The Amtrak website indicates this trip isn't possible. When I break the trip in two: Bryan to Chicago and Chicago to Staunton it looks like it would be workable with a long (8 hour) layover in Chicago. Would this be a workable trip? Thanks for your help.
Bryan, OH to Staunton, VA
Posted 18 November 2017 - 01:22 PM
Must be a computer glitch? Unless you are trying on days that train 50 does not operate. It only runs 3 days a week out of Chicago, Sat, Tue, Thur.
Thanks. That is what I thought. I tried a couple different days because of the 50 only running 3 days per week.
Posted 18 November 2017 - 05:06 PM
Take the train instead and enjoy the ride!
The view is much better at 3 feet than it is at 30,000 feet!
Posted 18 November 2017 - 09:20 PM
Try reversing directions. From Bryan to D.C. to Staunton. Compare total time and fare to going through Chicago.
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Since the Capitol Ltd does not stop in Bryan, Ohio any eastbound connection would probably kick out as not available. The explanation regarding the layover in Chicago might be the other reason for it not working. You will need to break up the trip in two segments *Bryan to Chicago: then Chicago to Staunton. I suppose you could also do LSL to NYP and then out on the Cardinal the next day if you like riding trains....
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Posted 19 November 2017 - 02:00 PM
I also think that because it is a super long connection time that the computer does not show it is an option. Maybe the maximum connection time for it to be shown is 6-7 hours.
I actually think this is the reason as well. I don't see 8 hours in Chicago during the day as a bad thing. Gives time for some sight seeing. And trains are notoriously late, so the layover won't likely be nearly that long. I appreciate your input.
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