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Dinner menu from the Dominion train from 1936 Canadian Pacific Railway Company. Dining Car Service 1936

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 © Associated Screen News
CANADIAN   PACIFIC  TRAIN
IN VALLEY OF THE KICKING HORSE THE DOMINION
DINNER $1.25
Please  write on meal check each
item desired.
Choice of
Choice of
Choice of
SPRING  ONIONS  OR   RADISHES
QUEEN   OR   RIPE  OLIVES
OR
FRUIT  COCKTAIL
fcONSOMME
[vegetable soup
fHALIBUT STEAK
GRILLED  SALMON
CHICKEN  A   LA  CANADA
SPRING  VEGETABLE   DINNER
ROAST  RIB  BEEF
IBROILED  FRESH   MUSHROOMS
NEW BOILED  POTATOES
NEW  SPINACH   OR   ASPARAGUS
'STRAWBERRY  OR  APPLE  PIE
CARAMEL  CUSTARD   PUDDING
BAKED  APPLE  WITH   CREAM
ICE CREAM  WITH  CAKE
CANADIAN   CHEESE  WITH
,      CRACKERS
BREAD. ROLLS
TEA OR COFFEE
TT is with pleasure and pride that we call attention to the desire and
x willingness of all our employees to give their utmost in service and
Special attention and they as well as ourselves would appreciate your
criticisms as well as your commendations.
TT will be a great aid to the service and will avoid any possibility of mistakes if passengers wi'l
* kindly ask for meal order blanks, and upon them will write their orders, because stewards
and waiters are not allowed to serve any food without a meal check.
TjTTHEREVERyou travel on the Canadian Pacific, you will find the same
** desire to maintain that excellence of service for which the Company
has been no ted for over for ty years. The seemingly eff or tless per fee tion
of Canadian Pacific service is simply an infinite capacity for taking pains,
W. A. Cooper, Manager, Sleeping, Dining, Parlor Cars,
Restaurants and News Service, Montreal*
2   D.E.   1   D.W.   V-9   36
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EVENING
A LA CARTE
RADISHES    25
QUEEN   OR   RIPE   OLIVES   20
CONSOMME
BROILED  SALMON  70 -50
CHICKEN   A   LA   CANADA   90
RELISHES
MIXED   PICKLES   15
Fruit Cocktail 30
SOUP   TUREEN   30,   CUP   20
•FISH
FILET OF SOLE,   TARTAR  70-
SPRING    ONIONS    15
TOMATO   JUICE   COCKTAIL   20
VEGETABLE    SOUP
-50 HALIBUT STEAK  70—50
ENTREES
SPRING   VEGETABLE   DINNER,   POACHED   EGG   65
BROILED   FRESH   MUSHROOMS   75
•ROASTS
ROAST   RIB   BEEF   65-
-8 5
CHOPS,  STEAKS,  ETC.—FROM THE GRILL
"RED   BRAND"   SIRLOIN   STEAK   1.50 "RED   BRAND"   SMALL   STEAK    I.OO
BROILED   OR   FRIED   HAM    (FULL   CUT)    65 LAMB   CHOPS    (ONE)    35    (TWO)    65
HAM   y2   CUT  WITH   1   EGG   55,  WITH   2   EGGS   65 BACON    (3  SLICES)   35   (5  SLICES)   55
BACON    (3   SLICES)    35,   WITH   2   EGGS   65
INDIVIDUAL  POT  BAKED   BEANS   (HOT  OR  COLD)   35
EGGS,   OMELETS,   ETC.
BOILED   (ONE)    20   (TWO)    35 SCRAMBLED   35 FRIED    (ONE)    20   (TWO)    35
POACHED   ON   TOAST    (ONE)    20    (TWO)    40
OMELETS -PLAIN   45,   TOMATO   OR   CHEESE   50,   JELLY   OR   SPANISH   60
VEGETABLES
CAULIFLOWER   20 NEW   POTATOES   IN   CREAM   20 NEW   SPINACH   20
NEW  PEAS   20 NEW   ASPARAGUS.  35 STEWED  TOMATOES   20
POTATOES,    BOILED   OR    MASHED    20,    HASHED BROWNED    25
IMPORTED   SARDINES   60
CANADIAN   SARDINES,   FANCY   PACK   35
•COLD   MEATS
ROAST   BEEF   75: 50
HAM   75 50 SLICED  CHICKEN   80-
(With Potato Salad 15 Cents Extra)
LAMB 7 5-
-60
SALADS—WITH FRENCH OR MAYONNAISE DRESSING
FRUIT  50
COMBINATION   40
LETTUCE   AND   TOMATO   35
CHICKEN   65 HEAD   LETTUCE   35
PEAR   AND   COTTAGE   CHEESE   35
DESSERTS
STRAWBERRIES  WITH   CREAM   35 BAKED  APPLE   15,   WITH   CREAM   25
CARAMEL   CUSTARD   PUDDING    25 FIG    PUDDING,    CUSTARD   SAUCE    25
ICE  CREAM   25 APPLE  PIE   20 STRAWBERRY  PIE   20
MARMALADE,   JAMS   OR  JELLIES  15
(IN    INDIVIDUAL   JARS)
PRESERVED  FRUITS 25
(IN    INDIVIDUAL   JARS)
SLICED   PINEAPPLE   30 PRESERVED   FIGS   30,   WITH   CREAM   40
INDIVIDUAL  CANADIAN   COMB   OR  STRAINED   HONEY   25
TOAST   15
BREAD  AND   BUTTER   SERVICE   PER   PERSON
MILK   TOAST   30 HOT   TEA   BISCUITS   15
WHITE,   BROWN   AND   RAISIN   BREAD   15
CANADIAN    CHEDDAR
CHEESE  WITH  CRACKERS  30
GRUYERE ROQUEFORT
DINNER   ROLLS    15
CANADIAN    CREAM
TEA,  COFFEE,  ETC.
