Lenthe Fargo ND (1986)(800077), traded for CBQ 378 "Silver Lookout" from Carl Weiffenbach Columbus OH(1988), Les Kasten(1990), Transcisco (1990). Car moved to San Antonio and gutted as Transcisco started to re-build the car. Repossessed by Kasten during 1991 after Transcisco bankruptcy, moved to Illinois Transit Assembly and stored, sold 1998 - rebuilt as a "stuff & mount" with deep carpets and ADA compliant restrooms and access, shipped 8/99 to Pinal County AZ for use as the Maricopa (Phoenix "remote") Amtrak station - observed on "Eagle" 11/99 in El Paso - on "garden" tracks at LAUPT as of 4/2000.
 Brian Ehni
date unknown 

 9251

CB&Q 376

 Built by Budd in 1948 "Silver Penthouse", sleeper-obs(CZ), BN 376 (not pained BN), became Amtrak
9251-car retained for Amtrak President W Graham Claytor for conversion to Amtrak Business car 10002(2) - plan fell through as there were too many height restrictions and an Amfleet car became available,

went to BN (5/93), stuffed & mounted as a "training classroom" at BNSF museum Ft Worth TX (1999) as "Prairie View" - BNSF 21
 Alan Radecki
 

 9252
(large)

Silver Solarium

Ft Worth TX 
from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
June 2, 1973

9252

Silver Solarium

 Kansas City MO
bringing up the markers on the Texas Chief

CB&Q 377 "Silver Solarium", sleeper-observation for the "California Zephyr", BN 377(not painted BN), to Amtrak -retired 4/78, Nav Fosse/Cedar Rail Enterprises CREX 377 (800333)(11/85), was used on Branson Scenic, travels around on various charters.

 Bill Hakkarinen  

June 1973
 9253

CB&Q 378

"Silver Lookout", sleeper-obs(CZ), BN 1288(not applied), Amtrak 9253-retired 5/80, C.A. Weiffenbach (5/81), Dirk Lenthe (800282)(1990)
Brian Ehni
    9253 CB&Q 378  Eastbound Sunset Limited on the Southern Pacific
between the Hardy St.
Shops and Englewood Yard.
Ex-California Zephyr Silver Lookout is on the back.

 Gary Morris

June 1978

 9300

CB&Q 360

"Silver View", obs-lounge(TZ), became BN 1190 ( not applied ),
Amtrak 9300-retired 10/76, then to Walter Rich/Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley RR CACV 5 "Great
Sacandaga", Delaware Otsego/NYS&W 505 (1984), Mike Abernethy(10/99) in a
3-way swap also involving Illinois Transit Assembly and CBQ 366 "Silver
Tower" and CBQ 1335 (as reported by Les Kasten/ITA)
 Larry Mack
  9302

 unknown location - in Auto Train service
built by Budd in 1955 for CBQ as #1395 River View this CBQ owned car was a "pool" share of the
"Empire Builder" same number with BN ex Amtrak 9365

9302 CB&Q 1395 to Amtrak as 9365. "River View" was also rebuilt for Amtrak Auto train service in 12/84 and with the addition of HEP became the 9302 (name removed). It was in active Amtrak service in 2000 in the "San Diegan" pool.

  from the
collection of
Jim Hebner

May 1990

   9302  LA Union Station
used in a private car special
 March 30, 2001  Jim Hebner
  9310

Shown as part of the Amtrak Transcontinental Steam excursion pulled by Daylight 4449 in 1977
ex Wabash 1601 built by Budd-1950 for Wabash as their 1601 observation-lounge,
 1977
  9310

 Shown as part of the Amtrak Transcontinental Steam excursion pulled by Daylight 4449 in 1977
In 1964 when Wabash became part of N&W it kept the number 1601, later sold to CofGA as 1601, SOU 1601, Amtrak 9310.
 1977
  9310

