Historic Preservation Project - Railroad Dining Car

A vintage Northern Pacific Dining car built in 1910 by the Barney & Smith Car Company of Dayton, Ohio. This particular car served nearly 50 years on the North Coast Limited Run from Seattle to Chicago. The owner has secured a permanent site at the LeMay Family Collection at Marymount. Once the car is restored, it will once again be serving the public as a diner.
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A waiter delivers one of the N.P.'s famous "Great Big Baked Potato" to one of their patrons inside our 1910 Northern Pacific Dining car. This particular photo was taken around 1915 and was used as part of a promotional ad for the railroad. Pullman Porters and Waiters.

A waiter delivers one of the N.P.'s famous "Great Big Baked Potato" to one of their patrons inside our 1910 Northern Pacific Dining car. This particular photo was taken around 1915 and was used as part of a promotional ad for the railroad. Pullman Porters and Waiters.

Young travellers on the North Coast Limited enjoying a fine meal in the 1910 Northern Pacific Dining Car.

Young travellers on the North Coast Limited enjoying a fine meal in the 1910 Northern Pacific Dining Car.

This vintage photograph is actually one of the sister cars to my 1910 Northern Pacific Dining Car.  Originally, there were 15 dining cars ordered by the N.P. for the passenger service. Of those 15 cars, ours is the only one known to have survived the test of time. All others were either scrapped or reconfigured for other use.

This vintage photograph is actually one of the sister cars to my 1910 Northern Pacific Dining Car. Originally, there were 15 dining cars ordered by the N.P. for the passenger service. Of those 15 cars, ours is the only one known to have survived the test of time. All others were either scrapped or reconfigured for other use.

Taken January 25th, 2014 down on the Port of Tacoma where it was stored for 8 years. The LeMay family was generous enough to offer the old dining car its new home at their LeMay family collection at Marymount.

Taken January 25th, 2014 down on the Port of Tacoma where it was stored for 8 years. The LeMay family was generous enough to offer the old dining car its new home at their LeMay family collection at Marymount.

One of the old original menus for the Northern Pacific Dining Car.

One of the old original menus for the Northern Pacific Dining Car.

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Open 24/7 along the old Hwy. 10 in Easton, Washington from 1952 to 1984.

Open 24/7 along the old Hwy. 10 in Easton, Washington from 1952 to 1984.

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The Cover I created for my collection of recipes purchased from the estate of a retired chef that worked for the Northern Pacific Railroad.

The Cover I created for my collection of recipes purchased from the estate of a retired chef that worked for the Northern Pacific Railroad.

Interior view taken inside the old Dining Car Kitchen. This view is from the waiter's galley looking back into the kitchen.

Interior view taken inside the old Dining Car Kitchen. This view is from the waiter's galley looking back into the kitchen.

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