Burlington May, 1966 Timetable

After decades of using its signature red-and-black timetable covers, Burlington broke the mold with this fresh new cover in 1966. The white background hints at the cleanliness of Burlington trains while the high-toned fashion model in the picture suggests that trains aren’t just for people who can’t afford to fly. The railroad would use this cover, with different photos in each edition, for the rest of its existence, including winter, 1966-67 and Burlington’s last 1970 timetable before the BN merger. Other photos would include the interior of the Denver Zephyr‘s Chuck Wagon car, someone fishing in a Colorado mountain stream, a ski lift–also probably in Colorado–and an aerial photo of Denver.

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The schedules inside are not much different from the 1965 edition. Even the mixed trains are listed, including one new one. If you wanted to leave Albia, Iowa at 11:45 pm and arrive in Des Moines at 3:00 am, Burlington had a mixed train for you on Saturdays only; the return train, also Saturday, left Des Moines at a slightly more congenial time of 8:45 pm and arrived in Albia at 11:30 pm.

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