Union Pacific’s photographer didn’t work very hard to get this photo of the Golden Gate Bridge, but it is nonetheless striking. The menu cover proclaims that it was used on the San Francisco Overland; inside, it says it was for train 27, the westbound Overland, and it is dated July 10, 1950, the same day as yesterday’s breakfast menu.
The menu itself is a small step above the Portland Rose menu from a couple of days ago. The table d’hôte entrées include salmon, chicken pot pie, omelet, and (the step up) prime rib. The prime rib meal is $2.50 ($20 in today’s money), compared with $1.85 (under $15 today) for the most expensive meal (veal cutlets) on yesterday’s menu. Perhaps because of the prime rib, the charcoal-broiled steak isn’t on the a la carte side.