C J Wyatt
Since you had three pairs of through trains which ran over the N&W, N&W dining car crews were entitled to part of the business. In earlier times the dining car on the Birmingham Special all the way to Birmingham was N&W. I suspect in your time period the Washington-Knoxville dining-lounge was the equalizer for N&W.
On Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 06:58:59 PM EDT, George Courtney via groups.io <gsc3@...> wrote:
I hadn't thought about a TC office car. That would make sense. Perhaps it was only two diners being removed and serviced at Knoxville. But my ancient memory says one, most likely the Tennessean was a N&W car. Yet, why would a N&W diner be added in Washington instead of Lynchburg or Roanoke? Perhaps I only recall some N&W cars that continued on to Chattanooga or Memphis on the Tennessean. Anyone have knowledge of such cars?