Railroad French Toast has been a dining car tradition since who-knows-when and it is jolting to realize that someone in a position of authority at Amtrak actually thinks this is a good idea. Or, many times worse, could this possibly be another of the senseless and counter-productive cost-cutting measures undertaken in an effort to mollify the anti-Amtrak elements in Congress?Yes, Railroad French Toast predates Amtrak, and there used to be regional variations in the railroads' recipes (yes, each dining department had its own recipes, and regional food items). And cutting costs by antagonizing passengers doesn't seem like a sensible business strategy.
NOTHING IS SACRED.
Trains and Travel report that Amtrak's breakfast menu has dropped the French Toast. In favor of buttermilk pancakes.