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California Zephyr - Sierra Hotel .
North Evans, NY
September 19th, 2014
AAPRCO Pine Tree Limited
   Amtrak 040
Sierra Hotel
Digital Photo
Canon EOS 60D
Tamron (Canon) 18-200mm
f3.5-6.3 Zoom Lens
f5.6 @ 1/800th sec
ISO 250
The Budd Company
Chicago, Burlington
& Quincy Railway
Amtrak 9811 - Silver Lounge
CB&Q - Silver Lounge
Sierra Hotel Railway Inc.

Built by Budd in 1948 for the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railway for use on the "California Zephyr" as a Dome-Dormatory-Coffee Shop car that provided overnight accomodations for the train's staff. The car was originally named "Silver Lounge". Conveyed to Amtrak in 1971, and renumbered 9811, it would operate on Amtrak until 1980 and would subsequently be retired in October 1981. The car would end up in private ownership under the Vandalia Railroad and would eventually be sold to its current owner who would do a complete rebuild of the car. The dorm was replaced with bedrooms, the coffee shop replaced with an observation lounge and an open platform was added. The dome now seats 16 for lounge and dining service. Historical Information about this car provided by AAPRCO &