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Well, it's not a pretty picture,


but in the interest of our collective mental health here's what we look and act like from the bartenders point of view. I'm not sure what will actually end up in this area but relatives and significant others of Bartenders are invited to post pictures and comments. Maybe we civilians can pick up some subtle nuances of barcar protocol. For starters, here is the official lingo on the service offered on my barcar:

Preparing A Train for Service

Bar/Café Service                    

Bar and café car service is offered on selected trains for the convenience of our customers. Bartenders will obey the instructions of the Conductor, but the Conductor shall issue only such reasonable orders as are absolutely necessary to the operation of the train.

When portable bar carts are used, Conductors will designate a suitable location for the cart to be placed, consistent with door operation, traffic patterns and other considerations.

All crewmembers are reminded that bar/café service is highly popular with customers and an important source of revenue for the railroad, and that every courtesy and consideration shall be offered to bartenders and patrons.

Crewmembers will not congregate at or near the bar, engage bartenders in unnecessary conversation, nor give any appearance of consuming alcoholic beverages.

WARNING...this man can serve drinks faster than a speeding bullet and smile while doing so

I am currently a mechanic for Metro-North Railroad. I really feel sorry for the commuters who ride the BarCar on the New Haven Line. I can speak from five years of experience of working on these cars
when I say that these cars are the poorest maintained of the entire Metro North fleet. These cars are and will be kept in service until they fall apart. Nothing we do to them is to inhibit the use of any bar car for an extended period of time. these cars must be on the
road to grab as much revenue as possible. i am currently working on a book explaining these and other horror stories that you loyal commuters don't know about. Any publishers out there interested??

Subject: the conclusion of thepage Date: Sat, 30 Aug 1997 17:09:43 -0400 (EDT)
From: Tor669@aol.com
To: tom@barcar.com

Hi tom,

this is one of the Barcars service attendant from metro-north railroad. Iwould like to congradulate you on this historic occasion. I am looking foward to the conclusion of the page , letting the user be able to enjoy the rid of a life time without leaving the comfort of home. I must use the aid of freinds computers to get to the page . So I will not be able to help thispage as much as I would like to but I will through my two cents in as often as posible.

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