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Southern Pacific Passenger Trains

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Shedding daylight on rail travel through the great American Southwest Well into the 1950s, the Southern Pacific operated an extensive fleet of colorful (a color scheme nicknamed daylight) and highly-regarded passenger trains that became the preferred mode of travel for the West Coast's nouveau riche film stars and businesspeople. This authoritative illustrated history covers the various forms of motive power used, the rolling stock and the SP's services. Archival photographs depict the trains on their routes from Portland to the Bay Area, Los Angeles and on through the desert Southwest to Texas and New Orleans. Also depicted are SP uniforms, dinnerware, stations and terminals, and interior views of cars. Also featured are period advertisements, timetables, and route maps, and coverage of the SP's cooperative efforts with Chicago & North Western, Union Pacific, and Rock Island in forwarding trains overland to Utah, Chicago and St. Louis.

Passenger Trains of the Southern Pacific Transportation Company

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 27. Chapters: Acadian (train), Argonaut (train), Arizona Limited, Cascade (train), Challenger (train), City of San Francisco (train), Coast Daylight (SP train), Del Monte (train), Golden Rocket (train), Golden State (train), Lark (train), Overland Route (Union Pacific Railroad), Sacramento Daylight, San Francisco Challenger, San Joaquin Daylight, Shasta Daylight, Sunbeam (passenger train), Sunset Limited, West Coast (passenger train). Excerpt: The Golden State Limited was a named passenger train between Chicago and Los Angeles from 1902-1968 by the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad ("Rock Island") and the Southern Pacific Company (SP) and predecessors. It was named for California, the "Golden State." In the early years of the train the drumhead, or lighted sign at the end of the observation car, was primarily orange, with drawings of oranges on backlit glass. The Golden State' route was relatively low-altitude, crossing the Continental Divide at about 4,600 feet (1,400 m) near Lordsburg, New Mexico, avoiding severe winter weather. (Highest elevation en route was 6600+ feet, further east in New Mexico.) Low altitude was an advantage for patients with lung problems and other illnesses, particularly tuberculosis, for which no antibiotics were available until after World War II. Other transcontinental routes reached elevations of more than 7,000 feet (2,100 m) - the Santa Fe near Flagstaff and the Union Pacific near Sherman Hill, Wyoming. Southern Pacific (after 1924) served the Arizona winter resort, golf course, sanatorium and dude ranch areas of Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona as well as Palm Springs, California, the winter playground of many Hollywood movie stars. The Golden State route had the disadvantage of having a weak connecting and somewhat over-extended granger line (the Rock Island) serving farmland...

Southern Pacific Passenger Trains Night trains of the Coast Route

Author : Dennis Ryan
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Southern Pacific Passenger Train Schedules

Author : Southern Pacific Railroad Company
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Southern Pacific Passenger Train Consists and Cars 1955 58

Author : Harry Stegmaier
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Every type of passenger car used by Southern Pacific from 1955 to 1958 is detailed with period literature describing its construction and amenities, as well as a large selection of color photos from the period.

Southern Pacific

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Southern Pacific Passenger Trains and Passenger Cars

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Southern Pacific Transportation Company Discontinuance of Passenger Trains Between San Francisco and San Jose

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Southern Pacific Company Application No 37950 for Authority to Discontinue Passenger Trains No 201 and 202 Operating Between Sacramento and Gerber

Author : James K. Gibson
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The Southern Pacific and Railroad Passenger Service

Author : National Association of Railroad Passengers
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SP Passenger Train Models 2016 Calendar

Author : Victor Roseman
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This MRH Media 2016 calendar features the modeling and photographic work of Victor Roseman, done as part of his project on vintage SP passenger trains. The calendar also has dates of major model railroading events for 2016, making this the ideal calendar for model railroaders. Victor did extensive historical research to produce the definitive guide to Southern Pacific passenger trains for a recent series in Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine. MRH has collected twelve of these superb model photographs into this calendar so we can all enjoy these great model scenes of the by-gone SP and their memorable passenger service of the last century. (NOTE: Lulu thinks this is a book and displays the cover sideways - we apologize for that. Lulu says, ""Sorry, that's just the way it is."")

Railroad Advertising

Author : Tad Burness
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Relive the glory years of American railroading Return to an era when passenger trains represented the height of luxury and riding the rails was the only way to travel. Classic Railroad Advertising covers nearly a century of memories - of powerful steam locomotives and elegant streamliners, of the brute force of diesel power and the patriotic effort to keep America on the move during a tumultuous world war. During their heyday, railroads employed the top ad agencies and some of the era's best-known illustrators to create compelling magazine advertising. The ads are a wonderful time capsule into a different era, a time when travel meant less about speed and economy and more about comfort and style. Through these ads you'll watch technology advance as railroads embrace streamlined designs and diesels locomotives; ride along as America fights a war, with railroads at front and center of the effort; witness a long, slow decline as passenger trains nearly succumb to competition from automobiles and airplanes, only to re-emerge with a new revitalized role in the guise of Amtrak. Join us for a great railroad journey in print - one that you won't soon forget. • Enjoy nearly 200 color advertisements and authoritative commentary • Remember America's greatest railroads: Pennsylvania, Santa Fe, New York Central, Southern Pacific, and many more • Experience the finest passenger trains, including the Super Chief, 20th Century Limited, California Zephyr, Broadway Limited and others

Final Environmental Impact Statement

Author : United States. Interstate Commerce Commission. Section of Energy and Environment
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In the Matter of the Application of Southern Pacific Company to Discontinue the Operation of Passenger Trains Nos 246 244 229 and 243 Operating Between Oakland Pier and Sacramento California

Author : California Public Utilities Commission
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Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Author : United States. Interstate Commerce Commission. Section of Energy and Environment
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Report on Passenger Service on Southern Pacific Company s Overland Route Passenger Trains and Company s Proposed Consolidation of City of San Francisco Trains Nos 101 and 102 with Overland Trains No 27 and 28

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Southern Pacific Passenger Train Consists and Cars 1955 1958

Author : Harry Stegmaier
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Report on Passenger Service on Southern Pacific Company s Overland Route Passenger Trains

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Southern Pacific in California

Author : Kerry Sullivan
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The Southern Pacific Railroad is California's railroad. As the Central Pacific, it bored and blasted its way east from Sacramento, across the towering High Sierra, meeting with the Union Pacific at Promontory, Utah, completing the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869, and profoundly changing the growing United States. By the early 20th century, the Southern Pacific was a rail colossus, stretching from San Francisco Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. Yet the Southern Pacific remained essentially Californian. Its rail lines gave muscle to the lovely California coast, the fertile San Joaquin and Imperial Valleys, and the timber industry of the north coast. Yet for all its might and majesty, for many Californians the Southern Pacific was a smaller, more intimate part of the fabric of their daily lives.

Diagrams Common Standard Passenger Train Cars Southern Pacific Lines

Author : Charles H. Givens
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