The Southern Pacific provided passengers with unsurpassed dining car service for almost 65 years. Dining aboard SP's 140 dining cars, 26 all-day lunch cars, 36 club and observation cars and 20 steamer restaurants was a rite of passage for the rail traveler. Here is the dining car saga-a big generous slice of it-served up in easy-to-read style, with a matchless gallery of 115 historical illustrations. Also presented are 36 choice recipes, from finger lick in' corn bread to Venison St. George.
Contents: Introduction, pp. 7-12; The Revolution Begins, pp. 13-20; Pullman's Marvelous Machines, pp. 21-32; Those Awful Silver Palace Cars!, pp. 33-38; Little Games Barons Play, pp. 39-42; GOLDEN GATE'S Cachet, pp. 43-46; Dinner is Finally Served, pp. 47-52; The Colossus Expands, pp. 53-56; The Pollok Legacy Begins, pp. 57-64; Smile, Or Else!, pp. 65-70; Wheatless Wednesdays, pp. 71-80; It Can Only Get Better, pp. 81-88; The ABC's Of It, pp. 89-102; A Rather Public Love Affair, pp. 103-110; Eggplant in Winter', pp. 111-116; A Visionary's Last Years, pp. 117-122; A Desperate Time, pp. 123-132; All For About $1, pp. 133-138; Details, Details, Details, pp. 139-148; The Pre-War Years, pp. 149-168; SP Goes to War, pp. 169-178; An Era Mercifully Ends, pp. 179-196; Epilogue, pp. 197-214; Selected Dining Car Recipes, pp. 215-233; Bibliography, pp. 234-235; Index, 236-241.
Golden West Books, hardcover with jacket, 241 pages, 6 x 9 x .75 in., Black-and-White photographs, illustrations, advertising reproductions and recipes.