|From The Huffpo|
Originally, the artist Doug Aitken whose idea this is, wanted the train to look something like the picture at the right. Yeah, well, I guess that didn't work out.
Instead, they are using a consist made up of private train cars, mostly classics. They have a description of most of them on their web page that includes a lot of interior pictures. Quite a few of these cars are from the old Hiawatha service of the "Milwaukee Road", which was a famous streamliner-style passenger train.
They ARE pretty neat. Here are a few pictures:
|Lambert's Point is a luxury sleeper/lounge car dates from 1914, and |
has carried many famous political candidates on their "whistle stop" train tours.
|See those 3 rows of sparkly dots along the side? Those are color changing LEDs |
that are flicking on and off. MOst of the cars had them. I guess this is part of the art.
|Nice dome. Apparently this is the dining car; downstairs is the kitchen.|
|This is the classic "Skytop" lounge car, built in 1948.|
|Another view of the Skytop. Looks oddly modern in a retro way.|