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V Diner
Watertown, NY
Photo courtesy Jay Lin

Aside from its neon marquee, the V Diner of Watertown, NY is rather nondescript. The diner itself appears to be boarded up and painted a saturated red.

 

 

V Diner
Photo courtesy Jay Lin

(Left) The boarded up classic diner

(Top right) The V Diner marquee

 

 

 

 

Peterboro Diner
Peterboro, NH
Photo courtesy Jay Lin


The Peterboro Diner in Peterboro, New Hampshire is absolutely gorgeous. It predates the stainless steel movement with its enameled exterior. The spotless interior features beautiful original tile work and cast aluminum stools. Many thanks to Jay Lin for above information.

 

 

Summit Diner
PA
Photo courtesy Mark Hackett

A great diner to stop at while in Pennsylvania is the Summit Diner.  While you're in the Somerset area, stop by the Summit for some excellent food and great coffee for the road. Snap a few photos of the twisting marquee sign while you're at it.

 

 

Red Robin Diner
Johnson City, NY
Photo courtesy Jay Lin

The Red Robin Diner is a good place t stop for a bit if you're in the Johnson City area of New York. A good looking East Coast looking diner, the Red Robin features the classic stainless steel exterior.

 

 

 

Pelican Diner (Gone)
Somerset, PA
Photo and info courtesy Andy Hayes

To the right is a pre-automobile era diner that somehow survived into the 1980s (at least). It's the Pelican Diner in Somerset, PA., ca 1985. Despite appearances, it was open for business when the photo was taken.

This was a rare survivor of an original early-twentieth century diner converted from an old wooden-body railroad car. They had a sign inside saying the car was originally built by Jackson & Sharp Car Co of Wilmington, DE in 1906. It may have been converted into a diner in the 20's.

It was located near the Chessie System/B&O (now CSX) railroad yard in Somerset and was patronized by the RR crews.

 

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