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Preparing breakfast on a Superliner, 2010.

Color digital image showing a chef preparing breakfast on the Empire Builder (Chicago-Seattle/Portland); image dates to October 2010.

Preparing breakfast on a Superliner, 2010.

Early in the morning, an Amtrak chef prepares hearty breakfast plates that might include scrambled eggs, bacon, grits, fresh fruit, yogurt and other favorites.

The bi-level Superliner dining cars contain a kitchen on the lower level and a dining area on the upper level, with a prep station located in the middle. A dumbwaiter is used to transport food. When the new Superliners first went into service in 1979, the kitchen was noted for its air-conditioning, fluorescent lighting and electric convection and microwave ovens. The kitchen also contained an electric grill, toaster, coffee maker and warming table.

This image is one of a set entitled "A Day in the Life of Amtrak" completed for the Amtrak 40th Anniversary celebration.

Photographer: Jason Berg for Amtrak. From the Amtrak Corporate Collection.