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Entries Tagged as 'Railroad Dining'

La Fonda Pudding

October 12th, 2009 · 18 Comments

The Fred Harvey Company operated restaurants, cafes and hotels along the Santa Fe railroad primarily in the western and mid-western states of North America. A total of eighty-four Fred Harvey facilities operated along the western routes of the Santa Fe and were located in strategic rail stops offering patrons a place to rest and dine […]

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Foodbuzz 24,24,24: Celebrating and Reliving A History of Fine Dining on North American Railroads

March 1st, 2009 · 2 Comments

It’s early in the morning and just near freezing temperatures on this crisp Wednesday, January 31, 1979. Just after 6:45 am and the Southern Railroad’s Crescent locomotives have started pulling the passenger train out of the New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal (NOUPT) station platform for its last run. Travelers are getting settled into their coach seats for the exciting 26 hour farewell pull to Washington, DC. This is the last passenger train operated by a private company, the Southern Railroad held onto its prestigious and popular Crescent for over eight years and now this is the swan song run before giving control over to Amtrak on Thursday, February 1, 1979.

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Railroad Dining

February 9th, 2009 · Comments Off on Railroad Dining

During the Golden Age of modern railroads their dining service was the highlight of travel across transcontinental rails. And in this vein I have added a Railroad Dining category to the CCR blog so that research and documentation of the dining heritage of railroads including their menus, recipes and service procedures are included.

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