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California Zephyr Dome-Observation Car on Amtrak, Ottumwa, IA 6/1/15

On June 1st, 2015, I got word that an original California Zephyr streamlined passenger car would be on the end of Amtrak's California Zephyr, so I went down to see the train pull into the station in Ottumwa, Iowa. The car is Chicago, Burlington & Quincy dome-observation car "Silver Solarium", built by the Budd Company in 1948. The car ran on the original California Zephyr until its discontinuance in 1970, and then operated on Amtrak as car #9252. Retired in 1981, it's now owned by Rail Journeys West, Inc., and operated by California Zephyr Railcar Charters ( as part of their fleet of restored equipment chartered out for special occasions. It's configuration is just what you'd need for a private rail adventure - five sleeping compartments with showers, lounge seating in the rear observation section, table seating up in the dome, and a full kitchen & bar. While riding in this car would be a great experience, even just seeing it is great, too - especially when it's traveling on its original route, on the modern-day Zephyr!

YouTube user A. Train filmed the same train as it continued east of Ottumwa, through Agency, IA. You can see his video here:

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