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Where Is The Comet?
Diners, Zippy & Dives 8
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This page has photos of our 1961 Comet
taken in front of Diners and Dives in Rhode Island.

Did you know the Diner originated in Rhode Island. The origins of the diner can be traced to Walter Scott, a part-time pressman and type compositor in Providence, Rhode Island. Around 1858 when Scott was 17 years old he supplemented his income by selling sandwiches and coffee from a basket to newspaper night workers and patrons of men's club rooms. By 1872 business became so lucrative that Scott quit his printing work and began to sell food at night from a horse-drawn covered express wagon parked outside the Providence Journal newspaper office. In doing so, Walter Scott unknowingly inspired the birth of what would become one of America's most recognized icons -- the diner.
From American Diner

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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.
Pilgrim's Diner, Salem, MA

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Pilgrim's Diner, Salem, Massachusetts
Pilgrim's Diner, The diner was manufactured in 1927 and moved from its original location to its current location in 1939. Now known as Deb's Pilgrim Diner, it is Worcester Lunch Car #725. At one point it was named the Boyle’s Elm Street Diner but went back to the Pilgrim later.

Salem Diner, Lynn, MA

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Salem Diner, Lynn, Massachusetts
Salem Diner opened on July 3, 1941. It is a 1941 vintage Sterling Streamliner, built by the J.B. Judkins Company.

Agawam Diner, Rowley, MA

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Agawam Diner, Rowley, Massachusetts
Agawam Diner was built in 1954 by Fodero Dining Car Company. It was origionally a Worcester Lunch Car Diner #762 from 1940. A larger diner was bought in 1947 and a Fodero diner was used in 1954 and it was located in Ipswich's Depot Square. It was then moved twice in 1967, 1st to Peabody and then to Rowley on RT 1.

Pat's Diner, Salisbury, MA

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Pat's Diner, Salisbury, Massachusetts
Pat's Diner is a custom-built Worcester Lunch Car #824 built in 1950. Origionally called Ann's Diner it became Pat's Diner in 1999.

Fish Tale Diner, Salisbury, MA

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Fish Tale Diner, Salisbury, Massachusetts
Fish Tails Diner is a 1940 Worcester Lunch Car #762. Originally the Agawam Diner in Ipswich, MA, it was moved here in 1970 and named the Fish Tale Diner.

Chubby's Diner, Salisbury, MA

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Chubby's Diner, Salisbury, Massachusetts
Chubby's Diner was origionally called the Village Diner in Armonk, NY and built in 1941. It was renovated in 1996 and brought to it's present location. It has been closed since 2005.

Rosebud Diner, Somerville, MA

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Rosebud Diner, Somerville, Massachusetts
The Rosebud Diner is a Worcester Lunch Car #773 built in 1941. In its life it has been a bar/lounge (1957) and a Tex-Mex restaurant (1990s). In the late 1990s it went back to a diner.

Stewart's Diner, Blackstone, MA

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Stewart's Diner, Blackstone, Massachusetts
Stewart's Diner is a very early Worcester Lunch Car from the early to late 20's. It was a small 10 stool Worcester which has the origional interior gutted. Also known as Stewie's Diner, this diner was still sitting on it's wheels into the 1980's and may still have them but they are now hidden from view. (Information from Larry Cultrera)

Wickford Diner, Wickford, RI

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Wickford Diner, Wickford, Rhode Island
Under all that cover, the Wickford Diner has been described as being a Tierney and a Worcester Lunch Car. Actual builder is not known by me at this time.