Trackside Restaurants (was:Restaurants by the tracks)

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Postby B&Mguy » Wed May 14, 2008 7:46 pm

My favorite restaurant along the rails is the Beverly Depot Saloon in Beverly, MA. It has great pub food, as well as a nice restaurant in the basement. It's pretty much all commuter rail trains, but the station itself is restored very nicely, and really makes you feel like you could be waiting for a train back in the B&M era.

Although this one is not on a rail line, it's in a restored station and I thought it was worthy of a mention. The Woodstock Station which is in North Woodstock, NH has great food and many railroad artifacts on display. The building itself is the former Lincoln Depot from up the road. They also brew their own beer on site which is really cool too. Check it out if you're in the area!
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Re: Restaurants by the tracks

Postby habu » Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:35 am

I don't recall the restaurants name, but it is located on the east side of Flagstaff,Arizona with full view of the BNSF mainline. Nothing fancy, just your basic waffle burger place and they even had a overhead O gauge model rr that went around the entire eating area.
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Re: Restaurants by the tracks

Postby atsf sp » Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:33 pm

The Sports Depot in Allston, MA is a great spot for CSX fans. It is located in an old New Haven depot. The Boston Line to Worcester runs right next to this building. The tables, if you ask for next to the tracks, are five feet from the tracks. CSX with ES44DCs, AC6000CWs, SD70MACs are regular visitors. Switching operations operate daily with GP40-2s. MBTA's worcester line runs past there at around 40mph, and the ocasional AMTRAK Lake Shore Limited can be spotted. The food isn't bad either!
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Re: Restaurants by the tracks

Postby bigkidtrainz31 » Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:00 pm

Hi all,
Wow, these spots all around the country sound great.
Although my spot pales in comparison, I figured I'd have to
mention Trackside Restaurant & Pizza in East Rutherford,
New Jersey.
NJ Transit's Bergen County Line (also shared with
Norfolk Southern) are visible nearly every window on the
westside of the place. NJT runs all day, but NS runs
only about 3 minimal length trains, per day.
A.M - NS H82, evening P.M. - NS HO7, late night NS H80.
Once in a while, I catch the evening's NS H-O7 while
enjoying some good pizza & good food. Nice place,
friendly owner. Shout outs to Frank at Trackside ! lol...
Peace,
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Re: Restaurants by the tracks

Postby bigkidtrainz31 » Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:53 pm

Hi again everyone,
Actually one of the first vids
I took was right in front of
Trackside. You can tell it's one
of my first vids, missed the beginning
of the train ! Just to give you an idea
of the view. Feb. 2007 after snowfall.
Enjoy and peace,
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Re: Restaurants by the tracks

Postby Finch » Wed Oct 15, 2008 3:40 pm

How about the pizza place right at the Amtrak/Shore Line East station in Old Saybrook, CT. I forget the actual name of the restaurant, and I never actually ate there when I was in CT this past summer. But it's a sweet spot. Obviously there is plenty of Amtrak and Shore Line East action, and the P&W interchanges there as well.

Another spot: the UNH Dairy Bar in Durham, NH. Recently renovated to improve its restaurant AND train station facilities, it sits right on Guilford/Pan Am's main line. 10 Downeasters pass each day (about 8 of them during daylight hours), plus a handful of Guilford freights. The food is light, mostly sandwiches/soups/salads, and it's all local or organic. There's also ice cream of course!
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Re: Restaurants by the tracks

Postby atsf sp » Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:59 pm

Finch wrote:How about the pizza place right at the Amtrak/Shore Line East station in Old Saybrook, CT. I forget the actual name of the restaurant, and I never actually ate there when I was in CT this past summer. But it's a sweet spot. Obviously there is plenty of Amtrak and Shore Line East action, and the P&W interchanges there as well.
I agree that its a great place. Acela at 100+, AEM7, HHP8, CDOT McGiness colors, and P&W. You have to love it. And good pizza to. :-D
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Postby railohio » Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:39 pm

Rockingham Racer wrote:... and in Berea, OH, the name I don't remember.


The Berea location has moved away from the tracks down to Medina, Ohio on account of serious road construction in its old neighborhood. On the bright side, there will soon be an overpass in Berea to photograph from...
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Re: Restaurants by the tracks

Postby scooterz66 » Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:43 am

I think the previous poster was referring to "The Station" I think it's still there.
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Re: Restaurants by the tracks

Postby railohio » Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:07 am

scooterz66 wrote:I think the previous poster was referring to "The Station" I think it's still there.


And "The Station" has moved.

Source: Bob Sutton to close his Station restaurant in Berea -- Restaurant Row
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Re: Restaurants by the tracks - Indiana

Postby CarterB » Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:33 am

Niko's Steak & Seafood, 216 South Broad Street Griffith, IN 46319 (if it's still there)
Right at the major crossing of the EJ&E, GTW, and NS, and great food!!
Bring back the Slumbercoaches!!
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Re: Restaurants by the tracks

Postby WSH » Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:29 am

Well you can't beat the Bull Pen in Cliffton Forge.

And in Charleston Lauries Restaurant is a 5 star place located in the old C&O Depot that is connected to the current AMTRAK station.
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Re: Restaurants by the tracks

Postby pennsy » Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:17 pm

Think I got you all beat. Just outside of Los Angeles Union Station, LAUS, within walking distance, the world famous Phillpes. This is a must go to if you are ever in LAUS. It is a tradition, and even has classic model trains displayed on the walls. The walls also have photos of UP, SP, and SF trains.
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Re: Restaurants by the tracks

Postby TB Diamond » Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:21 pm

The Zephyr Cafe, right across the street from the old CB&Q passenger station in Holdrege, NE. Named, of course, for the long departed CB&Q California Zephyr.
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Re: Restaurants by the tracks

Postby B&Mguy » Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:07 pm

The Depot in Palmer, MA is also a great place to watch trains. CSX, Amtrak and NECR all go past this station, and fairly frequently too. They recently added outside seating for the warmer months too, which adds to the experience.
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