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eja

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Slumbercoaches
« on: January 19, 2023, 12:31:02 AM »
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I like slumber coaches and am for an excuse to buy one.  Does anyone have photographic evidence that one in Amtrak livery might have made it to the western US. Preferably in Phase III paint.

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Re: Slumbercoaches
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2023, 01:54:17 AM »
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I don't know about Phase III paint, but yes, Amtrak slumbercoaches were common in the west.  I saw them in the Empire Builder regularly in the mid and late 70s.

Amtrak 2023 "Silver Repose", ex-CB&Q, in 1979, had lost its "pointless arrows", so might be Phase III:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/chuckzeiler/24509446151


If you want more pictures, you can start here:
http://passcarphotos.rypn.org/

If you know the Amtrak number, "MBernero" has a lot of early Amtrak photos:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbernero/albums/72157660532470228
(first of multiple pages, slow loading)

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Re: Slumbercoaches
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2023, 09:11:18 AM »
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That's the Phase 2 scheme on Silver Repose
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Re: Slumbercoaches
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2023, 02:11:22 AM »
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Thank you!
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