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Tue January 29, 2019 - West Edition #3
Associated Press


Officials said moving the car required closing the Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway for approximately 15 minutes between the car’s current and new sites.
(Maricopa Historical Society Facebook photo)
Officials said moving the car required closing the Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway for approximately 15 minutes between the car’s current and new sites. (Maricopa Historical Society Facebook photo)
Officials said moving the car required closing the Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway for approximately 15 minutes between the car’s current and new sites.
(Maricopa Historical Society Facebook photo) The Silver Horizon domed observation car was moved Jan. 10 from the Amtrak station next to State Route 347 to a nearby site next to the Maricopa Unified School’s District headquarters. 
(Maricopa Historical Society Facebook photo)
An historic rail car has been relocated a short distance from its former location in Maricopa as part of construction of an overpass to carry a busy state highway over Union Pacific train tracks.
(Maricopa Historical Society Facebook photo)

MARICOPA, Ariz. (AP) An historic rail car has been relocated a short distance from its former location in Maricopa as part of construction of an overpass to carry a busy state highway over Union Pacific train tracks.

The Silver Horizon domed observation car was moved Jan. 10 from the Amtrak station next to State Route 347 to a nearby site next to the Maricopa Unified School's District headquarters.

The Silver Horizon was part of the equipment of the California Zephyr, a pre-Amtrak train route operated between Chicago and Oakland, Calif., by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, Denver & Rio Grande and Western Pacific railroads.

Officials said moving the car required closing the Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway for approximately 15 minutes between the car's current and new sites.