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The Miami railcar was given to Florida Southern College by the Seaboard Air Line in May 1976. The railcar had been built in 1930 and was the last of its kind built in the United States. The Miami was originally used as a private business car; however, Dr. Charles T. Thrift, Jr., after retiring as President and becoming Chancellor of the College, purchased and used the railcar as his personal office from 1976 through the 1980s. The railcar was placed near the current location of the J. Carlisle Rogers Building, but it was removed after Dr. Thrift's death in 1984.

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