May, 1962 Rio Grande Timetable

The timetables have been rearranged slightly, but the schedules are virtually the same as in the 1961 edition. These smaller timetables no longer list a bus from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park. But they do list a twice-daily bus between Glenwood Springs and Aspen with the warning that “rail tickets not honored” on that bus.

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Several tiny ads mention vista domes, the “best way to see the best of the West.” By this time, most of Rio Grande’s trains except the Durango-Silverton had domes. No domes are listed for the Denver-Craig Yampa Valley Mail, but if they weren’t used in 1962 they were added later. The Colorado Eagle didn’t have a vista-dome; it had a “planetarium chair car.” Though it was built by Budd, for some reason Missouri Pacific decided not to use the vista-dome name.

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