Yesterday’s 1959 timetable was 20 pages long, just like the one from 1950. By 1961, however, Rio Grande decided to condense its timetable into a brochure that folds out to the equivalent of just six pages.
All of the trains from the 1959 edition are still on the timetable. There’s also room to list the railroad’s agents in major cities and rail fares between principle cities. What’s gone is the schedules of connecting trains, the station index, and various fluff, including full-page ads and large-print timetables for major trains that summarized the complete timetables.