by george matthews
John_Perkowski wrote:Ditto a goodly chunk of the Union Pacific fleet, including all its domes.About 30 years ago I remember seeing (and riding in) some former US trains on their line between Dammam and Riyadh. I can't remember what company they had come from. I rode in the back car which was like an observation car with a view of the track behind.
Southern Pacific didn't sell off its domes to Amtrak for at least two years.
There was an excellent article in the December (IIRC) 1972 Trains about how the inspections and selections were made. Bill Kratville did much of the Western work. Various ex-Pullman Company mechanical people did much of the inspecting.
Saudi railways have since bought modern European cars and the last time I was there (20 years ago) I noted some old US trains rusting in the yard.
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