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System time tables, 1956

 File — Box: 3, Folder: 37
Identifier: TL031-3-37

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

This collection consists of 919 rail and bus timetables from the United States and Canada collected by Mr. John A. Swider, of Mount Prospect, Illinois. The collection comprises timetables issued 1880 through 2006, with the majority dating from the 1930s through the 1990s. It includes timetables focused on the Chicago metropolitan area, and on travel to the San Francisco, Chicago, and New York World’s Fairs.


  • 1956

Conditions Governing Access

To inquire about access to this collection, please contact the Transportation Library at or (847) 491-5273.


From the Collection: 6 Boxes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Significant events: New B&O Daylight Speedliners. Faster, more convenient schedules between Philadelphia, Wilmington, Baltimore, Washington, Cumberland, and Pittsburgh (connections at Pittsburgh to and from Youngstown and Cleveland).

Mode: Rail

Effective date: Issued October 28, 1956.

Library Details

Part of the Northwestern University Transportation Library Repository

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