Amtrak's Second Annual Autumn Express excursion runs on CSX's Philadelphia Subdivision to connect to NS's ex Reading. Since CSX needed its High Line for last minute track work, Amtrak had to reroute its excursion on the Philadelphia Sub, offering this once in a lifetime photo opportunity of an Amtrak train on true rare mileage trackage. Metroliner Conference Car brings up the rear of the consist of 16 cars and two locomotives.
1948 publicity photo of a Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad "Skytop" lounge car. The Milwaukee's streamlined Hiawatha passenger trains featured a variety of distinctive observation cars. The fourth and final design was the Skytop Lounge, styled by industrial designer Brooks Stevens and produced by the Milwaukee Shops in 1948. The cars' round ends were 90% glass and included 24 revolving chairs, plus a drawing room.