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Dining Car China

Highlights of the china patterns currently on display.

Florida East Coast Mistic Pattern

Florida East Coast Railway

Pattern: Mistic
Item: Oval Platter
Date of manufacture: February 1945

The Florida East Coast Railway was created in 1885 by Henry Flagler, who built resorts along the east coast of the state. He realized the key to attracting guests to his hotels was a railroad line south of Jacksonville, eventually reaching Miami. In 1912, the Key West Extension was completed, allowing passengers to travel from the Northeast to the southern tip of Florida. It operated trains between Jacksonville and Miami where this platter would have been used. The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 destroyed much of the Key West Extension, portions of which still exist today.

Florida East Coast Seahorse Pattern

Florida East Coast Railway

Pattern: Seahorse
Item: Bowl
Date of manufacture: February 1945

The Florida East Coast Railway was created in 1885 by Henry Flagler, who built resorts along the east coast of the state. He realized the key to attracting guests to his hotels was a railroad line south of Jacksonville, eventually reaching Miami. In 1912, the Key West Extension was completed, allowing passengers to travel from the Northeast to the southern tip of Florida. It operated trains between Jacksonville and Miami where this platter would have been used. The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 destroyed much of the Key West Extension, portions of which still exist today.

Seaboard Air Line Orange Blossom Special

Seaboard Air Line Railroad

Pattern: Orange Blossom Special
Item: Dinner Plate
Date of manufacture: June 1951

The Seaboard Air Line Railroad began operations in 1900 and provided an important rail connection between the Northeast and Florida. The Orange Blossom Special was the most luxurious of its trains, operating 1925 until 1953 from New York to Tampa/St. Pete, West Palm Beach, and Miami as an all-Pullman (sleeping car) train. In 1967, the Seaboard Air Line merged with rival Atlantic Coast Line Railroad to form the Seaboard Coastline Railroad.

Atlantic Coast Line Palmetto

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad

Pattern: Palmetto
Item: Bowl
Date of manufacture: February 1945

The Florida East Coast Railway was created in 1885 by Henry Flagler, who built resorts along the east coast of the state. He realized the key to attracting guests to his hotels was a railroad line south of Jacksonville, eventually reaching Miami. In 1912, the Key West Extension was completed, allowing passengers to travel from the Northeast to the southern tip of Florida. It operated trains between Jacksonville and Miami where this platter would have been used. The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 destroyed much of the Key West Extension, portions of which still exist today.

Atlanta Coast Line Flora of the South Pattern

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad

Pattern: Flora of the South
Item: Oval Platter
Date of manufacture: February 1945

The Florida East Coast Railway was created in 1885 by Henry Flagler, who built resorts along the east coast of the state. He realized the key to attracting guests to his hotels was a railroad line south of Jacksonville, eventually reaching Miami. In 1912, the Key West Extension was completed, allowing passengers to travel from the Northeast to the southern tip of Florida. It operated trains between Jacksonville and Miami where this platter would have been used. The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 destroyed much of the Key West Extension, portions of which still exist today.

Southern Piedmont

Southern Railway

Pattern: Piedmont
Item: Oval Platter
Date of manufacture: February 1945

The Florida East Coast Railway was created in 1885 by Henry Flagler, who built resorts along the east coast of the state. He realized the key to attracting guests to his hotels was a railroad line south of Jacksonville, eventually reaching Miami. In 1912, the Key West Extension was completed, allowing passengers to travel from the Northeast to the southern tip of Florida. It operated trains between Jacksonville and Miami where this platter would have been used. The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 destroyed much of the Key West Extension, portions of which still exist today.

Southern Railway Peach Blossom Pattern

Southern Railway

Pattern: Peach Blossom

Item: Oval Platter
Date of manufacture: February 1945

The Florida East Coast Railway was created in 1885 by Henry Flagler, who built resorts along the east coast of the state. He realized the key to attracting guests to his hotels was a railroad line south of Jacksonville, eventually reaching Miami. In 1912, the Key West Extension was completed, allowing passengers to travel from the Northeast to the southern tip of Florida. It operated trains between Jacksonville and Miami where this platter would have been used. The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 destroyed much of the Key West Extension, portions of which still exist today.

