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CB&Q 557 (unnamed) pool service coach for NP "North Coast Limited" - delivered 6/54, pool service car painted in NP colors, became BN 4624 (not applied), Amtrak 9484, Amtrak 9405(1) (HEP) (not applied / NP 554 converted and numbered 9405 instead) - retired 5/83, sold to Inland Pacific Rail Spokane WA INPX 557 (5/93) named "Trout Creek".


CB&Q 558 (unnamed) pool service coach for NP "North Coast Limited" - delivered 6/54, pool service car painted in NP colors, passed to BN 4625(not applied), Amtrak 9485, Amtrak 9406(HEP-5/83), Tom McOwen Cincinnati OH Indiana & Ohio Ry/Rail Adventures "Vista Dome" INOH 9406 (800290) - the coach seats have all been removed. The dome stairs end of the car is now open lounge space, the other end has been converted to bedrooms in a fairly standard Pullman configuration. The lounge/restrooms underneath the dome have been converted to a full galley for the car and a master bedroom. A new restroom has been installed in the corner of the car opposite the equipment locker at the vestibule end of the car. To Grand Canyon Railway (lease-2/98) GCRY 2097(1) "Kokopelli"- lease expired 3/2000 - car returned to Cincinnati 4/2000 to resume charter work.


CB&Q 1333 (unnamed) - pool service coach for GN "Empire Builder" - pool service car painted in GN colors, became BN 4613(not applied), Amtrak 9473, leased to ARR 7073(4/84 to 12/85), returned and stored, leased to Wallace/Schroeder/Texas Southern (1987-1990), returned to Amtrak and stored, Calvin Gerhard/PENNVIA Private Railcars Inc(5/93), Northern Central "Liberty Limited" dinner train New Freedom PA(lease) (6/96). Northern Central closed in late 2001 - car moved to Bellevue OH for work and assigned #800737 - renamed "Glass Slipper" and entered charter service mid 2004.


CB&Q 1334 (unnamed) - pool service coach for GN "Empire Builder" - pool service car painted in GN colors, became BN 4614 (not applied), Amtrak 9474, leased to ARR 7074 (4/84-12/85), returned and stored, leased to Texas Southern, sold to VIA as 521 (1987) - stored inactive in Montreal. Stripped, then sold to Gateway Coach/Ben Butterworth and moved to ITAC 12/06-1/07.


CB&Q 1335 (unnamed) - pool service coach for GN "Empire Builder" - pool service car painted in GN colors, became BN 4615(not applied), Amtrak 9475, Amtrak 9411(HEP-2/84), wrecked on w/b Lake Shore Limited 8/94 at Batavia NY, retired and sold to Illinois Transit Assembly (10/94). To Les Kasten 2002. Sold 11/04 - remaining at ITAC.


CB&Q 4709 "Silver Castle" 'pattern dome' coach - coach-lounge (used on various trains), converted from CBQ 4709 regular coach in 1949, became BN 3480(number actually applied!) - full BN Black logo & lettering ( a'la BN commuter bilevels) - car name removed, became Amtrak 9400(1), retired 10/77 - sold to Building Leasing Corp but not moved - resold 1978 to Tom Johnson/Rail Dome Corp 9400, for Branson Scenic Railroad. Stored in Kansas City and noted as listed for sale as of 1/2006.
Note: 4709 and sister homebuilt 4714, unlike Budd built domes, did not have a depressed floor below the dome, thus the area was used for seating and aisles went down both sides where there was more headroom.


CB&Q 4714 "Silver Dome" 'pattern dome' coach - coach-lounge (used on various trains), converted from CBQ 4714 in 1945, became BN 3481(not applied), Amtrak 9401(1), retired 8/76 - sold 9/76 to Mad River & NKP Museum - Bellvue OH - car moved to museum 5/78.
Note: 4714 and sister homebuilt 4709, unlike Budd built domes, did not have a depressed floor below the dome, thus the area was used for seating and aisles went down both sides where there was more headroom.


CB&Q 4716 "Silver Bridle" coach for 'California Zephyr' - became BN 4680(not applied), Amtrak 9450, retired 2/84 - sold to ARR 7004(2) (not applied), became ARR 7031, sold to Roaring Fork RR Denver Railcar DRCX 7031(10/86) - in Mexico tour service as Mexican American Railways (DRCX) based in Nogales MX (2000). As of 2001, service terminated and car withdrawn from Mexico. Car stored at Trans-Texas Rail, San Antonio. Listed for sale at 5/04 auction. Sold to Robert Rabkin/Inland Lakes Railway (FL) - refurbed in New Orleans with HEP, new windows, A/C. Dome seats 24 for lunch/dinner lower large area seats 26, lower small area is a lounge. Shipped to Florida 10/05. Photo shows operating as 'Florida Rail Adventures' in 2010, but that went bankrupt and car sold to Iowa Pacific/San Luis & Rio Grande in late 2011.


