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Dome Lounge Observation
MOON GLOW

The fourth and last car of the Train of Tomorrow was an 85' Astra Dome built by Pullman-Standard. The car was configured dome lounge-observation, part of lot 6780. Plan 7557. Ordered in Nov 1945 and delivered in May 1947. It was configured as a bar 44-seat lounge observation.

Photographed June 18, 1947 on exhibit at the B&O Silver Spring, MD station.

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The entire train was sold to the Union Pacific in March 1950. MOON GLOW retained its name throughout its life and received the number 9015 in March 1956. The car was converted for mid-train use in 1959.

The train's first assignment was as the City of Seattle, traveling between Portland, OR and Seattle, WA. The loco and cars soon went into pool service and were often run with other UP equipment.

Seen here is the rear access ramp.

 

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MOON GLOW was retired in Nov 1964. It went to McCarty's scrapyard in Pocatello, ID in 1965 where it was shuffled around until the early 1990s.

Image: Promotional brochure

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'Rediscovered', the car went to the Golden Spike Chapter, Railway & Locomotive Historical Society for eventual display in Ogden, UT.

Image: John Lewis, 2016

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The only surviving car of the GM Train of Tomorrow is now in the collection of the Utah State Railroad Museum awaiting funding for restoration.

If you can help. please contact the Golden Spike Chapter, Railway & Locomotive Historical Society

Image: John Lewis, 2016

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