1950 Super Chief Lunch Menu

Here’s another Super Chief menu from the New York Public Library, this one dated January 21, 1950. Though war rationing is long gone, this menu certainly doesn’t seem like it came from one of the nation’s premiere trains.

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For one thing, it is a card, not a folder. For another, the offerings seem rather plebeian to these 21st century eyes: Oysters or oyster stew; broiled fish (the range of prices suggests that two or more varieties might be available); pork and beans; omelette; cold meats; ham, cheese, or chicken sandwiches. The pork-and-beans is 80 cents (about $8 today), while the most expensive entrées are twice that.

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