Holland America Westours 1057 "Talkeetna"
WA. March 14, 2004. Photo by Jody Moore.
Level "B" Dome Coach
(includes a wheelchair tiedown in the lift area)
||18 feet, 1.25 inches
feet x 10 feet
lift to dome, 3 dome seats, restrooms & dining
America Westours (HALX) 1057
Named "Talkeetna". Holland America 1054-1057 represent the
completion of an eight car order for the largest dome cars ever built
(at least as of early 2004.) The previous cars - HALX 1050-1053 - were
delivered in the spring of 2003. This group was delivered on March 7,
1057 is a B coach, with a wheelchair lift and an observation platform,
and a small lounge on the lower level. In design and decor, the new
cars are almost indistinguishable from the earlier cars in the order.
All eight cars are used in Holland America's luxury service on the Alaska
Railroad, hauling cruise passengers behind the ARR's Denali Star passenger
train between Anchorage and Fairbanks.
the delivery of these four cars to Holland America, the majority of
their fleet of vintage Budd domes will be retired, with several being
stored for other service.
November, 2003, I visited Colorado Railcar's plant in Ft. Lupton, CO
and had the chance to tour the 1055 while it was under construction.
You can see the photos here.
March 14, 2004. Photo by Jody Moore.
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