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(for names except those beginning with "Silver", see separate list

Contrary to popular belief, the "Silver" name prefix was not unique to "California Zephyr" cars. Naming conventions were as follows:

Western Pacific - all cars were for the CZ and all had "Silver" names.


Rio Grande - Originally purchased cars were all for the CZ and had "Silver" names. Additional cars obtained from the C&O were for the "Royal Gorge", and were unnamed.


Burlington - All "Zephyr" cars had "Silver" names, including "Denver", "Kansas City", and "Twin Cities" cars, as well as the two "home builts" which were assigned general pool service. The only unnamed domes were those in "pool" service with Great Northern and Northern Pacific.


Alphabetic "Silver" name list



DOME car names are in CAPS.
Private owner names are in parentheses ()

(click the links for history and photos of each dome car)

Alchemy - CBQ 4714 coach (base for "SILVER DOME")
Antelope - DRGW 1100 CZ baggage
Arrow - CBQ 412 DZ 12 section sleeper
Arroyo - WP 861 CZ 10/6 sleeper
Aspen - DRGW 1120 CZ coach

Banquet - DRGW 1115 CZ diner
Bar - CBQ 981 DZ  baggage-dorm-bar-lounge
Basin - CBQ 492 10/6 sleeper
Bay - WP 866 CZ 10/6 sleeper
Beam - CBQ 4852 dinette-coach
Beam - C&S 606 dinette-coach
Bear - CBQ 903 CZ baggage
Beaver - WP 801 CZ baggage
Bell - CBQ 4853 DZ coach-dinette
Birch - CBQ 4707 coach
Bit - CBQ 4737 coach
Blanket - CBQ 4738 coach
BLUFF - CBQ 4723 TZ coach/crew room
Boulder - CBQ 488 10/6 sleeper
Bow - FWD 401 coach
Bowl - C&S 750 diner-lounge-observation
BRAND - CBQ 4736 DZ coach
BRIDLE - CBQ 4716 CZ coach
BRONCO - DRGW 1105 CZ coach
Brook - CBQ 4708 coach
BUCKLE - CBQ 4735 DZ coach
Buffalo - CBQ 904 CZ baggage
Buffet - CBQ 800 TZ bag/bar/lounge
Butte - CBQ 425 CZ 10/6 sleeper

Cafe - CBQ 193 CZ diner
Cascade - CBQ 4715 coach
Castle - CBQ 4709 coach (base for "SILVER CASTLE" dome)
CASTLE - CBQ 4709 pool lounge-coach
Canyon - WP 862 CZ 10/6 sleeper
Cedar - CBQ 4744 CZ coach
Cedar - CBQ 402 16 section sleeper
Chair - CBQ 341 lounge
CHALET - CBQ 252(2) - (replaced ROUNDUP) CZ dorm-buffet-lounge
CHALET - WP 831 - (became CBQ 252) CZ dorm-buffet-lounge
Channel - CBQ 489 10/6 sleeper
Charger - CBQ 9908 diesel power-baggage
Chariot - CBQ 4700 coach
Chasm - CBQ 430 CZ 10/6 sleeper
CHATEAU - CBQ 235 DZ 11 seat parlor-drawing room-observation
Chef - CBQ 201 diner
Chest - CBQ 901 baggage
Cinch - CBQ 4740 coach
City - CBQ 4631 coach
Cliff - CBQ 426 CZ 10/6 sleeper
Cloud - CBQ 4710 coach
CLUB - CBQ 250 CZ dorm-buffet-lounge
COLT - DRGW 1106 CZ coach
Courier - CBQ 950 aux power-bag-mail
Coyote - CBQ 905 CZ baggage
Crag - CBQ 429 CZ 10/6 sleeper
Crane - WP 851 CZ 5/6 sleeper
Creek - DRGW 1133 CZ 10/6 sleeper
CRESCENT - WP 881 CZ sleeper-observation
Crest - CBQ 4711 coach
Crown - CBQ 4712 coach
Cuisine - CBQ 198 diner
CUP - CBQ 253 DZ dorm-coffee shop

Dale - CBQ 431 10/6 sleeper
Diner - CBQ 194 CZ diner
DOLLAR - WP 811 CZ coach
DOME - CBQ 4714 pool lounge-coach
Dove - CBQ 450 CZ 5/6 sleeper

