Thursday, 14 March 2013

What's on the Menu?

CP Rail's "Atlantic Limited arriving at Magog, Quebec.
This advertisement below was on the inside back cover of Canadian Pacific Railway's 1957-58 public system timetable. 

Most of these menu items were still available on CP Rail's "Canadian" and "Atlantic Limited" in the early 1970's and still offered in the same Skyline dome cars. The prices had changed though.

Following a weekend of back-pack camping and hiking in the wilderness forests near Scotstown, Quebec, early breakfast on the Monday morning, Montreal bound "Atlantic Limited" was my favourite meal time. Attentive waiters always ensured that coffee cups were never allowed to go empty during meals.

The trains are gone now so you'll just have to take my word that the CPR's dining car food really was good.


The Oddblock Station Agent

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