Shown as part of the Amtrak Transcontinental Steam excursion pulled by Daylight 4449 in 1977
Amtrak sold it to a private owner in Pine Bluff AR as "Susacapajo" (first 2 letters of each of his kids' names) - used on Cotton Belt Hist Society and Boston Mountain Excursion trains, 
 1977
  9310

Shown as part of the Amtrak Transcontinental Steam excursion pulled by Daylight 4449 in 1977
now (1/98) owned by a private owner in Conyers GA - stored at New Georgia RR shops in Atlanta   
 1977
   9310  Richmond CA
on train 710 The San Joaquin
 April 13, 1979  Kevin Idarius
   9320

CB&Q 365

"Silver Terrace", square ended obs-parlor(KCZ), BN 1192(not applied),
Amtrak 9320-retired 9/85, Rail Voyages/Larry Smith Silver Spring
MD(5/93), Branson Scenic RR (1/99)
Arnie Morscher 
    9321

CB&Q 366

"Silver Tower", square ended obs-parlor(KCZ), BN 1193(not applied),
Amtrak 9321-retired 9/85, Dirk Lenthe (5/93), ?, Mike Abernethy, Illinois Transit Assembly (10/99) in a 3-way swap also involving
DO/NYS&W and CBQ 360 "Silver View" and CBQ 1335 (as reported by Les Kasten/ITA)
Les Kasten/Illinois Transit Assembly 
    9330

CB&Q 235

"Silver Chateau", square-ended obs-parlor(DZ),
BN 1286 ( not applied ),
Amtrak 9330, wrecked 1-16-77 in combined Auto Train/Floridian accident
15 miles north of Birmingham AL, Tuman Demolition(1979)-scrapped
 Larry Mack
   9331

CB&Q 236

"Silver Veranda", square-ended obs-parlor(DZ), BN 1287(not applied),
Amtrak 9331, to BN (5/93) - stored in Kansas City, BNSF 20 stored 1999
in Topeka KS
 Larry Mack
  9355

Albuquerque NM
ex ATSF 505
built by Pullman Standard in 1950 for the Super Chief

355 ATSF 505 "Plaza Zuni"(not applied), to Amtrak, then to Lou Bradas/Pacific Locomotive Assn (unrestored) - stored at Port of Oakland awaiting track construction to move to Niles Canyon Railway

 June 1977 Bill Hakkarinen 
   9362  ex GN 1392 to Amtrak as 9362. "Mountain View" was rebuilt with HEP (2/85) and renumbered 9301(2) and used in Amtrak Auto Train service - car name was retained. This car was renumbered 10030 in 1998 (name STILL retained) and was assigned to the Special Services Unit, and was active in Amtrak "San Diegan" pool service in 2000, as well as seeing a large amount of "special train" service.  July 1973  from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
 9370
SP
3601

The car was built from ex-TNO parlor #700(P.S. 1937) and released 3/55 for service on the San Francisco Overland (painted UPRR yellow colors with fluting). The car was "slab sided" by SP during 1970 and was pure silver/red stripe scheme by then. The car was leased by Amtrak as SP 9370 and was purchased and became Amtrak 9370 during 1972. The car was wrecked 3/77 on the "Coast Starlight" at Corning CA and was shipped to
the ATSF Topeka KS shops and stored. The car was retired and sold during 1978 to George Champney/Champney & Co Scrapping. The car was sold (along
with ex-Amt# 3500) to a farmer in Carbondale KS. The truckless cars became a Bait Shop and the dome was used as an office until it was declared unsafe following a bad storm that leaned the car too far over and started to collapse the car in on itself. The owner scrapped the car on his property during 1988-89, retaining the ex-SP lounge car.
 photo from ABPR/
Jack Deasy
 9371