Eagle - CBQ 4706 coach
Express - CBQ 902 baggage

Falls - CBQ 427 CZ 10/6 sleeper
Feast - CBQ 197 diner
FEATHER - WP 812 CZ coach
Flash - CBQ 230 DZ obs-parlor-buffet-lounge
Flower - CBQ 460 dorm-6/4/6 sleeper
Forest - CBQ 4713 coach
Fountain - CBQ 303 diner-parlor-observation
Fox - FWD 400 coach

GARDEN - CBQ 320 KCZ buffet-lounge
(GARDEN) - MILW 57 "superdome"
Glacier - DRGW 1134 CZ 10/6 sleeper
GLADE - CBQ 4724 TZ coach/crew room
Gladiola - CBQ 461 dorm-6/4/6sleeper
Gleam - CBQ 4703 coach
Glow - CBQ 4704 coach
Gorge - DRGW 1132 CZ 10/6 sleeper
Grill - CBQ 152 diner
Gull - DRGW 1135 CZ 5/6 sleeper

Halter - CBQ 4739 coach
Herald - CBQ 951 aux power-bag-mail
Hollow - CBQ 487 10/6 sleeper
(HOLLY) - C&O 1876 - "Royal Gorge" dome-observation-lounge
HOSTEL - WP 832 CZ dorm-buffet-lounge
HORIZON - CBQ 375 CZ sleeper-observation
Hours - CBQ 302 diner-parlor-observation
Hyacinth - CBQ 462 dorm-6/4/6 sleeper

Inn - CBQ 191 diner (built 1938)
Inn - CBQ 199 diner (built 1952)
Iris - CBQ 463 dorm-6/4/6 sleeper
ISLAND - CBQ 4725 TZ coach
Isle - CBQ 432 10/6 sleeper

KETTLE - CBQ 254 DZ dorm-coffee shop
King - CBQ 9906A diesel cab unit
Knight - CBQ 9907A diesel cab unit

Lake - CBQ 4632 coach
Larch - CBQ 4743 CZ coach
Larch - CBQ 401 16 section sleeper
LARIAT - CBQ 4718 CZ coach
Leaf - CBQ 4705 coach
Light - CBQ 900 baggage
Lining - CBQ 980 bag-dorm-bar-lounge
Lining - C&S 323 bag-dorm-bar-lounge
LODGE - CBQ 4717 CZ coach
LOOKOUT - CBQ 378 CZ sleeper-observation
LOUNGE - CBQ 251 CZ dorm-buffet-lounge

Mail - CBQ 1601 baggage-mail
Manor - CBQ 200 diner
Maple - CBQ 4742 CZ coach (rebuilt from #400)
Maple - CBQ 400 16 section sleeper
Meadow - CBQ 433 10/6 sleeper
Mesa - CBQ 910 baggage-dorm-coach
Mesa - C&S 350 baggage-dorm-coach
Messenger - FWD 150 baggage-mail
Mine - C&S 600 coach
Moon - CBQ 446 4 Rmt/4 Sgl/1 DR/1 C/4 Br
Mountain - WP 863 CZ 10/6 sleeper
MUSTANG - DRGW 1107 CZ coach

Orchid - CBQ 464 dorm-6/4/6sleeper
Ore - FWD 402 coach

Page CBQ 1603 baggage-mail
PALACE - WP 813 CZ coach
Palisade - WP 864 CZ 10/6 sleeper
Palm - WP 871 CZ coach
Palm - CBQ 954 pullman-lounge
Parlor - CBQ 340 lounge
Pass - DRGW 1130 CZ 10/6 sleeper
PATIO - CBQ 321 KCZ buffet-lounge
Peak - CBQ 909 baggage-dorm-coach
Peak - FWD 540 baggage-dorm-coach
Pelican - CBQ 454 5/6 sleeper
Pendulum - CBQ 6000 coach
PENTHOUSE - CBQ 376 CZ sleeper-observation
Pheasant - CBQ 190 diner
(PILLOW) - NP/CBQ 304 NCL "pool" dome-sleeper-buffet
Pine - DRGW 1121 CZ coach
Plain - CBQ 434 10/6 sleeper
PLANET - WP 882 CZ sleeper-observation
Plate - WP 841 CZ diner
Plateau - CBQ 486 10/6 sleeper
Platter - WP 842 CZ diner
Plume - CBQ 4634 coach
Point - CBQ 423 CZ 10/6 sleeper
PONY - DRGW 1108 CZ coach
Poplar - WP 872 CZ coach
Post CBQ 1602 baggage-mail
Pouch - CBQ 1604 baggage-mail
Prairie - CBQ 435 10/6 sleeper
Princess - CBQ 9907B biesel booster unit

