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

Frank’s Cocktail Lounge, Fort Greene. #vintagesignage #oldsigns #signgeeks #signporn #cocktails #swank #retro #lounge #brooklyn

Frank’s Cocktail Lounge, Fort Greene. #vintagesignage #oldsigns #signgeeks #signporn #cocktails #swank #retro #lounge #brooklyn

Canyon Club #Cocktails has a fantastic storefront. The sign is primo #retro, with the arrow beckoning you to duck in. The brickwork and circular window are great touches, too. It’s a cool nod to the Grand Caynon in Williams, which bills itself as the gateway to the #grandcanyon. #route66

Canyon Club #Cocktails has a fantastic storefront. The sign is primo #retro, with the arrow beckoning you to duck in. The brickwork and circular window are great touches, too. It’s a cool nod to the Grand Caynon in Williams, which bills itself as the gateway to the #grandcanyon. #route66

This is one terrific #cocktails sign, and how can one resist  the World Famous Sultana Bar? This is #route66 #vintage #americana at its best, in Williams, #Arizona.

This is one terrific #cocktails sign, and how can one resist the World Famous Sultana Bar? This is #route66 #vintage #americana at its best, in Williams, #Arizona.

A convivial evening at The Campbell Apartment at Grand Central Terminal. A festive way to start the holiday weekend. #nyc #christmas #thanksgiving #bars #cocktails

A convivial evening at The Campbell Apartment at Grand Central Terminal. A festive way to start the holiday weekend. #nyc #christmas #thanksgiving #bars #cocktails