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#1 maxbuskirk

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 09:37 PM

Is the traffic over Tehachapi Pass mostly in the daytime or nighttime?


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 18 March 2017 - 08:43 AM

I would assume it's pretty consistent. From what I've heard this is a busy route with no additional capacity for passenger train traffic. Additionally the Bakersfield Los Angeles bus is significantly faster. You should be able to see plenty of freight traffic.




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