This menu was obviously designed to go with yesterday’s breakfast menu, but unlike yesterday’s plain paper menu, this one is printed on both sides and laminated in heavy plastic. Two of these menus could be laid side-by-side to show a train consisting of a locomotive, coach, sleeper, and diner. In actual practice, Amtrak ran most trains with coaches first, then diner, then sleepers.
Extra space is used to advertise Amtrak’s “accomplishments”: purchase of Amfleet cars, refurbishment of stations, and the availability of rail passes and family fares. The menu itself has items similar but not identical to those on the 1978 San Francisco Zephyr menu. Multiply prices by 3-1/3 to get today’s values.