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Inside Santa Fe's Hi-Level Lounge (editor's title)

Lounge car interior
This interior view shows the "Top of the Cap Lounge" on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Chicago-Los Angeles El Capitan. The Hi-Level car had seating for 60 upstairs, plus 26 more in the downstairs Kachina Coffee Shop. In 1956, Santa Fe re-equipped the all-coach El Capitan with an order of 47 Hi-Level cars from the Budd Company. The cars are the direct predecessors of today's Amtrak Superliners.
Source Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois
Coverage Spatial, along the Santa Fe mainline; Temporal, circa 1956
Rights Lake Forest College
Date Created c1956
Resource Type
Extent not available
Depicted Railroad
Equipment: Cars Hi-Level lounge car
Builder, Cars Budd Company
Collection Arthur Dubin Collection
Train Name El Capitan
Where Published *More Classic Trains,* by Arthur Dubin, p489. Kalmbach, 1974
Image ID Dubin.I.13.1
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