‘Southern Crescent’ - Last Run Souvenirs

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  1. Mar 10, 2019 #26

    NS VIA Fan

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    Yes.....as Amtrak's contribution to the International. On one trip in 2001....we had 3 Superliners with Amtrak #513 for power. This was VIA train 85 which became Amtrak 365 at the Border.   . 
     
  2. Mar 10, 2019 #27

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  3. Mar 10, 2019 #28

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    It's in the January 1978 as trains 1 and 2, but it specifies "Southern Railway Train Number" and talks about the through sleeper being on "Amtrak No 1 New Orleans to Los Angeles".

    Your memory isn't that bad. ;)

    http://www.timetables.org/full.php?group=19780108&item=0024
     
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  4. Mar 11, 2019 #29

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    That's a good catch, but....

    It is somewhat misleading, unless you notice the 'Note' under 'Services' on that page, that states:   

    "Note--Thru cars to and from points on Southern Railway are conveyed between points New

    York and Washington on Amtrak Train Nos. 171 and 172.   See pages 10 and 14 for sched-

    ules of Amtrak's connecting service between Boston and New York, The Patriot"
     

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