Dome/Coach 549

Northern Pacific Dome/Coach #549 
(WEBX #801045)

History

Built in December of 1957 by the Budd Company of Philadelphia, PA, Northern Pacific dome/coach #549 was originally a “protect car,” used for coverage when one of the other dome/coach cars was out of service.

In 1970, the car was transferred to Burlington Northern, and was intended to become BN #4616. However, the new number was never applied, as the car was transferred to Amtrak #9476 in 1971.

In 1992, the car was sold to Inland Pacific Rail in Spokane, WA as INPX #549 Gold Creek. It was purchased by Webb Rail in 2018, and is currently undergoing restoration in New Orleans, LA.

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