• CALLING ON HOME SEWERS TO HELP HEALTHCARE WORKERS FIGHTING COVID-19

    The lack of proper masks, gowns, and eyewear equipment is making it difficult for health workers to do their work fighting the novel coronavirus. In a recent New York Times article, medical workers said they were worried about how they can both fight the coronavirus without imperiling themselves, as well as their loved ones when they go back home.

    If you are a home sewer, please consider helping my joining Hickey Freman Technical Vice President Jeffery Diduch in his effort to produce and deliver homemade gowns and masks to medical professionals in the greater Rochester, New York Area. Read about how you can help here

    Fok and the Styleforum Team.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Bar Cars

fwiffo

Distinguished Member
Joined
Dec 28, 2008
Messages
1,467
Reaction score
15
I was poking around on Google for information on these infamous bar cars on commuter rail. Since they're being phased out, the hope of getting one say in Toronto is poor. I'd kill for one on the rail line to my parent's place.

But anyway, the slide show is interesting and I thought I'd share it:
NYT Bar Cars

The interesting thing is in the 1968 picture, the fattest guy looks like a normal sized guy in the 2010 picture.

And also the level of dress has dropped steeply.
 

JohnGalt

Distinguished Member
Joined
Feb 27, 2009
Messages
4,928
Reaction score
745
they always say that the bar cars may not continue because lack of funding. they are one of the few things that actually make money on metro north. it's just bullshit by metro north to get more state funds.
 

MetroStyles

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
May 4, 2006
Messages
15,828
Reaction score
31
Originally Posted by JohnGalt
they always say that the bar cars may not continue because lack of funding. they are one of the few things that actually make money on metro north. it's just bullshit by metro north to get more state funds.

What's the point of bar cars. Can people seriously not wait until they get home to drink alcohol?

Not that I am against them (I have no opinion), but it's not like losing them would be some kind of great travesty to mankind.
 

MrGoodBytes

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 24, 2010
Messages
412
Reaction score
3
well chicago had bar cars on some of their metra commuter lines up until december of 2008. And if news reports are to be taken as accurate, they were the last bar cars running in the US.

massively pissed me off because they were taken out of service literally the day before my new office opened and I became a rail commuter.

the reason for the cancellation was apparently because of fire codes because the bar itself blocked what was normally the exit door.

they did continue to use the bar cars up until mayish?? of this year, just minus the bartender.

you can still drink on all the trains which is nice. I was actually going to pick up a bottle of the Bruery's Orchid White for my trip home today.
 

landshark

Distinguished Member
Joined
Apr 22, 2010
Messages
1,715
Reaction score
54
The 60's was such a good looking decade. The difference between slide 1 and 2 makes me sad.
 

fwiffo

Distinguished Member
Joined
Dec 28, 2008
Messages
1,467
Reaction score
15
Originally Posted by landshark
The 60's was such a good looking decade. The difference between slide 1 and 2 makes me sad.

Yes - what happened to them



Originally Posted by MetroStyles
What's the point of bar cars. Can people seriously not wait until they get home to drink alcohol?

Because sometimes sitting there staring at other spiritually drained souls can make you want to do something to pleasantly pass the time.
 

MetroStyles

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
May 4, 2006
Messages
15,828
Reaction score
31
Originally Posted by fwiffo
Because sometimes sitting there staring at other spiritually drained souls can make you want to do something to pleasantly pass the time.

Hiding from the truth of your ugly life through intoxication...how utterly modern of you!
 

fwiffo

Distinguished Member
Joined
Dec 28, 2008
Messages
1,467
Reaction score
15
Originally Posted by MetroStyles
Hiding from the truth of your ugly life through intoxication...how utterly modern of you!

Don't we all..Don't we all...
 

Bartolo

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 29, 2009
Messages
690
Reaction score
1
Originally Posted by MetroStyles
What's the point of bar cars. Can people seriously not wait until they get home to drink alcohol?

Not that I am against them (I have no opinion), but it's not like losing them would be some kind of great travesty to mankind.


Some of these commuters spend over an hour on the train every evening after work. It's a nice option to have.
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

WHICH TYPE OF SNEAKERS WORK BEST ON A FIRST DATE?

  • Classic Leather Low-Top

  • Canvas Plimsoll

  • Leather Slip-On

  • Canvas Slip-On

  • Athletic Kicks

  • Leather High-Top


Results are only viewable after voting.

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
435,642
Messages
9,358,633
Members
196,372
Latest member
BettyMathew
Top