THE COAST DAYLIGHT – THE MOST BEAUTIFUL TRAIN IN THE WORLD – Southern Pacific’s famous streamliner between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Train Town Video Productions Presents a railroad video featuring Southern Pacific’s Daylight 1937-1957. Considered the most beautiful train in the world – covering some of the most spectacular scenery in America. The down home music in the video hardly represents this sophisticated train. It was anything but “country”!
The Daylight had its inaugural run on March 1, 1937 and was hauled by GS-2 steam locomotives. It was the first of the Daylight series that also included the San Joaquin Daylight, Shasta Daylight, Sacramento Daylight, and Sunbeam. The Coast Daylight ran behind steam from March 1937 until it was dieselized on January 7, 1955. After dieselization, the train continued to run until May 1, 1971 when Amtrak took over service and rerouted their Coast Daylight to Oakland. [Read more...]