Rocky Mountaineer Railtours 9523
Crossing Ottertail Creek, BC. Dec. 29, 2004. Photo by Jody Moore.
Goldleaf "B" Dome Coach
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lift and restrooms
Moutaineer (RMR) 9523
Rocky Mountaineer's newest Goldleaf service domes are a bit of a departure
from the previous domes in the fleet. The most noticeable exterior difference
is the use of the larger 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.
9521, which was delivered in
August, 2003, 9523 (which was delivered March 31, 2004) is also six
inches taller than the original cars, 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.
the 9523 will join a fleet of 11 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
be a B car, with an observation platform and small lounge/gift shop
supplanting a smaller than normal galley next to the dining area.
the chance to walk through the 9523 while is was being constructed at
Colorado Railcar's Ft. Lupton plant. Click
here to see some photos of the car in the early stages of construction.
BC. May 14, 2004. Photo by Jody Moore.
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