Railroad publicity photo showing a lively scene inside a "recreation car" on the Florida Special. The nation's first recreation cars debuted on the train in 1926, which ran between New York and Miami during Florida's winter tourist season. Recreation cars were added to increase the enjoyment of the overnight trip. The Pullman company stripped three 12-1 sleepers and completely rebuilt them as the Coliseum, Lyceum, and Trocadero with potted palm trees, bridge tables, horse-racing games, and bright curtains. This undated photo shows a hostess and accordionist warming up the crowd for pop star Mitch Miller.