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Purpose of Business Cars?

November 02, 2019 08:04PM
Given these tended to be fairly lavish coaches that had to be expensive and yet were not in regular revenue service, what was the expressed purpose of these coaches?

Most seem to have been built during the age of "conspicuous consumption" during industrialization. Was that their purpose? To show off the wealth of the railroad or tycoon that controlled it?

A pay car I understand. It would have seen regular use.

How often did the CEO or president of the Rio Grande tour the line?

These are beautiful examples of the coach builder's art and I'm glad they have been preserved. I'm just curious why they were built and the Rio Grande had so many narrow gauge Business Cars. What genuine purpose did they serve?
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