Pennsylvania Purple Laurel

Pennsylvania Railroad

Pattern: Purple Laurel
Item: Oval Platter
Date of manufacture: February 1945

The Florida East Coast Railway was created in 1885 by Henry Flagler, who built resorts along the east coast of the state. He realized the key to attracting guests to his hotels was a railroad line south of Jacksonville, eventually reaching Miami. In 1912, the Key West Extension was completed, allowing passengers to travel from the Northeast to the southern tip of Florida. It operated trains between Jacksonville and Miami where this platter would have been used. The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 destroyed much of the Key West Extension, portions of which still exist today.

New York Central Mercury

New York Central Railroad

Pattern: Mercury
Item: Dinner Plate
Date of manufacture: February 1945

The Florida East Coast Railway was created in 1885 by Henry Flagler, who built resorts along the east coast of the state. He realized the key to attracting guests to his hotels was a railroad line south of Jacksonville, eventually reaching Miami. In 1912, the Key West Extension was completed, allowing passengers to travel from the Northeast to the southern tip of Florida. It operated trains between Jacksonville and Miami where this platter would have been used. The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 destroyed much of the Key West Extension, portions of which still exist today.

Pennsylvania Liberty Pattern

Pennsylvania Railroad

Pattern: Liberty
Item: Oval Platter
Date of manufacture: February 1945

The Florida East Coast Railway was created in 1885 by Henry Flagler, who built resorts along the east coast of the state. He realized the key to attracting guests to his hotels was a railroad line south of Jacksonville, eventually reaching Miami. In 1912, the Key West Extension was completed, allowing passengers to travel from the Northeast to the southern tip of Florida. It operated trains between Jacksonville and Miami where this platter would have been used. The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 destroyed much of the Key West Extension, portions of which still exist today.

Chesapeake and Ohio George Washington

Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad

Pattern: George Washington
Item: Service Plate
Date of manufacture: February 1945

The Florida East Coast Railway was created in 1885 by Henry Flagler, who built resorts along the east coast of the state. He realized the key to attracting guests to his hotels was a railroad line south of Jacksonville, eventually reaching Miami. In 1912, the Key West Extension was completed, allowing passengers to travel from the Northeast to the southern tip of Florida. It operated trains between Jacksonville and Miami where this platter would have been used. The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 destroyed much of the Key West Extension, portions of which still exist today.

Baltimore and Ohio Centenary

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

Pattern: Centenary
Item: Dinner Plate
Date of manufacture: February 1945

The Florida East Coast Railway was created in 1885 by Henry Flagler, who built resorts along the east coast of the state. He realized the key to attracting guests to his hotels was a railroad line south of Jacksonville, eventually reaching Miami. In 1912, the Key West Extension was completed, allowing passengers to travel from the Northeast to the southern tip of Florida. It operated trains between Jacksonville and Miami where this platter would have been used. The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 destroyed much of the Key West Extension, portions of which still exist today.

Norfolk and Western Yellow Bird

Norfolk & Western Railroad

Pattern: Yellow Bird
Item: Oval Platter
Date of manufacture: February 1945

The Florida East Coast Railway was created in 1885 by Henry Flagler, who built resorts along the east coast of the state. He realized the key to attracting guests to his hotels was a railroad line south of Jacksonville, eventually reaching Miami. In 1912, the Key West Extension was completed, allowing passengers to travel from the Northeast to the southern tip of Florida. It operated trains between Jacksonville and Miami where this platter would have been used. The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 destroyed much of the Key West Extension, portions of which still exist today.

Pullman Indian Tree Pattern

Pullman Car Co.

Pattern: Indian Tree
Item: Oval Platter
Date of manufacture: February 1945

The Florida East Coast Railway was created in 1885 by Henry Flagler, who built resorts along the east coast of the state. He realized the key to attracting guests to his hotels was a railroad line south of Jacksonville, eventually reaching Miami. In 1912, the Key West Extension was completed, allowing passengers to travel from the Northeast to the southern tip of Florida. It operated trains between Jacksonville and Miami where this platter would have been used. The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 destroyed much of the Key West Extension, portions of which still exist today.

