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Beverage Service!

July 1st, 2000

The New Haven Railroad Dining Car Department offered alcoholic beverage service on dining cars, grill cars, bar cars, and parlor cars. In fact, the New Haven credited its hard-drinking New York City commuters with keeping its entire food service operation profitable! All materials from the collection of Marc Frattasio .

Gansett Flyer Bar Car Drop #1The New Haven Railroad operated special bar cars starting in the late 1940s. These cars were literally bar-rooms or taverns on rails. This beverage shaped advertising "drop" was placed on coach seats to remind passengers that there was a bar car available.

Although the New Haven's bar cars were most commonly associated with the New York City commuter trains, bar cars were operated on a variety of special movements, such as the "Gansett Flyer" horse race trains to Naragansett Park.Gansett Flyer Bar Car Drop #2

Parlor Car Beverage MenuThe Pullman Company operated the beverage service offered on board most New Haven parlor cars between 1913 and 1956. Afterwards, this service was provided by the New Haven Railroad Dining Car Department. At left is an example of a parlor car beverage menu from the late 1950s.

Here is a selection of New Haven Railroad bartender's equipment used during the late 1940s and early 1950s. Shown are a cocktail shaker, drink cooler, glass and cobalt blue stirring stick set on a bar tray. All of the silverplate articles were made by the International Silver company in 1947 and are marked with the words "New Haven RR" on the bottom.Bar Equipment #1

These items were used on bar cars and parlor cars during the 1960s. The paper cup features color artwork of an EMD FL-9 locomotive, the S.S. Pierce brandy bottle has "The New Haven R.R." printed on its label, and the plastic drink stirrer is marked "NHRR".


June 2000: The Boat Race Trains

May 2000: Timetable Change Posters

April 2000: New Haven Railroad Station Signs

March 2000: The Key to New England

February 2000: Route 128 Station

January 2000: New Haven Railroad Cigarette Lighters

December 1999: The Dan'l Webster

November 1999: Postwar Travel Posters

October 1999: Modern Dining Car China

September 1999: New Haven Railroad Dining Car Service Pins

August 1999: New Haven Railroad Lapel Pins

July 1999: The 1939 New York World's Fair -- 60th Anniversary

June 1999: On-Train Ashtrays

April 1999: Matchbooks

March 1999: Pilgrim Tours

February 1999: Special Trains of the 1950s and 1960s

January 1999: Ticket Envelopes

December 1998: Holiday Advertising Material

November 1998: New York City Travel Advertising Material

October 1998: Boston Travel Advertising Material

September 1998: The Hurricane of 1938 -- 60th Anniversary

July 1998: The New Haven Goes Back to Cape Cod

June 1998: The 1964/1965 New York World's Fair

May 1998: Official Gifts of the McGinnis Era

April 1998: System Timetables

March 1998: Pre-War Advertising Brochures

February 1998: New Haven Railroad Freight Service Advertising from the 1950s and 1960s

January 1998: The Snow Trains

December 1997: Hotel Montclair Advertisement ca. 1939

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