Summer Tours–1942 Season

Although it seems likely that the 1942 tourist season was largely cancelled by the war, it is worth noting that the C&NW/UP Department of Tours offered 15 different tours that year. These included a 7-day tour to Colorado, 7-, 8-, and 9-day tours to Yellowstone, 10- and 11-day tours to Yellowstone and Colorado, a 14-day tour to Yellowstone and Southern Utah; 8- and 11-day tours to Southern Utah, 13- and 14-day tours to California, a 20-day Southern Utah/California tour, a 13-day Pacific Northwest tour, and a 19-day PNW-Alaska tour.


Click image to download a 36.1-MB PDF of this 68-page booklet.

This is one of the longest Summer Tours booklets yet, with 25 color and numerous black-and-white photos on 68 pages. Tour prices range from $95 for the 7-day Colorado tour to $315 for the 19-day Alaska-PNW tour (multiply by about 11 to get today’s dollars). The 7-day Colorado tour only offered a $12 discount for people willing to travel in air-conditioned coaches rather than sleeping cars. Apparently, the Department of Tours didn’t imagine that people able to afford the longer tours would be willing to travel coach as that option wasn’t available for other tours.

The booklets for specific regions, such as California and Yellowstone, were re-issued only four or five times between 1920 and 1970. But the Summer Tours booklets were re-issued every year to account for changes in dates and costs. Each cover was different; a few are shown below but don’t link to the whole document. The only one if these in my own collection is the 1939 booklet; I’ll eventually scan and post it.


Probably the 1934 season.

Probably the 1937 season.

1938 season.

1939 season.

1950 season.


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