Quail - CBQ 451 CZ 5/6 sleeper
Queen - CBQ 9906B diesel booster unit

RANCH - CBQ 4719 CZ coach
Range - WP 865 CZ 10/6 sleeper
Rapids - PRR 8449/PC 4378 CZ 10/6 sleeper
Ravine - CBQ 491 10/6 sleeper
Rein - CBQ 4741 coach
Repose - CBQ 4903 24/8 slumbercoach
Rest - CBQ 4902 24/8 slumbercoach
Restaurant - CBQ 195 CZ diner
Ridge - CBQ 493 10/6 sleeper
RIFLE - CBQ 4720 CZ coach
RIVER - CBQ 4726 TZ coach
ROUNDUP - CBQ 252(1) - (wrecked - see CHALET) CZ dorm-buffet-lounge

SADDLE - CBQ 4721 CZ coach
(SADDLE II) - CBQ 4729 (pv name-see "SCENE")
SAGE - WP 814 CZ coach
Salon - CBQ 801 TZ bag/bar/lounge
Salver - CBQ 196 diner
SCENE - CBQ 4729 TZ coach
SCHOONER - WP 815 CZ coach
SCOUT - WP 816 CZ coach
Screen - CBQ 414 12 section sleeper
Service - CBQ 153 diner
Shaft - CBQ 4731 coach
Sheen CBQ 1600 baggage-mail
Shield - CBQ 4732 coach
SHOP - DRGW 1140 CZ dorm-buffet-lounge
Shore - CBQ 424 CZ 10/6 sleeper
Sides - CBQ 440 3 Comp/1 DR/6 Br
Siesta - CBQ 4900 24/8slumbercoach
Skates - CBQ 413 12 section sleeper
SKY - DRGW 1145 CZ sleeper-observation
Slipper - CBQ 445 4 Rmt/4 Sgl/1 DR/1 Comp/4 Br
Slope - CBQ 436 10/6 sleeper
Slumber - CBQ 4901 24/8slumbercoach
SOLARIUM - CBQ 377 CZ sleeper-observation
Spear - CBQ 4733 coach
Spirit - CBQ 300 diner-parlor-observation
(SPLENDOR) - CBQ 4735 (pv name-see "BUCKLE")
Spoon - CBQ 192 diner
Spring - CBQ 4702 coach
Spruce - CBQ 4633 coach
Spur - C&S 601 coach
Stag - WP 802 CZ baggage
Star - CBQ 301 diner-parlor-observation
State - CBQ 410 12 section sleeper
STIRRUP - CBQ 4722 CZ coach
Streak - CBQ 231 parlor-lounge-observation
Streak - C&S 641 parlor-lounge-observation
STREAM - CBQ 4727 TZ coach
Summit - DRGW 1131 CZ 10/6 sleeper
Surf - WP 867 CZ 10/6 sleeper
Swallow - WP 852 CZ 5/6 sleeper
Swan - CBQ 453 5/6 sleeper
Sword - CBQ 4734 coach

TERRACE - CBQ 365 KCZ parlor-drawing room-observation
Terrain - CBQ 485 10/6 sleeper
THISTLE - WP 817 CZ coach
Threads - CBQ 441 3 Comp/1 DR/6 Br
Thrush - CBQ 452 CZ 5/6 sleeper
Tidings - C&S 320 baggagemail
Tip - CBQ 411 12 section sleeper
Tone - CBQ 415 12 section sleeper
Top - FW&D 403 coach
TOWER - CBQ 366 KCZ parlor-drawing room-observation
Trail - CBQ 4701 coach
Tray - CBQ ??? diner-observation (ex FW&D 240)
Tray - FW&D 270 diner-lounge-observation
Treasure - CBQ 908 baggage
Tulip - CBQ 465 dorm-6/4/6sleeper
Tureen - CBQ 202 diner

