Amtrak Dome Ocean View on Pere Marquette

Amtrak’s full-length dome car Ocean View is operating on weekends on the Chicago-Grand Rapids, Michigan, Pere Marquette through July 24.

The car is the last Amtrak-owned dome car and its appearance on the Pere Marquette is being sponsored by the Michigan Department of Transportation.

Michigan DOTIn a news release, Amtrak said the dome car is part of an endeavor to enhance on-board service and build ridership during a time when there is extended daylight for viewing the passing scenery in both directions.

The car was built in 1955 for Great Northern Railway’s Empire Builder.

The Horizon fleet coaches and food service car assigned to the Pere Marquette will continue in service as usual.

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