1939 Bryce Canyon Breakfast Menu

As of a year ago today, I had posted more Union Pacific items than any other railroad, but since then Great Northern has crept ahead, with nearly 300 items vs. 250 from Union Pacific. But that’s about to change, as I’ll be posting nothing but Union Pacific items for the next two-and-one-half months.

Click image to download a 2.1-MB PDF of this menu.

This pre-war menu contrasts sharply with Union Pacific’s post-war color-photo menus. On the outside, the black-and-white photos don’t wrap around the cover, while on the inside the meal selection is somewhat greater than was typical after the war, including eight full meals rather than the five that was typical of the 1950s and 1060s. This menu is not from my collection but is a PDF of jpgs found on the New York Public Library’s What’s on the Menu? site. I’m including it here because it is in great condition and will contrast with menus I’ll be posting in the next few days.

This is also the third anniversary of the inauguration of Streamliner Memories. To date, I have posted more than 1,450 PDFs of rail memorabilia, plus hundreds of JPGs of postcards, ads, and related materials. PDFs include more than 200 each of booklets and menus, nearly 200 blotters and postcards, more than 150 brochures, and hundreds of other items.

At the time of this writing, I have scanned enough items from my collection to last through March, 2016, and have plenty more to go. Plus several people have been kind enough to send scans of items in their own collection. So this site should continue to add new items daily for at least another year.

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