Overland Limited Lunch Menu

In October, 1947, when this menu was issued, the City of San Francisco had long replaced the Overland Limited as the premiere train on the route. The Overland was no longer an extra-fare, all-Pullman train, and UP/SP had mixed streamlined coaches and a few streamlined sleepers with the heavyweight diners, club cars, and sleeping cars.

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The menu includes four “luncheon suggestions” all of which came with dessert and beverage: a chef’s salad; tomato stuffed with chicken salad; club sandwich; and boiled ham hocks. The club sandwich is most expensive at $1.85, nearly $20 today.

The a la carte side was a little more extensive, offering sirloin steak, lamb chops, roast beef hash, various egg dishes, five salads, five sandwiches, and an assortment of desserts and beverages. The charcoal broiled sirloin steak is $2.25, about $24 today.

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