A railcar shortage allowed Amtrak to dramatically increase bedroom fares in the 1980s. To mitigate this increase, as well as the downgrading of dining car menus, Amtrak began giving sleeping-car passengers free meals. This 1989 lunch menu was used by such first-class passengers to make their menu selections. No doubt another, slightly more formal menu was used for coach passengers.
Crudely photocopied on cheap paper, the menu is anything but first class. Nor are the meal selections: burgers, grilled cheese, a vague “regional” sandwich, a bowl of chili, or a hot turkey or beef (ask your attendant which) sandwich. All were pretty tasteless.