dining car


Definition of dining car 

: a railroad car in which meals are served

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In 1868, the American inventor George Pullman introduced his new designs for sleeping and dining cars. Amanda Foreman, WSJ, "The Miseries of Travel," 20 Sep. 2018 Indoors, displays range from a telegrapher’s post to the elegant cutlery and dishes once used in Union Pacific dining cars. Jay Jones, latimes.com, "Las Vegas' past, from a classic chapel to vintage railroad cars, on display at little-known museum," 5 July 2018 There are various scale model trains in action and visitors can step onboard a 1942 steam engine, a 1922 Pullman dining car, a 1975 boxcar and a 1950 caboose. Michelle Newman, San Antonio Express-News, "New Braunfels: Your guide to shopping, dining and hotels," 11 June 2018 The funky hybrid structure is fashioned from an antique yellow Pullman dining car that holds up to 50 diners and a red caboose tacked onto either side of the wood frame. Jill Wendholt Silva, kansascity, "Pullman BBQ in Parkville has outstanding burnt ends | The Kansas City Star," 18 Dec. 2017

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1838, in the meaning defined above

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