By William A. Mckenzie
An affectionate heritage of the eating automobile provider of the Northen Pacific Railway together with its huge commissary method. It was once initially released as eating automobile Line to the Pacific in 1990, by way of the Minnesota old Society Press. a wide portion of NPR recipes is integrated. Annotation 2004 e-book information, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
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Extra info for Dining Car To The Pacific: The "Famously Good" Food of the Northern Pacific Railway
The train on which we finally started was an immense one, and certainly a curiosity. There were two snowploughs and three enormous engines; freightcars with coal supplies and baggage; several cattlecars, with stock belonging to the Black Hills miners who filled the passenger-coaches. There was an eating-house, looming up above everything, built on a flat car. , were fed. There were several day-coaches, with army recruits and a few passengers, and last of all the paymaster's car, which my husband and I occupied.
During a prolonged stay in Wiesbaden, he occupied empty hours by dabbling in investments, especially American securities. S. railroads into bankruptcy, German bondholders were prominent among the victims. Leading banks formed protective associations in an effort to minimize losses and, if possible, to salvage something for the future. Bankers in Berlin, Frankfurt, and Heidelberg induced Villard to join several of the committees. Later, they asked him to go to America as their personal representative to negotiate a repayment scheme that both sides could live with.
At the same time, he was wary of going too far with his criticism. His letter, dictated to and handwritten by his secretary, initially ended on a confident note: "Certainly it is a matter of vital importance to the Road to have the passengers['] meals clean, palatable and wholesome, which they are not now on our Line"—to which Cross cautiously added in his own hand the qualifier, "as a rule," before signing. But his letter was all for naught. Fainthearted George Cross simply had taken too much time to formulate his cautiously critical response.