SP
3602

 This car was built on lunch counter-tavern-lounge #10311(P.S. 1937) with 34 dome seats. Outshopped 4/55 for use in San Francisco Overland service, it was first leased by Amtrak for a year as SP 9371 and sold as Amtrak 9371 during 1972. The car was stored in L.A.'s "Old Mexico" yards until sold 11/82 to D Redmound Bozeman MT. The car was moved to Montana for planned excursion service, but remained stored until sold 11/94 to the Golden Gate Railway Museum through their "Project 2472 Inc.". The car was moved by the BN as far as Portland OR where it was refused for interchange by the SP (figures). The car was moved to Doyle McCormick's facility in the former SP roundhouse along with the Pacific NorthWest Chapter's cars, where it remained until moved by the (now) UPRR during 1997. The car is in storage at the museum's former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard facility awaiting rebuilding.
 photo by Golden Gate Railway Museum (GGRM)
   9372

Houston TX
dome-buffet-lounge car (ex-SP rebuild)

9372 SP 3603 This car was built on lunch counter-tavern-lounge #10310(P.S. 1937) with 34 dome seats. Outshopped 4/55 for use in San Francisco Overland service, it was first leased by Amtrak for a year as SP 9372 and sold as Amtrak 9372 during 1972. The car was retired during 1981 and sold 8/81 to Henry Frazier/Railway Services Co Rushton LA. The car was moved to Louisiana and stored until sold during late 1981 to Tony Belmont St Petersburg FL (former lead singer of rock group "Dion & the Belmonts"). The car was moved to St Pete becoming the "Belmont Station" Ice Cream Parlor. The car was INCORRECTLY lettered as "Southern Pacific # 3601" as well as "The Largest Railcar In The World" on it's gold painted window bands, but the Amtrak blue rectangle containing the Amtrak number 9372 was never removed. The parlor ceased operations after 1988 and the car remained there until the property (and car) were sold during 1989 to Roger Broderick Tampa FL who developed the location into a strip mall.

The car was then "GIVEN" to John Greco Tampa FL and was trucked up to his "Econo Lodge/Steak Depot" on Busch Blvd in Tampa. The car was moved out in the parking lot near a former Amtrak/NP nee Katy coach near the pool. The car remained there and was weathering and vandalized until it was sold 5/98 to Jon Clark Cerritos CA. The car was brokered by Les Kasten to Dr. Arthur Cushman Madison TN (Nashville) and was placed on a TTX flat car and moved up to the former Southeastern Specialties (now

Railsouth/Quantum Rail) facility outside Jacksonville FL. The car is stored there awaiting a decision from Dr. Cushman if it is economically feasible to rebuild the car, and was reported (11/99) to be headed to Illinois Transit Assembly.

 Gary Morris

 February 1978

   9380

 Chicago IL
Milwaukee 55 - became Amtrak 9380 (leased at inception, later purchased by Amtrak), to Blackburn (1977), in 1985 Holland America Westours as WTMC 555 (800066) (never re-built), Transcisco Tours 91 - seized as a result of Transcisco Bankrupcy. In 1991 it went to owner of Blue Mountain & Reading/nee Reading Blue Mountain & Northern, with car stored still un-rebuilt in PA. Refurbing work finally begun and car photographed on a special 12/2003. In service 2006 as #4.
 Bob Schmidt
June14, 1975
  9383

MILW 59

to Joseph Fertitta (9/78) for use as the "Lindsey M" at "Central Station" a restaurant and railroad museum in Shreveport, LA (bombed), sat derilict for a couple of years, several private parties, 1985 Tour Alaska TAIX 7093 "Mt. St. Elias", P & O Princess "California Sun Express", leased to Washington Central for use on the "Spirit of Washington" dinner train. Numbered WCRC 59, repainted silver red / black stripes, and re-named "City of Renton". Car purchased by WCRC during 1993, and it was given the "Temple Treatment" with the addition of
fluting on the lower car sides
 Larry Mack
9400

 Nashville TN
Preserved - ex-NP 551. After CBQ 4709/Amtrak 9400 was purged from the roster, ex-NP 551/Amtrak 9478 was converted to HEP and re-numbered 9400. (another shot of the car as 9478 further down the page, with slightly different window patterns that were altered during the HEP conversion for emergency exits)  