Great Northern Mountain and Flowers

Great Northern Railway

Pattern: Mountain and Flowers
Item: Oval Platter
Date of manufacture: February 1945

The Florida East Coast Railway was created in 1885 by Henry Flagler, who built resorts along the east coast of the state. He realized the key to attracting guests to his hotels was a railroad line south of Jacksonville, eventually reaching Miami. In 1912, the Key West Extension was completed, allowing passengers to travel from the Northeast to the southern tip of Florida. It operated trains between Jacksonville and Miami where this platter would have been used. The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 destroyed much of the Key West Extension, portions of which still exist today.

Great Northern Placemat

Great Northern Railway

Pattern: Placemat
Item: Oval Platter
Date of manufacture: February 1945

The Florida East Coast Railway was created in 1885 by Henry Flagler, who built resorts along the east coast of the state. He realized the key to attracting guests to his hotels was a railroad line south of Jacksonville, eventually reaching Miami. In 1912, the Key West Extension was completed, allowing passengers to travel from the Northeast to the southern tip of Florida. It operated trains between Jacksonville and Miami where this platter would have been used. The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 destroyed much of the Key West Extension, portions of which still exist today.

Illinois Central Pirate

Illinois Central Railroad

Pattern: Pirate
Item: Oval Platter
Date of manufacture: February 1945

The Florida East Coast Railway was created in 1885 by Henry Flagler, who built resorts along the east coast of the state. He realized the key to attracting guests to his hotels was a railroad line south of Jacksonville, eventually reaching Miami. In 1912, the Key West Extension was completed, allowing passengers to travel from the Northeast to the southern tip of Florida. It operated trains between Jacksonville and Miami where this platter would have been used. The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 destroyed much of the Key West Extension, portions of which still exist today.

Illinois Central Coral

Illinois Central Railroad

Pattern: Coral
Item: Oval Platter
Date of manufacture: February 1945

The Florida East Coast Railway was created in 1885 by Henry Flagler, who built resorts along the east coast of the state. He realized the key to attracting guests to his hotels was a railroad line south of Jacksonville, eventually reaching Miami. In 1912, the Key West Extension was completed, allowing passengers to travel from the Northeast to the southern tip of Florida. It operated trains between Jacksonville and Miami where this platter would have been used. The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 destroyed much of the Key West Extension, portions of which still exist today.

Chicago & Northwestern Flambeau Pattern

Chicago & Northwestern Railroad

Pattern: Flambeau
Item: Bowl
Date of manufacture: February 1945

The Florida East Coast Railway was created in 1885 by Henry Flagler, who built resorts along the east coast of the state. He realized the key to attracting guests to his hotels was a railroad line south of Jacksonville, eventually reaching Miami. In 1912, the Key West Extension was completed, allowing passengers to travel from the Northeast to the southern tip of Florida. It operated trains between Jacksonville and Miami where this platter would have been used. The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 destroyed much of the Key West Extension, portions of which still exist today.

Milwaukee Road Pioneer

Milwaukee Road

Pattern: Pioneer
Item: Oval Platter
Date of manufacture: February 1945

The Florida East Coast Railway was created in 1885 by Henry Flagler, who built resorts along the east coast of the state. He realized the key to attracting guests to his hotels was a railroad line south of Jacksonville, eventually reaching Miami. In 1912, the Key West Extension was completed, allowing passengers to travel from the Northeast to the southern tip of Florida. It operated trains between Jacksonville and Miami where this platter would have been used. The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 destroyed much of the Key West Extension, portions of which still exist today.

Milwaukee Road Placemat

Milwaukee Road

Pattern: Placemat
Item: Oval Platter
Date of manufacture: February 1945

The Florida East Coast Railway was created in 1885 by Henry Flagler, who built resorts along the east coast of the state. He realized the key to attracting guests to his hotels was a railroad line south of Jacksonville, eventually reaching Miami. In 1912, the Key West Extension was completed, allowing passengers to travel from the Northeast to the southern tip of Florida. It operated trains between Jacksonville and Miami where this platter would have been used. The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 destroyed much of the Key West Extension, portions of which still exist today.

Milwaukee Road Traveler

Milwaukee Road

Pattern: Traveler
Item: Oval Platter
Date of manufacture: February 1945

The Florida East Coast Railway was created in 1885 by Henry Flagler, who built resorts along the east coast of the state. He realized the key to attracting guests to his hotels was a railroad line south of Jacksonville, eventually reaching Miami. In 1912, the Key West Extension was completed, allowing passengers to travel from the Northeast to the southern tip of Florida. It operated trains between Jacksonville and Miami where this platter would have been used. The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 destroyed much of the Key West Extension, portions of which still exist today.

