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Iowa Pacific Dome Car on Amtrak #5(05)

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 08:28 PM

The westbound California Zephyr was on time when it came through Agency, Iowa this evening.  The Iowa Pacific full dome Scenic View was on the end.


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Posted 16 November 2016 - 01:36 PM

Thanks for uploading. I was working aboard this car during that move to do a bit of small-time training in PV-handling for Iowa Pacific. That car is currently working on Polar Express trips on the Santa Cruz & Monterrey Bay. 

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