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WHAT PASSENGER CAR WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE
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« Reply #20 on: Mar 18th, 2006, 10:08pm »
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on Sep 21st, 2005, 6:43pm, RDG484 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I would like to have a 3-car train of Bullets and outfit them with cab signals and ATC and run them on the Long Island RR.

Sounds great to me!!!


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« Reply #21 on: Mar 20th, 2006, 7:51pm »
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SP 3/4 lentth dome lounge.

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« Reply #22 on: Mar 22nd, 2006, 12:51pm »
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ESPEEFOAMER; I went on the internet to find pictures of an SP 3/4 dome car.This is all that I could find. The car is now on the New Panama RR.

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« Reply #23 on: Mar 22nd, 2006, 1:07pm »
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I did find a picture of a SP. 3/4 dome car. Did any other railroad have these cars.


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« Reply #24 on: Apr 29th, 2006, 4:32pm »
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Pretty sure (99 % 44/100s%) sure that the Espee was the only company with the 3/4 domes.  And I'm pretty sure they were all hoime-built (from things like old Sunbeam PArlor-diner-obs cars).

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« Reply #25 on: Oct 3rd, 2008, 4:43pm »
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I would like Norfolk Southern type cars

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« Reply #26 on: Oct 3rd, 2008, 6:35pm »
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Hmm...
 
Realistically?  
An old heavyweight passenger car, made into a office/lounge or something. But I'd try to keep it in movable, just incase.
But I'd be content with just my own caboose in the backyard.
Maybe one day I'll be lucky enough to have that happen, or even luckier and have it kept on a tourist railroad or such and actually be able to move it sometimes. Cass sounds nice...  
 
Big money?
My own observation car and caboose on property, hooked up on its own siding to a active shortline. Restored originally on the outside, inside totally restored to be a modern day home. Bedroom/lounge in the observation dome part. Lived in always, ready to go on a trip at anytime. Somehow hooked up to have electric, water, sewage, but also able to be un-hooked and used like normal cars. Property would also have a garage and shed and such, fenced in of course. I wonder if you could get that done cheaper then building your own house these days??
 
Insane money? Aka Oil tycoon or Bill Gates.
Either my own set of F or E units (ABBA, maybe even larger, I mean they don't all have to be powered), each one representing some of my favorite railroads, I'm thinking one B&O, one Western Maryland, one C&O, maybe one Penn Central or Conrail. Or maybe even just a solid set of B&O. Most likely modernized mechanically.
And a heavyweight passenger car set. Maybe like a real old cross country train or something, I don't know enough about the subject to pick one though, atleast at this day and time. And possibly, a caboose in there somewhere. All with paint similar to above, or possibly try to stay historic to what it was, I'd have to see what it was to find out.
 
Or maybe even a RS3 or two, a heavyweight baggage car, and passenger car or two, and a end observation car, much smaller, and more manageable.
 
And if its in the insane money category I need my own railroad, or atleast section of track to run it on I suppose... And a shop, atleast a roof over top of them.... And I'd want to know how to drive it myself... haha. Guess this is what Model Railroads are for.  


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« Reply #27 on: Oct 3rd, 2008, 6:57pm »
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I would like a nice open Observation Parlor car with a dome in Tuscan red with my name on the car. ahhhh.... ....

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« Reply #28 on: Oct 4th, 2008, 12:41pm »
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From a practical standpoint, Budd products have by and large withstood the effects of age and elements the best; an aquaintance of mine who has worked  as car steward for various private car owners relates that Budds  are more rugged and easier to maintain. So I would want to go with one of those, preferrably a sleeper/lounge retaining its original as-built window and restoring owner's road name and numbers as delivered (certainly pre-amtrak) and interior/floor config as practical.
If I was salvaging say one of Amtraks leftovers, and had to do some major work to make it inhabitable I would go the custom configuration route, maybe even so far as a major window re-design adopting something like the Seaboards Sun Lounge cars, with the windows up the side onto the roof for maximum visbility without the clearance restrictions of domes.  
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« Reply #29 on: Oct 4th, 2008, 2:20pm »
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I am glad to see all of the info that is posted here on this subject.
I have all ways like the Seaboard's Sun Lounge Cars. I have been this cars 4 times going south. Seaboard's Obserbation Cars was great also. If I had a C.B&Q. Bussines Car and a GG1 to pull it. I will heaven.


