NYC 1964 Timetable

This timetable is just 24 pages long, but unlike the pre-war era, there wasn’t any need to have separate timetables for NYC’s various subsidiaries. I count just five trains a day from New York to Chicago and six from Chicago to New York, as the Pacemaker apparently is merged with the 20th Century westbound but is a separate train eastbound. There is just one train a day between New York and St. Louis; one between Chicago and Cincinnati; and two between New York and Cincinnati.

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To handle additional business generated by the 1964 New York World’s Fair, a Chicago-New York via Detroit train is named the World’s Fair Special; instead of a diner, it has a “Meal-a-Mat” car serving “complete entrĂ©es,” sandwiches, ice cream, and beverages from “the most recent vending machines.” Advertised as “a vacationer’s delight,” the eastbound train was timed to arrive in Buffalo in the morning so Chicago travelers could see Niagara Falls and return on the westbound train that evening.


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