Northern Pacific’s timetable shockingly dropped from 28 pages in its 1966 timetables to a mere 8 pages in 1967. The main difference is the deletion of material not directly related to NP schedules, including one page of “general information for travelers,” the three-page station index, three pages of connecting trains, four pages of ticket prices, and several ads. The mainline timetable that compared the times of the North Coast Limited, Mainstreeter, and trains 3 and 4 has also been deleted, saving four pages. In addition, the two-page centerfold map has been reduced to a third of a page.
There only major change in train service was the elimination of the NP train between the Twin Cities and the Twin Ports of Duluth, MN-Superior, WI. In the mid-1950s, NP, GN, and Soo Line offered a total of five trains a day on this route, but NP went from two trains to one in the late 1950s and Soo dropped its single train in 1961. By 1967, only GN continued to serve this route with two daily trains, the Gopher and the Badger (the mascots of the Universities of Minnesota and Wisconsin).