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Amtrak Viewliner I Sleeping Car #62006
Depew, NY
 
October 16th, 2011
 
Lake Shore Limited #48
 
Phase IVb
 
Budd & Amtrak Beech Grove Shops
1988
Digital Photo
 
Canon EOS
Digital Rebel XTi
Tamron (Canon) 18-200mm
f3.5-6.3 Zoom Lens
f4.0 @ 1/250th sec
ISO 400
475-1763
 
Built by Amtrak's Beech Grove Shops with the help of Budd in 1988, this was the prototype Viewliner dining car. It operated until the mid-2000's before being stored. In 2011, it was re-activated using funding from the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Economic Stimulus). The car originally didn't have a name but once rebuilt, it was named "Indianapolis". This falls in line with the eventual naming of the 25 new Viewliner II diners which will also be named after state capitals east of the Mississippi. Those cars will be built by CAF USA in Elmira Heights, NY. Historical information about this car provided by www.amtrakbythenumbers.com.
 
Depew, NY
 
March 12th, 2016
 
Lake Shore Limited #48
 
Phase III
 
Budd & Amtrak Beech Grove Shops
1988
Digital Photo
 
Canon EOS 70D
 
Canon 17-40mm EF
f4.0L Zoom Lens
f14.0 @ 1/100th sec
ISO 100
796-2761
 
Built by Amtrak's Beech Grove Shops with the help of Budd in 1988, this was the prototype Viewliner dining car. It operated until the mid-2000's before being stored. In 2011, it was re-activated using funding from the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Economic Stimulus). The car originally didn't have a name but once rebuilt, it was named "Indianapolis". This falls in line with the eventual naming of the 25 new Viewliner II diners which will also be named after state capitals east of the Mississippi. Those cars will be built by CAF USA in Elmira Heights, NY. In 2016, Amtrak repainted this car into its classic Phase III paint scheme, the same as what the new Viewliner II baggage cars were painted in.  Historical information about this car provided by www.amtrakbythenumbers.com.