|from trainweb.org archives|
In this illustration from July 1929 issue of Canadian Homes and Gardens you can see the chair back . It was covered in green leather with a hat/purse rack under the chair for the convenience of passengers . Because the one I got was in bad shape (the leather) , I had to recover it . Inside , there were heavy lead weights which kept the chair steady when the train was moving . Once the 'Canadian' silver bullet style train took over from these magnificent old passenger cars of the steam age , old furniture ended up in bunk houses , service cars and who knows where else. Dad rescued my chairs from a bunkhouse that was being demolished . Lucky me !
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This article shows people travelling in high style . It wasn't too long after this that many people began to ride the rails in box cars and on flat cars looking for work during the Depression .