Vista-Dome Views–1949

Dated October, 1949, just seven months after the California Zephyr‘s inaugural run, this must be one of the first editions of this brochure that was given to passengers in various forms over the years. Most of the illustrations of the train are drawings, though there is one photo of the train in Glenwood Canyon.

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Half the brochure provides a point-to-point guide to cities and sights seen from the train. The other half advertises the train itself, including the vista-dome coaches, vista-dome buffet-lounge, diner, sleepers, and “America’s most glamorous railroad car,” the vista-dome observation-lounge.

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