Lehigh Valley Dining Car Department

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Lehigh Valley Dining Car Department

Postby njmidland » Thu Oct 06, 2005 12:33 pm

Does anyone own (or otherwise know of) any Lehigh Valley recipe book, rule book for the dining car department, or similar book governing how there dining cars were operated?

It seems that since LV passenger service ended so early a lot of this kind of stuff had disappeared.
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Postby Lehighrrgreg » Fri Oct 07, 2005 9:54 am

I believe Ive got some sort of rule book and an excerpt from a recipe book somewhere, I'll have to get into my files.
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Postby njmidland » Fri Oct 07, 2005 10:20 am

Would love to see them. I have some Erie and EL DC Dept. rulebooks and EL recipe orders.
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Re: Lehigh Valley Dining Car Department

Postby njmidland » Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:24 pm

Just bumping this up - I would still like to find recipes and dining car dept. rule books from the LV.
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Re: Lehigh Valley Dining Car Department

Postby lvrr325 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:34 am

Probably gone with the leftover china when Conrail demolished the headquarters building in Easton - I'd watch eBay, what little is out there turns up there from time to time.
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Re: Lehigh Valley Dining Car Department

Postby psoyring » Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:12 pm

Actually the Lehigh Valley china is a very interesting story, when the railroad stopped operations both the china and the silver were sold at a sale somewhere around Allentown. When I started collecting in the late 1970s the china was pretty much non-existent, and any marked plate went for $300 or more. Sometime around 2007 whoever had a large stash of LVRR china started to release it slowly onto ebay, and now it can be purchased for somewhat reasonable prices, about $60 for the backmarked pieces. The problem is that the top marked dishes (flag logo) were made prior to the 1930's so that by the time they ended service, there wasn't much of that stuff around, so for the flag china over $300 is still often the norm.

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Re: Lehigh Valley Dining Car Department

Postby phoebesnow » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:27 am

Bumping up again. In addition, any photos of the interior of a LV dining car?
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