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Date: 05/25/23 16:20
8 Amtrak Passenger Cars -- 4 Domes and 4 Bi Levels
Author: MartyBernard

1. Amtrak 9400 SILVER CASTLE, ex-CB&Q 4709 home-rebuilt pattern dome coach seen in Galesburg, IL April 25, 1986.  Larry Angland photo
EDIT: There is much debate about what car this was.

2. Amtrak 9401, ex-CB&Q dome car seen in Galesburg, IL May 18, 1988.  Larry Angland photo

3. Amtrak 9402 Heritage Dome seen in Galesburg, IL May 1, 1985.  Larry Angland photo



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Date: 05/25/23 16:21
Re: 8 Amtrak Passenger Cars -- 4 Domes and 4 Bi Levels
Author: MartyBernard

4. Amtrak 9408 built in 1954 as SP&S 559, to AMTK 9486 seen in Galesburg, IL April 25, 1986.  Larry Angland photo

5. Amtrak 32041 Superliner I Sleeper seen in Galesburg, IL February 25, 1985.  Larry Angland photo.jpg

6. Amtrak 39952 Hi-Level Coach, ex-AMTK #9952, nee-AT&SF #712, Budd 1956 seen in Galesburg, IL March 1994.  Larry Angland photo



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Date: 05/25/23 16:21
Re: 8 Amtrak Passenger Cars -- 4 Domes and 4 Bi Levels
Author: MartyBernard

7. Amtrak 39962 Hi-Level Coach, ex-AMTK #9962, nee-AT&SF #722, Budd, 1956, seen in Galesburg, IL August 24, 1996.  Larry Angland photo

8. Amtrak 39975 Hi-Level Lounge, to Pacific Parlour car Willamette Valley, ex-AMTK 9975, nee-ATSF 580, Budd 1956, seen in Galesburg, IL August 1991.  Larry Angland photo



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Date: 05/25/23 18:00
Re: 8 Amtrak Passenger Cars -- 4 Domes and 4 Bi Levels
Author: davew833

Great pictures, but the first one, while it is #9400, is not the home built dome "Silver Castle." It appears to ex-NP #551 which is now in use on the Tennessee Central.



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Date: 05/25/23 18:17
Re: 8 Amtrak Passenger Cars -- 4 Domes and 4 Bi Levels
Author: GP25

How many Dome cars did Amtrak have?
Not including the full dome cars

Jerry Martin
Los Angeles, CA
Central Coast Railroad Festival



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Date: 05/25/23 19:08
Re: 8 Amtrak Passenger Cars -- 4 Domes and 4 Bi Levels
Author: irhoghead

Nice roster photos from what were the best years of Amtrak by far.



Date: 05/25/23 19:36
Re: 8 Amtrak Passenger Cars -- 4 Domes and 4 Bi Levels
Author: ctjacks

Pictures 1 and 4 are in Springfield, IL with the Hilton in the background.



Date: 05/25/23 19:39
Re: 8 Amtrak Passenger Cars -- 4 Domes and 4 Bi Levels
Author: dan

9400(2) NP 551 (HEP of 9478) - 5/95 - Nashville Eastern RR (lease from Art Cushman)
9401(2) NP 552 (HEP of 9479) - 1996 - Montana Rail Link
9402 NP 553 (HEP of 9480) - 1996 - Montana Rail Link
9403 NP 555 (HEP of 9482) - 7/99 - Alaska RR
9404NP 556 (HEP of 9483)(auto train) - 7/99 - Alaska RR
9405(1) CBQ 557 (HEP of 9484) - 5/93 - Inland Pacific Rail (conversion stopped - NP 554 used)
9405(2) NP 554 (HEP of 9481) - 1996 - GCRY
9406 CBQ 558 (HEP of 9485) - 199? - Tom McOwen
9407 NP 550 (HEP of 9477)(auto train) - 5/95 - Phil Sheridan
9408 SPS 559 (HEP of 9486) - 7/99 - Alaska RR
9409 GN 1325 (HEP of 9465)(auto train) - 1/96 - AOE - to CN for CN/IC business train
9410 GN 1331 (HEP of 9471) - 1995 - Phil Sheridan - to Cuyahoga Scenic RR
9411 CBQ 1335 (HEP of 9475) - 10/94 - ITA to Les Kasten (for sale)



Date: 05/26/23 07:55
Re: 8 Amtrak Passenger Cars -- 4 Domes and 4 Bi Levels
Author: ntharalson

dan Wrote:
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> 9400(2) NP 551 (HEP of 9478) - 5/95 - Nashville
> Eastern RR (lease from Art Cushman)
> 9401(2) NP 552 (HEP of 9479) - 1996 - Montana Rail
> Link
> 9402 NP 553 (HEP of 9480) - 1996 - Montana Rail
> Link
> 9403 NP 555 (HEP of 9482) - 7/99 - Alaska RR
> 9404NP 556 (HEP of 9483)(auto train) - 7/99 -
> Alaska RR
> 9405(1) CBQ 557 (HEP of 9484) - 5/93 - Inland
> Pacific Rail (conversion stopped - NP 554 used)
> 9405(2) NP 554 (HEP of 9481) - 1996 - GCRY
> 9406 CBQ 558 (HEP of 9485) - 199? - Tom McOwen
> 9407 NP 550 (HEP of 9477)(auto train) - 5/95 -
> Phil Sheridan
> 9408 SPS 559 (HEP of 9486) - 7/99 - Alaska RR
> 9409 GN 1325 (HEP of 9465)(auto train) - 1/96 -
> AOE - to CN for CN/IC business train
> 9410 GN 1331 (HEP of 9471) - 1995 - Phil Sheridan
> - to Cuyahoga Scenic RR
> 9411 CBQ 1335 (HEP of 9475) - 10/94 - ITA to Les
> Kasten (for sale)

Thanks for this, Dan.  I was pretty sure that Amtrak 9400 pcitured was NOT one of the pattern domes.  

Nick Tharalson,
Marion, IA



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