599 car gets makeover in preparation for #3 Premiere

Mountain Observation Car 599

Mountain Observation Car 599 is parked by the Tri Dam shop these days

Seats are being removed in preparation for painting the floor

Seats are being removed in preparation for painting the floor

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!

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