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dining car

noun as in railroad car where meals are served to passengers

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The company’s decision in fall 2019 to end the traditional dining car on some trains ignited a firestorm of complaints from railroad passengers, aficionados and even some members of Congress.

Train advocates and passengers have pleaded with Amtrak to bring back the traditional dining car across the 15-route network of overnight trains, saying it is iconic to the American rail experience.

The communal dining car has long been one of rail enthusiast Arthur House’s favorite parts of long-distance rail travel, although that experience has been significantly curtailed during the pandemic.

In “From Russia With Love,” released in 1963, Sean Connery as James Bond orders grilled sole in the dining car of a train bound for Trieste in northeastern Italy.

One adjustment Amtrak has made during the pandemic is serving meals in sleeping-car passengers’ quarters, rather than having people come to a dining car at mealtime.

The Sud Express dining car served a seven-course lunch, paced gracefully to last most of the journey.

The seating looked like what many modern trains use in their dining car, minus the tables.

Then it clouded down, and they ate lunch while the rain dashed furiously on the windows of the dining car.

"Our next stop will be the dining car," said Davy as they followed the crowd out the main entrance.

The run to Ithaca took several hours, and they lunched at noon in the dining car.

"First call to dinner in the dining-car," he boomed out in a heavy bass.

When I went in the next car I found the same kind dining car conductor I have before mentioned.


On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dining car, such as: buffet car, diner, dining compartment, and restaurant car.

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