Inspired by yesterday, driven by tomorrow, a beautiful new travel experience to connect California’s two most demanded destinations
The World’s Most Beautiful Train
In 1937, the Southern Pacific Railroad, one of California’s oldest corporate citizens, launched a new streamlined train, the Daylight.
It was an immediate success, so much so that just three years later the company added a second frequency in 1940.
The train’s striking colors were red, orange and black with a silver accent pinstripe, from the tip of the locomotive to the rounded rear-end observation car.
The train became legendary for its colors, quality of service, and storied route between downtown San Francisco and downtown Los Angeles via Southern Pacific’s coast line.
Travel writers and advertising copy writers dubbed the Daylight “The World’s Most Beautiful Train.”
A legend was born.
Corridor Rail Development Corporation proposes the rebirth of the Coast Daylight. See the accompanying presentation for details, and allow yourself to imagine a ride again on the new, World’s Most Beautiful Train.
Here is the short, condensed version of Corridor’s 2015 presentation on creating a new Coast Daylight as California’s signature train. The full presentation follows these three pages.
Here is the full Corridor 2015 presentation with details for the creation of a new Coast Daylight operating between San Francisco and Los Angeles with the ability to extend to San Diego for daytime service. This presentation was created and delivered in 2015.