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Guy with the green hat
10:09 AM, June 9, 2012, 4 or 5 private varnish cars just rolled through the Everett, WA tunnel on the Seattle bound Empire Builder. At least two of the cars were clerestoried, the others were streamliners, one Union Pacific car, the last one is an open-platform observation car. Pulled by three locomotives. Longest one I've seen in awhile.



Guy with the green hat
I just saw the train from work. I had a pair of binoculars, but no camera. I'm just hoping someone else does manage to snap a photo. :)


New Member
That must be what I saw at King Street this afternoon. (Two fuzzy cell phone pics attached).
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They came through Pasco on #28 last week? Don't remember which day. Seven cars on tour to Canada. Nice way to travel. That wasn't a Union Pacific car, it was a Central Pacific.


FP Engineer
The seven cars included:
Heavyweight Observation, Pullman 'Federal' PPCX 800713
Streamline Observation, Central Pacific 'Promontory Point' PPCX 800724
Baggage/bar, Canadian Pacific 'Pony Express', PPCX 800320
Fluted Coach, Wabash Pullman 'Pacific Sunset', PPCX 800698
Streamline Observation, Canadian National 'Burrard' PPCX 800591
Heavyweight Observation, Chesapeake & Ohio 'Chapel Hill' #3, PPCX 800043
Streamline Observation, 'Caritas', PPCX 800045


A Central Pacific passenger car that's Amtrak qualified? :rolleyes: That must be quite a sight.


That would be this:


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