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Observation Club car - VIA Rail Canada

Observation Business car

Built by:
Budd Car Company

Built in:

Acquired by VIA Rail in:

Number of units in fleet:

Unit number(s):

36 seats, bar, entertainment centre

Car name(s):
1751 Pavilion

Did you know?

  • During its long lifespan, this car has belonged to eight different owners, including a private owner who named it after the city of Memphis, and BC Rail, where it was dubbed "Pavilion".
  • When it was built in 1939, the car was known as the "Biscayne Bay".
  • The Pavilion car was acquired by VIA Rail as part of a larger transaction, but remains inactive. It is currently stored at the Montréal Maintenance Centre.


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