The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 4, Issue 3 (July 1, 1929)
How the restaurants of the Pennsylvania Railroad's Hotel on Wheels, the Broadway Limited and other De Luxe Blue Ribbon trains, serve more than 12,000 meals every day to the rail-travelling public is told in the following article.
The opening of the Pennsylvania Railroad's third training school and dietetical kitchen at Chicago for its dining car stewards, cooks, and waiters, marks another step in the systematic training of the 2,000 employees who man the diners of the railroad, maintaining unexcelled dining car service for thousands of passengers daily.
Training school for dining car employees.
Instructing waiter demonstrating the proper methods of serving tea in the Pennsylvania Railroad's training school for dining car stewards, cooks and waiters at Columbus, O. This man, a waiter of wide knowledge and long experience, conducts classes in service methods, courtesy, personal appearance, care of silver and linen, and kindred subjects.
The first school was established at Columbus, O., last year, and the second was opened at Sunnyside Yard, Long Island City, New York, early this fall.
The experimental kitchen and training school at the Chicago Commissary, 328 West Roosevelt Road, has the same objectives as the two older schools: to give a thorough and rigid training to prospective dining car employees, and, at the same time, by regular periods of study and instruction, constantly to improve the work of those already in service.
To make this possible, an exact reproduction in space and equipment of the latest type of Pennsylvania railroad dining car, built into and forming a part of the commissary building, is used for demonstrations and experiments.