Great Northern Railway Beverages, 1960s
The Great Northern Railway was created in September 1889 from several predecessor railroads in Minnesota and stretched from Lake Superior at Duluth and Minneapolis/St. Paul west through North Dakota, Montana and Northern Idaho to Washington State at Everett and Seattle.
Whoever designed this 1960s menu for the beverages served in the lounge car was determined to cram in as many features of the states that the line went through as possible.
There’s an oil derrick, mountains, a cowboy, a rifle, a buffalo and an unusual lounge car server who seems to be a hybrid of human and cow.
It’s all done mid-century style as befits the date of the menu.
While traveling, passengers could drink champagne, wine and cocktails and purchase souvenirs like playing cards, postage stamps and travel bags.
In 1970 GNR merged with three other railroads to form the Burlington Northern Railroad. In 1996 it merged with the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway to form the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway.
Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson archival inks. Custom printed with border for matting and framing.
Each order includes a print of the interior menu.
All printed in USA.