Monday linkage June 01 2009

1243820826755"Seeing Henry Morrison Flagler and John Ringling's private railroad cars -- their interiors, furniture and opalescent glass skylights gleaming from recent renovations -- you'd never know that by the 1950s one had become housing for migrant farm workers, and another a fishing shack. Now, thanks to the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach, Fla., and the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Fla., visitors can get a glimpse of the lives of tycoons whose careers were so closely intertwined with rail travel."

- From They Rode the Rails in Style in The Wall Street Journal.

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