(CC) Photo: Robert A. Estremo
The cramped, yet efficient galley aboard the former Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway dining car #1474, the "Cochiti." The car (now restored to its mid-1940s condition) made its debut as a part of the road's Super Chief-2 inaugural consist.
© Photo: George L. Beam / Denver Public Library
An interior view of a Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad dining car kitchen shows a man in a chef uniform stirring a double boiler, surrounded by stainless steel pots, counters, cabinets, sinks, and faucets. The car itself was built in May, 1927 by the American Car and Foundry Company.
© Photo: New York Central System
Built by the Pullman-Standard Car Manufacturing Company for the New York Central's 20th Century Limited, this car was divided into four distinctive dining sections (seating 64 persons at tables) and featured a lounging ante-room and steward's office. Industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss was commissioned in 1938 to design the streamlined train sets in the Art Deco style.