National Dining Car Day
Facts on Dining Cars
- A dining car is also known as a restaurant carriage, also diner is a railroad passenger car that serves food.
- A Dining car serves meals in the manner of a full-service, sit-down restaurant.
- By the mid-1880s, dedicated dining cars were a normal part of long-distance trains.
- The common dining car has a gallery and on the opposite end tables or booth seating on either side of a center aisle.
- Dining cars are less common today but still play a role in passenger railroading, on long-distance trains.