CB&Q 4717 "Silver Lodge" coach for 'California Zephyr' - became BN 4681 (number actually applied!) - full BN Black logo & lettering ( a'la BN commuter bilevels) - car name and skirts removed, became first BN dome repainted as Amtrak 9451 (wrong logo - photographer showed crew correct logo, and after checking with the powers above [never trust a railfan] paint job was corrected), retired 2/84 and sold to ARR 7005 (not applied), became ARR 7032, to Roaring Fork RR Denver Railcar DRCX 7032 (10/86) - in Mexico tour service as Mexican American Railways (DRCX) based in Nogales MX (2000). As of 2001, service terminated and car withdrawn from Mexico. Car stored at Trans-Texas Rail, San Antonio. Listed for sale in 5/04 auction. Sold to Feather River RR Society Museum Portola CA late 2004/early 2005.


CB&Q 4718 "Silver Lariat" coach for 'California Zephyr' - became BN 4682(not applied), to Amtrak 9452, retired 7/84 to Ralph Orlandella Sacramento CA, to Burt Hermey/Al Bishop/California Zephyr Railcar Charters Los Angeles CA(1985) 800190/CZRC 4718 - full CZ letterboards and titles - car is in very frequent charter use.


CB&Q 4719 "Silver Ranch" coach for 'California Zephyr' - became BN 4683(not applied), to Amtrak 9453 - retired 7/81, to Salt Lake Garfield & Western(1982), to Kasten Railcar 9453 (800036), reviewed by VIA for purchase but was declined due to fire/vandalism damage, to Northern Railcar, to Kasten Railcar, to BN 1(not applied) (1991), then BNSF 22 - stored in Topeka KS (2000).


CB&Q 4720 "Silver Rifle" coach for 'California Zephyr' - became BN 4684(not applied), to Amtrak 9454 - retired 7/84, 11/84 purchased by M Rasmussen - prepped for shipment from Amtrak LA by Monad, donated to "Project 2472 Group Inc" who donated to sister organization Golden Gate Railroad Museum (800286) - moved to their storage facility at Hunter's Point San Francisco CA.


CB&Q 4721 "Silver Saddle" coach for 'California Zephyr' - became BN 4685(not applied), to Amtrak 9455 - retired 7/81, burned by transients, sold to J Mayfield Salvage/scrapped 3/84 at Los Angeles.


CB&Q 4723 "Silver Bluff" coach/crew room for 'Twin Zephyr' - became BN 5089 (not applied), to Amtrak 9500 - retired 8/83, burned in yards at Los Angeles, sold to J Mayfield Salvage (4/84) - scrapped.


CB&Q 4722 "Silver Stirrup" coach for 'California Zephyr' - became BN 4686 (not applied), to Amtrak 9456, retired 2/84 to ARR 7003 (not applied), became ARR 7034, sold to Roaring Fork RR (10/86), DCRX 7034 (800334), lease to Texas Limited Houston-Galveston (1989-1994), South Orient Express Mexico Copper Canyon - now part of DRCX Mexican American Railways based in Nogales MX In tour service (2000). As of 2001, service terminated and car withdrawn from Mexico. Car part of short-lived "Acadian" Montreal - Maine - Halifax service. Sold 5/04 to Grand Canyon Railway. Entered service 3/05 as GCRX 7034 Grand View. Sold (along with entire railway) to Xanterra 9/06.


CB&Q 4724 "Silver Glade" coach/crew room for 'Twin Zephyr' - became BN 5090(not applied), to Amtrak 9501, wrecked 1977 - retired 10/81, sold during 1983 to Ed Ellis/Steve Zuiderveen/Dan Behr/Golden Arrow Tours, never moved - Amtrak re-sold the car during 1986 to Jessie Castle/Ampol wrecking Indianapolis IN - scrapped at Beech Grove during 1986.


CB&Q 4725 "Silver Island" coach for 'Twin Zephyr' - became BN 5480 (not applied), to Amtrak 9540, retired 10/81 to Dr. Tim Watson, sold during 1986 to Westinghouse Corp Bloomington IN as static display planned for use as a sales/demo office, Company and car re-sold during 1991 to ASEA Brown Boveri - same location, re-sold during 1995 to Tom Johnson/Branson Scenic RR - car placed in service 1997.


CB&Q 4726 "Silver River" coach for 'Twin Zephyr' - became BN 5481 (not applied), to Amtrak 9541, Gerome Bollick/Building Leasing Corp (9/78), Tom Johnson/Rail Dome Corp Lenxa KS (1986) (800174(1)), Northern Rail Car Cudahy WI (1987), Henry Quadrachi/Quad Graphics Hartland WI (6/88), brokered thru Kasten Railcar to VIA 524 (1989) - stored inactive Montreal (2000). Under the "B" end is a specially fabricated (not cast GSI) truck, possibly installed by the Aurora shops of the CBQ. Car stripped, then sold to Gateway Coach/Ben Butterworth and moved to ITAC 12/06-1/07.


