Timetables were issued both under the California Zephyr name as well as by the three individual railroads. The CZ's schedule varied surprisingly little over the years, as did the train's consist. Those shown here are just a sample of the timetables issued. For an incomplete-but-growing list of all CZ timetables, click here.

1949 Western Pacific -- Corrected to March 20, 1949. Issued on Inauguration Day, this timetable is surprisingly bland, with no big ads for the train, nor any hoopla at all. Just one small promo photo from inside the dome car. However, this photo is a bit significant, in that it shows windshield wipers on the dome's front windows. These were removed very soon after the beginning of service.

1949 Rio Grande -- Issued June 1, 1949. Unlike the WP, the Rio Grande celebrated their new train with several pages of advertising, although the CZ didn't make the cover. Four sheets, folded twice. 1949 California Zephyr -- Issued March 20, 1949. Single sheet, folded once. A some what stark "generic" timetable for an Inaugration Day issue. Back has meal service description and some pricing. 1953 Western Pacific-- Corrected to September 27, 1953. Two sheets, folded twice. Note that the quill of the feather has a streamliner, as opposed to the steam train on the Exposition Flyer time table. Also note the WP's 1953 anniversary logo. 1954 Western Pacific -- WP's most embarrassing timetable.

1955 Western Pacific -- April 24, 1955. Essentially identical to the 1953 edition, except the photo page inside the back cover. (Courtesy of Merrill Thurman) 

1954 California Zephyr -- July 6, 1954. Single sheet, folded once.

1955 California Zephyr -- August 1, 1955. Single sheet, folded once. 1955 Rio Grande -- Corrected to October 1955. Four sheets, folded twice. The CZ is included with the D&RGW's other trains (the Prospector, Colorado Eagle and Royal Gorge). 1961 Western Pacific Single sheet, folded once. Condensed schedule inside.

1964 Rio Grande -- October 25, 1964. Three sheets, folded once glue bound.

1967 Western Pacific -- October 29, 1967. Two sheets, folded twice. Center has route maps. Includes connections to Kansas City (CB&Q) and Minneapolis (CRIP) and St. Louis, via the "UP/N&W"... I had originally thought (and stated here) that this might have been a mis-print and that "C&NW" was actually meant, but Bruce Perry wrote that "N&W is correct, the line being the ex-Wabash which the N&W had acquired by that time." 1968 Rio Grande -- Issued November 1, 1968. 1969 Western Pacific -- January 1 through December 31, 1969. Single sheet folded twice. 1980 The Rio Grande Zephyr -- The Lady's pared-down successor; double sided card. Back view

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