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
Private passenger rail car – Sierra Hotel – in St Louis Missouri.
Private rail cars AAPRCO 2015 Spirit of St. Louis Convention during day Sierra Hotel at 18 minute mark.
Private rail cars AAPRCO 2015 Spirit of St. Louis Convention at night Sierra Hotel at 47 minute mark
The Sierra Hotel, originally Silver Lounge, was built in 1948 as a mid-train lounge and dormitory car for use on the California Zephyr by the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy (CB&Q), and later with the Burlington Northern (BN).