Railcar Relics

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It’s Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Week and we are diving into our Texas & Pacific Railway Collection for inspiration. Today we showcase railcars! The Sunshine Special, The Texan, The Louisiana Limited, and the Texas Eagle were some of the passenger locomotives owned by the Texas & Pacific (T&P) Railway Company. During the heyday of railroad travel, the dining car of a passenger train was the center of activity. The dining areas of the T&P Railway trains were no exception. The railway ordered custom made tableware, including silverware and condiment service, for their dining patrons. The T&P logo was stamped on each piece with some specialty trains, like The Eagle, using a distinctive pattern. The Grace Museum has various items from various dining cars in the permanent collection. #GraceTrainWeek

All Objects: c. 1920s-60s, Texas & Pacific Railway Collection, Museum Purchase