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Where Is The Comet?
Where Diners Go to Die
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Above Photo Courtesy of Seth Gaines' photostream

This page has photos of our 1961 Comet
taken in front of Diners that have gone to die in Rhode Island.

What better place than the birthplace of the Diner, Rhode Island, for old Diners to go and die. Rhode Island is literally littered with old Diners that were moved to the state with good intent but have remained in storage with no signs of revival. This page is dedicated to those diners.

Where Is The Comet
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Where Is The Comet Diners & Dives
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RI Diners That Are gone.

Diners That Have Gone To Die.

Diners That Are On Their Way Back.
Foster Street Diner, Shannok, RI


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Foster Street Diner, Shannok, Rhode Island
This 1927 Worcester Lunch Car #598 was in Peabody where it was known as the Main St Diner, 1928-1940. It then moved to Foster St and was known as the Driftwood II Diner and the Red Rambler Diner. While taking this photo I ran into the owner (did not get his name) and he plans to restore the diner and keep it right where it is. Below are some pictures of the inside.



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Quincy's Midway Diner, Smithfield, RI


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Quincy's Midway Diner, Smithfield, Rhode Island
Worcester Lunch Car #659 sits next to the athletic field at the high hchool in Smithfield, Rhode Island. Once called the Quincy Midway Diner and the Apple Tree Diner. This 1930 diner had been planned to be restored by the high schools industial arts program and used as a consession stand for sporting events. As you can see it does not look like the program really got off the ground.

Dinner Belle Diner, Exeter, RI


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Dinner Belle Diner, Exeter, Rhode Island
This 1936 Sterling Diner was also called Muggsy's Diner and Finely Fran's Diner and was the 3rd diner built by J. B. Judkins and the oldest still around. It now sits on the grounds of the Exeter Job Corps Academy in Rhode Island. It does not look like much has been done to it.
Rich's Annex Diner, Cranston, RI


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Rich's Annex Diner, Cranston, Rhode Island
This Worcester Lunch Car #708 began life in 1933, in Newburyport, Massachusetts as the annex half of Rich's Diner. The diner eventually moved Wonderland Dog Track in Revere, Massachusetts, in 1936. It moved to Concord, New Hampshire in 1937 where it became Louis' Diner. It closed in 1999 and eventually moved to the Rhode Island Training School. It looks like nothing has been done to it since.













West End Diner, Cranston, RI


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West End Diner, Cranston, Rhode Island
This 1920's Tierney built diner was originally called the West End Diner and was located in Meriden, Connecticut. It was also called Gaffney Family Diner. It now resides at the Rhode Island Training School.






Sherwoods Diner, Cranston, RI


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Sherwoods Diner, Cranston, Rhode Island
Worcester Lunch Car #755 from 1940 was origionally located in Medford Massachusetts. In 1941 it was repossessed, resold and placed on in Worcester, Massachusetts until the 1970s. It then moved to Auburn, Massachusetts where it became an ice cream stand. In 1999 it was put in storage at Quonset Point, Rhode Island. In 2006 it was moved to the Rhode Island Training School where is sits with no activity in quite some time..


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UPDATE: It looks like the Sherwood Diner is getting another chance at life! The city of Worcester is teaming up with the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Worcester Historical Museum and the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor in an effort to make the diner part of the Blackstone Valley visitors center. It now sits at Package Industries Inc. on Harback Road in Sutton, MA waiting restoration. $5.4 million in federal money and $1.6 million in matching state money has been allocated for a visitors center and if the plans are approved the diner could see some of those funds.
Other Diners reported to be dying in Rhode Island....

Russel's Diner

Russel's Diner, 1947 WLC #801 from Quincy Massachusetts. It also was Trader Allan's Truck Stop in Amesbury Massachusetts. It now is reported to reside in Central Falls Rhode Island on Higginson Ave. I could not find it but with the many storage facilities and large buildings in that area I may be inside one of them.

Dandy Diner

Dandy Diner 1933 WLC #718 origionally in Attleboro, Massachusetts. Reported to be in storage in Providence but location unknown.

Hickey's Lunch Wagon

Hickey's Lunch Wagon, 1947 WLC #798 origionally in Taunton, Massachusetts. Reported to be located at the Rhode Island Training School but I could not see it from outside the security fence. It is however visible on the Google Maps satellite view.












Hickey’s Kitchen
Photo by Traditional Building Magazine.


Hickey’s Exterior
Photo by Traditional Building Magazine.




The Christmas photo is a postcard Of Taunton Green from 1954 with Sully's Luch Wagon. Hicky's Lunch Wagon is just to the tight of the Christmas Tree.


Where Is The Comet
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Where Is The Comet Diners & Dives
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RI Diners That Are gone.

Diners That Have Gone To Die.

Diners That Are On Their Way Back.

Diners That Are On Their Way Back.