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Date: 11/07/19 14:33
Dining car question
Author: SP2541

Dubin, in his tome Some Classic Trains, remarks in one place that a dining car was running backwards. The comment struck me as odd because I had never considered dining cars anything but bi-directional. Since half of the customers are always riding backwards, did it make any difference which end the kitchen was placed? 
Thanks in advance,

SP 2541 (Wrecked & Retired)
 



Date: 11/07/19 15:23
Re: Dining car question
Author: 4489

It was always my understanding that the kitchen end would usually be facing the coach section.  This would negate the sleeping car passengers to not have to walk the corridor past the kitchen.



Date: 11/07/19 15:26
Re: Dining car question
Author: agentatascadero

There's another way to think about it......being kitchen facing the Pullman cars, so that coach passengers could be prevented from making their way towards the Pullmans....the Steward could intercept said wayward passengers.  In the old days, this seemed to be standard practice.

AA

Stanford White
Carmel Valley, CA



Date: 11/07/19 15:37
Re: Dining car question
Author: MEKoch

And I have intercepted a few.............



Date: 11/07/19 17:06
Re: Dining car question
Author: joemvcnj

Are Viewliner diner aisles designed to clear wheelchairs ?

Posted from Android



Date: 11/08/19 15:28
Re: Dining car question
Author: retcsxcfm

The Seaboard Air Line did this,
Summer Kitchen trail
Winter kitchen lead

Uncle Joe
Seffner,Fl.



Date: 11/08/19 15:30
Re: Dining car question
Author: retcsxcfm

joemvcnj Wrote:
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> Are Viewliner diner aisles designed to clear
> wheelchairs ?
>
> Posted from Android

You should know the answer.

Uncle Joe



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