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Amtrak Heritage Pacific Parlour Car #39974
San Luis Obispo, CA
October 20th, 2012
Coast Starlight #14
Phase IVb
Digital Photo
Canon EOS 60D
Tamron (Canon) 17-50mm
f2.8 Zoom Lens
f4.0 @ 1/200th sec
ISO 100
The Budd Company
Santa Fe Railway
ATSF 579

This car was built in 1956 for the Santa Fe Railway as a high-level lounge car. Conveyed to Amtrak in 1971, it wore the number 9974. The car was converted from Steam Heat to HEP in 1982 and renumbered 39974. Today, these cars (Amtrak owns 5) are used exclusively as First Class Lounge cars on the Coast Starlight. The cars feature the following amenities: Lounge Seating, Couches, Dining Tables, a Theater on the lower level and a Library on one end of the car. Meals are served at appropriate times in these cars and Wine & Cheese Tasting are also conducted as well. Historical Information about this car provided by