I may not make the best diner car companion....

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I may not make the best diner car companion....
Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Monday, May 07, 2018 11:19 AM

Expecialy after I have gottten on the train at 3:00 in the morning after drinking at the late night bar next to the tracks and have a 5 Oclock shadow and been standing the rain for a hour and half and may not have had a shower in 2 days. Could I just get my meal to go in a clamshell to take back to my seat?

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 12:06 AM

You can sit across the table from me or next to me anytime.

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Posted by zugmann on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 10:19 AM

daveklepper

You can sit across the table from me or next to me anytime.

 

I'll second that. 

 

You can sit next to Dave.

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Posted by 54light15 on Thursday, May 10, 2018 10:33 AM

Just don't chew with your mouth open. 

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Posted by Firelock76 on Friday, May 11, 2018 5:37 PM

54light15

Just don't chew with your mouth open. 

 

B&O, I'll share a table with you and David and the Zugmann and '54 anytime!  We'd have a ball!

"Pass the paper bag that holds the bottle..."

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Posted by Overmod on Friday, May 11, 2018 7:44 PM

Firelock76
"Pass the paper bag that holds the bottle..."

Night Train on the night train.

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Posted by Firelock76 on Friday, May 11, 2018 8:18 PM

Overmod
 
Firelock76
"Pass the paper bag that holds the bottle..."

 

Night Train on the night train.

 

I was thinking more along the line of "Makers Mark,"  "Wild Turkey," or "Virginia Gentleman."

Or maybe VO, in memory of the late, lamented David P. Morgan.

Just 'cause it's hidden in a bag doesn't mean it can't be good stuff.

Hey, Monty Woolley used to smuggle Jack Daniels on the 20th Century Limited in a hollowed-out book.

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Posted by Miningman on Friday, May 11, 2018 8:37 PM

Sorry guys the Diner is gone. No table to sit at. This is 2018. The new Amtrak. The New America. The Diner and The Wanswheel are banished. 

Too much trouble. Do not criticize any of this. 

Go to your assigned seats, do not mingle, and it's best if you remained silent if you want to remain on this train.

 

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Posted by BaltACD on Friday, May 11, 2018 8:46 PM

Miningman
Sorry guys the Diner is gone. No table to sit at. This is 2018. The new Amtrak. The New America. The Diner and The Wanswheel are banished. 

Too much trouble. Do not criticize any of this. 

Go to your assigned seats, do not mingle, and it's best if you remained silent if you want to remain on this train.

New Amtrak high volume shackle car

         

Never too old to have a happy childhood!

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Posted by Firelock76 on Friday, May 11, 2018 9:33 PM

Miningman

Sorry guys the Diner is gone. No table to sit at. This is 2018. The new Amtrak. The New America. The Diner and The Wanswheel are banished. 

Too much trouble. Do not criticize any of this. 

Go to your assigned seats, do not mingle, and it's best if you remained silent if you want to remain on this train.

 

 

Vince, where there's a will there's a way, especially in the miracle age of cellphones and such.  Just call ahead to "Papa John's" and have them deliver a stack of pizzas at the next stop!

And maybe we'll sneak Wanswheel on board in a really big hollowed out book!

No diner?  I'll just grab a piece of the floor and make myself comfortable.  Hey, I'm an old Marine, I can get comfortable anywhere.

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Posted by alphas on Friday, May 11, 2018 9:55 PM

CandOforprogress2

Expecialy after I have gottten on the train at 3:00 in the morning after drinking at the late night bar next to the tracks and have a 5 Oclock shadow and been standing the rain for a hour and half and may not have had a shower in 2 days. Could I just get my meal to go in a clamshell to take back to my seat?

 

 You sound like the guy who boarded and sat beside me about 3:00 AM in 1962 while traveling from Chicago to Altoona.   Fortunately, I was able to move across the aisle about 10 minutes before he threw up on both himself and the seat where I had been sitting.

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Posted by Miningman on Saturday, May 12, 2018 1:21 AM

New Amtrak high volume shackle car

Good one Balt!!

Reminds me of the space on a modern airliner fuselage where they cram in the people like sardines thses days. Now then, is not the new Amtrak CEO a former airline CEO? So it just may be the future the new CEO envisions ...maybe not shackles, but seatbelts possible. 

alphas--- yup, we've all encountered that guy at one time or another. Just get and stay away!

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Firelock76 on Saturday, May 12, 2018 9:15 AM

"...that guy we've encountered..."

Reminds me of the guy who sat behind Lady Firestorm and myself on a flight from Colorado springs to St. Louis.  That man had the worst case of buffalo fart breath you can imagine, made more noticeable by his constant coughing!

Thank goodness we had a connecting flight from St. Louis!  On the other hand, we've had a great airline "war story" to tell for the past 30 years!

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Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 2:40 PM

On the high end it might be Dewars in the bag on the low end it might be Kessler in the brown bag.

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