They were the last link to the Don Draper era of commuting. The final four Metro-North commuter railroad bar cars will make their last call on Friday. The cars date to 1973  — check out the funky decor in these shots I took in 2007, when the cars were more plentiful. These were the last of their kind in the nation with the exception of similar service on Amtrak. With their demise ends an era. A toast to the bar car — and a vanishing way of life in America. My team at @pix11news  and @jtansf broke the story earlier this week. #madmen #cocktailculture #americana #barcar #metronorth #newhavenline #1970s #icestorm #drinkup #dondraper #rogersterling #cocktails #beer #wine #railroad #trains #railfan #commuters #suburbs #johncheever

They were the last link to the Don Draper era of commuting. The final four Metro-North commuter railroad bar cars will make their last call on Friday. The cars date to 1973 — check out the funky decor in these shots I took in 2007, when the cars were more plentiful. These were the last of their kind in the nation with the exception of similar service on Amtrak. With their demise ends an era. A toast to the bar car — and a vanishing way of life in America. My team at @pix11news and @jtansf broke the story earlier this week. #madmen #cocktailculture #americana #barcar #metronorth #newhavenline #1970s #icestorm #drinkup #dondraper #rogersterling #cocktails #beer #wine #railroad #trains #railfan #commuters #suburbs #johncheever

Old school New York is alive and well at “Beer Soda” in Sunnyside, Queens. The signage is layered in retro goodness: corrugated metal, hand-painted lettering, the iconic “ice” logo, the cursive “call” inviting you to dial a number from the days when area-code specification was not required in NYC (all five boroughs were blissfully 212). #beer #soda #oldschool #justmytype #typography #typevstime #signgeeks #signhunting #signfixation #urbanexploration #urbex #rous_roadsigns #americana #roadsideamerica #queens #retrologist

Old school New York is alive and well at “Beer Soda” in Sunnyside, Queens. The signage is layered in retro goodness: corrugated metal, hand-painted lettering, the iconic “ice” logo, the cursive “call” inviting you to dial a number from the days when area-code specification was not required in NYC (all five boroughs were blissfully 212). #beer #soda #oldschool #justmytype #typography #typevstime #signgeeks #signhunting #signfixation #urbanexploration #urbex #rous_roadsigns #americana #roadsideamerica #queens #retrologist

Ballantine beer and its iconic three-ring logo — “the crisp refresher” as the 1960s jingle went. This ghost brand was a household name once, as this #neonsign in #SoHo reminds us.  #neon #beer #ig_signage #ig_beer #signgeeks #signporn #signswithcircles #retrologist #retrosigns #rous_roadsigns

Ballantine beer and its iconic three-ring logo — “the crisp refresher” as the 1960s jingle went. This ghost brand was a household name once, as this #neonsign in #SoHo reminds us. #neon #beer #ig_signage #ig_beer #signgeeks #signporn #signswithcircles #retrologist #retrosigns #rous_roadsigns

An old drug store-liquor store combo in Paterson features a classic #neon sign for #Rheingold Extra Dry #beer. #oldads #oldsigns #newjersey

An old drug store-liquor store combo in Paterson features a classic #neon sign for #Rheingold Extra Dry #beer. #oldads #oldsigns #newjersey

New York, This Bud’s For You! A pizzeria in Morningside Heights preserves Budweiser’s iconic 1980s slogan in a fantastic neon sign. Truly a great relic. #advertising #beer #bud #budweiser #slogans #madisonavenue

New York, This Bud’s For You! A pizzeria in Morningside Heights preserves Budweiser’s iconic 1980s slogan in a fantastic neon sign. Truly a great relic. #advertising #beer #bud #budweiser #slogans #madisonavenue