The bar car on the one-hour+ commute from Manhattan to parts of the Gold Coast of Connecticut had been the loosen-up, bonding ritual for so many professionals. The weary could sink into the ethos of booze and seeming understanding. For that they were even willing to stand up in the maxed-out bar car with their drink for the entire ride home.
Now that "Mad Men" type experiece will be no more. This evening was the last time the bar car would be in operation. Here is its obituary in the New York Post.