We’ve previously seen this menu cover on a lunch menu. This menu is undated but lists A. W. Deleen as dining car superintendent, which suggests it is probably from the 1940s as Deleen replaced J. G. Blair sometime around 1940.
Today’s menu offered fish, broiled chicken, lamb chops, omelet, prime rib, chicken pie, or fried tomatoes with bacon in a variety of meal combinations. For 50 cents, you could have ordered fish or chicken pie a la carte, or the same in plate dinner number 3 with salad, bread, and beverage. Why would anyone order them a la carte?