2017年2月18日 星期六

大峽谷鐵道 Grand Conyon Railway FIRST CLASS CARS

目前大峽谷鐵道 Grand Conyon Railway有數輛頭等車 FIRST CLASS CARS。
BUCKEY O’NEILL
This car was delivered to the Southern Railway in 1949 where it served on the so-called “varnish” passenger trains like the Southerner, Tennessean, and the Royal Palm. When Southern passed its passenger service to Amtrak in 1979, the Buckey O’Neill went on to serve on the Alaska Railroad before coming to GCR. The name on this car honors Grand Canyon Railway’s original founder, Buckey O’Neill, who lobbied for many years to get train tracks laid to the Canyon but was killed in the Spanish American war by a sniper while a member of Theodore Roosevelt’s Rough Riders. He never lived to see his dream of a railway to the Grand Canyon come true. The Buckey O’Neill is 78 feet long, carries 50 passengers, and features a full bar.

ARIZONA & BRIGHT ANGEL
這兩輛車都是由Budd在1951所製造的32輛部分,並在1952年服務於Pennsylvania Railroad,接著移至Penn Central Railroad。在1976年AMTRAK買下其中的三十輛並服務於線路直到2011。大峽谷鐵道 Grand Conyon Railway在2003年買下這兩輛車,並在2004年做於FIRST CLASS CARS使用。這些車長78呎,有68個座位。
Both cars were built by the Budd Manufacturing Company in 1951 as part of a 32 car order and ran with the Pennsylvania Railroad on the Congressional and Senator trains beginning in 1952, then later moved to the Penn Central Railroad. In 1976 Amtrak purchased all but two of the original 32 cars. Many of the cars were in service with Amtrak until 2001, some on the scenic Adirondack trains serving between New York City and Montreal. GCR acquired these two cars in 2003 and after full restorations in our car shop, they both went into Grand Canyon service in 2004 as first class cars. These cars are both 78 feet long and carry 68 passengers each.

7608 ARIZONA,2017/02/19拍攝於Williams


YAVAPAI & ANASAZI
這些車由Budd在1955年為Southern Pacific所製造,Anasazi在Golden State Limited streamliner時所用的名字為金礦。在1971年賣給AMTRAK,到1980年代中開始修復,在1996年賣給了Santa Fe Southern Railroad。大峽谷鐵道 Grand Conyon Railway在1998買下並開始服務,車身長度為80呎,每車有42座位。
These cars were originally built in 1950 by the Budd Manufacturing Company for use by the Southern Pacific. Anasazi’s original name was the Golden Ore and served on the Golden State Limited streamliner. It was sold to Amtrak in 1971, then underwent restoration in the mid-1980s and was sold again to the Santa Fe Southern Railroad in 1996. GCR purchased the car in 1998 and put it into service that year. Both cars are 80 feet long and carry 42 people.

2095 ANASAZI,2017/02/18拍攝於大峽谷村


COLORADO RIVER,2017/02/18拍攝於Williams