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« Reply #30 on: Oct 5th, 2008, 12:53am »
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I have been hooked on dome cars for some time now. Don't care for the interiors if they are strictly seats, one behind the other. Like them with cubicle seating with tables and even a wet bar at one end. Really could have a ball with a full length dome that has the interior of a posh restaurant and wet bar.

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« Reply #31 on: Feb 19th, 2010, 8:18pm »
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bi lever for the rail runner 2 commuter cars

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« Reply #32 on: Feb 20th, 2010, 7:09pm »
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on Oct 5th, 2008, 12:53am, Pennsy wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I have been hooked on dome cars for some time now. Don't care for the interiors if they are strictly seats, one behind the other. Like them with cubicle seating with tables and even a wet bar at one end. Really could have a ball with a full length dome that has the interior of a posh restaurant and wet bar.

 
Check the Grand Canyon Railroad - they have a couple of Budd short domes and one has a buffet/wet bar under the dome and IIRC (only rode it last October -shouldn't be a blur, but there you are - we were up in the dome) set up coach seats in the forward end and longe arrangement in the back half. Great car, very comfortable ride. View from the dome was, of course, superb.


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« Reply #33 on: Feb 21st, 2010, 6:47pm »
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well, i looked and looked and looked and couldn't find any i liked.  So i built my own.  This is 105, its a straight second class coach, and i have a matching combine.  someday i think i'd like to build a 1st class coach and a parlor

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« Reply #34 on: Feb 21st, 2010, 6:51pm »
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this is an inside view of 105.

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« Reply #35 on: Feb 21st, 2010, 6:53pm »
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here is the finished car 105

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« Reply #36 on: Feb 21st, 2010, 6:55pm »
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i'm sure you wonder how i get from place to place with it, so here's how.  I can take 30 friends for a ride all at once now, now that's fun!

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« Reply #37 on: Feb 21st, 2010, 7:23pm »
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i would like the ho scale of the nm rail runner

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« Reply #38 on: Feb 21st, 2010, 9:55pm »
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Since we're all dreaming...
 
I would not mind "liberating" or, if you prefer, "permanently borrowing" LV 353 from Steamtown.  This then-PV was on the back of the "City of New Orleans" when I took that train from Chicago to New Orleans in 1980.  Didn't know it was there until I got off, and I didn't have immediate access to my camera.  I know now that it would have been worth missing the Greyhound bus to Pensacola to do a proper job of photographing it!  I'd have to find out about borrowing Doyle McCormack's PA to do the honors, of course, of pulling the car around the country.
 
How about an updated Pioneer Zephyr, or, if its mortal remains could be resurrected, a modernized Train X?  I have to admit that if the fuel problems for long distance travel could be overcome, the NYC jet-powered RDC would make for a quick trip!  
 


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« Reply #39 on: Feb 23rd, 2010, 8:44pm »
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Wow,  
My own private car,rebuilt to my specs and $$$$ is no object..............
An 85 footer to start with, we'll make changes...........
1 master suite, three double bedrooms, tho single bedrooms (staff), Kitchen, wet bar (seating for ten), 100" LCD High def TV and killer sound system.
as for "topside" how about a medium size dome made out of the same stuff
they make the roof out of for  Mercedes- Maybach automobiles, you can control
 the opacity of the glass electrically. Add a world class satellite Comm. system,
storage for live bait and rods and reels, a bartender and a cook.
Coupled in front of this car would be a refrigerated, climate controlled, three
compartment tank car. One compartment for Coors, one for good bourbon and
one Bushmills. All piped into the bar...........................


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