2017年2月18日 星期六

大峽谷鐵道 Grand Conyon Railway FIRST CLASS/OBSERVATION DOME CARS

就資料來看目前大峽谷鐵道 Grand Conyon Railway共有三輛,分別為COCONINO CAR、KOKOPELLI CAR及GRAND VIEW CAR,至於第四輛是否存在則需再確認(原來Grand View改成Desert View)。

COCONINO CAR
這輛車是Budd在1954年為CB&Q建造,這種類型的車在用於芝加哥與西雅圖之間的北太平線被稱為Vista Dome,概念來自於汽車而將中間窗戶拉高。AMTRAK在1971年買下運用於路線服務,後來大峽谷鐵道 Grand Conyon Railway在1996年買下,經過一些整修後並命名為COCONINO CAR在1997年三月開始載客服務。COCONINO的名稱是來自美洲土著的話,其意思是乾地或少水土地。COCONINO CAR長度78呎,在下層有42個一等座位,在上層則有24個全頂觀景座位。
This car was built in 1954 for the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, and Northern Pacific Railways by Budd Manufacturing Company. This style of car was called “Vista Dome” when in service for Northern Pacific’s run between Chicago and Seattle and were so popular they inspired Oldsmobile to produce a station wagon with a raised window section in the late 1950’s called the Vista Cruiser. Amtrak purchased the car in 1971. GCR purchased it in 1996 and after some refurbishment it went into service in March 1997 as Coconino. Its name comes from a Native American word that means “dry land” or “land of little water.” Coconino is 78 feet long and carries 42 First Class passengers downstairs, and 24 Observation Dome passengers upstairs.

2094 COCONINO CAR,2017/02/18拍攝於大峽谷村


KOKOPELLI CAR
初期這輛車適用於芝加哥及西雅圖之間的優先列車使用,後來當AMTRAK取代了國家鐵路後,這輛車跟著加入新系統。在1984至1985年之間,這輛車租給阿拉斯加鐵道並在初期被存放了幾年直到被私人買家買走。大峽谷鐵道 Grand Conyon Railway在2000年5月租下這輛車以取代其他的Dome Car,並命名為KOKOPELLI。長度78呎,在下層有42個一等座位,在上層則有24個全頂觀景座位。
Originally built for the premier train between Chicago and Seattle, the Empire Builder was jointly operated by the Great Northern Railway, the Burlington and the Spokane, Portland & Seattle. When Amtrak took over the nation’s remaining passenger routes, this car joined the new system. From 1984-1985 the car was leased to the Alaska Railroad prior to being stored for a number of years before its sale to a private owner. In May of 2000 GCR leased this car from the Great Northern Dome Company to replace another dome car in service at the time, and renamed Kokopelli after the Native American deity of fertility. Kokopelli is 78 feet long and carries 42 First Class passengers downstairs, and 24 Observation Dome passengers upstairs.

2097 KOKOPELLI CAR,2017/02/18拍攝於大峽谷村


GRAND VIEW CAR
This car ran as a Vista Dome on the famed California Zephyr, one of the most popular trains of all time. The car was sold to Amtrak in 1971 then joined the Alaska Railroad in 1984. After changing owners and being leased to various railroads every year from 1986 to 2002, GCR acquired this coach in 2004 and it reentered service as “Grand View.” It is 78 feet long and carries 42 First Class passengers downstairs, and 24 Observation Dome Passengers upstairs.

DESERT VIEW CAR
7021 DESERT VIEW CAR,2017/02/18拍攝於大峽谷村