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Amtrak Heritage Dining Car #8550
Depew, NY
 
August 14th, 2013
 
Lake Shore Limited #48
 
Phase IVb
 
The Budd Company
1957
Northern Pacific Railway
 
8506, 8048
 
NP 1296
 
Digital Photo
 
Canon EOS 60D
 
Tamron (Canon) 17-50mm
f2.8 Zoom Lens





f10.0 @ 1/250th sec
ISO 100





597-4374






Built by Budd in 1957 for the Northern Pacific and numbered 1296, this car briefly operated under Burlington Northern when it briefly operated passenger trains before being conveyed to Amtrak in 1971 and being renumbered 8048. Converted to HEP from steam heat in February 1980 and renumbered 8506. Converted to a Griddle Diner in February 1986 and renumbered to its current number 8550. Historical information about this car provided by www.amtrakbythenumbers.com.