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1930s Breakfast Menu

June 1st, 2019

This New Haven Railroad's diners and grill cars served breakfast, lunch, and dinner depending upon the time of day.  Typically, lunches and dinners were served from the same menu, however, the railroad often had separate breakfast menus.  This example is from the late 1930s and features an I-5 streamlined steam locomotive pulling a train of lightweight coaches.  Please note that authentic reprints of the New Haven Railroad Dining Car Department's standard recipe book are now available here.   By using the recipes contained within this book, you too can eat and drink just like they did on the old New Haven Railroad.   This menu is from the collection of Marc Frattasio.


May 2019: 1930s Dining Car Menu

April 2019: Early Snow Train Dining Car Menu

March 2019: East Wind Dining Car Menu

February 2019: Late 1940s Dining Car Menu

January 2019: The First Penn Central Dining Car Menu

December 2018: Don't Start Your Cape Cod Vacation Too Tired To Swim Poster

November 2018: The New Haven Goes Back to Cape Cod Again Poster

October 2018: The New Haven Goes Back to Cape Cod Poster

September 2018: Meeting and Appointment Calendar

August 2018: PBM Placecard

July 2018: Testimonial Dinner Program And Menu

June 2018: Advance Merchants Limited Flyer

May 2018: First Class Flyer

April 2018: Management Seminar Program

March 2018: Passenger Traffic Training Course

February 2018: Camp Train Flyer

January 2018: People Mover Folder

December 2017: TALGO Folder

November 2017: Clejan Press Kit

October 2017: FABWASI Folder

September 2017: Visit These Islands In The Sun

August 2017: The New Haven Crisis

July 2017: Save The Old Colony

June 2017: Go For Safety In '60

May 2017: 1959 Pilgrim Tours Brochure

April 2017: Womens Room Sign

March 2017: Piggyback Trailer Poster

February 2017: Reflective Sticker

January 2017: Shop By Train Folder

December 2016: Football Trains Folder

November 2016: 1946 New York Cape Cod Folder

October 2016: Cross Crossings Cautiously

September 2016: 1940 World's Fair Folder

August  2016: Later Dining Car Service Sugar Pack

July  2016: Early Dining Car Service Sugar Pack

June  2016: Travel New Haven

May 2016: Overnight To New York

April 2016: Direct Through Rail Service To All Florida

March 2016: It Costs So Little!