Vale - CBQ 490 10/6 sleeper
Valley - CBQ 428 CZ 10/6 sleeper
VERANDA - CBQ 236 DZ 11 seat parlor-drawing room-observation
VIEW - CBQ 360 TZ lounge-observation
VISION - CBQ 4730 TZ coach
VISTA - CBQ 361 TZ lounge-observation

WAVE - CBQ 4728 TZ coach

Thanks to John Lewis (Burlington John) for the info on many of the pre-CZ cars


S I L V E R _ B Y _ N U M B E R



B U R L I N G T O N


Tray - CBQ ??? observation-diner (ex FW&D 270)

Grill - CBQ 152 diner
Service - CBQ 153 diner

Pheasant - CBQ 190 diner
Inn - CBQ 191 diner (built 1938)
Spoon - CBQ 192 diner
Cafe - CBQ 193 CZ diner
Diner - CBQ 194 CZ diner
Restaurant - CBQ 195 CZ diner
Salver - CBQ 196 diner
Feast - CBQ 197 diner
Cuisine - CBQ 198 diner
Inn - CBQ 199 diner (built 1952)
Manor - CBQ 200 diner
Chef - CBQ 201 diner
Tureen - CBQ 202 diner

Flash - CBQ 230 DZ obs-parlor-buffet-lounge
Streak - CBQ 231 obs-parlor-buffet-lounge

CHATEAU - CBQ 235 DZ 11 seat parlor-drawing room-observation
VERANDA - CBQ 236 DZ 11 seat parlor-drawing room-observation

CLUB - CBQ 250 CZ dorm-buffet-lounge
LOUNGE - CBQ 251 CZ dorm-buffet-lounge
ROUNDUP - CBQ 252(1) - (wrecked - see CHALET) CZ dorm-buffet-lounge
CHALET - CBQ 252(2) - (replaced ROUNDUP) CZ dorm-buffet-lounge

CUP - CBQ 253 DZ dorm-coffee shop
KETTLE - CBQ 254 DZ dorm-coffee shop

Spirit - CBQ 300 diner-parlor-observation
Star - CBQ 301 diner-parlor-observation
Hours - CBQ 302 diner-parlor-observation
Fountain - CBQ 303 diner-parlor-observation

GARDEN - CBQ 320 KCZ buffet-lounge
PATIO - CBQ 321 KCZ buffet-lounge

Parlor - CBQ 340 lounge
Chair - CBQ 341 lounge

VIEW - CBQ 360 TZ lounge-observation
VISTA - CBQ 361 TZ lounge-observation

TERRACE - CBQ 365 KCZ parlor-drawing room-observation
TOWER - CBQ 366 KCZ parlor-drawing room-observation

HORIZON - CBQ 375 CZ sleeper-observation
PENTHOUSE - CBQ 376 CZ sleeper-observation
SOLARIUM - CBQ 377 CZ sleeper-observation
LOOKOUT - CBQ 378 CZ sleeper-observation

Maple - CBQ 400 16 section sleeper
Larch - CBQ 401 16 section sleeper
Cedar - CBQ 402 16 section sleeper

State - CBQ 410 12 section sleeper
Tip - CBQ 411 12 section sleeper
Arrow - CBQ 412 DZ 12 section sleeper
Skates - CBQ 413 12 section sleeper
Screen - CBQ 414 12 section sleeper
Tone - CBQ 415 12 section sleeper

Point - CBQ 423 CZ 10/6 sleeper
Shore - CBQ 424 CZ 10/6 sleeper
Butte - CBQ 425 CZ 10/6 sleeper
Cliff - CBQ 426 CZ 10/6 sleeper
Falls - CBQ 427 CZ 10/6 sleeper
Valley - CBQ 428 CZ 10/6 sleeper
Crag - CBQ 429 CZ 10/6 sleeper
Chasm - CBQ 430 CZ 10/6 sleeper
Dale - CBQ 431 10/6 sleeper
Isle - CBQ 432 10/6 sleeper
Meadow - CBQ 433 10/6 sleeper
Plain - CBQ 434 10/6 sleeper
Prairie - CBQ 435 10/6 sleeper
Slope - CBQ 436 10/6 sleeper

