Elegant Railroading of the Past

November 30, 2015

Dear Diary:

Your reader’s story about the old Erie-Lackawanna railroad brought back wonderful memories from the 1970s. As a young woman newly launched into a publishing career, I commuted every day with Amtrak from Philadelphia to New York on the Bunker Hill. The dining car was elegant – white linen tablecloths, roses in bud vases and steward service. We jostled one another to get a seat for breakfast, and what a treat it was – thick slabs of freshly roasted ham, eggs done to a turn and just brewed coffee — all served on lovely china. The cost? About $3. Today’s riders can’t begin to imagine what a dream commuting was in those days.Website Insert Start Here copy

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