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#41 Philly Amtrak Fan

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 05:33 AM

 

 

Wow, that's unheard of this day and age to have food portions smaller today than they were back then.


Trains Traveled:
 
Broadway Limited (CHI-Harrisburg, PA) 
Three Rivers (Harrisburg, PA-CHI, Altoona, PA-CHI, PHL-CHI)
Capitol Limited (CHI-WAS)
Lake Short Limited (NYP-CHI)
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)!
 
 


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Posted 28 March 2017 - 09:05 PM

Looking at pre-Amtrak trains canceled on or before A-Day, I thought PRR/PC's Cincinnati Limited (http://www.american-...m/cinn-ltd.html) should have been kept after A-Day for a faster route from Cincinnati to the NEC.

 

Also serving Cincinnati was L&N's Humming Bird/Pan American between Cincinnati and New Orleans via Louisville/Nashville (http://www.american-...mming-bird.html, http://www.american-...american.html). I would say the Floridian/South Wind would better serve Louisville and Nashville. You could have combined the Cincinnati Limited and Humming Bird/Pan American for a NYP-NOL on a different route although I'm not sure that would be better than the current Crescent (Atlanta/Carolina vs. Columbus/Cincinnati/Louisville/Nashville).

 

They also had a Chicago-Atlanta train (Georgian, http://www.american-.../georgian.html)via Nashville and Chattanooga. Did Chattanooga ever have Amtrak service? I think a Chicago-Atlanta would be useful if we had better facilities in Atlanta. There have been proposals for Chicago-Florida via Atlanta but has there ever been a Chicago-Florida route that served Atlanta? 

 

I'm curious about routes from Detroit to the NEC in the 60's. I saw a few trains from American Rails but the schedules are from the 40's.


Trains Traveled:
 
Broadway Limited (CHI-Harrisburg, PA) 
Three Rivers (Harrisburg, PA-CHI, Altoona, PA-CHI, PHL-CHI)
Capitol Limited (CHI-WAS)
Lake Short Limited (NYP-CHI)
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)!
 
 


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Posted 30 March 2017 - 08:29 AM

Looking at pre-Amtrak trains canceled on or before A-Day, I thought PRR/PC's Cincinnati Limited (http://www.american-...m/cinn-ltd.html) should have been kept after A-Day for a faster route from Cincinnati to the NEC.
 
Also serving Cincinnati was L&N's Humming Bird/Pan American between Cincinnati and New Orleans via Louisville/Nashville (http://www.american-...mming-bird.html, http://www.american-...american.html). I would say the Floridian/South Wind would better serve Louisville and Nashville. You could have combined the Cincinnati Limited and Humming Bird/Pan American for a NYP-NOL on a different route although I'm not sure that would be better than the current Crescent (Atlanta/Carolina vs. Columbus/Cincinnati/Louisville/Nashville).
 
They also had a Chicago-Atlanta train (Georgian, http://www.american-.../georgian.html)via Nashville and Chattanooga. Did Chattanooga ever have Amtrak service? I think a Chicago-Atlanta would be useful if we had better facilities in Atlanta. There have been proposals for Chicago-Florida via Atlanta but has there ever been a Chicago-Florida route that served Atlanta? 
 
I'm curious about routes from Detroit to the NEC in the 60's. I saw a few trains from American Rails but the schedules are from the 40's.

Prior to the Penn Central merger, you could get from the Northeast to Cincinnati on both the PRR, and the NYC...
And you could also get there on the B&O, the C&O, and the N&W...
From Detroit to New York City, there were several thru NYC Lines trains via Canada, or you could connect in Toledo. There were other connection possibilities on other roads as well.

Amtrak never served Chattanooga. Prior to Amtrak you could go on several trains between Chicago and Cincinnati, and connect there with thru trains to Florida....there may have been some thru Pullman's via that routing...
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Posted 30 March 2017 - 10:45 AM

Looking at pre-Amtrak trains canceled on or before A-Day, I thought PRR/PC's Cincinnati Limited (http://www.american-...m/cinn-ltd.html) should have been kept after A-Day for a faster route from Cincinnati to the NEC.
 
Also serving Cincinnati was L&N's Humming Bird/Pan American between Cincinnati and New Orleans via Louisville/Nashville (http://www.american-...mming-bird.html, http://www.american-...american.html). I would say the Floridian/South Wind would better serve Louisville and Nashville. You could have combined the Cincinnati Limited and Humming Bird/Pan American for a NYP-NOL on a different route although I'm not sure that would be better than the current Crescent (Atlanta/Carolina vs. Columbus/Cincinnati/Louisville/Nashville).
 
They also had a Chicago-Atlanta train (Georgian, http://www.american-.../georgian.html)via Nashville and Chattanooga. Did Chattanooga ever have Amtrak service? I think a Chicago-Atlanta would be useful if we had better facilities in Atlanta. There have been proposals for Chicago-Florida via Atlanta but has there ever been a Chicago-Florida route that served Atlanta? 
 
I'm curious about routes from Detroit to the NEC in the 60's. I saw a few trains from American Rails but the schedules are from the 40's.

Prior to the Penn Central merger, you could get from the Northeast to Cincinnati on both the PRR, and the NYC...
And you could also get there on the B&O, the C&O, and the N&W...
From Detroit to New York City, there were several thru NYC Lines trains via Canada, or you could connect in Toledo. There were other connection possibilities on other roads as well.

Amtrak never served Chattanooga. Prior to Amtrak you could go on several trains between Chicago and Cincinnati, and connect there with thru trains to Florida....there may have been some thru Pullman's via that routing...
I know the Carolina Special carried a thru Columbia Chicago sleeper I believe. I wish this train still existed as it would make deadheads more pleasant.

I know the Royal Palm which was a Cincinnati to Florida train carried thru cars from several New York Central Midwest trains from Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago, Indianapolis.

The Midwestern terminals that had Florida trains would be Chicago, Cincinnati, and I believe St Louis had one that was a Frisco operation.

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Amtrak Routes I've riden: Silver Star(NYP-ORL), Silver Meteor(KIS-NYP),Carolinian(CLT-NWK), Palmetto (FLO-NYP), Acela(WAS-NYP), NE Regional(WBG-RVR), Pacific Surfliner(SAN-OSD), Piedmont(CLT-SAL), Crescent(NYP-CLT), Cardinal (WAS-CHI), Capitol Limited (CHI-WAS), Cascade (PDX-SEA)

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 11:48 AM

And the furthest was the Frisco "Kansas City- Florida Special"...it ran via Springfield, Mo. and Memphis...

That train might have had Pullman's from Denver or maybe even further, IIRC....

Edited by railiner, 30 March 2017 - 11:51 AM.

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