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.
New York Central System menu cover.
Complete breafast for 85 cents.
Wartime dining car service information.
Patriotism aboard the trains.