CB&Q 4727 "Silver Stream" coach for 'Twin Zephyr' - became BN 5482(not applied), to Amtrak 9542 - retired 8/83, burned in LAX yards, hole cut in top by fire dept (nicknamed the "Silver Toaster"), D A Brown - eastern IL (3/85), David Duncan Portland OR (1987) (not moved), Dr. Art Cushman/Gene Turnage/Southern Junction Co/Broadway Dinner Train Nashville TN BWDX 9542 (not operated), Dr. Art Cushman (only) (1995), traded to Illinois Transit Assembly (1997), Mike Abernethy for "TCZ" - stored at ITA (2000).


CB&Q 4728 "Silver Wave" coach for 'Twin Zephyr' - became BN 5483(not applied), to Amtrak 9543, wrecked 10/75 - stored Nashville until retired 11/75, sold to Roger McRee (2/76), unpaid storage - repossessed by SP - sold to Southern Scrap of New Orleans and cut up (1978).


CB&Q 4729 "Silver Scene" coach for 'Twin Zephyr' - became BN 5484 (number actually applied!) - full BN Black logo & lettering ( a'la BN commuter bilevels) - car name and skirts removed, to Amtrak 9544 - retired 12/83, sold 3/84 to Espirit Du Sports Inc San Francisco CA for use as a p.v. for Esprit Sportsware, donated 12/84 to "Project 2472 ( steam) Group Inc", sold 1987 to Bill Brommer "Silver Saddle II", Montana Rockies Daylight BKSX 9544 "Silver Scene" (1994), sold by BKS Ltd to Louis Steplock/Wyoming & Pacific WPRX (not applied) 9544 (800269) (10/98), refurbed by Monad and onto 5 year lease to American Orient Express (11/98) - running on "American Spirit" train of Montana Rockies Rail Tours - sold to RailQuest America/Montana Rockies Rail Tours 01/2001 RQAX 9544 - painted into new livery. Name changed to "City of Livingston" 6/02. Sold to Phil Sheridan 12/04. Name changed back to "Silver Scene".


CB&Q 4730 "Silver Vision" coach for 'Twin Zephyr' - became BN 5485 (not applied), to Amtrak 9545 - retired 9/84, 4/85 to George Pierce/Harold Schroeder - Texas Southern RR for "Texan" dinner train, to Transcisco (1990), 1991 bankruptcy sale to Illinois Transit Assembly Corp / Kasten Railcar (800292), to Mike Abernethy (1998) for "TCZ" - stored at ITA (2000). Sold thru Ben Butterworth to Mike Gresham 2005.


CB&Q 4735 "Silver Buckle" coach for 'Denver Zephyr' - became BN 4687 (not applied) but got large BN black lettering in 1970, to Amtrak 9457 - large letterboards removed prior to painting of the window bands nameplates and vestibules to red-white-blue in 1974, Illinois Transit Assembly (5/93) - Amtrak paint removed, John Caestecker/Studio City CA (6/97) PPCX 4735 refurbished the car to Amtrak mechanical standards and redesigned the interior to make it a dome-diner-lounge with a capacity of 64 for daytime use only. Exterior remains original stainless. Car renamed "Silver Splendor" and is based in Anaheim, CA. Began charter operation in 2009.
From the owner: "The exterior was in the best shape of any unrestored car I had ever seen, plus it had nearly every single one of its original interior fixtures, including light lenses and glass partitions. Pete Messina told me a couple weeks later that he had inspected the car not long before I'd seen it and pronounced it to be the best dome car left in an unrestored state. Anyway, after getting the car out here to SoCal (which is a story in itself), we removed the seats and sold them to another Budd dome car owner who didn't have any. Next we replaced all the fogged, flat lexan windows and removed and replaced the car's old insulation. The Ladies room was gutted and became the kitchen and the men's room had a second toilet added where the old setee (given as a gift to another car owner for all his help and guidance) used to be."...."The {car} moved to the depot spurs at Fullerton in January 2004. Truck rebuild was completed at the end of December {03} and work continued on electrical and interior appointments for the bulk of the year. Hoped to be ready to run on Amtrak by late '05 or early '06." (ed: missed the startup date 'slightly')


CB&Q 4736 "Silver Brand" coach for 'Denver Zephyr' - became BN 4688(number actually applied - first BN rebuild) - full BN Black logo & lettering ( a'la BN commuter bilevels) - car retained name and full skirts, to Amtrak 9458, to Frank Dowd Jr (5/93), to Aberdeen Carolina & Western RR (1996).


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Additional info: Roy Wullich, Dave Varilek, PTJ


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