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Santa Fe Dining Car China
 
« on: Apr 11th, 2017, 11:39pm »
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Gentlemen:
 
What became of the SF's dining car china (dishes, platters, cups, etc.) after the Amtrak takeover in 1971?
 
Was it all sold at auction, offered up for sale, or simply destroyed? (certainly hope that the latter does not hold true!)
 
I know that the SUPER CHIEF was unique in that it was one of the few trains in the United States (according to "SANTA FE RAILWAY" (Glischinski) that had its own pattern for its dining car china-Mimbreno.
 
This design was conceived by designer Mary Colter, who designed some of the SF depots and Harvey Houses.....quite a gifted and talented lady!
 
Appreciate any info........thanks in advance.....
 
"E8M"


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« Reply #1 on: Apr 11th, 2017, 11:47pm »
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Two vintage views of SF diners, dating from 1961 and 1972.......
 
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/atsf/atsf-d4392jpa.jpg
 
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/atsf/atsf-d4372jpa.jpg
 
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« Reply #2 on: Apr 11th, 2017, 11:53pm »
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Ex-SF diner ( #1488 ) at Look's Depot at Market Square, Houston, 1978........
 
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/atsf/atsf-d1488r.jpg
 
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« Reply #3 on: Apr 12th, 2017, 12:02am »
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Just came across the following....
 
http://www.pipestonechina.com/Mimbreno%20China-50.htm
 
(courtesy: Pipestone China)


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« Reply #4 on: Apr 12th, 2017, 12:06am »
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See also......
 
http://thechileshop.com/mimbrenochina.aspx
 
(courtesy: The Chile Shop)


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« Reply #5 on: Apr 12th, 2017, 12:12am »
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To further "sweeten" your journey by Santa Fe.........
 
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/atsf/atsf-sugar-ar.jpg
 
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/atsf/atsf-sugar-br.jpg
 
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« Reply #6 on: Apr 12th, 2017, 12:17am »
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An excellent page on SF's handsome Mimbreno china*......
 
https://westerntrips.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-santa-fe-railroad-dining-car-china.html
 
(courtesy: Western Trips)
 
*Here it states that SF's china (produced between 1936 and 1970) was made available to the general public via two sales in 1971; am surprised that SF china was still being produced that late, only one year before Amtrak!


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The simple, but elegant "California Poppy" style.........
 
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/atsf/atsf-disks-cwa.jpg
 
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