Norfolk & Western April, 1966 Timetable

The boring cover and minimal use of interior advertising suggests that the Norfolk & Western was not really interested in the passenger business in 1966. But the coal-rich railroad had taken over the Wabash and several other railroads in 1964, and continued to operate Wabash passenger trains as well as some of its own.

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N&W’s own trains including its two Norfolk-Cincinnati trains, the daylight Powhatan Arrow, which ran until 1969, and the overnight Pocahontas, which survived until Amtrak. N&W also participated in the several trains with the Pennsylvania and Southern railroads, including the New York-New Orleans Pelican, the DC-Memphis via Chatannooga Tenneseean, and the DC-Memphis via Birmingham Birmingham Special.

Wabash trains included the Chicago-St. Louis Blue Bird and Banner Blue and St. Louis-Kansas City City of St. Louis, all of which featured dome cars. In addition, there was the domeless City of Kansas City and St. Louis-Detroit Cannonball. The 1964 merger also included the Nickel Plate Railroad, but N&W had quickly terminated all of its passenger trains and none survived to be on this timetable.

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