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Toledo Pattern

Doug McIntyre's book, The Official Guide To Railroad Dining Car China, refers to a Nickel Plate china pattern that he calls "Toledo". He describes it, but states that it has never been seen. A black and white photo of this pattern in use can be seen on page 214 of John Rehor's "The Nickel Plate Story." It does not appear to be top marked. Because this pattern was introduced in 1937, during the years that Pullman operated all NKP diners, this may more properly be considered a Pullman china pattern. Even so, as it was evidently not marked at all (because no such china with NKP or Pullman markings has ever be found), the question of Pullman vs NKP would seem to have little practical merit.