1970 Missouri River Coffee Shop Menus

As we’ve seen before, in 1969 Union Pacific departed from the wrap-around color photo menus in order to celebrate its centennial with Howard Fogg paintings. Here are two menus with the same cover, showing construction of a bridge across the Missouri River, that were used in the City of Los Angeles coffee shop car for lunch and dinner.

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

I’ve already posted the lunch menu in the list of UP menu PDFs even though I’ve apparently never posted it separately. The menu offers three meals: chef’s salad, hot roast beef sandwich, and hamburger and French fries for $1.65 to $1.70, or about $8 to $8.50 in today’s dollars. The a la carte section has four other sandwiches, three salads, and one unspecified soup, none of which sound very appetizing.

Click image to download a 1.1-MB PDF of this menu.

The dinner menu is not much better, with just two meals of either “roast round of choice beef” or sliced turkey breast, which are $2.50, or about $12.50 in today’s dollars. The a la carte section is nearly identical to the lunch menu.

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