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What does "observation car" mean when it comes to a train?

It is the last car and it has a round end with panoramic windows looking out the back. On the California Zephyr, circa 1962 when my family rode from Chicago, Illinois to Oakland, California there were 4 types of cars, sleepers, vista domes, dining and finally the observation car. And I think there was a baggage car as well, come to think of it. The observation car had a bar. In 1970, I was privledged to ride the Shriner's train from San Jose, California to Reno, Nevada for a weekend gambling trip (my in-laws invited us along). I made great use of the bar in the observation car... I will remember the California Zephyr for as long as I live. I was 15, and I think I stayed awake for the whole 96 hours (4 days, 3 nights) of the trip... We came down the west side of the Rockies at night and the resister banks on top of the locomotives glowed a dull red from all the dynamic braking they had to use.

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LIONEL POSTWAR LL 2532 SILVER RANGE VISTA DOME PASSENGER CAR EXC COND 1952 60 2
LIONEL POSTWAR LL 2532 SILVER RANGE VISTA DOME PASSENGER CAR EXC COND 1952 60 2
$79.95
LIONEL 52085 TCA ALUMINUM FULL VISTA DOME CITY OF DALLAS O GAUGE MINT
LIONEL 52085 TCA ALUMINUM FULL VISTA DOME CITY OF DALLAS O GAUGE MINT
$99.00
Lionel Postwar 2432 Clifton Vista Dome Car
Lionel Postwar 2432 Clifton Vista Dome Car
$35.00
MTH 20 6734 X ELECTROMOTIVE 70 ABS FULL VISTA DOME CAR SMOOTH LED LIGHTING LN
MTH 20 6734 X ELECTROMOTIVE 70 ABS FULL VISTA DOME CAR SMOOTH LED LIGHTING LN
$99.00
Lionel Sante Fe set Observation car Full Vista Dome Vista Passenger Car NIB
Lionel Sante Fe set Observation car Full Vista Dome Vista Passenger Car NIB
$390.00
Postwar Lionel 2432 Clifton Vista Dome Car
Postwar Lionel 2432 Clifton Vista Dome Car
$22.99
MTH 20 67265 Norfolk Southern 70 Streamlined Vista Dome Car Smooth 3 Rail
MTH 20 67265 Norfolk Southern 70 Streamlined Vista Dome Car Smooth 3 Rail
$99.95
Lioenel 2432 CLIFTON VISTA DOME PASSENGER CAR POSTWAR
Lioenel 2432 CLIFTON VISTA DOME PASSENGER CAR POSTWAR
$34.95
Lionel 16000 PRR Vista Dome Illuminated
Lionel 16000 PRR Vista Dome Illuminated
$19.99
RARE NIB MTH 20 67146 New York Central Vista Dome Add On Passenger Car NOS NEW
RARE NIB MTH 20 67146 New York Central Vista Dome Add On Passenger Car NOS NEW
$174.95
LIONEL AMTRAK FULL VISTA DOME CAR  19105 BOXED C 7 TESTED
LIONEL AMTRAK FULL VISTA DOME CAR 19105 BOXED C 7 TESTED
$29.99
Lionel O Scale Southern Pacific Full Vista Dome Passenger Car 6 19107
Lionel O Scale Southern Pacific Full Vista Dome Passenger Car 6 19107
$55.00
Lionel O Scale Southern Pacific Aluminum Vista Dome Passenger Car 6 7211
Lionel O Scale Southern Pacific Aluminum Vista Dome Passenger Car 6 7211
$95.00
LIONEL 2432 VISTA DOME BOX ONLY
LIONEL 2432 VISTA DOME BOX ONLY
$49.95
2532 16 VISTA DOME SHELL FOR LIONEL 2500 SERIES VISTA DOME CARS FACTORY NEW
2532 16 VISTA DOME SHELL FOR LIONEL 2500 SERIES VISTA DOME CARS FACTORY NEW
$16.50
LIONEL TRAINS 9579 BURLINGTON  ALUMINUM VISTA DOME PASS COACH in BOX
LIONEL TRAINS 9579 BURLINGTON ALUMINUM VISTA DOME PASS COACH in BOX
$67.95
LIONEL 2542 THREE VISTA DOME CARS WITH BOXES VINTAGE LIONEL POSTWAR FROM STORAGE
LIONEL 2542 THREE VISTA DOME CARS WITH BOXES VINTAGE LIONEL POSTWAR FROM STORAGE
