Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Three ladies cooking

Where else are you going to find a picture of three lovely ladies cooking a feast fit for a railroader? At 'Round the Chuckbox, of course.

Chief mechanical officer Phil Reader and Ed "Oil Can" Kelly, PR man for the Pacific Coast Railroad Company, have been feeding me pictures of the railroad's commissary crew. Here's the menu for one of their runs last fall:
In P.C.R.R. tradition, the evening included a scrumptious BBQ feast prepared on the Phil Reader "Cowboy Hibachi." The entree was Phil's slow-marinated teriyaki marinated tri-tip, served with Karell's homemade pumpkin bisque soup. Other offerings included fried chicken supplied by Patti and Italian romaine and raddichio blend by Fresh Express (hey, we can't have everything gourmet!) Of course, no crew feast is complete without one of Mary's incredible dessert offerings, and this time we were treated to "black and white cupcakes;" a hollow chocolate cupcake with a chocolate chip cheesecake filling.
For the record, the lady on the tracks is the PCRR No. 2, aka Denver and Rio Grande "Roger Linn." The 2-4-0 Vulcan locomotive was featured on the TV show Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman from the early 1990s. The locomotive never served on the D&RG. She's still dressed in her Hollywood colors.

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