Like the Golden State, the City of San Francisco never had its own full-color brochure after the train became daily in the late forties because the train sets varied. Southern Pacific included the Overland Route as one of its four “Wonderful Ways West” in the booklet so named and included the colored artist rendering above and the pictures below. The black-and-white ads above and below are from late forties, early fifties National Geographic magazines.
The City of San Francisco crossed Donner Pass at night. The photo above is of the San Francisco Overland, which left Chicago 3 hours earlier and arrived San Francisco 4 hours later (on a schedule a little faster than the California Zephyr) and carried the through New York-San Francisco sleepers in the early fifties.