The Streamlined Train with the Southern Accent

Here’s a 1962 menu for the Sunset Limited. While the front cover shows a cowboy lassoing Texas longhorn cattle, the back has a six-paragraph biography of John James Audubon. The incongruity is lessened by the fact that the streamlined Sunset Limited‘s dining car was decorated with paintings by Audubon.

Click image to download a 1.2-MB PDF of this menu.

The menu itself includes eight breakfasts–all but one of which are some combination of eggs with ham, bacon, or sausage–that include fruit, juice, or cereal, muffins or toast, and a beverage. The a la carte side has ten different egg entrĂ©es, griddle cakes, and the usual selection of fruits, juices, breads, and beverages. The most expensive meal on the menu is charcoal broiled ham and two eggs for $2.10, or about $13 today.

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