I'm putting together a training syllabus for volunteer docents at the Galveston Railroad Museum. While I've already gleaned bits and pieces from various places over the past fifty years, most of it isn't documented. I'm asking for good sources for reference material on classic passenger train operations and travel, specifically:
- Dining cars: Staffing, operations, commissaries, possibly even a few recipes. We have ex-Burlington (FW&D), Southern, and ATSF cars in our collection.
- Sleeping (Pullman) cars; we have two...a classic heavyweight (1924) 10-Section Observation Lounge car (former Mount Darwin) as well as a 1954-build smoothside ex-Canadian National 8 Duplex Roomette, 4 Bedroom, 4-Section of recent acquisition.
- Railway Post Offices: We have a nice ex-ICRR heavyweight, vintage 1914.