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Amtrak dining cars as profit centers

(Source: Railway Age opinion column by J. Bruce Richardson, November 29, 2019. Mr. Richardson is Executive Vice President, Passenger Services for Corridor Rail Development Corporation of Chicago.)

NEW YORK — One of the great hurrahs of Amtrak dining cars came in the late 1990s, when the transcontinental Sunset Limited diner featured 12 entrees on its dinner menu. Traditional white linen tablecloths draped the tables, along with china plates and stainless-steel cutlery. It was not unusual to have flowers on the table and lit candles at the dinner hour.

Full story: Railway Age

Monday, December 2, 2019

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