Frisco Menus

Discussion in 'Memorabilia' started by meteor910, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    I moved all of the posts about the new book to a new thread. We had two different things going here.

    Charlie
     
  2. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Here's one more for tonight - a very old menu cover from another favorite Frisco train, The Firefly. This is a pic of the menu cover only, from an unknown source, probably an eBay auction years ago if I had to guess. If so, I should have bid higher!

    Ken
     

    Attached Files:

  3. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Here's my final menu posting - a 1942 Frisco menu, no specific train. I like the patriotic Philadelphia theme on the cover. I don't have a copy of the inside.

    Ken

    ps - Eeeek! This is my 3000th posting on frisco.org; Caroline is right ..... I need to get a life.
     

    Attached Files:

  4. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Wouldn't it be cool to have a convention meal that is taken from a Frisco menu. Or just a Frisco get together like an operating session with Frisco desserts or something. Just a thought. Crisco on the Frisco.
     
  5. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Loads of menus on eBay right now. Just too much $$$ though. I wish we could get them all posted.
     
  6. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    ..._ !
     
  7. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Roll over, Beethoven! VICTORY!
     
  8. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I'm a Tchaikovsky guy myself!

    1812 Overture ..... kaboom!

    K
     
  9. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    I prefer the "William Tell Overture" Kemosabe! :)
    TG
     
  10. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    I prefer Dvorak on my Victrola. :)
     
  11. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Boy, did I send this thing over the cliff.

    My reference was centered in the dit dit dit dah (V in Morse Code), the fact that Beethoven's Fifth Symphony has that meter throughout, and that Beethoven's Fifth was played as the signal for the D Day invasion was to begin (all of this centered around the 1942 war theme of the menu and the V for Victory on the rear cover.
     
  12. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    No harm, no foul Keith!

    K
     
  13. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Ken, Your life is fine! Sorry ... Miss Caroline is wrong (maybe for the first time).
     
  14. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Really, I should take the blame, Keith. I could have been a bit less cryptic. :)

    There was an interesting recent story on "All Things Considered." The story (and the book in question) discussed what you've noted:

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivec...vens-famous-4-notes-truly-revolutionary-music

    Now, back to regular programming...

    Best Regards,
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 6, 2012
  15. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    We got it Keith (The Beethoven/D-Day/Dot Dash reference). We didn't just fall off the turnip truck...

    Tom
     
  16. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Tom, my main purpose was to educate or remind the younger ones in the crowd of the historical significance; my version of Paul Harvey's "The Rest of the Story".
     
    Joe Lovett likes this.
  17. arkrail

    arkrail Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Can anyone provide information about these Frisco menus? I am told that they were used in the Springfield restaurant, but am unclear whether it was a restaurant in the station or an employee restaurant? Material from the Springfield library says the "Harvey House" restaurant at Springfield closed in October 1955, the last one on the Frisco. That might be a closing date for the restaurant, but didn't Fred Harvey operations on the Frisco all end during the Great Depression?

    EDIT: John Reed's book on Frisco dining car service identifies these menus as coming from the Frisco eating house in the passenger station.
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Apr 9, 2020
  18. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Page 6 of the 1930 Frisco Annual Report has this brief paragraph, “ On July 1, upon the expiration of the contract with Fred Harvey, Inc., the Company (read Frisco) assumed the operation of its own dining car, restaurant, and news service on trains and in stations. The change is expected to reduce operating costs.

    There was a Frisco Cafe/Restaurant by the yard office at the West Yards.

    Springfield_Leader_and_Press_Wed__Jul_2__1930_.jpeg
     
    arkrail likes this.

Share This Page