Vista Dome and Steam Engine Question

Discussion in 'G / O / S Scale Model Trains' started by Davess36, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. Davess36

    Davess36 New Member

    Where passenger trains are concerned, would a consist that included a Vista Dome car ever be pulled by a
    traditional steam locomotive? I have a suspicion that I'm mixing my eras here--does anyone know for sure?
  2. jefelectric

    jefelectric Member

    I'm not sure, but I think it possible at the tail end of the steam era. Why not post this question on one of the prototype train forums?
  3. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    im not sure when vista domes came about,,,, but steam engines was used up into the 1960's the last RR to use them was N&W for steam, and there passenger trains used the 4-8-4 "J" northern.
  4. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    CPR bought its domes in 54 and steamers lasted 'til 59. I don't think they really wanted steamers pulling their top passeneger trains by ten, though.
    I think the first domes were pre-war - 30s or start of 40s. I remember photos of UP steamers pulling streamlined passenger trains
    and SF as well. What pulled the Milwaukee's big domes?
  5. wrmcclellan

    wrmcclellan Member

    Having ridden in an open car behind a couple of coal fired steamers, a vista dome would not have offered much vista judging from my clothes afterwards.

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