 Jeff Lubchansky 

Jan 30, 1998

9401
(1)

CB&Q
4714
"Silver Dome" - first dome car ever built, coach-lounge(pool service), converted from CBQ 4714 in 1945, BN 3481(not applied), Amtrak 9401(1),
retired 8/76 - sold 9/76 to Mad River & NKP Museum - Bellvue OH - carmoved to museum 5/78
 Arnie Morscher
 9401
(2)

NP 552

coach(7/54), BN 4619 ( not applied ), Amtrak 9479, Amtrak
9401(2)(HEP)(3/83), Montana Rail Link 104(1996),
I&M Rail Link 104
 Bill Hakkarinen
9402

 Chicago IL
9402 is ex-NP 553

9402(2) NP 553 coach(7/54), to BN 4620(not applied), to Amtrak as 9480, renumbered Amtrak 9402(2) during HEP conversion(9/83), to Montana Rail Link 105(1996)

 Bill Hakkarinen

June 1994

 9403

 Beach Grove Shops
coach/ dome
built 1954 as NP 556
used in Auto Train Service

coach(8/54), to BN 4623(not applied), to Amtrak as 9483, renumbered Amtrak 9404 during HEP conversion(3/83) - equipped with freight brakes for Amtrak Auto Train service, to Alaska RR 552 (7/99)(not applied) ARR 522(11/99) - converted from 46 to 38 seats-ADA restroom added in "B" end

 Jim Hebner

October 1998

9405  Hammond-Whiting IN
on a gray winter day
 February 1986  Bill Hakkarinen
  9405

 Chicago IL
9405(2) NP 554

coach(8/54), to BN 4621(not applied), to Amtrak as 9481, renumbered Amtrak 9405(2) during HEP conversion(4/83), Grand Canyon Railway "Coconino" GCRY 2094(1996)

 August 1989  Bill Hakkarinen
9406

 Chicago IL
ex CB&Q 558. - used on the NP "North Coast Limited", but never owned by NP. 9406 CB&Q 558 (pool car for "North Coast Limited") coach(6/54) (painted in NP colors), BN 4625(not applied), to Amtrak as 9485, renumbered

Amtrak 9406 during HEP conversion(5/83), to Tom McOwen Cincinnati OH Indiana & Ohio Ry/Rail Adventures "Vista Dome" INOH 9406, Grand Canyon Railway (lease-2/98) GCRY 2097(1) "Kokopelli"- lease expired 3/2000 - returned to Cincinnati 4/2000

 Bill Hakkarinen

 June 1994

9406  Washington DC  December 1985  Jeff Lubchansky
 9408   Washington D.C.  1991  Michael Fullerton
  9410  Kansas City MO
ex GN 1331 - BN 4611(not applied), to Amtrak as 9471 - NOTE: This car was the LAST Amtrak owned Vista Dome to be painted into Amtrak colors (6/76), renumbered Amtrak 9410 during HEP conversion(1/84), retired 1995 toMontana Rockies Daylight BKSX 9410, American Orient Express(11/98)

 Bill Hakkarinen

 June 1985

   9411

CB&Q 1335

1335 (pool service for GN "Empire Builder")
(no name), pool service car painted in GN colors - coach(EB), BN
4615(not applied), Amtrak 9475, Amtrak 9411(HEP-2/84), wrecked on w/b Lake Shore Limited 8/94 at Batavia NY, retired and sold to Illinois
Transit Assembly(10/94), Delaware Otsego (10/99) in a 3-way swap also
involving Mike Abernethy and CBQ 366 "Silver Tower" and CBQ 360 "Silver
View" (as reported by Les Kasten/ITA)
 Les Kasten/Illinois Transit Assembly
   9421

