Empire Builder full dome Prarie View restored

GN's big dome Prarie View has been restored to GN orange and green!

 

Photo by Mike Griesmann

Here is Prairie View after restoration at the San Luis and Rio Grande R.R. shops in Alamosa, Colorado. Prarie View spent most of it's previous life in Alaska, and was sold to Iowa Pacific Holdings in late 2009, and moved to its SL&RG shops for restoration. Iowa Pacific holdings operates several excursion operations, and is operating "Pullman Rail Journeys" service using its vintage cars attached to regularly-scheduled Amtrak trains. More info in this news story. Prarie View is fully Amtrak-compliant and wll operate on the Reno Fun Train, and other excursions throughout the U.S.

 

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Here's a shot by Ted Ellis of a 10-year-old Prarie View in Chicago, 1965...