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Smoking Inside a Canadian Pacific Dome-Observation Car (editor's title)

Inside the Algonquin Park
Passengers posing in various states of convivial socializing in 1950s era Canadian Pacific publicity photo. The view is inside the lounge of the round-end dome observation car Algonquin Park, which also included three double bedrooms and one drawing room. CP rostered 18 cars named for Canada's national and provincial parks. The murals and paintings that adorned the lounge were furnished by the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts. Observation-lounge cars catered to affluent passengers, and this photo depicts an all-white crowd. Note also the couple at right, where the man provides a light for the woman's cigarette. Today, both Amtrak and Via Rail Canada (current operator of The Canadian) enforce smoke-free policies aboard their trains.
Coverage Spatial, Canadian Pacific mainline; Temporal, circa 1955
Date Created c1955
Resource Type
Extent not available
Depicted Railroad
Equipment: Cars Algonquin Park
Builder, Cars Budd Company
Collection Arthur Dubin Collection
Train Name Canadian
Where Published *More Classic Trains,* by Arthur Dubin, p409. Kalmbach, 1974
Image ID Dubin.II.10.24
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