Sides - CBQ 440 3 Comp/1 DR/6 Br
Threads - CBQ 441 3 Comp/1 DR/6 Br

Slipper - CBQ 445 4 Rmt/4 Sgl/1 DR/1 Comp/4 Br Moon - CBQ 446 4 Rmt/4 Sgl/1 DR/1 Comp/4 Br

Dove - CBQ 450 CZ 5/6 sleeper
Quail - CBQ 451 CZ 5/6 sleeper
Thrush - CBQ 452 CZ 5/6 sleeper
Swan - CBQ 453 5/6 sleeper
Pelican - CBQ 454 5/6 sleeper

Flower - CBQ 460 dorm-6/4/6 sleeper
Gladiola - CBQ 461 dorm-6/4/6sleeper
Hyacinth - CBQ 462 dorm-6/4/6 sleeper
Iris - CBQ 463 dorm-6/4/6 sleeper
Orchid - CBQ 464 dorm-6/4/6sleeper
Tulip - CBQ 465 dorm-6/4/6sleeper

Terrain - CBQ 485 10/6 sleeper
Plateau - CBQ 486 10/6 sleeper
Hollow - CBQ 487 10/6 sleeper
Boulder - CBQ 488 10/6 sleeper
Channel - CBQ 489 10/6 sleeper
Vale - CBQ 490 10/6 sleeper
Ravine - CBQ 491 10/6 sleeper
Basin - CBQ 492 10/6 sleeper
Ridge - CBQ 493 10/6 sleeper

Buffet - CBQ 800 TZ bag/bar/lounge
Salon - CBQ 801 TZ bag/bar/lounge

Light - CBQ 900 baggage
Chest - CBQ 901 baggage
Express - CBQ 902 baggage
Bear - CBQ 903 CZ baggage
Buffalo - CBQ 904 CZ baggage
Coyote - CBQ 905 CZ baggage
(906 & 907) - non "Silver" names
Treasure - CBQ 908 baggage

Peak - CBQ 909 baggage-dorm-coach
Mesa - CBQ 910 baggage-dorm-coach

Courier - CBQ 950 aux power-bag-mail
Herald - CBQ 951 aux power-bag-mail

Palm - CBQ 954 pullman-lounge

Lining - CBQ 980 bag-dorm-bar-lounge
Bar - CBQ 981 DZ  bag-dorm-bar-lounge

Sheen CBQ 1600 baggage-mail
Mail - CBQ 1601 baggage-mail
Post CBQ 1602 baggage-mail
Page CBQ 1603 baggage-mail
Pouch - CBQ 1604 baggage-mail

City - CBQ 4631 coach
Lake - CBQ 4632 coach
Spruce - CBQ 4633 coach
Plume - CBQ 4634 coach

Chariot - CBQ 4700 coach
Trail - CBQ 4701 coach
Spring - CBQ 4702 coach
Gleam - CBQ 4703 coach
Glow - CBQ 4704 coach
Leaf - CBQ 4705 coach
Eagle - CBQ 4706 coach
Birch - CBQ 4707 coach
Brook - CBQ 4708 coach
CASTLE - CBQ 4709 coach/dome lounge-coach
Cloud - CBQ 4710 coach
Crest - CBQ 4711 coach
Crown - CBQ 4712 coach
Forest - CBQ 4713 coach
Alchemy - CBQ 4714 coach (base for "SILVER DOME")
DOME - CBQ 4714 pool lounge-coach
Cascade - CBQ 4715 coach
BRIDLE - CBQ 4716 CZ coach
LODGE - CBQ 4717 CZ coach
LARIAT - CBQ 4718 CZ coach
RANCH - CBQ 4719 CZ coach
RIFLE - CBQ 4720 CZ coach
SADDLE - CBQ 4721 CZ coach
STIRRUP - CBQ 4722 CZ coach

