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The train had conference rooms, audience chamber and bedrooms, with satellite phones and televisions installed for briefings. According to North Korean news reports, Kim Jong-il died aboard his official train while on his way to an inspection visit outside Pyongyang. Image caption There's plenty of room aboard Mr Kim's train, but only if you are a fan of coral-coloured armchairs Commenting on KCTV footage of the train in 2011, a source told Chosun Ilbo that the predominantly white furniture appeared to be "custom-made by foreign artisans using top-quality materials". Kim Jong-un's train features similar furniture, but the sofas and armchairs now appear to be a luxurious coral colour. State media reports indicate that both father and son used the train to hold meetings during their international visits. Image caption Mr Kim's Mercedes did the taxi work on his visit to Beijing in March During his visit to Beijing, Kim reportedly used his personal Mercedes-Benz S-Class to travel within the city. According to South Korean daily JoongAng Ilbo, the car was specially transported on board the leader's train. The paper reported that the car, manufactured in 2010, cost roughly 2 billion Korean won ($1.8m). Image caption There was no room on board Kim's Mercedes for his flock of bodyguards at the Inter-Korean summit Kim's favoured S-Class model was prominent during the 27 April inter-Korean summit at Panmunjom, when he drove across the border with bodyguards running alongside. His convoy at the summit was also reported to feature a private toilet car, used by the leader to answer the call of nature while travelling. This was also mentioned in a 2015 report by Seoul-based website DailyNK, which said that a customised bathroom is built into one of the cars of Kim's convoy of armoured vehicles.
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