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The first day of Spring and it's Sunday in Tacoma, WA. Train number 11, the Amtrak Coast Starlight departs on time with Canadian National Burrard.
The Burrard is named after Burrard Inlet, near CN's western terminus of Vancouver, BC. Sister car Bedford, was named for Bedford Basin, at the eastern end of the system. The Burrard's Amtrak number is 800591. The car was built in 1954 as a Tourist Sleeper with open platform, seven bedrooms, lounge, galley and crew room. It was used on a number of special trains including a tour of Canada by Princess Margaret and the opening of the St Lawrence Seaway by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip. The car was repainted in 2007 in original CN colors. The Burrard is owned by Bob McLean. Private Car Service charters various cars for trips based on their client needs. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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