The North Coast Hiawatha isn’t shown on this 1980 map, as it was one of six trains eliminated by President Carter in a futile effort to show that he was fiscally conservative. Deleting the train made no more economic sense than adding it in 1971; it was all based on politics. At the time, I asked an official at the Department of Transportation why they were so eager to kill these trains. He confessed that they figured that, if Amtrak’s budget was reduced, they could capture the funds for their own department.
The map claims to show “Amtrak Service Scheduled to Start in 1980.” However, the symbol for this is practically indistinguishable from the symbol for connecting bus routes, so I can’t tell if there are actually any such 1980 start-ups shown on the map.