This will has over 120 great illustrations and extensive text dealing with the observation cars on Santa Fe's great high-class passenger trains in the streamlined lightweight car era. Those interested in the Santa Fe as well as passenger train fans in general will find this book fascinating. Exterior and interior photographs from many sources including the AT&SF's own photo collection, floor plans and diagrams give new insight into this important element of the line's passenger operations.
Modelers will also find the contents of this book useful in their pursuits. The observation was the "signature" equipment on each train, carrying the tail sign and offering the best accommodations to the first class passengers. Although representing only a small fraction of AT&SF's huge fleet of cars the observation cars provided lounge space and were an expect aspect of any really first class name train in the era.
TLC Publishing, softcover.