Special Train Tour De Luxe to the 1915 American Electric Railway Association Convention of San Francisco


All aboard! An incredible transcontinental train tour to the 1915 Panama–Pacific International Exposition.

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“The tours planned by the Transportation Committee for the Members of the American Electric Railway Association and the American Electric Railway Manufacturer’s Association and their friends who contemplate attending the Convention at San Francisco, California in October, are along entirely different lines than other tours, and should be judged by any tours of Agencies or “Personally Conducted tours” that you have read of or taken in the past.

There is absolutely no comparison in regard to equipment and to details while enroute or at the Hotels in the several cities in which we stop…There will be no tipping anywhere while on the tour as per the Itinerary. You will have access to your Baggage at all times. There will be Maids for the Ladies and Children and a Barber, Valet, and Stenographer for the Men – much of which is new and unique to railroading and special train movements. There will be two Dining Cars, Library, Club, and Observation Cars with Compartment and Drawing Room Cars – all full of standard steel equipment.” – Introduction.

The aforementioned grand tour of the United States took place from September 23rd to October 21st, 1915, in conjunction with an electric railway convention and the Panama–Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. This 35-page booklet offers an incredible overview of the trip, with descriptive text and photographs providing information on many of the landmarks and attractions along the way.

Stopping points included Glacier and Yosemite National Parks, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, and the Grand Canyon. A folding map at the back shows the route in bright red, beginning and ending at New York’s Grand Central Station.

Designed and published by Rand McNally in 1915 on behalf of the New York Central Lines.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1915

Author: Rand McNally

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Condition: A

Condition Description: 35 pp. booklet, about 5" x 7.5", bound with string in original red stiff paper wraps with embossed gilt medals on the front cover. The covers are a bit worn and the string binding is frayed. Front endpaper is soiled and shows some scattered abrasions. Contents are generally very good, with a few spots of wear along the fore-edge and light soiling, consistent with age and use. Includes a folding route map of the U.S. that measure about 16.5" x 11" and is in near fine condition.


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