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.

May 31, 2017

We have installed brand new electronic ballasts, sockets and lamps in the ceiling of the dome. This is one of at least three trips to Silver View this year to continue her restoration. The hinged lens covers will be installed hopefully in July. We are working on locating material for installing the step lights, pedestal lights, and hand rail lighting also.  These lights will be LEDs, to save on power consumption, last longer, and be able to run on 12 volt DC power. They will also be part of the em...

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