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"Dinner In The Diner..."

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"Dinner In The Diner..."
Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 5:48 PM

"Nothing could be finer..."  

No, not that  kind of diner, this  kind of diner!  An old classic!  Not railroad-related, but then we're here for nostalgia anyway, right?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_rMaWSznU0  

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Posted by MidlandMike on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 7:08 PM

Diners are kind of rail related, since they are modeled after railcars.

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Posted by Overmod on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 8:09 PM

There is an actual Union Pacific railcar, still on its trucks, on Sunset Boulevard in LA -- serving hot dogs and the like.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TitU2PFrxfw

Menu is here.

http://places.singleplatform.com/carneys-express-2/menu?ref=google

Get Lady Firestorm on the case as to when various parts of that diner were remodeled.  The floor is 1928, as is that 'clerestory' roof hommage, but those curved windows and wood paneling are just like the 'cutting-edge modern' of a 1947 Spartan aluminum trailer...

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Posted by Enzoamps on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 10:22 PM

I love diners - and I do mean the old train car style diner.  Here in Lansing, the FLeetwood is one of few places to get a hot meal at 4AM.

http://thefleetwooddiner.com/

And I grew up in Silver Spring, MD, where lives the Tastee DIner

https://www.tasteediner.com/

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, July 21, 2022 9:05 AM

Overmod
Get Lady Firestorm on the case as to when various parts of that diner were remodeled. 

Here's a brief Wiki article that hits the high points of the Summit Diner story.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summit_Diner

This is not to say there haven't been some slight modifications to the interior, but the basic diner is still relatively intact from 1938.  At least it hasn't been what Lady Firestorm calls "Lou-Roc'ed," after the Lou-Roc diner up in Massachusetts that began as a traditional stainless diner but has been heavily remodeled to the point of being unrecognizable as a classic diner.  As far as Lady F's concerned if it's been "Lou-Roc'ed" it's not a diner anymore, even if it's a good place to eat.

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