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Rocky Mountaineer Railtours 9509

Rocky Mountaineer Railtours 9509

Glacier, BC. Dec. 29, 2004. Photo by Jody Moore

Type of Car: Goldleaf "B" Dome Coach
Coach: 72
Dining: 36
Length: 85 feet, 0 inches
Height: 17 feet, 5 inches
Weight: ?
Platform Size : 8 feet 3 inches long
Kitchen/Galley: Yes (small)
Lower Level Lounge: Yes
Restrooms: 2
ADA Features: ADA lift and restrooms
Built: 2000
Ran as: Rocky Moutaineer (RMR) 9509

Notes: Rocky Mountaineer's Goldleaf service domes comprise the largest single fleet of Colorado Railcar domes presently in service. 9509 is among the fourth order in a fleet of 12 cars in service or soon to be on RMR's two day rail cruise offering between Vancouver, BC and Jasper, Banff and Calgary, AB. RMR has enlarged its fleet by an average of 1-2 cars per year since purchasing its first Ultradome in 1995.

The first 10 cars are unique among CRM domes in that they have smaller panes of glass in the dome level. Each pane is matched up to a row of seats, affording the best possible view for all riders. The cars also have the lowest capacity among the domes - 72 dome seats and 36 dining seats, which translates into a slightly roomier fit for each passenger.

9509 is a B car, with an observation platform and small lounge/gift shop supplanting a smaller than normal galley next to the dining area. It is also equipped with a small service bar on one end of the dome.

Click here to see a complete tour of this car at the historic Canadian National depot in Kamloops, BC.

Along the Kicking Horse River, BC. Dec. 28, 2004. Photo by Jody Moore

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