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Private passenger rail car – Sierra Hotel on back of Amtrak California Zephyr. I did my best to capture it while riding Red Cap to my roomette in Chicago Union Station. Later I made second effort – early morning hours while at Omaha Nebraska station. Didn’t film back of car in Omaha because I had seen someone outside who I figured wouldn’t want to be recorded. Camera didn’t want to focus in Omaha cold.

In Denver – camera wasn’t on monopod – so I couldn’t avoid recording passengers. I’d assume Sierra Hotel’s final stop was Emeryville California – last station for Zephyr heading West. I have no way of knowing – Denver Union Station was my destination.

Recorded December 15th & 16th 2016

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