February 2016: 44 Minute Service Between Boston and Providence

January 2016: Take Your Car With You

December 2015: Stock Purchase Plan

November 2015: Photo Contests

October 2015: Perishables

September 2015: Passenger Traffic Department Postcard

August 2015: Sunday Excursion Train to Newport - 1955

July 2015: McGinnis Era Shipping Label

June 2015: To Cape Cod from Worcester, MA - 1955

May 2015: Aquashow Train - 1956

April 2015: Yale Harvard Regatta - 1957

March 2015: American Shakespear Festival - 1960

February 2015: Zoo Trains - 1957

January 2015: Yale Harvard Regatta - 1960

December 2014: Money Saving Travel Adventures for You

November 2014: Autumn Weekend In Gay Exciting New York

October 2014: Low Cost Excursions To And From New York

September 2014: Rail And Pullman Fares From Boston

August 2014: Go New Haven The Sure Way

July 2014: New York Is The Place To Do It

June 2014: Night Train Economy

May 2014: New Through Service Via Hell Gate Bridge Route

April 2014: Spend Sunday In New York

March 2014: I Recommend the Train

February 2014: Cape Cod and How to Get There

January 2014: The Senator - Fast New Train

December 2013: Rider's Digest

November 2013: War Bond Recording Form

October 2013: 1930 Grade Crossing Safety Brochure

September 2013: 4 Star Tours

August 2013: 1956 Seashore Tours

July 2013: Broadway Show Train Pipe Dream

June 2013: Broadway Show Train The Most Happy Fella

May  2013: Broadway Show Train Easter Pageant

April  2013: Dining Car Flyer

March  2013: Dining Car Department Order Form

February  2013: Breakfast Menu Card

January  2013: Elevator Operator Cap Patch

December  2012: After Dinner Mint Envelope

November 2012: Paper Cocktail Napkin

October 2012: Paper Coach Cup

September 2012: The New Haven Comet and the Railroad Renaissance

August 2012: Budd RDC Comes To The NYNH&H Railroad Company

July 2012: 1939 New York World's Fair Sleeper Service Brochure

June 2012: Dry Chemical Fire Extinguisher

May 2012: School Safety Club Pin

April 2012: WW2 Dining Car Waiter's Pin

March 2012: Early Grill Car Attendant's Pin

February 2012: Talgo Train Lighter

January 2012: Dining Car Department Pencil

December 2011: Parlor Car Wine List

November 2011: Grill Car Flyer

October 2011: Gansett Flyer Bar Car Coach Seat Drop

September 2011: Yankee Clipper Stationary

August 2011: Sandwich Pick

July 2011: Dining Car Waiter's Patch

June 2011: Employee Parking Permit

May 2011: 749th Railway Operating Battalion Pinback Button

April 2011: Cape Cod

March 2011: The Most Fun Under The Sun Folder

February 2011: 1939 Mayflower Tours Folder

January 2011: 1935 Low Fare Excursions To New England Folder

December 2010: 1936 Snow Trains Card

November 2010: 1932 Football Trains Folder

October 2010: 1942 Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Canadian Resorts Folder

September 2010: 1940 American Legion Special Folder

August 2010: 1939 Southern New England Resorts Folder

July 2010: 1940 Southern New England Summer Resorts Folder

June 2010: Hell Gate Bridge Route Trains Folder

May 2010: Passenger Station Window Decal

April 2010: Save The Old Colony Line Folder

March 2010: "NH" Car Window Decal

February 2010: 1938 Cape Cod Trains Folder

January 2010: 1955 Broadway Show Train Folder

December 2009: Chronological History of the New Haven Railroad

November 2009: Florida Folder

October 2009: Maine New Hampshire Vermont And Canadian Resorts Folder

September 2009: Connecticut Tercentenary Folder

August 2009: Port of Boston Map

July 2009: 1939 Rail-Auto Travel Plan Folder

June 2009: New Haven Railroad Promotional Letter Opener

May 2009: Passenger Representative Name Badge

April 2009: Deagan Dinner Chime

March 2009: Berkshire Line Train Board

February 2009: New Haven Railroad Hard Hat

January 2009: Roger Williams NH Logo And Number Plate

December 2008: Go Home By Train For A Longer Holiday Seat Drop

November 2008: Young America's Magic Carpet Folder

October 2008: The Gay Montrealer Folder

September 2008: A Delicious Interlude Folder

August 2008: McGinnis Luggage Carrier

July 2008: You're Taking the Sure Way to Get There Folder

June 2008: New Dollar-Saving Family Travel Plan Folder

May 2008: Parlor Car Fares Reduced Mail-Out

April 2008: 30 Hours to Summer Folder

March 2008: 1935 New York Excursions Folder

February 2008: Berkshire Line Folder

January 2008: Passenger Car Monogram Plates

December 2007: Dining Car Service Stand-Up Advertisements

November 2007: Passenger Traffic Training Course Textbook

October 2007: Porcelain Enamel Signage

September 2007: Joint Agency Freight Office Sign

August 2007: Script Herald Stencil

July 2007: Cash Fare Receipt

June 2007: Men of Maintenance Booklet

May 2007: Cash Refund Check

April 2007: Where's Harry? Boat Race Train Folder

March 2007: The Affair Upjohn

February 2007: Planned Progress Management Seminar Speech Transcript Book

January 2007: New Haven Railroad Lipstick Tissue

December 2006: Happy Holidays from the NHRHTA!

November 2006: New Haven Railroad Razor Blades!

October 2006: 10th Anniversary Broadway Show Train

September 2006: New Haven Industry on Parade

August 2006: Train Yourself to Relex

July 2006: Passenger Station Watering Can

June 2006: Providence Union Station Gate Signs

May 2006: Beverage Stands

April 2006: The Strawberry Special

March 2006: The Electric Locomotive Parade

February 2006: New Haven Union Station Gate Signs

January 2006: EF-3 Logo Plate

December 2005: Happy Holidays from the NHRHTA!

