parlor car


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parlor car

n.
A railroad car for day travel fitted with individual reserved seats. Also called chair car.

parlor car

n
(Railways) (in the US and Canada) a comfortable railway coach with individual reserved seats

par′lor car`


n.
a railroad passenger car that has individual reserved seats and is more comfortable than a day coach.
[1855–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parlor car - a passenger car for day travelparlor car - a passenger car for day travel; you pay extra fare for individual chairs
carriage, passenger car, coach - a railcar where passengers ride
Translations

parlor car

n (US) → Salonwagen m
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Total capacity of the parlor car is 70 and the ticket price is Rs1500 per seat.
When he and his wife lived in Lancaster, Roland found his dream job as the Parlor Car Attendant on the Strasburg Railroad, where he could share his knowledge of railroading and of Lancaster County with countless tourists.
The Coast Starlight trains will be adding new amenities beginning in June, including an arcade car with video games and a refurbished parlor car, she said.
In 2005, about 16,500 people rode the four 1920s-era passenger cars and a 1950s first-class parlor car up and down the mountain, said Brenda Brown, passenger operations manager for A&M in Springdale.
Evening passengers can help solve a ``murder'' or listen to live jazz while dining in a parlor car built when Calvin Coolidge was president.
The Pacific Parlor Car, reserved exclusively for sleeping compartment passengers, offered a tempting continental breakfast.
In the parlor car of Bill Clarke's crafty and stylish train design, Fred, a naive young lyricist from Schenectady (Geoffrey Nauffts), travels to New York City with dreams of songwriting success.
All sleeper passengers enjoy the views and amenities of the Pacific Parlor Car, including a library and games as well as morning and afternoon snacks and a free wine-and-cheese tasting that showcases regional products.
Passengers can solve a murder mystery over dinner, dance under oak trees in a secluded site surrounded by orange groves or sample wine while listening to live jazz as they roll along in a parlor car built when Calvin Coolidge was president.
Seating in a more plushly appointed parlor car is available for an extra charge.
The train will feature fully restored 1930's vintage coaches, deluxe air-conditioned 1950's coaches and a full-service 1928 observation parlor car.
Exclusive to the Coast Starlight is the Pacific Parlor Car, a first-class lounge for sleeping car customers.