Saturday, January 19, 2008

YV330 Observation Car

progress work on lighting for 330
Interior design comes from a railroad model designed by Jack Burgess. The interior was modeled separately and then exported into the 3d car model.

This was one of the Observation Cars on the Old Yosemite Valley Railroad. This car was built in 1907. After many years of service it ended up in Yreka Ca. and became dinner on the old highway 99 as it went through the town of Yreka. Several years passed again and it became an old railroad car stored in the cities corporation yard. Then it was bought by Wes Swift and restored back to original condition. Is now part of the Niles Canyon historic railroad. This car can be seen by visiting this historic railroad. I can only imagine what a fantastic ride would have been provided by sitting in the back observation area on the way to Yosemite.

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