1939 - the Sunnyside Yards, Queens

No more space, either on or below ground, is available at Pennsylvania Station, on Manhattan; so the Pennsylvania and Long Island Railroads shunt their emptied coaches over here for storage and cleaning. Adjacent to the yards the Pullman Company maintains warehouses from which diners are stocked with food, and others from which clean sheets, pillowcases, towels, soap, etc., are supplied to sleepers that leave New York over many lines for various parts of the United States. There is also a "dummy diner" in which "rookie" waiters are taught how to serve.

Photo: Fairchild Aerial Surveys  for The National Geographic Magazine | Zetu Harrys Collection


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