1972 Rio Grande Zephyr Breakfast Menu

Just over a year after Amtrak took over most passenger trains, the Rio Grande offered this menu to passengers on the Rio Grande Zephyr. It has far fewer offerings than yesterday’s 1966 menu, but that’s mainly because this is the menu for the grill car–the car that was the Cable Car Room on the California Zephyr–not the diner.

Click image to download a 578-KB PDF of this menu.

The Rio Grande’s grill car was called the Silver Shop, and it actually wasn’t used much on the Rio Grande Zephyr as the railroad had four dome coaches which, with the dome observation, provided plenty of dome seats while the diner offered sufficient capacity for food services most of the time. The Silver Shop, incidentally, is currently for sale to someone who can afford the ultimate in railroad memorabilia.


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