The biggest fault you have is that the machine is on the west coast. Other than that, it looks as if you have a machine in good condition that is ready to run. It also has many useful attachments that can be quite expensive if you were to buy them separately.
From the pictures, the machine has a 3 jaw chuck, both steady & follower rests, a quick change gearbox, power longitudinal & cross feeds and a taper attachment. I don't see a set of collets or a faceplate, but then you can't have everything. Both taper attachments and quick change gearboxes were rare on that vintage, it was probably bought as a toolroom lathe.
Granted its an older machine (pre 1940), but its in good shape and will perform very well with high speed steel tooling. It would even handle carbide tooling, but don't expect the performance you would get with a truly heavy machine.
If it were me, I would make a holiday of it, go to the west coast, rent a trailer, take the machine apart & drive back. That way you don't have to worry about any damage to the machine. Its going to weigh about 1300 pounds, more with the attachments.
Just my 5 cents worth.