Morey’s Diner in Oneida, New York

Photo by Michael Kleen

Morey’s Diner, at 119 Phelps Street in Oneida, New York, is a rare 1930 Ward & Dickinson model dining car (#215). It was located on Main Street from 1930 to 1954, when it was owned by Reynold D. Ido and called the Miss Oneida. A woman named Irene J. Johnson owned it in the 1970s, and after her diner closed, the building deteriorated. In 1996, Lynn Morey purchased it and began restoration. It’s now only open for breakfast. This is a truly original diner, and a rare glimpse at one of these early model dining cars. You can see the interior woodwork.

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Author: Michael Kleen

Michael Kleen is an author, raconteur, and occasional traveler. He has a M.A. in History and M.S. in Education. He enjoys studying military history, folklore, and philosophy.

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