Hardcover with jacket, 128 pages, standard portrait size, Color images with captions.
Southern Pacific began to take Color photographs relatively early. This book contains a series of large images (sometimes only one per page) from both 1939 and 1941 when amateur color photography was scarcely possible. The road chose to depict new equipment, trains and services as well as to illustrate current operations for advertising or corporate use. This book then, should be seen as a cross-section not only of the Southern Pacific as it was, but also as the company wished it to be seen.
Contents:Along the Southern Pacific, pp. 4-8;Passengers Behind Steam, pp. 9-36;Diesel Passenger Service, pp. 37-66;Passenger Pleasures, pp. 67-83;Around the Shops, pp. 84-89;Moving Tonnage, pp. 90-127;'Espee' Pride, pg. 128.