Dining cars on the rails were similar to today’s fine dining restaurants on wheels, they had elaborate menus, the finest china, linens, and glassware. These objects would be valuable in their own right as fine antiques, but with railroad names embroidered, applied, or decorated onto them they take on an even finer appeal. Linens found in dining cars were often from imported makers and the finest materials. Some railroads tend to command higher prices, such as the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe. In general, prices for linens are not as high as some other types of dining car collectibles topping out at around $100.
Antique Railroad Linen Values
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