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Old Saybrook China

December 1st, 2002

The food service china pattern that collectors call "Old Saybrook" was introduced when the Pullman-Standard streamlined grill cars and diners arrived on the New Haven during the summer of 1949. Former New Haven Railroad Dining Car Department employees recall that the Old Saybrook pattern was purchased for use on diners and grill cars assigned to the Yankee Clipper and Merchants Limited. Apparently Old Saybrook was only used for a few years before being replaced by Platinum Blue. This limited service, plus the fact that the vast majority of pieces carry no railroad identification, make it a fairly rare pattern today. All items from the collection of Marc Frattasio.

Dinner PlateThe only Old Saybrook china articles to carry any kind of railroad identification markings were the 9 1/2 inch diameter dinner plates. Note the legend "New Haven R.R." printed directly below the artwork of the New England village scene. That's it! All Old Saybrook pieces were supplied to the railroad by D.E. McNicol of Clarksburg, West Virginia.

No other Old Saybrook pieces carry railroad markings of any kind. Dinner plates, luncheon plates, tea plates, several different sized oval platters, berry bowls, oatmeal bowls, coffee cups, demitasse cups, chowder cups, and creamers are all that are known to have been produced in this pattern.Coffee Cup

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November 2002: Platinum Blue China

October 2002: Grill Car China

September 2002: Diesel Builder's Plates

August 2002: Odds and Ends #5

July 2002: Odds and Ends #4

June 2002: Odds and Ends #3

May 2002: Odds and Ends #2

April 2002: New Haven R.R. Travel Bags

March 2002: Cost Saving Fare Promotions

February 2002: Odds and Ends #1

January 2002: Ladies' Day

December 2001: New Haven R.R. Locks

November 2001: The Streamlined Coaches

October 2001: The Comet

September 2001: Seashore Tours

August 2001: John Held, Jr. and the New Haven R.R.

July 2001: The East Wind

June 2001: The Rail-Auto Travel Plan

May 2001: Advertising Stickers

April 2001: Dietz Hand Lanterns

February 2001: Right of Way Signs

January 2001: Signal Lamps

December 2000: TDI Commuter Schedules

November 2000: To Florida on the New Haven Railroad!

October 2000: Local Schedules

September 2000: Train Service Cancellation Posters

August 2000: The New Haven Railroad Rail Charge Card

July 2000: Beverage Service!

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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