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Railroad and “the real McCoy”

Did you know that the expression “the real McCoy” which typically refers to “the real thing” can be traced back to a railroad-related product? Let’s begin with an explanation of a device called an automatic lubricator. The purpose of the […]


Food for Thought at Essex Steam Train & Riverboat

Who could have imagined that a world traveled, 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force would make the perfect food service leader at a vintage train and riverboat tourist destination? We did, and we are so lucky! Chef E. John […]