D&RGW coach 256 is one of a kind and unique D&RGW narrow gauge passenger car because of its interior partition making one end the car a “smoker” and the other a “Ladies’ Apartment”. Also different from other D&RGW NG 38’4″ coaches (like 284) is that the 256 has a modified duckbill celestory roof in which the windows are paired instead of being evenly spaced. Another mystery is that sometime between Oct 1, 1902 to May 1, 1905 the car length was increased from 32′ to 38’4″ Another mystery is when the duckbill roof was converted to a bullnose and the single pane windows were rebuilt as double pane as shown different from the folio. The interior ceiling shows evidence of the duckbill like coaches 284 and 280. Not sure if this car was painted Tuscan red in the 1930s?