Owner: Burlington Northern
Type: Passenger Car
AAR Class: PA: Car equipped to handle passengers.
AAR Type: M500
Detail Info:   Misc Cars
User Notes:   SILVER LOUNGE, dome buffet lounge dormitory, CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR, Budd, 1948, ex-CB&Q

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Title:  #800275 SIERRA HOTEL
Description:  Built in 1948 by Budd in Lot #9657-019 as CB&Q dome 26 seat buffet lounge-15 bunk dormitory-steward's room-hostess's room #251 SILVER LOUNGE, 1 of 3 such cars built in that Lot for the CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR. 2 cars were built for the WP in Lot #9657-021 (#831-#832), and 1 for the D&RGW in Lot #9657-020 (#1140). All 6 cars were delivered between October and November 1948. In April 1970, CB&Q #252 SILVER ROUNDUP burned while in storage in WP's Oakland Yard, and as a result, WP #831 SILVER CHALET was sold to BN as #252 (2nd). CB&Q #250-#251 and #252 (2nd) were sold to Amtrak as #9810-#9812, which were intended to be renumbered as BN #802-#804, but these numbers were not applied. The SILVER LOUNGE was retired in October 1981 and sold in 1987 to Charles Barenfanger-Doug Ebert. For more info, see Phil Dohmen's website: http://www.trainweb.org/web_lurker/WebLurkersDOMEmain/ 1 of 28 private cars that arrived in Seattle over several days for the 2013 AAPRCO convention train to Napa, CA. EXIF: 1:58 PM, f/3.1 @ 1/1000, ISO-100
Photo Date:  9/25/2013  Upload Date: 7/27/2014 5:10:39 PM
Location:  Seattle, WA
Author:  Ted Brumberg
Categories:  Passenger
Views:  687   Comments: 1

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