Reconfigure the Silver Peak baggage car into a kitchen car
Silver Peak was built in 1940 by the Budd Company for Burlington Northern Railroad and assigned to the Denver‐Ft. Worth Texas Zephyr. Originally built as a coach/dormitory/express baggage car, the coach area was used as the Jim Crow section of the train that served Texas, a Jim Crow State. When the Jim Crow laws were found to be unconstitutional, it was converted to a full baggage car, removing the coach and dormitory sections, as well as the two public restrooms. In 1971 Silver Peak became an Amtrak car. Amtrak used it until 2001 and sold it in 2003 to a private owner. CVSR acquired the car in September 2018. Silver Peak will be reconfigured into a full operating kitchen to support CVSR’s growing dining programs. Expected completion date is Spring 2020.