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Union Pacific Dome Dining Car - 1969

The Union Pacific operated Astra-Dome dining cars on its western transcontinental trains from the mid 1950s until late in 1970. This was the pinnacle period of American passenger train comfort. The dome dining cars were unique to the Union Pacific.

 

This is the main floor dining room, with tables for four on one side and for two on the other. There was also a private dining room beneath the dome. The lady is taking the stairs to the dome dining room. The dining car steward is at the base of the stairway. I took the photo on April 24, 1969.

 

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Taken on April 24, 1969