Thursday, March 15, 2018

Travelling by CPR, 1885

Above, the first class parlour car, featuring decor with elaborate wood trim and individual swivelling arm chairs.
Below, for contrast, the colonist passenger cars were a lot more basic, passengers were crowded into upper and lower berths with only curtains providing some semblance of privacy..
 Bill McKee & Georgeen Klassen, Trail of Iron, Glen-Alberta Institute 1983

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