The Skytop Observation "Cedar Rapids"
West of Shelby, Montana
The Skytop Observation coach, "Cedar Rapids" brings up the rear of the steam train pulled by Southern Pacific No. 4449. On 17 October 2009 this train ran westbound on Montana's "Highline" route of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe RR close to the Canadian border. The "Cedar Rapids" is a former Milwaukee Road coach that was used on the old Hiawatha. Photo © copyright by J. P. Bell.