Say you are a kid in Roswell in 1967 and a devout Chicago White Sox fan. You have heard about this kid the White Sox have traded for named Wilbur Wood.
You really want to see him pitch. Just sitting in your dark bedroom listening to Bob Elson and Red Rush broadcast the games on WMAQ is not quite enough–especially when there’s a lot of static. You want to see a game and Wood pitch in person. How can the Santa Fe help?
You take out your trusty ATSF time table and go to plotting.
Hmm…”I can catch a train here in Roswell …
At 8:41 am…
And be in Chicago by 2:00 pm the next day. Not bad. Maybe we can catch the game that evening.
Oh…the Kansas City Athletics are coming into town…maybe Blue Moon Odom will pitch…hmmm, they also have that rookie with the funny name…Catfish Hunter.
This is going to be good.
Note: It was a treat to find this 1967 ATSF timetable. I hope you enjoyed this road trip into the past!