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Amtrak Pacific Parlour Car #39973
San Luis Obispo, CA
October 30th, 2008
Coast Starlight #14
Digital Photo
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
Canon 18-55mm EF-S
f3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens
Phase VI
Budd Company
Santa Fe Railway
ATSF 578
This car was originally built for the Santa Fe Railway as a high-level buffet-lounge car. Amtrak aquired the car in 1971. Today, this series of cars (Amtrak owns 5) have been completely refurbished and are currently used exclusively on Amtrak's Coast Starlight train between Los Angeles and Seattle as a lounge for sleeping car passengers. The car features lounge seating, couches, a theater, and dining tables inside.