In 1929, Burlington and Santa Fe teamed up with the Rio Grande and Western Pacific to offer escorted tours from Chicago to the West Coast. We’ve already seen the 20-page tour booklet for winter, 1929, which advertised 21-day tours leaving Chicago twice a month in January, February, and March.
This booklet for the summer offers two- and three-week tours to California, three- and four-week tours to the Pacific Northwest and California, three- and four-week tours to Yellowstone, Colorado, and California, and five- to seven-week tours to Hawaii. Naturally, the booklet is longer than the winter edition, filling 36 pages with many photos but only a small amount of text repeated from the winter booklet.
The cover of the winter booklet was printed on high-grade, textured paper. The paper on this one is cheaper, still cover grade but not textured. Whether due to the stock market crash or a poor response to the 1929 tours, I haven’t seen any evidence that the Burlington-Santa Fe partnership continued in 1930.