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observation car

n
(Railways) a railway carriage fitted with large expanses of glass to provide a good view of the scenery
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observation car

n (Rail) → carrozza f belvedere inv
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While the train flashed through never-ending miles of ripe wheat, by country towns and bright-flowered pastures and oak groves wilting in the sun, we sat in the observation car, where the woodwork was hot to the touch and red dust lay deep over everything.
She traced the West Coast, wound through the Rockies and dipped from the Southwest into the Deep South, performing dozens of times in Amtrak observation cars and parks alike.
In additional to a comfortable ride and beautiful views from observation cars complete with numerous windows, guests can expect to have the meal of a lifetime.
The dining, lounge and observation cars are located on the upper level and are not accessible.
There was a chapter in one of our books about observation cars and cow catchers; about crack trains like Twentieth Century Limited ("The Greatest Train in the World": Chicago to New York - for every minute it is late, the railroad company pay you back a dollar); Broadway Limited (also to New York); The Detroiter and The Wolverine (New York via Lower Ontario and Buffalo).
I've woken long before the Asian dawn partly to relish the experience of watching the full orange moon and the stars beyond my window and partly to be ready to see daybreak from the observation cars as we journey on towards Bangkok.
He quotes public statements and his own interviews to show how politicians blend fantasy with reality when speaking of rail, imagining swivel seats and observation cars instead of the mundane vehicles they could realistically expect, and how they speak in metaphors far more readily than in numbers.
In 1942 they even started squeezing in more passengers by selling reserved space in club and observation cars.
What: Portland-based company will offer a two-day, one-time train excursion from Portland to Coos Bay in special, privately owned observation cars over tracks that passengers haven't been on between Eugene and Coos Bay since 1953.
Two routes are available, with leased equipment including renovated 1950s California Zephyr dome cars, 1920s Rio Grande rear observation cars, and (for overnights) a restored 19-passenger sleeper.
There are pint-sized passenger trains featuring coach cars, dining cars with tiny tables and chairs, Pullman cars complete with bunks, dome-topped observation cars, baggage cars, and postal cars for carrying the U.