Trackside Eating and Drinking

Flash Blackman Oct 3, 2005

  1. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    One last one:
    Wondervu Cafe, in Wondervu, CO.

    Of course, on the Moffat Route! While you cannot see the trains, you can stop in after the MOW shutdown every afternoon, and get a great burrito or a burger to fuel up before hitting the hills again. Wondervu is directly between the turnoff for Crescent and Pinecliffe, and is one of the few spot to grab a bit to eat after leaving the Arvada area.
    There might be a nice place to eat in Rollinsville that overlooks the tracks--I'd have to look into it someday!

    CHARGER TrainBoard Member

    It's about time to kick start this thread and get it going again!

    Kirkwood, MO next to the Amtrak Station (across the Tracks) there is Bar Louie ($$$) and Pickles sandwich shop. Pickles is a better Version of Subway, and they have an amazing make your own soda "fountain". In the Spring and summer there is a ice cream shack next to the station as well. Probably 4-5+ trains an hour at this location.
  3. Dave Jones

    Dave Jones TrainBoard Supporter

    Guess I'll have to go back to "Those were the days ..." Back in the day ... Jimmy Dengate's on Rutledge a short block down from the where the SAL crossed same running down the middle of Grove St. in Charleston. Best deviled crab ever from a commercial establishment (think my grandmothers were just a touch better). Five or six freights through between 9 and 10 p.m.

    The Ark Lounge. Catacornered across from Seaboard's Grove St. station. Not much in the way of food but as for Dengate's except step out the front door. Beer was plentiful and .35 for Bud, .30 for Pabst, back in the day!

    Tradewinds Lounge. Directly opposite the main entrance to Seaboard's Cooper Yard. Absolutely great steaks.

    Harold's Lounge. Backed right up on the ACL and Southern tracks to downtown Charleston. Friends from all over the country said their hamburgers were the "best"! The chile was no slouch either. Of course the juke box often got some competition from ACL buttheads or Southern's S or RS units.

    CHARGER TrainBoard Member

    Cincinnati, OH is featured in this Month's TRAINS "Trackside" feature, the view from the deck of the Glendale Pub is the story's main photograph.

    CHARGER TrainBoard Member

    From going to train shows I know I am not the only one that likes to eat and railfan... :)

    Found a new spot near St Louis, Whistle Stop Café in Ferguson, Mo. Great inexpensive Sandwiches and Ice Cream inside an old Wabash Depot right next to Norfolk Southern's former Wabash line to Kansas City. In an hour we saw 3 trains. Kids loved it.

    location is 10 minutes from STL airport.
  6. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

    A friend and I many years ago, would stop in Laramie, WY.
    Stop and grab food somewhere, then head to the depot. There, we'd
    park and walk up the pedestrian overpass of the yard and eat!
    Burger, fries, a drink and side of diesel fumes!

    Hemi - I don't think the restaurant you're thinking of is open any longer.
    I've never seen signs of life IN the building. Although, IF it were open, or
    to reopen, I'd be there a couple time a month, to grab something to eat!
    Weather permitting of course!

    Agree on Wonder Vu cafe - Great food!
  7. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    I wish we had such an eatery in my area! I'd be putting on a few extra pounds, just to be there!
  8. Kenneth L. Anthony

    Kenneth L. Anthony TrainBoard Member

    Just noticed this thread. I am in the South Texas Model Railroad group on Facebook, which has been around about a year-- online. Back in the spring, we shared posts about getting together in person, maybe a barbecue or picnic. I suggested holding it at a public park somewhere where we could watch the trains. We found it at Veterans Park in Robstown, Texas, half a block from where the UP (ex-MoPac, ex-St Louis Brownsville & Mexico) crosses the KCS (ex-Texas Mexican). We had out meet in July. Members brought their models to show off, I brought a portable N scale layout. I figured out how to battery-power it because the park had no electricity. And UP and BNSF provided one full-size train each.
  9. Grey One

    Grey One TrainBoard Supporter

    **Simpli** is a newly opened bar on Washington Street in Roslindale, MA, (part of Boston). It sits next to the "PVD" line from Boston to Providence. I had my 'grooms supper' there and Laura had a 'morning after' breakfast. Sadly there is no freight.
    The views are not the greatess but the food is good and you can feel / hear the rumble as commuter rail and AMTRAK pass by.
    PS: a quarter mile from there the same line runs past my window.

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