By the time of this timetable, Missouri Pacific had replaced the Scenic Limited with the Colorado Eagle, which connected with Rio Grande’s Royal Gorge train in Colorado Springs. Other streamlined trains in this timetable include the St. Louis-Omaha Missouri River Eagle and Memphis-Tallulah Delta Eagle. The Sunshine Special survived as a heavyweight train because MP hadn’t been able to acquire enough equipment to streamline it before the war.
While most streamlined trains tended to operate as a unit from origin to destination, heavyweight trains often had cars added or detached at many cities along the journey. The Sunshine Special out of St. Louis, for example, had cars going to Corpus Christi, Mission, Mexico City, San Antonio, Ft. Worth, El Paso, Los Angeles, El Dorado, Shreveport, Houston, Brownsville, Galveston, St. Charles, and Alexandria.