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#1 FrensicPic



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Posted 25 July 2017 - 09:19 PM

Just got off #5(23) in Emeryville riding the entire route from Chicago. Arrived EMY 46 minutes early; never more than 24 minutes late the entire route! Wishing all time keeping could be this good.

Wrapping up a 2 week loop with a 4 day stay in East Glacier: 14 (14), 8 (16), 8 (21), 5 (23), & 11 (25)

Not ready to do a detailed travelogue but just wanted to comment on the OTP of #5. Nice experience after seeing all of the poor OTP recently.


29,076 miles on the Coast Starlight, Sunset Limited, Texas Eagle, Southwest Chief, Empire Builder, California Zephyr and Capitol Limited.

5540 miles booked for this fall on the Sunset Limited, City of New Orleans, Illini/Saluki, Southwest Chief.

More miles on the Pacific Surfliner, Metrolink, White Pass and Yukon Route, Grand Canyon Railway, Napa Valley Wine Train, Fillmore and Western and private railcars with LARail.com

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 01:10 PM

I'm booked on the California Zephyr next March.

I'm allowing for schedule disruptions due to snow, avalanches, frozen switches, and various other possibilities.


I wouldn't mind a detour out of Denver up onto the Wyoming route either.

A real treat would be a detour onto the Feather River route.

Edited by KmH, 26 July 2017 - 01:12 PM.

California Zephyr • Coast Starlight  • Southwest Chief • Sunset Limited • Texas Eagle • Illinois Zephyr • Capitol Corridor

. . . . Amtrak miles - 23,703, so far.

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