Golden State Dinner Menu

This dinner menu dates from 1965. Though a single card the same size as the 1966 breakfast menu, the smaller print indicates a wider variety of choices. Still, rivals City of Los Angeles and Super Chief/El Capitan continued to use folder menus for all meals right up until Amtrak’s takeover in 1971.

Click image to download a PDF of this menu.

Despite the large number of items, the menu is not particularly appetizing. For $5.75 (well over $40 in today’s money), the sirloin steak comes with soup, salad, potatoes, dessert, and beverage. Pretty much everything else is a la carte. Did anyone really order the box of sardines and a hard boiled egg for $1.35 (about $10 today)?

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