Santa Fe February 1968 Timetable

This condensed timetable unfolds to be 32 inches wide, the equivalent of 8 pages of a regular 8″-by-9″ timetable. It contains schedules of major trains and a few buses, sample fares, and a brief list of ticket agents, but no station index.

Click image to download a 5.6-MB PDF of this timetable.

Two pages are devoted to the four Chicago-California trains: Super Chief & El Capitan (which have different names but the same schedule and train numbers), Chief, Grand Canyon (which not only no longer went to the Grand Canyon, it didn’t even arrive in Williams a a convenient time for passengers to take a bus to the canyon), and San Francisco Chief, plus three daily San Diegans, and a train from La Junta to Denver. Another page shows Chicago-Kansas City-Texas trains. Finally, a timetable shows trains connecting Houston and Dallas with California via up to seven different trains. No other trains are shown and presumably have all been abandoned. Ominously, the Chief, Grand Canyon, Kansas City Chief, Kansas Citian, Chicagoan, the Kansas City-Tulsa Tulsan, and the five connecting trains between Houston and Clovis, NM are all marked with “Note A” indicating that the railway has petitioned to discontinue their operation and they could stop operating as soon as permission to do so has been granted.

Fred Harvey 1967 Beverage Menu

Santa Fe’s long-time affiliation with Fred Harvey was winding down in 1967, mainly because the descendants of the company’s namesake were losing interest in managing its widely flung operations. This beverage card may have been one of the last Fred Harvey menus to be used on a Santa Fe train.

Click image to download a 238-KB pdf of this card.

The card offers soft drinks and beer but no hard liquor. That may be because strong drinks weren’t legal in all jurisdictions served by the Santa Fe and for that or some similar reason the hard stuff was advertised on another card. In a few days, we’ll see a Santa Fe beverage menu in the post-Fred Harvey era.

Santa Fe Fall-Winter 1965 Timetable

This timetable appeared roughly 18 months after yesterday’s, but there are few changes. The covers are nearly identical and both have 32 pages.

Click image to download a 27.4-MB PDF of this 32-page timetable.

One change is on page 14, where the 1964 timetable showed five daily San Diegans, while 1965 has only three. The next change I see is on page 22, where a schedule for buses between Flagstaff and Phoenix that shows four daily buses in 1964 has been entirely dropped from the 1965 timetable. I am sure there are more changes, but they would be to even lesser train or bus services.

Santa Fe Spring-Summer, 1964 Timetable

We’ve previously seen the Spring-Summer, 1963 Santa Fe timetable; now here is the same timetable for 1964. The differences between them are few.

Click image to download a 27.1-MB PDF of this 32-page timetable.

In case anyone hasn’t noticed, I previously presented a representative sample of Santa Fe timetables and brochures. Now I am posting the remaining examples in my collection. Although this is an indication that I’m getting close to finishing my goal of digitizing and posting my entire collection, I still have enough remaining items to last well into 2017.

Grand Canyon Timetables

Unlike Santa Fe’s premiere streamliners, the Grand Canyon apparently did not rate a welcome-aboard brochure. Instead, the railway made this timetable available to the train’s passengers.

Click image to download a 949-KB PDF of this brochure.

We’ve previously seen the April, 1966 timetable. Here are three more: above is Spring, 1963; below are Spring, 1966 and 1967 editions.

Continue reading

Welcome Aboard Santa Fe’s Super Chief

The Super Chief welcome-aboard brochures had one less panel than the brochures for Santa Fe’s other streamlined trains. Apparently, the railway didn’t think that sleeping car passengers needed as much instruction about how their rooms worked as coach passengers needed for their chairs.

Click image to download a 1.7-MB PDF of this brochure.

We’ve previously seen the 1964 edition of this brochure. Above is one from Spring, 1963 while below is one from February, 1968. Curiously, no 1968 brochures for other Santa Fe trains are dated February; perhaps Santa Fe made a change to the Super Chief timetable that month but not to any of its other streamliners.

Continue reading

Welcome Aboard Santa Fe’s San Francisco Chief

Here are two more welcome-aboard brochures for the San Francisco Chief. We’ve previously seen a 1963 edition; here are two later versions.

Click image to download a 2.7-MB PDF of this brochure.

By coincidence, they are from the same dates as yesterday’s Texas Chief brochures. Above is the Fall, 1966 edition while below is the Spring, 1968 version of the brochure.

Continue reading

Welcome Aboard Santa Fe’s Chief

We’ve previously seen a 1968 version of this brochure. Here are two earlier versions.

Click image to download a 2.9-MB PDF of this brochure.

Above is the Spring, 1963 edition while below is the Spring, 1966 version of the brochure. Like the El Capitan welcome-aboard brochures, they aren’t much different except for the cover, but I’m including them here to document whatever changes were made.

Continue reading

Welcome Aboard Santa Fe’s El Capitan

We’ve previously seen a 1957 version of this brochure. Containing a timetable for the train, the brochure was apparently reissued with each new timetable, even though the timetable itself didn’t always changed.

Click image to download a 2.9-MB PDF of this brochure.

Above is the Spring, 1963 edition while below is the Spring, 1968 version of the brochure. While they aren’t much different except for the cover, I’m including them here to document whatever changes were made.

Continue reading