SILVER VIEW RESTORATION

Zephyr Route is currently in a multi-year project to restore the historic Silver View dome rail car.

SILVER VIEW was built by the Budd Company in 1947 for The Burlington Route Vista Dome Twin Cities Zephyrs.

It provided first class parlor car service, and was the signature car to one of the most handsome trains ever built. 

When restored, SILVER VIEW will become ZEPHYR ROUTE premier railcar service for current and future generations who seek high quality rail travel.

October 27, 2012

We were introduced to a new acid wash/cleaner that works so well, we now cannot wait for the springtime weather to come, so we can clean the entire car.  This is the acid wash we are suppose to use on cleaning the side sills, to get them ready for inspection, but it will work for the whole car body.  This product does not remove paint, which must be stripped prior to using the acid wash, but will work on all stainless steel surfaces.

October 7, 2012

This is the best news we have had about the Silver View in some time.  Our car inspector has told us that the glass panels in the dome are in great shape and intact and we will be able use them instead of replacing them like earlier thoughts.  Only two panels were found to be plastic and in poor condition, so they are the only ones that will be replaced.  This is an incredible savings for this restoration and really motivates us to keep pushing ahead.

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