Dome Cars

For many, the apex of the Silver Age of American passenger trains was reached with the development of the dome car and the addition of such cars to all major trains in the West, as well as some in the East. Streamliner Memories history of the dome car begins with this post and continues for roughly the next 90 posts (i.e., from October 22, 2012, through January 18, 2013).

The final post in the series provides a list of all the dome cars made broken down by five manufacturers and eighteen original owners. Those seeking more information about dome cars can go to the Web Lurker’s DOME Main for a history and photos of every single one of the 237 Silver Age dome cars made.