Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Waiters of the B&O

The courteous, reliable, and precise waiters of the B&O also served as a recognizable face of the railroad's advertising campaign. The friendly smile of the staff in the neat, clean, pressed uniforms, served the finest fare the B&O had to offer. Their smiles were seen as part of the uniform and often hid the long hours spent on their feet serving thousands of hungry travelers. In addition to waiting tables, waiters were responsible for cleaning and setting tables, placing table cloths, napkins and place settings and ensuring the dishes and silver were clean and free of fingerprints. Additional duties included prepping salads and washing dishes.

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