The fully functioning kitchen of the Rio Grande Castle Peak Dining Car with wood burning stove is located just passed the dining room. As I rounded the corner of the hall that ran along the side of the dining car, I saw a Ghost moving around the pass through window on the other side of the kitchen and snapped this shot of him! Then he demanded I cook him lunch. He was very picky and if he sent his lunch back one more time, I was calling Ghostbusters! Why couldn't I find the ghost of the Cook instead.
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Built by American Car and Foundry for The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad in 1927, the "Castle Peak" was one of four cars built concurrently, named for famous "Peaks" along the route of the D&RGW. The others were "Pikes Peak" (now preserved at the Forney Museum in Denver), Sopris Peak, and Twin Peak.
The car was air conditioned in the 1930's with an ice system, and modernized with gasketed windows to seal the interior.
The car was used on such trains as the "Royal Gorge", "The Exposition Flyer", and several others until the advent of the streamlined "California Zephyr" in 1941. After that the car was assigned mainly to "The Prospector" until it was retired out of service in 1969.
The Castle Peak was donated to the Joshua Tree and Southern Museum in the early '70s and trucked to it's resting place from the Southern Pacific railhead in Indio.
The Car is now used as an interpretive display, giving our visitors a glimpse of what exquisite railway dining was like in the golden era of travel.
Oh, and on occasion they have and Event called Dinner On The Diner.
So after an enjoyable time here's the finished product!! Sitting down in front of the fire with the coffee table I'd just made all from recycled/up-cycled/reclaimed wood drinking mate!! Life's good.... now all I need to do is try and make some more and sell them ... better than working for someone else and helping out in my own little way by stopping stuff going to the tip!!! Oh and I get to indulge my love of photography too as I document it as I go along... bonus!! Only "selfies" you'll see of me usually.
Title: "Columbus, Ohio: its history, resources, and progress. With ... illustrations" Author: STUDER, Jacob H. Shelfmark: "British Library HMNTS 10413.g.21." Page: 510 Place of Publishing: Columbus, Ohio] Date of Publishing: 1873 Issuance: monographic Identifier: 003533020
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