Manuscript Vertical Files

Collection Number: MVF 30-09

Accession Number: 1112-38

Item(s): Dining Car menu from the Cotton Belt Route, 1939; and a card promoting a Tray Service at Your Seat program on the Cotton Belt Route, 1938.


Donor: Eleanor Bell

Date Received: January 25, 2012 

Literary Rights Statement: Permission to publish from the collection must be obtained from the Irving Archives, Irving Public Library.


The file contains a railroad dining car menu from 1939. The menu was used on a train trip between Dallas and Nevada, Texas, January 31, 1939. Also included is a card promoting a Tray Service at Your Seat in Coaches in which a passenger could remain at his seat and be served  a limited breakfast that was cooked by the chef in the dining car and served by a waiter on a tray at your seat, 1938.  The card was collected on a trip between Nevada, Texas, and Dallas, Texas, July 26, 1938.