This book begins with the history and construction of the Coast Line from 1861 to its opening on March 31, 1901.
Color advertising reproduction. Most photographs are in Black-and-White.
Contents:Introduction, Advertising Reproductions, pp. 2-16;The Coast Line Opens, pp. 17-30;Air Conditioning and Modernization of Heavyweight Equipment, pp. 31-39;Lightweight Chair Cars, pp. 40-77;All Time Lightweight Chair Car Roster, pp. 78-81;On the Imagination of Man - A New Daylight, pp. 82-139;United for Victory, pp. 140-166;The Streamliners' Finest Hour, pp. 167-238;Daylight Dining Service, pp. 239-277;Dieselization and Fading Spirit, pp. 278-400.
Four Ways West Publications, hardcover with dust jacket, 400 pages, 8.5 x 11 x 2 in., Black-and-White and Color photographs; illustrations; rosters.