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 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.