Consisting of twelve pages that are half the size of a regular timetable, this timetable uses the same amount of space as the 1961 condensed timetable. Not surprisingly, however, several trains are missing, mostly in the form of reduced frequencies.
Perhaps the biggest gap is trains 39 & 40. Once called the Imperial but unnamed and down to coaches only–no food-service cars–in the 1961 timetable, these were the secondary trains on the Chicago-Los Angeles Golden State route. But with this timetable they only went between Kansas City and Los Angeles, and Chicago passengers had to change trains at Kansas City and Davenport, Iowa.
By 1966, the Golden State was the only Rock Island train that still offered sleeping cars and dining car services. Diners and lounges on the Peoria Rockets, Corn Belt Rocket, Des Moines Rocket, and even the overnight Rocky Mountain Rocket and Twin Star Rocket had all been replaced with “snack-beverage cars.”