The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Observation Bar Lounge #254 is a tavern-lounge-observation car built for the Champion in 1940-41. The Champion started as a daily service of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad in 1939, competing with the Silver Meteor of the Seaboard Air Line on the New York–Florida route. The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad was originally a New York to Miami service. However, in 1941, streamlined equipment became available and the ACL railroad added another section serving Saint Petersburg and the Tampa Bay area.
This completely restored dining car, as well as the Seaboard Air Line Coach and Tavern Car #6300, are both cars that can be reserved for birthday parties, and other events here at the Museum.