November 2005: Wall Calendars

October 2005: Step Boxes

September 2005: Birthday Cards from George Alpert

August 2005: Honorary Engineer Cards

July 2005: New Equipment Brochures #6

June 2005: New Equipment Brochures #5

May 2005: New Equipment Brochures #4

April 2005: New Equipment Brochures #3

March 2005: New Equipment Brochures #2

February 2005: New Equipment Brochures #1

January 2005: Happy Birthday to the NH Logo!

December 2004: Railroad Telephone Directories

November 2004: Dining Car Department Manuals

October 2004: New Haven Railroad Gate Signs

September 2004: Freight Station Signs

August 2004: Early Menu Covers

July 2004: Menu Covers of the 1930s Era

June 2004: Menu Covers of the 1940s Era

May 2004: The "Photomatic" Photo Machines

April 2004: Menu Covers of the 1960s Era

March 2004: Menu Covers of the 1950s Era

February 2004: Fun On The Train

January 2004: Travel Folders #7

December 2003: Travel Folders #6

November 2003: Travel Folders #5

October 2003: Travel Folders #4

September 2003: Travel Folders #3

August 2003: Travel Folders #2

July 2003: Travel Folders #1

June 2003: The Berkshire Line

May 2003: Small Rectangular Travel Folders

April 2003: Football Trains

March 2003: Children's Dining Car Menus

February 2003: Sleeping Car Service

January 2003: Odds and Ends #6

December 2002: Old Saybrook China

November 2002: Platinum Blue China

October 2002: Grill Car China

September 2002: Diesel Builder's Plates

August 2002: Odds and Ends #5

July 2002: Odds and Ends #4

June 2002: Odds and Ends #3

May 2002: Odds and Ends #2

April 2002: New Haven R.R. Travel Bags

March 2002: Cost Saving Fare Promotions

February 2002: Odds and Ends #1

January 2002: Ladies' Day

December 2001: New Haven R.R. Locks

November 2001: The Streamlined Coaches

October 2001: The Comet

September 2001: Seashore Tours

August 2001: John Held, Jr. and the New Haven R.R.

July 2001: The East Wind

June 2001: The Rail-Auto Travel Plan

May 2001: Advertising Stickers

April 2001: Dietz Hand Lanterns

February 2001: Right of Way Signs

January 2001: Signal Lamps

December 2000: TDI Commuter Schedules

November 2000: To Florida on the New Haven Railroad!

October 2000: Local Schedules

September 2000: Train Service Cancellation Posters

August 2000: The New Haven Railroad Rail Charge Card

July 2000: Beverage Service!

June 2000: The Boat Race Trains

May 2000: Timetable Change Posters

April 2000: New Haven Railroad Station Signs

March 2000: The Key to New England

February 2000: Route 128 Station

January 2000: New Haven Railroad Cigarette Lighters

December 1999: The Dan'l Webster

November 1999: Postwar Travel Posters

October 1999: Modern Dining Car China

September 1999: New Haven Railroad Dining Car Service Pins

August 1999: New Haven Railroad Lapel Pins

July 1999: The 1939 New York World's Fair -- 60th Anniversary

June 1999: On-Train Ashtrays

April 1999: Matchbooks

March 1999: Pilgrim Tours

February 1999: Special Trains of the 1950s and 1960s

January 1999: Ticket Envelopes

December 1998: Holiday Advertising Material

November 1998: New York City Travel Advertising Material

October 1998: Boston Travel Advertising Material

September 1998: The Hurricane of 1938 -- 60th Anniversary

July 1998: The New Haven Goes Back to Cape Cod

June 1998: The 1964/1965 New York World's Fair

May 1998: Official Gifts of the McGinnis Era

April 1998: System Timetables

March 1998: Pre-War Advertising Brochures

February 1998: New Haven Railroad Freight Service Advertising from the 1950s and 1960s

January 1998: The Snow Trains

December 1997: Hotel Montclair Advertisement ca. 1939

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