The Unseen Service - A story of the commissary
This GN pamphlet is stamped "Great Northern Railway, RECEIVED Aug 29, 1930, Western Advertising Agent, Seattle, Wash.". I picked this up at a recent local GNRHS get-together in the Seattle area. It describes a "back stage look" at how the GN Commissary Department gathered supplies to maintain their dining cars.
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Silver service, cutlery and flat silver
Assembling and checking supplies - Saint Paul Commissary
The shelves of dishes remind one of a crockery store
Linens and jackets, spotlessly white
Sorting soiled linens
The ice machine for the refrigerator rooms
"--glistening jewels in settings of chipped ice"
Meat is scored to insure steaks of equal size
Where fresh meats are truly fresh
The steward gets a square deal
Fresh milk makes healthy people
Minnesota mushrooms - one of the many rare treats to be had on the diners
This refrigerator holds only the best the farm can offer
Root cellar where the jumbo potatoes are stored
Bread wrapped and sealed stays fresh and sanitary
Bottled goods - very soft
At the end of the meal - a perfect cigar
The crockery shelves - Seattle commissary
The linen supply room