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Re: Railroad-related restaurants in New England

Post by Ridgefielder » Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:40 am

Here's one- the Station House Restaurant in West Redding, CT, on MN's ex-New Haven Danbury Branch. It's in a building that was built as a combined general store and station at some point in last quarter of the 19th century: as I understand it, the general store owner served as the New Haven's agent as well. The front porch of the building actually intersected at right angles with the platform in pre-hi-level days.

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Re: Railroad-related restaurants in New England

Post by charding » Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:05 pm

Besides the microbrewery/brewpub for the Sebago Brewing Co in Gorham, ME - are there any other railroad stations that house micros/brewpubs in New England? Never outgrow one's need to have a good beer.

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Re: Railroad-related restaurants in New England

Post by drvmusic » Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:09 pm

charding wrote:Besides the microbrewery/brewpub for the Sebago Brewing Co in Gorham, ME - are there any other railroad stations that house micros/brewpubs in New England? Never outgrow one's need to have a good beer.
Woodstock Inn (in an old B&M station) in NH has great brews that are made on-site.

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Re: Railroad-related restaurants in New England

Post by Komarovsky » Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:34 pm

Union Station in Worcester has two restaurants, Luciano's(Italian american food) and Byblos(middle eastern). Luciano's also has patio seating in the summer alongside the P&W tracks(formerly B&M)

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Re: Railroad-related restaurants in New England

Post by runningwithscalpels » Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:57 pm

Ridgefielder wrote:Here's one- the Station House Restaurant in West Redding, CT, on MN's ex-New Haven Danbury Branch. It's in a building that was built as a combined general store and station at some point in last quarter of the 19th century: as I understand it, the general store owner served as the New Haven's agent as well. The front porch of the building actually intersected at right angles with the platform in pre-hi-level days.

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Thanks Ridgefielder, out of sheer laziness and proximity, this is going on my list :)
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Re: Railroad Themed Restaurants in the region

Post by dcm74 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:37 am

scottychaos wrote:Has anyone corrected the horrible "backdating" job on the loco at the "Steaming Tender" yet?
We had a thread here about it several years back..from 2006:
scottychaos wrote:and while you are there, please suggest that they remove the hidious "old timey, wild wild west, 1870's era" cowcatcher, headlight and stack on the otherwise trim and modern 20th Century switcher! :wink: :(

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(actually..I dont know if the resturant owns the engine..whoever does own it should please please make it more presentable..right now its simply a cartoon..) :(


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Had dinner there last night (Friday, 25 Oct.). Balloon stack has been removed and square housing around the headlight is gone. Hopefully the "cowcatcher" is next.

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Re: Railroad Themed Restaurants in the region

Post by dcm74 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:01 am

dcm74 wrote:
scottychaos wrote:Has anyone corrected the horrible "backdating" job on the loco at the "Steaming Tender" yet?
We had a thread here about it several years back..from 2006:
scottychaos wrote:and while you are there, please suggest that they remove the hidious "old timey, wild wild west, 1870's era" cowcatcher, headlight and stack on the otherwise trim and modern 20th Century switcher! :wink: :(

Image

(actually..I dont know if the resturant owns the engine..whoever does own it should please please make it more presentable..right now its simply a cartoon..) :(

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Scot
Had dinner there last night (Friday, 25 Oct.). Balloon stack has been removed and square housing around the headlight is gone. Hopefully the "cowcatcher" is next.
Latest update as of November 1, the "cowcatcher" is being removed.

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Re: Railroad Themed Restaurants in the region

Post by gokeefe » Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:42 am

dcm74 wrote:Latest update as of November 1, the "cowcatcher" is being removed.
I can't help but wonder if the ownership is a user here or they regularly read these forums. Quite the coincidence.
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Re: Railroad-related restaurants in New England

Post by Cosmo » Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:55 pm

Pics? Photos? Img's? ...
Anyone? Beuler...?
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Post by highgreen215 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:31 am

eriemike wrote:Here is another one, though it is an actual street car. The Sisson Diner in Middleboro, Mass. It still has the dish on the front where the headlight once was. I have never personally seen it except in photos. Heard that it was closed for awhile, but has recently opened up again.
This is old #229 of the Middleboro, Wareham & Buzzards Bay which was bought and added to the New Bedford & Onset system. The car was moved a short distance after a serious accident by Mr. Sisson in 1927, the same year the trolley line stopped running. It is a Wason car as evidenced by a sill plate in the relocated door. A recent owner of the restaurant used to have a lighted bulb in the headlight, a neat idea.

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Re: Railroad-related restaurants in New England

Post by dcm74 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:42 pm

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Cosmo wrote:Pics? Photos? Img's? ...
Anyone? Beuler...?
Finally able to get there in the daylight. Some scaffolding in place so looks like more work is contemplated.
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Re: Railroad-related restaurants in New England

Post by Cosmo » Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:24 pm

Interesting,... from the appearance of the steam dome, I would think they're doing more than just painting the outside.
Could be some SERIOUS stabilization work happening there?
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Re: Other New England Railroad Related Restaurants

Post by gokeefe » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:42 am

Cosmo wrote:My guess is that it's actually just a coach, probably "fixed up" inside shortly after it was brought in there. (This being from speculation made on-site about 20 yrs ago.)
I have made a tentative identification of the railroad car at Captain Nick's in Bangor. It appears to be a "T" series Canadian Pacific 12 Section - 1 Drawing Room (12-1) sleeper. If that is in fact the case this is a rather unusual artifact. Furthermore, the "T" series sleepers were least seen in regular service in the late 1960's on the Atlantic Limited which provided service between St. John and Montreal via the Interational Railway of Maine. The "T" series sleepers were cars converted from "N" and "S" series sleepers. The car at Captain Nick's appears to be an "N" series conversion. Canadian Pacific did not number their cars in that era hence the letter series references. I have been unable to find a complete disposition roster of "T" series sleepers (partial is in first link, however it covers only "S" series). Any further information including any assessments, concurrence, criticism or other discussion of the proposed identification would be greatly appreciated. As it turns out this car could be a rather unique piece of Maine and New England railroad heritage and if so perhaps worthy of future preservation beyond its current use.
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Re: Railroad-related restaurants in New England

Post by Ridgefielder » Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:13 pm

Cosmo wrote:Interesting,... from the appearance of the steam dome, I would think they're doing more than just painting the outside.
Could be some SERIOUS stabilization work happening there?
What's the history of that locomotive, by the way? Judging by the square steam chests it's pre-WWI at the least.

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Re: Railroad-related restaurants in New England

Post by Dick H » Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:07 pm

The Steaming Tender Restaurant states on its web
page that the locomotive is a 1915 Porter. Winkipedia
says that WW1 began on July 28, 1914.

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