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.

June 7, 2020

Restoration work is in progress on the Dome Lens Holders to bring back their original color and shine.  

The rows of lights down the center ceiling of the vista dome require lens holders to cover and deflect light from the new LED bulbs. Most of the acquired rectangular lens holders were in decent condition. However, they all needed serious sanding and polishing. Two of the holders needed additional care. One required some soldering of a piece that became unattached. A second holder was quite...

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