Looks like an issue that'd answer questions....any, if existed, "local train shops", wouldn't have this western road..
I'm down for the Texas Eagle. I have seen pictures of planetarium domes in Austin and San Antonio, Texas so they were definitely used on the Texas Eagle. I have been looking for an excuse to buy the matching PA's that Lionel recently did. Lionel has some of the through cars in their most recent catalog.
Great looking loco.
Texas / Mopac Eagle: Consist Please.
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The famous publicity photo of the "Colorado Eagle" led by new E7's circa 1947 posed in Colorado near Palmer Lake on the Joint Line. The train's accommodations at this time included five sleepers (10 roomettes/6 double-bedrooms [Denver-St. Louis], 6 section/6 roomettes/4 double-bedrooms [Denver - St. Louis], 14 roomettes/4 double-bedrooms [Denver - St. Louis], 6 sections/6 roomettes/4 bedrooms [St. Louis - Los Angeles in conjunction with the "Golden State"], 8 section/1 drawing room/3 double-bedrooms [Wichita - Denver], coaches, grill coach, "Planetarium Dome" coach, and diner-lounge.
I have a Coach Yard HO set fabulous model by Sam Tech, it’s an interesting mix of modernized heavyweight to then state of the art Budd domes. Scott, I might be persuaded. Be a legendary project. The porthole windows that were all over the train were the neat things other than that gorgeous paint scheme.
Trying to find info and photos of the Aztec Eagle.