Atlas Obscura: A Newly Digitized Menu Collection Shows Off America’s Lost Railroad Cuisine

Atlas Obscura: A Newly Digitized Menu Collection Shows Off America’s Lost Railroad Cuisine. “[Ira Silverman] began collecting dining car menus, eventually amassing an archive of 238 menus and related pamphlets. After a long career in transit, he donated the collection to his alma mater’s Transportation Library, which recently digitized it in its entirety. The pages (almost all, impressively, unstained) offer a mouthwatering journey down the rabbit hole of deluxe railroad dining, when well-heeled travelers expected to sit at tables draped in white linen and indulge in outstanding meals plated on china.”