B&O 5551

 
named "Sky Dome" - retired 8/76 and sold to Lake Shore Railway Hist Society Northeast PA 9/76, Oral Parsons/Lake Erie Railcar (1982), purchased for MARC by Steve Zuidervine/Operations Manager as a business car and assigned #99(1986) but never restored - stored at CSX New Brunswick MD yards, sold to Illinois Transit Assembly (10/99),
to Museum of Transport St Louis MO July 2000
 Les Kasten/Illinois Transit Assembly
   9450 CB&Q 4716

 Anchorage AK
"Silver Bridle", coach for the "California Zephyr", BN 4680(not applied), to Amtrak, retired 2/84 - to Alaska RR 7004(2)(not applied), ARR 7031, Roaring Fork RR, Denver Railcar DRCX 7031(10/86) - in Mexico tour service as Mexican American Railways (DRCX) based in Nogales MX(2000)
 Curt Fortenberry
March 1984
   9451 CB&Q 4717

 Anchorage AK
"Silver Lodge", coach for the "California Zephyr", BN 4681(number actually applied!) - full BN Black logo & lettering ( a'la BN commuter bilevels) - car name and skirts removed, to Amtrak, retired 2/84 to Alaska RR 7005(not applied), ARR 7032, Roaring Fork RR, Denver Railcar DRCX 7032(10/86) - in Mexico tour service as Mexican American Railways (DRCX) based in Nogales MX(2000)
Curt Fortenberry  
8/84 
  9452 CB&Q 4718 

Mongomery AL on n/b "Floridian" 
"Silver Lariat", coach for the "California Zephyr", BN 4682(not applied), to Amtrak, retired 7/84 to Ralph Orlandella Sacramento CA, - Burt Hermey/California Zephyr Railcar Charters(1985) (800190) - CZRC 4718 - full CZ letterboards and titles. Possibly the most "traveled" of all the domes.
Curt Fortenberry 
 6/75
   9454

CB&Q 4720
 "Silver Rifle", coach(CZ), BN 4684(not applied),
Amtrak 9454 - retired 7/84,
11/84 purchased by M Rasmussen and donated to "Project 2472 Group Inc" who donated to sister organization Golden Gate Railroad Museum (800286) - moved to their storage facility at former Oakland Naval Station.
 GGRM (Golden Gate Railroad Museum)
   9456 CB&Q 4722

Anchorage AK
"Silver Stirrup", coach for the "California Zephyr", BN 4686(not applied), to Amtrak, retired 2/84 to Alaska RR 7003(not applied), ARR 7034, Roaring Fork RR(10/86), Denver Railcar DCRX 7034 (800334), lease to Texas Limited Houston-Galveston(1989-1994),
South Orient Express Mexico Copper Canyon - now part of DRCX Mexican American Railways based in Nogales MX In tour service(2000)
 Curt Fortenberry
3/84
    9458

CB&Q 4736
"Silver Brand", coach(DZ), BN 4688 (number actually applied - first BN rebuild) - full BN Black logo & lettering ( a'la BN commuter bilevels) - car retained name and full skirts, Amtrak 9458, Frank Dowd Jr (5/93), Aberdeen Carolina & Western RR (1996)  Bill Hakkarinen
.  9458   ex-CB&Q 4736 "Silver Brand" shot eastbound in a freight at Newport, MN  March/April 1985   Tim Vitelli
  9460
9463

 Kansas City MO
9460 is ex GN 1320
9463 is ex GN 1323

BN 4600 (not applied), car was repainted during 1969 with one side (left) painted BN green with the white stripe turned down at the cars front end and the white "stripe" double width (all the way up to the roof line), and a "standard" width white stripe on the (right) side of the car.

