I originally posted this on my old website on the PORTLAND PLACES: Portland Union Station page on May 16, 2010.
Continued from BNSF Railway ES44DC #7400…
Amtrak NPCU #90251 was on display with a Cascades Talgo train used between Eugene, Oregon and Vancouver, British Columbia.
At the other end was P42DC #144, filling in for one of the Cascades F59PHIs. The train was open for visitors during its layover, until it had to be readied for its scheduled departure.
These pictures are from the Coach Class section of the Cascades train.
The Coach Class section was recently remodeled with leather seating and a new color scheme.
This is the Bistro Car, which offers all of the train's food service.
The Bistro Car has a limited amount of seating around the bar area, and a map of the route on the ceiling.
The Bistro Car also includes the kitchen for the dining car.
The Bistro Car connects directly to the Dining Car, which features additional table seating. Interestingly, the seats in the dining car fold up. Renovations of both the Bistro Car and the Dining Car are planned.
Here is the Business Class section of the Cascades Train, which was also recently remodeled with leather seating and new colors.
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