Cabinet 8: Timetables
New Zealand Railways, Time Tables, December 1972.
Passengers are recommended to buy tickets in good time, before joining the train. Tickets can be bought on the train, from the guard, but if the booking office was open at the station where a passenger joined the train, an additional charge of 5c is made on each ticket (2c in the case of childrens tickets). So read the instructions in this colourful 1972 Railways Timetables booklet, when railways were a greater part of New Zealands societal fabric. And although proposals are underway to establish a high-speed train service in the Quebec-Windsor Corridor, which feeds Toronto, Ottawa, and eventually Boston, nothing is yet finalised. However, in 1950, one could take The Federal, choose a single or double room, or a roomette, and travel in comfort. Arriving on time as per the timetable, you could be greeted by a smiley railway chap as depicted.
Pennsylvania Railroad, Time Table, September 1950.
St Paul and Pacific Railroad, The Milwaukee Road, .