Notes for Vacation Planners

Despite the title, this booklet really doesn’t have many “notes” for vacation planners. Instead, it consists of enticing photos with brief captions of the Grand Canyon; California; the Southwest; Colorado Rockies; and Texas. It also briefly lists eight streamlined and four heavyweight trains people can take “all the way” (at least from Chicago) to these destinations.

Click image to download a 6.8-MB PDF of this 24-page booklet.

The quality of the black-and-white photos isn’t as good as it should be for a 1947 publication. The photos in Santa Fe’s 1940 Colorado booklet were much better, and of course the color photos in the 1941 Chief and Super Chief booklet were sublime. But I suppose this booklet got its message across to Americans recovering from the war: they owed themselves a vacation and the Santa Fe was an excellent place to start.

Leave a Reply