The Mountain Observation Car, 599, is one of our most popular cars. Because it is open at both ends, it is a very pleasant ride in our hot foothill summer climate. It also affords and excellent view of the locomotives in action. The floor of this car, which was a modern, industrial linoleum, had developed some buckling due to water damage. Pending curatorial review, the wood sub-floor will be sealed and painted in preparation for our upcoming season.
The Premiere of the Sierra #3 has been set for 4th of July weekend. More details to come, but plans are to use this car in the consist with the #3, and it is being “spiffed up” by park volunteers in preparation of the big weekend!