This view of MacArthur Park is from the opposite direction of the one on the cover of the 1955 menu presented here a couple of weeks ago. Cars shown on the 1955 menu were from the 1930s and 1940s; cars on this menu are from the 1950s. Union Pacific evidently didn’t try to keep up with the times when it came to automobiles. This cover is unusual in having a headline over the text to the left of the photo instead of the usual graphic.
This City of Los Angeles menu has many of the same a la carte items as yesterday’s lunch menu, including Pacific Coast fish, trout, and lamb chops. Yet the City of Los Angeles‘s dinner menus continued to have only table d’hôte meals. How could UP offer these items for breakfast and lunch but not for dinner?.