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#1 Agent

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 09:04 PM

I caught the westbound California Zephyr in Agency, Iowa this evening with two private varnishes on the end.  The first one was a dome car and the second one had an observation platform.  Didn't catch a name on either of them though.

 



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Posted 18 October 2016 - 11:35 PM

YouTube user Michael DeMarco caught this train at Fraser, Colorado today with a better look at the private cars.  The dome car is Charter Club, and the observation car is St. James Place.

 



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Posted 26 October 2016 - 06:13 PM

That observation car looks like it might be the one which usually lays up in Milwaukee?



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Posted 26 October 2016 - 06:41 PM

YouTube user Michael DeMarco caught this train at Fraser, Colorado today with a better look at the private cars.  The dome car is Charter Club, and the observation car is St. James Place.

 

 

I'm so jealous of those people sitting on the back. :) 

 

Gorgeous scenery, too. I'm overdue for a trip west.


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Posted 27 October 2016 - 03:41 PM

 

 

Gorgeous scenery, too. I'm overdue for a trip west.

 

 

You should go.

 

I highly recommend Jellystone (oh, darn, I meant pick-a-nick basket free Yellowstone) and Grand Teton, though they aren't easily reachable by rail....


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