Coach #1915

Coach #915, Private Car, The Seminole

The Seminole was built in 1915 by the Pullman Company for a prominent and wealthy family in the United States. The car is an example of an early all steel coach. Before steel coaches came into use, the wooden coaches would many times destruct and burn in case of a train wreck. For safety reasons, the lavish paneling seen in older cars was replaced by steel. Owning a price rail car in 1915 was equal to owning a private jet today. The members of the social world and heads of business traveled in their private cars to social and business events. The usual traveling crew was your butler, your maid, and your cook. The car had accommodations for the traveling crew as well.