Locomotive used on the northbound end is a 1951 built EMD F7 A unit which originnally belonged to Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. The locomotive also served in Maryland with MARC before becoming the Branson Scenic Railway 98 after getting rebuilt in 1981. The locomotive on the southbound end of the train is a 1963 built EMD GP30. This locomotive was also meant for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. This locomotive also worked for the CSX Railroad before becoming the Branson Scenic Railway 99. This loco was rebuilt in 1982.
Passenger Cars - The railroad operates a variety of vintage railroad equipment, including two dome cars, a dining car, and several coaches built by the Budd Company.
Westport - Built in 1939 for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, a blunt end Observation Tavern car, the Westport became the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad 5830 and then Amtrak 3330, before being purchased by the Heritage Rail Corporation.
Silver Echo - This car is a 1947 built 60 seat coach manufactured by Budd Company for the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac railroad.
Silver Island - This car was also built by Budd Company in 1947 for the Chicago Burlington & Quincy, possibly for the California Zephyr. It ended up as Amtrak 9540 before coming to the Branson Scenic Railway.
Silver Eagle - This car is a 1949 built 60 seat coach manufactured by Budd Company for the Texas Pacific Railroad.
Silver Garden - Built in 1951 by the Budd Company for Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad. It was built as Dome, Buffet, Lounge number 320 for the Kansas City Zephyr. In addition to the 24 dome seats, there was a coffee shop that seated 17 passengers in front of the dome, and under the dome was a six-seat lounge with buffet. A 24-seat coach section was behind the dome, with a conductor's seat.
Silver Lake - This car was built in 1951 by Budd Company for the Pennsylvania Railroad as a parlor car and after purchase by Amtrak, was remodeled into a lounge. After being retired from Amtrak, it was acquired by Branson Scenic Railway.
Silver Terrace - Built by the Budd Company in 1952 for the Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad. It is a blunt end Observation Dome Parlor car. After the 1970 merger into the Burlington Northern it was to be numbered BN 1192, then it became Amtrak 9320. After retirement from Amtrak it was sold and eventually came to the Branson Scenic Railway as their #9320.
Silver Chef - This car was built for the Chicago Burlington & Quincy as a dining carby the Budd Company in 1956.
Photograph courtesy Aurin Chakrabarty.