Amtrak issued hundreds of brochures in its first decade, most of which focused on destinations such as Disneyland or national parks. But some simply exhorted people to take the train, usually with lame slogans such as “because getting there should be as much fun as being there” (a bureaucratic corruption of Cunard’s “Getting there is half the fun“). This particular brochure offers the equivocal thought that “maybe” you should take the train.
The train in the picture–oriented to look like the nose of a jet airliner–is one of the Rohr Turboliners that first entered service in late 1976. They were distinguished from the earlier French Turboliners by having a pointed rather than rounded nose. This dates the brochure to be no earlier than 1976 but more likely 1977 since the Turboliners didn’t begin operating until late September, 1976.