Service cars - Lounge car

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Model:
Lounge car

Built by:
Canadian Car & Foundry

Built in:
1954

Acquired by VIA Rail in:
2002

Number of units in fleet:
1

Unit number(s):
1750

Configuration:
Seats, tables, and chairs, plus service points for snacks and meals.

Car name(s):
1750 Glenfraser

Did you know?

  • Wine and cheese tastings frequently take place in this lounge car.
  • The Glenfraser car also includes a casino, with a professional croupier on hand to share tips.
  • When it was first acquired by VIA Rail, the Glenfraser car was not equipped for winter travel. In 2006, VIA insulated the car to make it suitable for travel all year long.
  • This lounge car was originally built as coach 5585 in 1954. After having changed hands several times, it was purchased by VIA Rail from BC Rail in 2002. BC Rail converted it into a lounge car and dubbed it “Glenfraser”. The name, however, does not actually appear on the side of the car.

 

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