Dinner in the Diner, 300 Recipes from America's Era of Great Trains, by Will C. Hollister, originally published in 1977, this is the Ninth Printing of May, 1986. Hardcover book with pictorial cover consists of 144 pages and is in used condition. No evidence of any kitchen use; clean pages, tight square binding, no rips, tears, stains or missing pages. See scan for condition of cover which is clean and bright as is the back - the front side has a small "dent". "Here is a fascinating cookbook that will appeal not only to collectors of recipes, gourmet cooks and rail afficionados, but to anyone with a hearty appetite who either remembers the romance of the rails or enjoys good cooking. The recipes represent specialties from the many regions served by the featured railroads. Included are unusual ways of serving Rocky Mountain trout, Idaho potatoes, Pacific Northwest salmon, fried chicken a la the Old South, shrimp New Orleans style, New England boiled dinners, and lamb as the American Indians cooked it. The dishes range through complete gourmet dinners from spectacular salads to mouth-watering desserts. The recipes also include unusual ways of preparing hot cakes, appetizers, and dressings, Complementing the recipes are historic photographs of famous steam and diesel trains, and their dining cars. A map of each railroad system is also included." This wonderful book recaptures the delight of the railroad dining car - a sampling includes: From the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe - Chicken Cacciatore, Rissotto, Piemontaise, Roulade of Beef, Braised Duck Cumberland, Quick Dobos Torte, Finnan Haddie Dearborn, Lobster Americaine; From the Baltimore and Ohio - Hush Puppies, Curry of Chicken, Omelette, Wheat Cakes, Corn Bread Pie (B & O passengers have been known to continue past their stations to have a second helping of this corn creation), Pork Chops Normandy, Hungarian Goulash, OPyster Pie, Maryland Spoon Bread, Maryland Crab Cakes, Old Fashioned Navy Beans; from the Canadian National: Irma Salad, Chicken Salad, Lobster Salad, Bran Muffins, Canadian Pea Soup, Swiss Steak with Mushrooms, Chicken Pie "Family Style", "Chef's" Rice Salad, Plum Pudding, Pumpkin Pie, Lobster Newburg, Golden Pudding, Rich Orange Sauce, Orange Cream Pudding, Fish Chowder, Canadian Pork Pies, Tourtieres (Pork Pies), ; from the Chesapeake and Ohio: Beef Stew, Home Style, Oyster Bisque, Southern Fried Chicken, Cream Gravy, Corn Fritters, Corn Sticks, Bread and Butter Pudding, Chiffonade Dressing; from the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy - Native Rocky Mountain Trout Saute Meuniere, Orange Juice with Sherbeg Frappe, Grilled Veal Chop, Hunter Style, Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake, Whipped Cream, Baked Corn and Tomatoes, Hot Chicken Sandwich on Toast with Green Asparagus Spears, New England Boiled Dinner, Baked Individual Chicken Pie Burlington, Fresh Monterey Abalone Saute, Peach Melba, Spring Salad Bowl, Wheat Cakes, Southern Fried chicken with Cream Gravy, Corn Fritter, French Toast, Tossed Salad Louisiana; from the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific - Chesapeake Bay Oyster Pepper Pot, New England Boiled Dinner, Gourmet Boneless Breast of chicken, Saute Hawaiian, Fresh Vegetable Dinner with Poached Eggs, Sirloin Butt Steak with Baked Potato and New Corn Saute O'Brien, Dining Car Breakfast Rolls, Wine Sauce, Apple Fritters with Wine Sauce, Colorado Mountain Trout, Saute