This 1987 brochure offers three attractive fare plans. Two of the plans are based on dividing the country into three regions: east of Chicago and New Orleans; west of Denver and Albuquerque; and a central region between Denver and Chicago. The first fare plan allowed passengers to take any round trip within either the Western or Central region for $129.
The second plan allowed round-trip travel with one stopover in a 45-day period. Within any one of the three regions, this cost just $150; within two regions, it was $200; for the entire country, it cost $250. While far from a rail pass that allowed unlimited travel, it did allow passengers to effectively take three one-way trips for a modest fare.
The third fare plan allowed passengers to turn any one-way trip (with no change of trains) that cost $60 or more into a roundtrip for just $7 more dollars. The $7 return fare also applied to less expensive trips on certain routes including Seattle-Portland, San Diego-Los Angeles, and Albany-Buffalo.