2017年2月18日 星期六

大峽谷鐵道 Grand Conyon Railway LUXURY DOME CAR

由Budd在1955年未CB&Q打造,那時候這輛全頂車命名為River View,CB&Q將這輛車運用於芝加哥及明尼亞波利斯之間的豪華蒸汽列車。接著Great Northern Railway作為接下來往西雅圖的列車使用。AMTRAK買下後做為很多用途,直到2001年賣給American Orient Express (AOE),並改名成Copper Canyon。在2011年時大峽谷鐵道 Grand Conyon Railway將這輛車買下並改名成FRED HARVEY。並花了美金一百萬元及8000人小時來來大修這輛車。在2012年九月開始第一趟的載人服務。這輛整輛全頂車作為大峽谷豪華級的客車服務,上面共可乘坐66位及下面有長靠椅,全長85呎、寬12呎、高16呎,重量為91噸。ㄉ
Constructed by the Budd Company for the CB&Q (Chicago, Burlington and Quincy) in 1955, this dome car was named River View. CB&Q operated this luxury streamliner from Chicago to Minneapolis, where the Great Northern Railway took it over for the rest of the journey to Seattle. Amtrak purchased the car and operated it in a variety of services, eventually selling it to the American Orient Express (AOE) in 2001, when it was renamed Copper Canyon.
In 2011 Copper Canyon was purchased by the Grand Canyon Railway and was renamed Fred Harvey. The rail car needed a complete overhaul which lasted one year and used over 8,000 man hours at a cost of $1 million. The Fred Harvey car made its first trip to the Grand Canyon under new ownership in September 2012. The full length dome car joined Grand Canyon Railway’s Luxury Class Service as a Luxury Dome Car seating 66 passengers upstairs and open lounge seating down stairs. The car measures 85 ft. long, 12 ft. wide, 16 ft. high and 91 tons.

8742 FRED HARVEY,2017/02/18拍攝於大峽谷村