This was the first time I was on the last car of a train. I was imagining riding in a caboose during the wild west with cowboys and Indians trying to get on the train from their horses. I also enjoyed the 180° view but the car seems to rocked and moved more than the other cars. There was no cupola like there is no dome car on the current California Zephyr. Both has been put to pasture from commercial service but can be seen in trains museums across the country. More information on caboose. https://trn.trains.com/railroads/railroad-history/2006/05/the-colorful-caboose
Along the Columbia river with Mt Hood in the background. This trip was from Chicago to Portland. Whenever I’ve taken this route, I always wake up in the middle of the night when the train cars split up in Spokane as some cars go to Portland and the others to Seattle.