$599.95
LIONEL MODERN O 6 7211 SP VISTA DOME CAR 571818
LIONEL MODERN O 6 7211 SP VISTA DOME CAR 571818
$40.00
LIONEL MODERN O 6 19107 SP FULL VISTA DOME PASSENGER CAR 571817
LIONEL MODERN O 6 19107 SP FULL VISTA DOME PASSENGER CAR 571817
$50.00
MTH Premier O NYC New York Central 70 Full Vista Dome Passenger Car 20 67237
MTH Premier O NYC New York Central 70 Full Vista Dome Passenger Car 20 67237
$93.00
LIONEL O GA  6 7211 SOUTHERN PACIFIC DAYLIGHT ALUMINUM VISTA DOME
LIONEL O GA 6 7211 SOUTHERN PACIFIC DAYLIGHT ALUMINUM VISTA DOME
$79.99
Lionel Train 6 7211 SP Southern Pacific Aluminum Vista Dome Car
Lionel Train 6 7211 SP Southern Pacific Aluminum Vista Dome Car
$84.99
Lionel 6 52220 City Of Chattanooga TCA 2001 Aluminum Vista Dome Car MIB
Lionel 6 52220 City Of Chattanooga TCA 2001 Aluminum Vista Dome Car MIB
$60.00
NIB 6 19128 Santa Fe Aluminum Full Vista dome car
NIB 6 19128 Santa Fe Aluminum Full Vista dome car
$75.00
Lionel Southern Pacific Daylight Vista Dome Car 6 7211
Lionel Southern Pacific Daylight Vista Dome Car 6 7211
$50.00
Lionel Southern Pacific Daylight Full Vista Dome Car 6 19107
Lionel Southern Pacific Daylight Full Vista Dome Car 6 19107
$50.00
LIONEL TRAIN LINES POSTWAR 2412 BLUE STRIPE SANTA FE VISTA DOME PASSENGER CAR
LIONEL TRAIN LINES POSTWAR 2412 BLUE STRIPE SANTA FE VISTA DOME PASSENGER CAR
$15.59
Lionel 6 9579 Burlington Aluminum Vista Dome Car Silver Kettle LN Box
Lionel 6 9579 Burlington Aluminum Vista Dome Car Silver Kettle LN Box
$25.09
Lionel Postwar 2442 Clifton Vista Dome Car in OB
Lionel Postwar 2442 Clifton Vista Dome Car in OB
$75.00
Lionel O Trains Amtrak Full Vista Dome Car 6 19105
Lionel O Trains Amtrak Full Vista Dome Car 6 19105
$85.00
Lionel Amtrak Full Vista Dome Car 0 Scale Electric Trains 6 19105
Lionel Amtrak Full Vista Dome Car 0 Scale Electric Trains 6 19105
$69.99
M T H O scale 20 67197 New Haven Ribbed Full Vista Dome Passenger Car
M T H O scale 20 67197 New Haven Ribbed Full Vista Dome Passenger Car
$75.00
MTH Southern Pacific Daylight Color Scheme 3660 Vista Dome Passenger Car Lighted
MTH Southern Pacific Daylight Color Scheme 3660 Vista Dome Passenger Car Lighted
$49.95
VINTAGE MARX No 3152 SANTA FE Illuminated Vista Dome Passenger Car O Gauge
VINTAGE MARX No 3152 SANTA FE Illuminated Vista Dome Passenger Car O Gauge
$46.99
LIONEL 6 25196 NORTH POLE CENTRAL VISTA DOME PASSENGER CAR TRAIN O GAUGE VIXEN
LIONEL 6 25196 NORTH POLE CENTRAL VISTA DOME PASSENGER CAR TRAIN O GAUGE VIXEN
$225.00
Lionel O Scale Lighted New Haven 6084 Full Vista Dome Car 6 16084
Lionel O Scale Lighted New Haven 6084 Full Vista Dome Car 6 16084
$33.99
Lionel O Scale Lighted New Haven 6083 Vista Dome Car 6 16083
Lionel O Scale Lighted New Haven 6083 Vista Dome Car 6 16083
$33.99
K LINES 0 27 STREAMLINER PASSENGER CAR K4507 0055 CONRAIL VISTA DOME SEC QUARTER
K LINES 0 27 STREAMLINER PASSENGER CAR K4507 0055 CONRAIL VISTA DOME SEC QUARTER
$23.95
LIONEL  9770 NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY BOXCAR ROUTE OF THE VISTA DOME
LIONEL 9770 NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY BOXCAR ROUTE OF THE VISTA DOME
$13.99
Model RR O Gauge MTH Missouri Pacific The Eagle 3 Cars Superdome Vista Dome
Model RR O Gauge MTH Missouri Pacific The Eagle 3 Cars Superdome Vista Dome
$199.00


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