1956 Rio Grande Dinner Menu

The beautiful Maroon Bells appear on the cover of this menu, which was used for New York Kiwanis Clubs heading to a San Francisco convention. They were probably on the Prospector or Royal Gorge, as if they had been on the California Zephyr the menu would have been labeled for that train.

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Since this menu was especially for this tour, it has no prices and its range of fares isn’t necessarily typical of what ordinary passengers would see. It simply has three table d’hôte entrées: trout, of course; lamb chops; and prime rib. These come with soup or tomato juice; one of two kinds of potatoes; one of two kinds of vegetables; biscuits; one of five desserts; and a beverage.

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