Santa Fe Adobe

Santa Fe Railway

Pattern: Adobe
Item: Oval Platter
Date of manufacture: February 1945

The Florida East Coast Railway was created in 1885 by Henry Flagler, who built resorts along the east coast of the state. He realized the key to attracting guests to his hotels was a railroad line south of Jacksonville, eventually reaching Miami. In 1912, the Key West Extension was completed, allowing passengers to travel from the Northeast to the southern tip of Florida. It operated trains between Jacksonville and Miami where this platter would have been used. The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 destroyed much of the Key West Extension, portions of which still exist today.

Santa Fe Placemat

Santa Fe Railway

Pattern: Placemat
Item: Oval Platter
Date of manufacture: February 1945

The Florida East Coast Railway was created in 1885 by Henry Flagler, who built resorts along the east coast of the state. He realized the key to attracting guests to his hotels was a railroad line south of Jacksonville, eventually reaching Miami. In 1912, the Key West Extension was completed, allowing passengers to travel from the Northeast to the southern tip of Florida. It operated trains between Jacksonville and Miami where this platter would have been used. The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 destroyed much of the Key West Extension, portions of which still exist today.

Santa Fe Mimbreno Pattern

Santa Fe Railway

Pattern: Mimbreno
Item: Oval Platter
Date of manufacture: February 1945

The Florida East Coast Railway was created in 1885 by Henry Flagler, who built resorts along the east coast of the state. He realized the key to attracting guests to his hotels was a railroad line south of Jacksonville, eventually reaching Miami. In 1912, the Key West Extension was completed, allowing passengers to travel from the Northeast to the southern tip of Florida. It operated trains between Jacksonville and Miami where this platter would have been used. The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 destroyed much of the Key West Extension, portions of which still exist today.

Fred Harvey Webster - El Tovar Pattern

Fred Harvey - El Tovar

Pattern: Webster

Item: Oval Platter
Date of manufacture: February 1945

The Florida East Coast Railway was created in 1885 by Henry Flagler, who built resorts along the east coast of the state. He realized the key to attracting guests to his hotels was a railroad line south of Jacksonville, eventually reaching Miami. In 1912, the Key West Extension was completed, allowing passengers to travel from the Northeast to the southern tip of Florida. It operated trains between Jacksonville and Miami where this platter would have been used. The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 destroyed much of the Key West Extension, portions of which still exist today.

Fred Harvey Trend

Fred Harvey

Pattern: Trend
Item: Oval Platter
Date of manufacture: February 1945

The Florida East Coast Railway was created in 1885 by Henry Flagler, who built resorts along the east coast of the state. He realized the key to attracting guests to his hotels was a railroad line south of Jacksonville, eventually reaching Miami. In 1912, the Key West Extension was completed, allowing passengers to travel from the Northeast to the southern tip of Florida. It operated trains between Jacksonville and Miami where this platter would have been used. The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 destroyed much of the Key West Extension, portions of which still exist today.

Union Pacific Challenger Pattern

Union Pacific Railroad

Pattern: Challenger
Item: Dinner Plate
Date of manufacture: February 1945

The Florida East Coast Railway was created in 1885 by Henry Flagler, who built resorts along the east coast of the state. He realized the key to attracting guests to his hotels was a railroad line south of Jacksonville, eventually reaching Miami. In 1912, the Key West Extension was completed, allowing passengers to travel from the Northeast to the southern tip of Florida. It operated trains between Jacksonville and Miami where this platter would have been used. The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 destroyed much of the Key West Extension, portions of which still exist today.

Union Pacific Winged Streamliner Pattern

Union Pacific Railroad

Pattern: Winged Streamliner
Item: Bowl
Date of manufacture: February 1945

The Florida East Coast Railway was created in 1885 by Henry Flagler, who built resorts along the east coast of the state. He realized the key to attracting guests to his hotels was a railroad line south of Jacksonville, eventually reaching Miami. In 1912, the Key West Extension was completed, allowing passengers to travel from the Northeast to the southern tip of Florida. It operated trains between Jacksonville and Miami where this platter would have been used. The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 destroyed much of the Key West Extension, portions of which still exist today.

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