BLUFF - CBQ 4723 TZ coach/crew room
GLADE - CBQ 4724 TZ coach/crew room

ISLAND - CBQ 4725 TZ coach
RIVER - CBQ 4726 TZ coach
STREAM - CBQ 4727 TZ coach
WAVE - CBQ 4728 TZ coach
SCENE - CBQ 4729 TZ coach
VISION - CBQ 4730 TZ coach
Shaft - CBQ 4731 coach
Shield - CBQ 4732 coach
Spear - CBQ 4733 coach
Sword - CBQ 4734 coach
BUCKLE - CBQ 4735 DZ coach
BRAND - CBQ 4736 DZ coach
Bit - CBQ 4737 coach
Blanket - CBQ 4738 coach
Halter - CBQ 4739 coach
Cinch - CBQ 4740 coach
Rein - CBQ 4741 coach
Maple - CBQ 4742 CZ coach (rebuilt from #400)
Larch - CBQ 4743 CZ coach
Cedar - CBQ 4744 CZ coach

Beam - CBQ 4852 dinette-coach
Bell - CBQ 4853 DZ dinette-coach

Siesta - CBQ 4900 24/8slumbercoach
Slumber - CBQ 4901 24/8slumbercoach
Rest - CBQ 4902 24/8 slumbercoach
Repose - CBQ 4903 24/8 slumbercoach

Pendulum - CBQ 6000 coach

King - CBQ 9906A diesel cab unit
Queen - CBQ 9906B diesel booster unit
Knight - CBQ 9907A diesel cab unit
Princess - CBQ 9907B biesel booster unit
Charger - CBQ 9908 diesel power-baggage


C O L O R A D O & S O U T H E R N


Tidings - C&S 320 baggagemail

Lining - C&S 323 bag-dorm-bar-lounge

Mesa - C&S 350 baggage-dorm-coach

Mine - C&S 600 coach
Spur - C&S 601 coach

Beam - C&S 606 dinette-coach

Streak - C&S 641 parlor-lounge-observation

Bowl - C&S 750 diner-lounge-observation


D E N V E R & R I O G R A N D E


Antelope - DRGW 1100 CZ baggage

BRONCO - DRGW 1105 CZ coach
COLT - DRGW 1106 CZ coach
MUSTANG - DRGW 1107 CZ coach
PONY - DRGW 1108 CZ coach

Banquet - DRGW 1115 CZ diner

Aspen - DRGW 1120 CZ coach
Pine - DRGW 1121 CZ coach

Pass - DRGW 1130 CZ 10/6 sleeper
Summit - DRGW 1131 CZ 10/6 sleeper
Gorge - DRGW 1132 CZ 10/6 sleeper
Creek - DRGW 1133 CZ 10/6 sleeper
Glacier - DRGW 1134 CZ 10/6 sleeper

Gull - DRGW 1135 CZ 5/6 sleeper

SHOP - DRGW 1140 CZ dorm-buffet-lounge

SKY - DRGW 1145 CZ sleeper-observation


F O R T W O R T H & D E N V E R


Messenger - FW&D 150 baggage-mail

Tray - FW&D 270 diner-lounge-observation

Fox - FW&D 400 coach
Bow - FW&D 401 coach
Ore - FW&D 402 coach
Top - FW&D 403 coach

Peak - FW&D 540 baggage-dorm-coach


W E S T E R N _ P A C I F I C


Beaver - WP 801 CZ baggage
Stag - WP 802 CZ baggage

DOLLAR - WP 811 CZ coach
FEATHER - WP 812 CZ coach
PALACE - WP 813 CZ coach
SAGE - WP 814 CZ coach
SCHOONER - WP 815 CZ coach
SCOUT - WP 816 CZ coach
THISTLE - WP 817 CZ coach

CHALET - WP 831 - (became CBQ 252) CZ dorm-buffet-lounge
HOSTEL - WP 832 CZ dorm-buffet-lounge

Plate - WP 841 CZ diner
Platter - WP 842 CZ diner

Crane - WP 851 CZ 5/6 sleeper
Swallow - WP 852 CZ 5/6 sleeper

Arroyo - WP 861 CZ 10/6 sleeper
Canyon - WP 862 CZ 10/6 sleeper
Mountain - WP 863 CZ 10/6 sleeper
Palisade - WP 864 CZ 10/6 sleeper
Range - WP 865 CZ 10/6 sleeper
Bay - WP 866 CZ 10/6 sleeper
Surf - WP 867 CZ 10/6 sleeper

Palm - WP 871 CZ coach
Poplar - WP 872 CZ coach

CRESCENT - WP 881 CZ sleeper-observation
PLANET - WP 882 CZ sleeper-observation












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