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Silver Rapids and Silver Solarium on California Zephyr

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Yesterday evening, I caught Amtrak #5(28) at Agency, Iowa with the private cars Silver Rapids and Silver Solarium, both from the original California Zephyr, riding on the end. There was a friendly engineer as well.

 

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The Silver Solarium (and Silver Lariat) are slated to be displayed at LA Union Station's Summer Train Festival on Saturday, July 14.

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Yesterday evening, I caught Amtrak #5(28) at Agency, Iowa with the private cars Silver Rapids and Silver Solarium, both from the original California Zephyr, riding on the end. There was a friendly engineer as well.

 

Thanks for capturing and posting. Silver Rapids, originally a Budd built, Pullman 10-6 sleeper, was the only California Zephyr liveried cars, not owned by one of the three CZ operating railroads, (CB&Q, D&RGW, and WP), but rather, by the PRR, as its contribution to the coast-to-coast thru sleeper pool.

And it was brilliantly named, as all CZ cars had a "Silver" prefix, and most PRR 10-6 sleepers had a "Rapids" suffix... :cool:

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These two came through Agency yesterday heading east on #6(02). The Zephyr was routed through here on the left track to pass a BNSF coal train.

 

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Great video, thanks for posting it!

 

That's an experience that I doubt those riding in a similar "Park" dome obs on the Canadian will enjoy--passing a freight train... :(

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If you want a sister car to the Silver Solarium you can buy it for 25k. Here is the list of lacks.

-hvac

-heat

-480

-glass

-wiring

-everything. But the shell is priced decent.

 

Or if you want to buy the solarium, Rapids, peak, and Larriat you can for 1.3 mil. You must buy all four cars

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I imagine Mr. Anderson might have something to do with PV's going on the block.... :(

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I imagine Mr. Anderson might have something to do with PV's going on the block.... :(

It's a buyers market right now. Hence I'm buying. Who knows when I'll have this chance again.

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