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That image looks more like a lunch counter within a bigger establishment, possibly inside a department store. Diners were very narrow and had low ceilings...like a railroad passenger car. In fact, some of them were built from old train cars and trolley cars. Some even had  train wheels so they could be shipped to their new locations by rail. Others were towed behind trucks. Most of them had a counter and stools, with traditional restaurant booths on the other side of a narrow aisle.

Most of the manufactured and railcar diners ended up in the East, especially in New England, upstate New York, New York City, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.

Not too many of them in Ohio, just a handful.

I've been to some classic ones in NY State and PA. We have a big Harley dealership here that shlepped a classic Forties diner all the way from Massachusetts, and it's inside the building. You can eat there while your bike is being fixed.

 

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Southeast Harley-Davidson

Bedford Heights, OH

Built in Massachusetts in 1946

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I want to go to there right now and order a burger and a chocolate malt.

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But eating there is weird...no natural daylight. The diner is inside a big structure that's sorta like an airplane hangar. Full of rows of bikes and I think that's also where the repair facilities are. So the windows of the diner just look out into the inside of this big place with a very high ceiling and overhead lights. No sunlight ever gets into the diner, so it always looks like it's the wee small hours of the morning. You almost expect to see a lot of  rowdy drunks chowing down, after the bars have closed.

I haven't been there for about ten years now, but the diner food was very good. Burgers and fries and malts and all the stuff you'd find in a regular roadside diner. 

We've eaten in a similar place in Pissburgh and in a couple more along Route 17 in upstate New York. Lucinda's first husband was from Binghamton, so she knows all the good joints between there and Cleveland. Did that about 25 years ago. I love traveling in the East, but not in the snowy winter months. We need to do start doing that again...haven't gone East nearly enough since the late Nineties. Most of our trips were between Ohio and Minnesota, after my mother moved up there in 2003. She died in 2012, but now we're too broke to do much road tripping.

Diners are so cool! We had a few in Cleveland at one time, but most of them have gone away. cry

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