COFFEE,   POT   25,   SERVED  WITH   HOT   MILK   OR   CREAM DEMI   TASSE   COFFEE   15
KAFFEE   HAG   COFFEE,   POT   25 INSTANT   POSTUM   25 TEA,   POT   25 COCOA,   POT   25
OVALTINE   20 INDIVIDUAL   SEALED   BOTTLE   MILK   15 MALTED   MILK   20
HOT   BEEF  TEA   25 FLEISCHMANN'S  YEAST,   PER   CAKE   10
•lower price  indicates  SMALL  PORTION, which  if desired should be so
SPECIFIED   ON    MEAL   ORDER   BLANK. AS OTHERS SEE US!
I HIS Canadian Pacific patron expresses the views of thousands of other passengers who have travelled on comfortable Canadian Pacific trains through the heart
of the Canadian Rockies, with their crowning jewels of Banff, Lake Louise and
Emerald Lake, unsurpassed as vacation resorts.
(Reprint from "Vancouver Daily Province," October 24, 1934)
Train Travel
By GWEN CASH.
"There isn't a train I wouldn't take,
No matter where it's going."
THEY are Edna St. Vincent Millay's
words, but they certainly express a
sentiment     with     which     I     fully
concur.
Quite apart from getting there, I like
to feel the throb of the wheels as I lie in
my berth reading the grimmest detective yarn procurable. I like the high,
lonely shriek of the engine as it passes
into a tunnel. I like coming across
someone who knew my cousin's aunt,
once removed, in Rhodesia, or some
equally remote relative in an equally
remote spot, or talking with a Rotarian
from Kansas City, and powdering my
nose in the company of a lady on her
way through from China dreaming of
Bow Bells. It's fun sitting in the observation car observing people as well as
scenery. Pun and enlightening. Even
swaying and staggering through the
cars towards the effluvia of food is a
minor adventure. All sorts of travellers,
with every kind of attitude to travel,
line the route. Some sprawl in complete relaxation or boredom, reading or
playing cards. Others sit primly erect,
as if they would leap from the
train, fully caparisoned, on the slightest
provocation.
)UT, more than anything, I like getting on the train in Vancouver late
at night, as I did recently en route for
Lake Louise. The station was dimly lit.
The "portahs'" teeth flashed in dusky
faces. Their eyes gleamed in barely discernible sockets. Inside the Pullman
berths were already made up. Everything was beautifully neat, unlittered as
yet with the debris of travel. A sense of
adventure vibrated in the air. "All
aboard" echoed and re-echoed musically
and mysteriously down the length of the
train. Much more musically, a thousand
times more mysteriously, than ever it
did in daylight.   We're off!
Now, Lake Louise had hitherto been
my Carcasonne. Almost a dozen times
have I passed through its station since
I first came to British Columbia; Once
three years ago I stopped off at Banff,
and then, when fate forbade me adventuring further, resigned myself to what
I then felt was the inevitable. I was
never, it seemed, to see Lake Louise. I
even   told   myself   it   was   better   so.    I
should   probably   be   disappointed   anyway.
*        *   ;    *        *
LOT I knew about it. That's the
hopeful part about life. A lot we
ever knew about it. Isn't there always
a chance, slim as it may seem sometimes, of something interesting or exciting or vital round the corner?
As for being disappointed! Great
peaks swept upwards towards a sky of
ethereal beauty, translucent blue by day,
silver starred at night. The lake was
green. Green as jade. Green as creme di
menthe. Green as fairy emeralds. Iceland
poppies, a host of gay and golden butterflies danced upon its rim. Between
mountain wings shone the forbidding,
enigmatic splendor of a glacier. The air
made you feel you could tackle most
things successfully. Disappointing! How
silly.
"There isn't a train I wouldn't take,
no matter where it's going." The wheels
clicked over to their rhythmic monotone
as they bore us towards the Pacific. A
lady from Munroe, Ohio—at least, I
think it was Ohio—told me about her
husband, who was a doctor and in his
youth a missionary to the Indians, Texas
way. He had fought in the late European war. I told her my son spent the
summer herding sheep up the North
Thompson River. A girl from Los Angeles explained how the N.R.A. codes
worked in the department store where
she was employed. And a gentleman
from New York said he decided he and
his wife might just as well spend some
of their substance travelling as watch
their investments disappear. An attitude in which a good many of his compatriots concurred-—or something. For
number three was running in two sections, with Americans representative of
most of the various states aboard. A
young English bride-to-'be was on her
way to join her fiance in Hongkong; an
old man, his daughter in Victoria.
At Albert Canyon the mellow sunshine of late afternoon touched the surrounding peaks to glory and a grateful
cool rose from the torrent dashing its
way along the narrow gorge below.
"All aboard!" Heterogeneous numbers
scrambled to sanctuary.
The fat gentleman from Montreal on
his way to sell ready-to-wear to the
trade in Vancouver and Victoria removed an over-sized cigar from his lips
and began to tell a story about an Irishman and a Scotsman and a Jew. But
through the windows lovely picture slid
into lovely picture, and dusk softly absorbed the summer day.
Yes. "There isn't a train I wouldn't
take, no matter where it's going."
CANADIAN PACIFIC SPANS THE WORLD

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