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Date: 06/29/13 00:54
Silver Lounge at Mira Loma
Author: edsaalig

Burlington Northern car #251, which kept former Chicago, Burlington and Quincy car number after merger. Built by Budd, 1948. Built for the California Zephyr. Car is a Dome Dormitory-Coffee Ship. Car was last seen on the Super Chief/El Cap Westbound in Pomona. Where is she today? Car came to Mira Loma December, 1974. Photo taken by Ed Saalig



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/29/13 00:56 by edsaalig.




Date: 06/29/13 04:34
Re: Silver Lounge at Mira Loma
Author: EmpireBuilder

She is now the private car "Sierra Hotel".



Date: 06/29/13 09:34
Re: Silver Lounge at Mira Loma
Author: The_Chief_Way

again, the train is the Amtrak "Chief"
probably no.20



Date: 06/29/13 15:23
Re: Silver Lounge at Mira Loma
Author: Topfuel

The Silver Lounge is noted in several publications as having been in consist of the Amtrak Chief during the summer of 1972. It is highly unlikely that the car was used on the Amtrak Super Chief as that train was almost exclusively Santa Fe equipment during that area. The Super Chief/El Cap crew dormitory would have been in one of the baggage dorms with transition fairing on the roof and the dome of course would have been one of the Pleasure Dome cars.



Date: 06/29/13 20:35
Re: Silver Lounge at Mira Loma
Author: wpjones

Was through Lincoln on #6 7-21-13 along with Puget Sound. It now has an open platform on it.
Steve

EmpireBuilder Wrote:
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> She is now the private car "Sierra Hotel".



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/29/13 20:37 by wpjones.



Date: 06/30/13 17:36
Re: Silver Lounge at Mira Loma
Author: CrudPunko

IIRC, Sierra Hotel is the car with a end platform cut into the rear of the car.



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