An interesting report, Mr. Zanperk.
Previously, we had reports here at the Forum, as well as confirming reports elsewhere, that Dome 10031 (superdome is the name of a public event facility in New Orleans and was never used by Amtrak or predecessor to market this Dome) had structural damage rendering the car beyond economic repair. The car reportedly was making a one way trip to Beech Grove, and I personally observed the car at the Chicago maintenance facility Oct 3 "going into town' for a lunch (also for that matter, my"maiden voyage' on METRA at Senior rates
However, I guess the car from its years of running along the Mississippi in both Q and Amtrak service, had a little Mark Twain in it and 'reports of my death are a bit premature". I'm pleased to learn it apparently will be used for Mr. Kummant's visit to the on-line communities such as Champaign noted above by Mr. Mallard and presumably for the 'inaugurals" of the new Illinois services.