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Dining Car to Pacific: The Famously Good Food of the Northern Pacific Railway (Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage Book Series)


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In a prevailing atmosphere of optimism and excitement, workers broke ground for the transcontinental journey of the Northern Pacific Railway in 1870. Recalling a time when travelers were treated with geniality and respect, "Dining Car to the Pacific is a tribute to the most unforgettable part of the rail journey westward--a meal in the dining car. William A. McKenzie offers a lavishly illustrated and richly detailed account of hospitality on the NP--a service that many considered to be the best in the industry--drawing on sources ranging from railroad records of the 1860s to anecdotal accounts from the people who were there. In addition, McKenzie includes more than 150 authentic recipes used on the line, such as the Great Big Baked Potato, Washington Apple Pan Cake, and Northern Pacific fruit Cake. "Dining Car to the Pacific will be a treasured addition to the libraries not only of historians and cooks, but also anyone with nostalgia for the dining car experience.

Book News Annotation:

An affectionate history of the dining car service of the Northen Pacific Railway including its large commissary system. It was originally published as Dining Car Line to the Pacific in 1990, by the Minnesota Historical Society Press. A large section of NPR recipes is included.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Product Details

Mckenzie, William A.
University of Minnesota Press
McKenzie, William A.
Railroads - History
Railroads - Pictorial
Railroads - General
Edition Description:
Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage Book Series
Publication Date:
69 halftones, 16 line art
11.00 x 8.50 in

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