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This is Mullen’s Dining Car Restaurant, a streetcar diner built in 1945. It’s near Buellton, CA, north of Santa Barbara, just off of Highway 101. It was open for only 13 years and now is at risk of being destroyed. It used to sit on land zoned for commercial use, but the land has been rezoned for residential use. (Be sure to click on the photo above to enlarge it.)
If you’d like to read more about this great diner and see several old photos, I highly recommend this article. Be sure to go through pages 1 and 2 of their web page. You can also read about the diner’s possible fate in this additional article.
This image is an HDR composite of 5 different exposures processed with Photomatix Pro. They were taken with a Canon EOS 40D, EF17-40mm f/4L lens, on SanDisk Extreme IV Digital Film.