Meuniere; from the Great Northern - Chicken Loaf, Baked Columbia River Salmon, Chicken Pie - Great Northern Style, G.N. Lemon Pie, Meat Loaf, Wenatchee Apple Pie, Bisque of Oysters, Southern Corn Muffins, Ranch Beef Stew, G.N. Combination Grill, Southern Rice Pudding, Clam Chowder - G.N. Style; from the Illinois Central - Orange Praline Toast, Baked Stuffed Lobster Tail, Spaghetti Caruso, Chicken Royale, Baked Deviled Crab Meat, Clam Chowder - Mid-America, Potato Cheese Soup, Illinois Central Dressing, Shrimp Gumbo, Old Fashioned Raisin Pudding, Chicken and Ham, Tea Biscuits; from the Louisville & Nashville - Old Kentucky Ham, Serving Fried Country Ham with Red Gravy, Corn Muffins, Fresh Shrimp Gumbo, New Orleans Style; from the Missouri-Kansas-Texas - Katy Kornettes, Katy Special Onion Soup, Katy Chicken Pie, Peach Cobbler; from the Missouri Pacific - Cold Sliced Breast of Turkey, Isabelle, Rainbow Mountain Trout Saute Belle Meuniere, Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream, Southern Style Fried Spring Chicken, Old Fashioned Navy Bean Soup, Casserole of Prime Beef, Jardiniere, Curry of Lamb, Indian Style; from the Monon Railroad - Split Pea Soup, Barbecued Spareribs, Italian Spaghetti; from the New York Central - New York Central Special Wheat Cakes, The 20th Century Salad Bowl, New York Central Baked Apple, Individual Deep Dish Chicken Pie, Chicken Tetrazzini, Apricot and Almond Custard with Sauce, Sauce for Chicken Pie, Blueberry Pancaesk Lobster a la Newburg; from the Northern Pacific - Big Baked Potatoes, Big Baked Apples, Hot Rice and Chopped Ham Griddle Cakes, Stuffed Jumbo Prune Salad, Special Northern Pacific Sauce for Baked Ham, Strawberry Parfait Pie, Old Fashioned Beef Stew, Seafood Salad, Lemon Meringue Pie, Apple Pie, Northern Pacific French Dressing, Northern Pacific Fruit Cake (light), Northern Pacific Fruit Cake (dark), Sirloin of Beef with Mushroom Sauce, "Pearadise" Lattice Pie; from the Pennsylvania Railroad - Pennsylvania Club Sandwich, Pumpkin Custard Pie, Broiled Tenderloin Steak on Toast, Maryland Butter, Sea Food Newburg, Tuna Fish Salad Fritter, Pennsylvania Dressing, Scrambled Eggs, Country Style, on Deviled Virginia Ham Crouton, P.R.R. Salad Bowl, Roast Beef Hash, Southern Style, Swedish Meat Balls, Baked Apples Filled with Sausage Meat, Pennepicure Pie, P.R.R. Baked Grapefruit, Sweet Potato and Sausage Stuffing, Breast of Chicken with Virginia Ham, Hard Cooked Eggs a la King, Baked Eggs and Cheese in Bread Cases, Western Omelet; from the Seaboard Railway - Southern Corn Muffins, Southern Fried Chicken, Southern Spoon Bread, Baked Smithfield Ham, Florida Shrimp Creole; from the Southern Pacific - French Toast, Southern Pacific Date Bran Muffins, Southern Pacific Salad Bowl, Southern Pacific French Dressing, Tenderloin Tips, Southern Pacific, Pepper Pot, Southern Pacific Shrimp Gumbo, Omelet Eclair, French Apple Pie, Southern Pacific Casserole, Dumplings, Chiopino, Plantation Shortcake, Trout a la Presiden, Old Fashioned Chicken Pot Pie, Roulade of Beef; from the Texas and Pacific - Cantaloupe Pie a la Texas and Pacific; and, from the Western Pacific - Tossed Green Salad, Steamed Finnan Haddie, Chicken Cacciatora, Ravioli and Spaghetti, Marsala Wine Nut Sundae with Wafers, Toasted Garlic Rolls, Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Cream Gravy, Raisin Dressing, Spring Vegetable Soup. You will love this great book!!!! Nothing finer than dinner in the diner!