In Alphabetical Order: Don Drummer, Rex Harrod, Gary Hess, and Carl Morrison
We accomplished all this, but with two major pleasant surprises thrown in for good measure. One surprise was seeing the Aircraft Carrier USS Midway already positioned at the San Diego Aricraft Carrier Museum:
The Southbound Surfliner usually arrives cab car first. Notice the white lights indicating the head of the train at this point.
Rex found the ramp, put out by the helpful conductor, was sufficient for his entry and exit.
Surfliner and Coaster cab cars now ready for northbound duty, note the red lights now indicating the end of the train.
The Surfliner had with it, as it came to San Diego, the Rail Ventures, Bella Vista, dome sleeper and diner.
This car was completely rebuilt in 2001, and is the most versatile and elegant rail car in North America. It offers superb viewing from both the dome and the open viewing platform.
Two master bedrooms (one made up for day travel, above, and one made up for sleeping, below) have queen sized beds with private bathrooms and tiled showers. Two gracious staterooms (not shown) include bathrooms, sharing a shower and dressing room.
Meals are prepared in a stainless steel galley and served in the vista dome. During the day, seating is changed from dining to travel and viewing.
The Bella Vista is completely self-contained, including food and beverage service, for day travel of up to 24 passengers, or overnight travel for eight.
Rail Ventures, Inc.
Toll Free" 888.533.7245
1055 Baldy Park Avenue, Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
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San Diego 3-Rail Club Toy Train Gallery
Yours truly, Carl Morrison
Comments always welcome at Carl@trainweb.com
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