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Ted Miles

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Narrow Gauge Dining Cars?
« on: August 07, 2023, 07:36:12 PM »
Folks,
         I am compiling a list of surviving dining cars; so far I have not found one narrow gauge one? Does anyone know of a narrow gauge line that served food?  Did the Rangeley parlor car serve meals?
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Graham Buxton

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Re: Narrow Gauge Dining Cars?
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2023, 09:28:01 PM »
Does anyone know of a narrow gauge line that served food?


At least some D&RGW narrow gauge trains between Alamosa CO and Durango CO, particularly those with Parlor Cars,   served food.  Here is a screenshot of a post on the NGDF forum of Railroad "Instructions" for Parlor Car attendants:





Thread link: https://ngdiscussion.net/phorum/read.php?1,454277


While that is a short thread, I have seen other threads with more documents, like a menu, regarding Parlor Car food service. I just can't locate those threads at the moment.  ;)
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Re: Narrow Gauge Dining Cars?
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2023, 12:16:26 PM »
Until Covid disrupted schedules, the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway served light lunches in its Pullman saloon and Observation cars on the WHR between Porthmadog and Caernarfon. They still offer picnic hamper and afternoon tea options in the current timetable.
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Bill Piche

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Re: Narrow Gauge Dining Cars?
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2023, 08:18:17 AM »
The Rangeley probably never had any sort of meal service since the trip was just 2-3 hours even in the late years of the railroad.

The COPY of the Rangeley in the UK, the "Carrabassett" has a small kitchen and a dining table in it in addition to some regular seating.
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