The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
Montgomery Al, Green Lantern, opened in the 1930s, not exactly a diner,but close
Great video, he was a real American treasure. Nice guy in person also, met him in Palm Springs in the early sixties.
Like this one a lot.
I hope they can spell better! LOL Gary
Its still there but its a Subway now.
I saw this picture posted, I thought I'd relay a little history. This is the Diamonds Restaurant, about 40 miles west of St. Louis, Mo. on Rt.66. At one time billed as the world's largest restaurant. The building still stands but I think it is currently empty. Just a couple years ago it was still being used as a truck stop.
Took the words right outta.................
I sure am... whas for dinner?
I'll say. Nice job! Great shots.
I miss the old style diners. Some much character and what a great use for old rail cars too. Drive thru fast food joints don't compare and you don't have the same kind of human contact.
In So. CA there are fewer and fewer of real coffee shops.
"Ladies Dining Room"?? And upstairs at that...
Bob Hope was the real deal. I was never oversees for Christmas to see one of his shows live, but we watched them every year on TV.
I think it's a shame that most of the magnificently appointed rail cars had to be scrapped. I would love to have one or maybe two. I guess the cost of transporting them from the rails to some distant location was too costly and impractical back then. These days people would find a way, you betcha.
I know there aren't too many options, but I liked the fact that if you went into one of those rail car diners, you knew what the booth and counter arrangement was before entering. Counter with stools on one side, booths on the other. Very comforting.
Brookside shopping district in the 1950's. This area in Tulsa is still hopping.
Still Tulsa, still before my time as I didn't go there for college until 1968.
Utica Square shopping center in Tulsa around 1952.
This is a photograph showing an automobile decorated for a freshman float at Glasco Rural High School in Glasco, Kansas. In the background, is the Glasco Rural High School.
I've been trying to post one county a week from the Kansas Historical Societies' Kansas Memory's webpage.
But, I've gotten distracted by some Tulsa pictures I've found this week. Cherry Street was not much when I was in college there, but now it is a nice business area.
I usually try to get some form of transportation involved in my posts. This is sometime before or during WWII.
Post of the day. IMHO.
If he's hustling to get into the 'Best Legs' competition, forget it.
Funny,while looking through all the diner photos, I had the thought that you are going to be awful busy! Merry Christmas to all the contributors to this thread, as well as the rest of the HAMB family.
I don't know if they are open but a newer building is still there. It looks like it would be open at night, I only go by during the day.
Just out side San Antonio, Bracken Texas. Best burgers to this day!
Not any longer...
Speaking of Truck Stops...
The closest one to us closed in the late '70s. The location is a Home Depot now.
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