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Scottl

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A strange passenger car modification- a theater car!
« on: April 18, 2014, 04:18:39 PM »
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I found this looking at the latest shots.  Kind of neat.  I like the stunned look on their faces  :)

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=478128

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Re: A strange passenger car modification- a theater car!
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2014, 05:01:36 PM »
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I think that Model Railroader did a build article on a car like this.....maybe in the 1980s?
Their facial expressions are a bit understandable, after probably watching endless miles of spruce forest going by. Looks a bit crowded....I might prefer the vestibule.

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Re: A strange passenger car modification- a theater car!
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2014, 05:03:01 PM »
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Amtrak just built one and it went west on the Cap a couple days ago.  Build it out of a coach shell from what I heard.

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Re: A strange passenger car modification- a theater car!
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2014, 05:45:28 PM »
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Doesn't UP have two of these?

I think I got video of one a couple years ago.

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« Last Edit: April 18, 2014, 06:07:11 PM by David K. Smith »
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Re: A strange passenger car modification- a theater car!
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2014, 07:14:20 PM »
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BN had one built from a full dome car.I'm guessing that BNSF still has it.
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Re: A strange passenger car modification- a theater car!
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2014, 07:29:43 PM »
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BN had one built from a full dome car.I'm guessing that BNSF still has it.

http://trainweb.org/DOMEmain/picGN1390n.jpg
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Re: A strange passenger car modification- a theater car!
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2014, 07:31:00 PM »
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These are all very interesting, I had no idea such things existed.

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Re: A strange passenger car modification- a theater car!
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2014, 10:09:37 PM »
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BN had one built from a full dome car.I'm guessing that BNSF still has it.

BNSF #30.  It's common on our business trains.

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Re: A strange passenger car modification- a theater car!
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2014, 01:37:38 AM »
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http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=478128

This car is now serving its Fifth owner.  Built by the N&W from the only Wabash 44-seat leg-rest coach and patterned off of the C&O's own car the car carried the name Altavista while in use by both the N&W and NS before being sold to the Nashville & Eastern.  N&E sold the car to the IC and was rebuilt with wider side windows and in turn passed the car onto the CN.


Speaking of Track Inspection cars the PRR is the earliest that I have found as far as pictures on the web goes, with two cars, PRR 492575, a wood sheathed car no less, and PRR 498014.
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Re: A strange passenger car modification- a theater car!
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2014, 12:50:27 AM »
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The Amtrak car, 10004 American View, is former AMTK Viewliner sleeper 62091 Eastern View, ex-2301, one of the prototype cars...
http://rrpicturearchives.net/rspicture.aspx?id=891252
http://www.railroad.net/forums/download/file.php?id=9453&mode=view
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Re: A strange passenger car modification- a theater car!
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2014, 09:14:27 PM »
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http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=478128

This car is now serving its Fifth owner.  Built by the N&W from the only Wabash 44-seat leg-rest coach and patterned off of the C&O's own car the car carried the name [a href=http://www.nwhs.org/archivesdb/detail.php?ID=77577]Altavista[/url] while in use by both the N&W and NS before being sold to the Nashville & Eastern.  N&E sold the car to the IC and was rebuilt with wider side windows and in turn passed the car onto the CN.


Speaking of Track Inspection cars the PRR is the earliest that I have found as far as pictures on the web goes, with two cars, PRR 492575, a wood sheathed car no less, and PRR 498014.
I saw this car in NS dark red on their first inspection train that came through here when NS first started running here,probably the mid 90's..

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Re: A strange passenger car modification- a theater car!
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2014, 07:35:17 AM »
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Thanks ,
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