ATG Quirky: A Newly Digitized Menu Collection Shows Off America’s Lost Railroad Cuisine

by | Dec 13, 2019 | 0 comments

Once again the Gastro Obscura website treats its readers to another fun and fascinating post.

Courtesy Northwestern University Transportation Library

This time the focus is on Ira Silverman and his collection of 238 dining car menus assembled while he was a graduate student in railroad transport. Now digitized and housed by the Transportation Library at Northwestern University. Ira’s menus show a standard fare consisting of “charbroiled steak, lamb chops, and fresh filet of sole” and check out the prices!

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