This is the fifth and final Volume on the Southern Pacific's heavyweight and lightweight passenger car fleet. Heavily illustrated and complete, included in this book:
Building and service histories of all Lounge, Dome and Parlor cars owned by SP & Affiliates 1890-1971.
Wood observation smoking and buffet-baggage cars purchased by SP, UP and affiliated lines.
First steel arch roofed observation smoking and buffet-baggage cars purchased by the Associated Lines (SP & UP) during the Harriman era.
Full coverage of SP's streamlined lightweight lounge and observation-lounge cars on the City of San Francisco, and the lightweight tavern and parlor cars in 1937 for the Daylight.
The magnificent three-unit articulated kitchen-dining-lounge cars received in 1941 for the Lark and their 1948 sisters received for the Cascade are covered in detail.
Additional coverage is provided on lounge cars operated by the El Paso & Southwestern.
Acknowledgements, pp. 6-10;
Harriman Lines Wood Observation Smoking Cars, 1904-1910, pp. 11-48;
Harriman Lines Steel Observation Smoking Cars, pp. 49-52;
SP Common Standard Steel Observation Smoking Cars, 1929 and 1930, pp. 53-70;
SP Open-Top Observation Cars, 1927, pp. 71-74;
Buffet-Baggage Cars, New York-1914, pp. 75-110;
SP Common Standard Steel Buffet-Baggage and Club-Baggage Cars, pp. 111-126;
SP Common Standard Steel Lounge Cars, pp. 127-200;
SP Common Standard Tavern Cars, pp. 201-232;
SP Jointly Owned Lounge Cars, 1937-1948, pp. 233-256;
SP Common Standard Lounge Cars, 1949-1950, pp. 257-294;
Wood Parlor Cars Operated by SP, pp. 295-298;
Wood Pullman Parlor Cars Operated on SP Routes, 1895-1924, pp. 299-306;
SP Heavyweight Parlor Cars Rebuilt from Other Car Types, 1926-1946, pp. 307-316;
SP Common Standard Parlor and Parlor-Observation Cars, 1937-1941, pp. 317-382;
SP Common Standard Dome-Lounge Cars, 1954-1955, pp. 383-436;
SP Common Standard Articulated Diner-Lounge Cars, 1941-1949, pp. 437-492;
Pullman-Operated Cars Offering Sleeping, Buffet, Lounge and Parlor Services and Assigned to SP Routes, 1913-1920, pp. 493-536;
Other Pullman-Operated Cars Offering Sleeping and Lounge Services and Assigned to SP Routes, 1913-1920, 537-542;
Pullman Sleeper-Buffet-Lounge Observation Cars Assigned by Pullman and Rock Island to the Golden State Route, 1948-1956, pp. 543-546;
Sleeper-Buffet-Lounge-Observation Cars Assigned to SP Routes, 1937-1960, pp. 547-554;
El Paso & Southwestern Lounge Service Cars, pp. 555-562;
Passenger Car Committee, Patrons, pg. 563;
Glossary of Terms, Bibliography, Index, pp. 564-576.
Southern Pacific Historical & Technical Society, hardcover with jacket, 576 pages, 12 x 8.5 x 3 in., 818 photographs, 97 floor and side elevation plans, bibliography, glossary and index.