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Proposal for Extending Crescent to SAS & Improving TE schedule


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#81 maxbuskirk

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Posted 16 August 2016 - 06:31 PM

Well then, the Sunset Limited will have to use a Viewliner sleeper, same with the CONO.

I guess it is possible to to do P42-P42-Baggage-ViewlinerCrescent-TransitionSleeper-rest of train

But that would be strange.

 

And would they lock the doors to the single Viewliner (or maybe two) at NOL overnight? It would be insecure just having an open, occupied train car sitting in the station overnight.


Edited by maxbuskirk, 16 August 2016 - 06:36 PM.

I have ridden Cascades #516 (SEA-STW), Coast Starlight #14 (LAX-SLO), Southwest Chief #4 (LAX-CHI), Cardinal #50 (CHI-NYP), Northeast Regional #85 (NYP-WAS), Capitol Limited #30 (HFY-WAS), Coast Starlight #14 (LAX-PDX), and many Pacific Surfliners with Amtrak. I have seen, including the previous, California Zephyr #5 at SAC (with luck), what I guess to be Crescent #19 (at WAS) and Silver Meteor #97 (at WAS), and Empire Builder #28 at PDX. I have also ridden the Hokutosei in Japan, Ueno - Sapporo (now discontinued).


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Posted 16 August 2016 - 09:17 PM

Just to remind you all of the context of Max's schedule shifts:

 

http://discuss.amtra...edule/?p=640928

 

The eastern plan is difficult but the western seems to work nice IMO. 

 

Proposed times:
NOL 10:00P

HOS 7:18A/7:55A

SAS 1:05P/3:45P

Tucson 7:45/8:35A

Maricopa 9:52/10:02A

LAX 6:35P

 

Proposed 401 (Through cars DAL-SAS):

DAL 6:10A

FTW 7:10A

Austin 11:30A

SAS 2:55P

 

Proposed 822

HOS 8:25A
DAL 3:05P/3:30P

FTW 4:30P/5:25P

OKC 9:23P


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Three Rivers (Harrisburg, PA-CHI, Altoona, PA-CHI, PHL-CHI)
Capitol Limited (CHI-WAS)
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Silver Meteor (PHL-ORL)
Southwest Chief (CHI-LAX)
California Zephyr (CHI-SLC, SLC-EMY)
City of New Orleans and/or Illini (CHI-Champaign, IL)

 

Bring back the Broadway Limited (or Three Rivers or any Chicago-Pittsburgh-Philly train)!
 

https://www.facebook...roadwayLimited/

 


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Posted 17 August 2016 - 12:13 AM

I do think 4 nights cross-country is unnecessary.

 

Maybe if the SL goes to Fullerton and Riverside on BNSF then use the Colton crossings to get onto UP and continue, then #763 could connect with #2 with no ill effect. To me there's no huge difference moving Pomona and Ontario down to FUL and RIV.

 

From SAN Pac-Surf #763

SAN 607A

FUL 822A

(LAX 857A irrelevant)

 

*PSN is Palm Springs CA

From LAX Sunset Limited #2

LAX 845A

FUL 920A (#763 arrives FUL at 8:22A, so 58 minutes to connect, I think that's enough)

RIV 1003A

PSN 1136A (I did the math for RIV-PSN via Colton crossings and I got 82 minutes. I made it 93 to make sure it's not late, and to line it up with the current schedule on the hour.)

TUC 728P/743P

ELP 138A/143A

SAS 258P/328P

HOS 813P/830P

NOL 600A

 

How many hours at NOL are needed?

 

NOL 800A

BHM 315P/324P

ATL 835P/904P

CLT 221A/246A

CVS 809A

WAS 1053A

NYP 246P

 

If the Colton crossings are usable, then this might work.

Then again, connections to DAL are pretty late-night even without thru cars

 

SAS 331P (train will wait for #2)

AUS 602P

FTW 1029P/1034P

DAL 1134P

 

Oh, and the burrito lady will have to relocate to ABQ cause no one wants to eat burritos at 2am!


Edited by maxbuskirk, 20 August 2016 - 12:19 AM.

I have ridden Cascades #516 (SEA-STW), Coast Starlight #14 (LAX-SLO), Southwest Chief #4 (LAX-CHI), Cardinal #50 (CHI-NYP), Northeast Regional #85 (NYP-WAS), Capitol Limited #30 (HFY-WAS), Coast Starlight #14 (LAX-PDX), and many Pacific Surfliners with Amtrak. I have seen, including the previous, California Zephyr #5 at SAC (with luck), what I guess to be Crescent #19 (at WAS) and Silver Meteor #97 (at WAS), and Empire Builder #28 at PDX. I have also ridden the Hokutosei in Japan, Ueno - Sapporo (now discontinued).


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 02:09 AM

Sorry, do I kill threads? Seems to have happened a couple times now. . .

Edited by maxbuskirk, 21 July 2017 - 02:03 PM.

I have ridden Cascades #516 (SEA-STW), Coast Starlight #14 (LAX-SLO), Southwest Chief #4 (LAX-CHI), Cardinal #50 (CHI-NYP), Northeast Regional #85 (NYP-WAS), Capitol Limited #30 (HFY-WAS), Coast Starlight #14 (LAX-PDX), and many Pacific Surfliners with Amtrak. I have seen, including the previous, California Zephyr #5 at SAC (with luck), what I guess to be Crescent #19 (at WAS) and Silver Meteor #97 (at WAS), and Empire Builder #28 at PDX. I have also ridden the Hokutosei in Japan, Ueno - Sapporo (now discontinued).





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