Additionally, the car was given Big Sky Blue style "GN" lettering and logos. Car became Amtrak 9460 - retired 1985, to Robert Moen(5/93)

9463 GN 1323 BN 4603(not applied), to Amtrak 9463 - retired 1985, to Dirk Lenthe (5/93), began operation on Algoma Central (12/98)
 Bill Hakkarinen
June 1984 
  9465

 Laramie WY
ex GN 1325

465 GN 1325

BN 4605(not applied), to Amtrak 9465, renumbered Amtrak 9409 during HEP conversion(12/83) - equipped with freight brakes for Amtrak Auto Train service, to Montana Rockies Daylight BKSX 9409(not operated)(1/96), American Orient Express (11/98)
 Bill Hakkarinen
July 18, 1979
 9470   Newport MN
shot eastbound in a freight
 March/April 1985 Tim Vitelli
 9476  Newport, MN
ex-NP 549 shot eastbound in a freight
March/April 1985 Tim Vitelli
  9478  Denver CO
9478 is NP 551 (mentioned above)
 November, 1976  Gary Morris
.  9478 ex-NP dome-coach #9478 on the San Fran Zephyr at Denver  November, 1976  Gary Morris
    9542

CB&Q 4727


"Silver Stream", coach(TZ), BN 5482(not applied), Amtrak 9542 - retired 8/83, burned in LAX yards, hole cut in top by fire dept, D A Brown - eastern IL(3/85), David Duncan Portland OR(1987)(not moved), Dr. Art Cushman/Gene Turnage/Southern Junction Co/Broadway Dinner Train
Nashville TN BWDX 9542(not operated), Dr. Art Cushman (only) (1995), traded to Illinois Transit Assembly (1997), Mike Abernethy for "TCZ" - stored at ITA (2000)
 Brian Ehni
   9561  AMT ex-N&W 1611
shot eastbound in a freight at Newport, MN

Tim Vitelli

March / April 1985 

  9801
CB&Q 321

 Chicago IL - I think - boy that skyline has changed since 1973!

former BN, CB&Q #321 Silver Patio

"Silver Patio", coach-buffet-dorm-lounge for the "Kansas City Zephyr", BN 1011(not applied), tp Amtrak-retired 10/81, to G E Sapp (3/84), then to Charles Graham & Associates, sold to VIA 523 (1989)-stored inactive in Montreal(1999)
 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner

June 1973
 
  9811

CB&Q 251

"Silver Lounge", dorm-buffet-lounge(CZ), BN 251(number actually applied!), BN 803(not applied), Amtrak 9811 - retired 10/81, Vandalia Railroad/Charles Barenfanger/Doug Ebert, Doug Ebert(1987), rebuilt 1987-88 at Midwest Railcar as an "open end" observation car, Golden Arrow(lease), Doug Ebert/Sierra Hotel Railway "Sierra Hotel" (1991) (800275), Wisconsin Central (lease 7/99)
 Brian Ehni
  10030

 Eastern Washington
Full Dome
ex GN 1392
to Amtrak as 9362. "Mountain View" was rebuilt with HEP (2/85) and renumbered 9301(2) and used in Amtrak Auto Train service - car name was retained. This car was renumbered 10030 in 1998 (name STILL retained) and was assigned to the Special Services Unit, and was active in Amtrak "San Diegan" pool service in 2000, as well as seeing a large amount of "special train" service.

 Dan Calhoun

1998

  10031

San Deigo CA
10031 is ex GN 1391
 August 4, 1999
  10031

 San Deigo CA
to Amtrak 9361. "Ocean View" was a 1969 "experimental" paint scheme car.

It, along with diner "Lake Minnetonka" was repainted by the GN's Dale Street shops (MSP), as FULL width white stripes on both sides without the standard "turn down". The white stripe was straight through the car, effectively making a half green (lower) half white (upper) scheme with black roof and GN Big Sky Blue style lettering and logos. After Amtrak purchase, the car was rebuilt 3/85 with HEP and numbered 9300(2) and used in Amtrak Auto Train service - the name was retained. It was refurbished and renumbered 10031 in 1999 (name removed), and assigned to Corporate Services Unit. As of 2000, it was in active service in the Amtrak "San Diegan" pool.
August 4, 1999
  10031  San Deigo CA
view inside the dome
August 4, 1999  .
. 10031  Los Angeles CA  Jan 26, 2000  Dick Leonhardt
  10031  Los Angeles CA  March 25, 2000  Jim Hebner

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