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Grill Car China

October 1st, 2002

The New Haven Railroad introduced a new food service china pattern during late 1937 for use on the Osgood Bradley lightweight grill cars. Although collectors call this china pattern "Merchants Limited", it was actually called "Grill Car China" on the New Haven Railroad. Grill Car China was also subsequently used on board five home-made grill cars and two buffet cars converted from heavyweight coaches at the Readville Car Shops during the early 1940s. This pattern was retired around 1952 when the original five Osgood Bradley lightweight grill cars were converted into coaches. Grill Car China dinner plates were highly prized as souvenirs by New Haven passengers and the railroad sold them to anybody who wanted them for $2.00 each. All items from the collection of Marc Frattasio.

Dinner PlateGrill Car China plates were decorated with a picture of a New Haven Railroad Baldwin I-5 class streamlined Hudson steam locomotive pulling a two car train of Osgood Bradley lightweight coaches superimposed over a map of southern New England. Only the dinner plate, luncheon plate, and tea plate in this pattern had this picture.

Coffee cups, chowder cups, egg cups, oatmeal bowls, and square relish dishes in the Grill Car China pattern did not have the train picture and were relatively plain. All articles of Grill Car China, however, were marked with the railroad's initials on the back along with the Buffalo China manufacturer's mark. Note, there were never any saucers manufactured in this pattern.Coffee Cup

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