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Train Food in America

from the introduction:
In 1825 in Hoboken, New Jersey, Revolutionary War veteran John Stevens ran a small steam locomotive in the first American demonstration of steam locomotion on railroad tracks. Subsequently, railroad transportation of goods and people revolutionized life in America, Europe, and around the world. By 1873, James A. Garfield could tell an audience at Hudson College in New York, "The changes now taking place have been wrought, mainly, almost wholly, by a single mechanical contrivance, the steam locomotive. The railroad is the greatest centralizing force of modern times." This book explores aspects of "train mania," concentrating primarily on the food connected with railroading—the food served to railroad passengers, whether at stations, at Harvey Houses, or on board, and some food offered at significant historical railroad events.


by Patricia B. Mitchell, published 1992, softcover, 37 pgs

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