Accomodations for the chef and steward. Rather cozy.
This is the cabinet work to put the gas(light) lines and valves out of sight. It also holds the tool used to light the interior lamps and a wood pole for opening and closing the windows in the clerestory.
Brass hand rails span the glass in both passageways.
Kitchen with copper counter top.
Dining room with original table and chairs. Pat Cudzilo (in the blue shirt) was our guide,very knowledgable. He knows this car like the back of his hand. The mirror which caught the flash when pulled out from the top becomes a 'Murphy' type bed. The fireplace is below the larger mirror. I took the blonde to dinner.
Dining room looking forward along the right side of the car..
These six photos are of the only 'Section' in the car. I tried to get a decent picture of the mechanism used to hold the upper berths in place.
Rear room of this private car. Furniture reflects Florida influence. 90% of the car is original
Car is located (inside a building constructed for it) in Monon, Indiana. The guides spend about thirty minutes with you inside the car. It is difficult (read impossible) to absorb it all.. Constructed in the 1890s for Mr. Flagler's third wife, they didn't spare the horses. Estimated cost (in 2022 dollars) is north of one million. Later, John