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.
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.
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.