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An interview with Dino Zarlengo, who was a steward for the Santa Fe Railway. In 1950, he began his career as a waiter in Chicago in an upscale restaurant. After an encounter with Fred Harvey, he was asked to work for Santa Fe. Zarlengo worked on the Grand Canyon Limited, the El Capitan, and the Super Chief. He recounts famous people who rode his train: Doris Day, Lily Tomlin, Bert Lancaster, Jimmy Durante, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mercer, Walter Winchell, First Lady Mimi Eisenhower, Vincent Price, Elizabeth Taylor, Pearl Bailey, and Walt Disney. Zarlengo was the dining car steward on the very last run of the Super Chief from Chicago to Los Angeles before it became part of Amtrak. He recalls Santa Fe‚Äôs President, John S. Reed, going onto the train at Chicago before its departure and handing out special pins to the entire crew. He finished his career working with Amtrak on the same route, now named the ‚ÄúSouthwest Chief‚Äù.
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