The Sunset Route being longer than either the Shasta or Coast routes, this advertisement has twice as many pages. There are no photos or illustrations of passenger trains in the entire booklet, but several photos of New Orleans, cities in Texas, Arizona resorts, and California.
As your train passes through Louisiana, “Small Negro children dance with glee and wave to your train from tiny cabins,” the booklet reports obliviously. At the other end of the route the booklet shows a yellow-sky (pollution?) photo of Westlake Park, whose name had been changed to MacArthur Park four years previous. Perhaps the SP didn’t agree with this name change, which was supposedly suggested by William Randolph Hearst who wanted General MacArthur to run for president.