Posted 04 July 2017 - 07:28 PM
I'm surprised they booked you on a 3:05pm departure out of WAS. The last time I transferred off the CL northbound they gave me the 4:05pm. In my case, the train was late anyway and I missed the 4:05pm connection so the layover was a moot point. I doubt you'd be able to get far away from the station and back within 2 hours (plus you probably want to get in line for the 141 before 3:05pm anyway).
I don't remember doing this or if you even can but if you do get into WAS at 1:05pm, try to see if you change your ticket so you can get leave WAS for NYP (New York Penn Station) on an earlier train.
Trains Traveled: Broadway Limited (CHI-Harrisburg, PA), Three Rivers (Harrisburg, PA-CHI, Altoona, PA-CHI, PHL-CHI), Capitol Limited (CHI-WAS), Lake Shore 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)!