Rocky Mountaineer Railtours 9521
Along the Kicking Horse River,
BC. Dec. 29, 2004. Photo by Jody Moore.
"B" Dome Coach
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feet, 0.5 inches
||4 feet 9 inches long
lift and restrooms
Moutaineer (RMR) 9521
Rocky Mountaineer's newest Goldleaf service dome is a bit of a departure
from the previous domes in the fleet. The most noticeable exterior difference
is the use of the larger 82 inch wide glass window panes in the dome section, which
now span across two seat rows instead of the single row-width panes
that were used on the previous 10 cars.
and 9523 (which was delivered in April, 2004) are also six inches
taller, adding three inches of additional head room to both levels.
There are several interior differences as well, which have forced the
shortening of the observation section slightly. Also, the service bar
has been relocated from the dome end to a spot closer to the center
of the car.
joins a fleet of 10 cars providing Goldleaf service on RMR's two-day
rail cruise offering between Vancouver, BC and Jasper, Banff and Calgary,
AB. RMR has enlarged its fleet by an average of 1-2 cars per year since
purchasing the 9501 in 1995.
a B car, with an observation platform and small lounge/gift shop supplanting
a smaller than normal galley next to the dining area.
here to see a complete tour of Rocky Mountaineer car 9509 at the
historic Canadian National depot in Kamloops, BC.
BC. May 14, 2004. Photo by Jody Moore.
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