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Passenger Train History: 1945 first class railway dining car service on the New York Central System. Complete breakfast for eighty five cents during World War Two.

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During WW 2, railway dining cars were crowded because of the mass movement in the United States of civilian passengers and military personnel.   This is a New York Central System breakfast menu from WW 2 aboard a train in 1945: featuring the menu, wartime dining car policy and a massage about America.

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New York Central System menu cover.

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Complete breafast for 85 cents.

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Wartime dining car service information.

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Patriotism aboard the trains. 

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