Here’s another in a series of Southern Pacific advertisements for the fact that it offered multiple routes into California. Some 24 of the 36 pages in this booklet are identical to those in a similar booklet that dated from before the war.
The differences are mainly in the first and last few pages. The inside front covers present a glorious display of trains in Daylight, Armour yellow, and two-tone grey colors. One interior page that is different is page 24, which shows an aerial view of completed Shasta Dam, which was only under construction at the time the pre-war booklet was published.
The inside back cover advertises the future Shasta Daylight and Golden State “super-streamliners.” The latter were supposed to be eleven cars each offering “the last word in comfort and beauty.” We know that the Shasta Daylight entered service in 1949, three years after this was published. The Golden State super-streamliners, however, never really happened: only one train was built and the service was otherwise provided by generic cars from the Southern Pacific’s fleet on a slower-than-planned schedule.