First Parlor Car - August 30, 1912

First Parlor Car

White Pass Road Equipped in Up-to-Date Style

The first of a number of parlor cars for the White Pass railroad has been completed and came over the road on its initial trip Monday, when it was the rear coach on the regular train. The cars are being constructed in the company’s shop at Skagway and, if they are all complete as the first one turned out, they will not be exceeded for beauty and comfort on any of the big trans-continental roads.

The sides of the cars are practically all of glass and are nicely finished both inside and out. The floor is entirely covered with heavy carpet and twenty-one large, upholstered chairs constitute the furniture. The chairs are light and easily moved and much more comfortable than a dentist’s chair. A writing desk with all the necessary material for all kind of clerical work from love letters to wills, graces one end of the car.

On the rear platform of the car is a vestibule where from four to six chairs may be placed and the passengers be protected from cinders and inclement weather.

On the whole, the new parlor car is the neatest thing on wheel ever seen in this part of the country and President Dickeson is to be complimented on his enterprise in equipping his road with such modern improvements.

Whitehorse Star, August 30, 1912

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