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Railroad Timetables

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As small railways grew into systems and long distance travel became more customary, the need for a timetable to display more information soon exhausted the limitations of a single sheet of paper. To facilitate this distribution and the presentation of timetables from various companies in an organized fashion, printers settled on a standard dimension of four inches wide by nine inches tall for most timetables intended for the public. First in the form of folded large sheets and later in the form of a double folded, stapled booklet, these timetables presented the offerings of the various railways to the public. Many were highly ornate and reflected the very latest in printing technology of their era.

National Association of Timetable Collectors

The mainline timetables shown here are entirely the collection of John Hawkins. Most were procured during his personal, business, and railfan travels from the late 1940s up through the 1970s and the advent of Amtrak service. A few were secured through railroad enthusiast friends and family relations.

Southeastern Railroads

1984

1955

1964

1950

1960

1958

1962

1960s

1960s

1940

1957

1966

1957

1966

1940s

1943

1953

1964

1967

1970

1958

1967

1950s

1940

1938

1967

1955

1966

1928

1965

1966

1967

1968

1974

1959

1960

1967

1957

1959

Other Railroads

1967

1957

1965

1966

1967

1966

1968

1919

1966

1965

1967

1967

1967

1966

1940

1967

1960

1966

1959

1977

1965

1958

1967

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