Since Amtrak is once again using buses this week instead of trains while finishing ongoing southern Illinois track work / safety upgrades – it was hard to find a train to take me to record this private varnish. I pulled into St Louis Gateway Station a bit before 1AM this morning on Amtrak Lincoln Service 307.
I wasn’t expecting to find these private railcars already attached to Missouri River Runner ready to head to Kansas City then later to Los Angeles. I had thought they might be at Union Station down street.
Recorded April 5th 2018
First time I remember recording Pacific Sand is at AAPRCO 2015 Spirit of St. Louis Convention. Don’t recall ever recording Silver Splendor until this morning.
The Pacific series was a fleet of fifty lightweight streamlined sleeping cars built by the Budd Company for the Union Pacific Railroad in 1949–1950.