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Amtrak Viewliner I Inspection Car #10004
Depew, NY
April 28th, 2017
Lake Shore Limited #48
Phase VI
Budd & Amtrak Beech Grove Shops
Theater/Inspection Car
62091 - Eastern View
Digital Photo
Canon EOS 70D
Canon 17-40mm EF
f4.0L Zoom Lens
f11.0 @ 1/800th sec
ISO 500


Built by Amtrak's Beech Grove Shops with the help of Budd in 1988, this was one of two prototype Viewliner sleeping cars. In November 2001, after a limited overhaul, the car was renumbered 62091 and given the name "Eastern View" and operated for a time, mostly as a crew dorm. In March 2014, the car was converted into a theater car, renumbered 10004 and renamed "American View". This was not however the first Viewliner to have that name as production Viewliner I Sleeper #62000 was delivered with that name. Historical information about this car provided by