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

This great old LIQUORS sign is covered up and the shop has moved away. Too bad they couldn’t take this sign. Signs of this genre are now rare gems. In an era where such stores brand themselves as refined wine shops, it’s curious to see a throwback to a time when it was all about da booze, in big red #neon letters. #liquor #wine #nyc #oldnyc #oldschool #vintage #retro

This great old LIQUORS sign is covered up and the shop has moved away. Too bad they couldn’t take this sign. Signs of this genre are now rare gems. In an era where such stores brand themselves as refined wine shops, it’s curious to see a throwback to a time when it was all about da booze, in big red #neon letters. #liquor #wine #nyc #oldnyc #oldschool #vintage #retro

THE RETROLOGIST ON THE GO: Candy Soda and Ice Cream then, and Wine and Liquors now. Shop in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn. (Taken with Instagram)

THE RETROLOGIST ON THE GO: Candy Soda and Ice Cream then, and Wine and Liquors now. Shop in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn. (Taken with Instagram)