COMPARISON OF ALL GOOD ROUTES FROM RICHMOND, VA TO DENVER, CO.
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SAMPLE ROUTE ID NUMBER: Denver 1956-01
TOTAL TIME TO DESTINATION: 41 Hrs. 10 Min

TRAIN:
LEAVE CITY / STATION
DEPARTURE TIME
ACCOMODATIONS:
ARRIVAL TIME
CITY/ STATION
Change Train
RF&P #16 Richmond-Broad St
5:20 PM
Diner
7:35 PM
Washingotn DC Union Sta. Yes
B&O #7 "The Shenandoah" Washington DC Union Sta
10:55 PM
Diner, Buffet Lounge, Coach Lounge, Dome Sleeper, Sleepers
2:00 PM
Chicago Grand Central Yes- Change stations 1/2 mile
MILW #111, "City of Denver" Chicago Union Station
4:30 PM
Diner, Tavern Lounge, Club Lounge, Sleepers
12:45 AM
Omaha Station
No
UP #11 "City Of Denver" Omaha Station
12:55 AM
Same
8:30 AM
Denver Union Station  

SAMPLE ROUTE ID NUMBER: Denver 1956-02
TOTAL TIME TO DESTINATION: 41 Hrs. 10 Min

TRAIN:
LEAVE CITY / STATION
DEPARTURE TIME
ACCOMODATIONS:
ARRIVAL TIME
CITY/ STATION
Change Train
RF&P #16 Richmond-Broad St
5:20 PM
Diner
7:35 PM
Washingotn DC Union Sta. Yes
B&O #7 "The Shenandoah" Washington DC Union Sta
10:55 PM
Diner, Buffet Lounge, Coach Lounge, Dome Sleeper, Sleepers
2:00 PM
Chicago Grand Central Yes- Change stations 1/2 mile
CB&Q #1 "Denver Zephyr" Chicago Union Station
5:00 PM
Diner, Bar Lounge, Parlor Buffet Lounge, Sleepers
8:30 AM
Denver Union Station  

SAMPLE ROUTE ID NUMBER: Denver 1956-03
TOTAL TIME TO DESTINATION: 41 Hrs. 05 Min.

TRAIN:
LEAVE CITY / STATION
DEPARTURE TIME
ACCOMODATIONS:
ARRIVAL TIME
CITY/ STATION
Change Train
C&O #41 "The George Washington" Richmond-Main St.
5:20 PM
Diner, Buffet Lounge, Sleepers (steam powered)
8:05 PM
Charelottesville Main St. No
Same Charlottesville Main St
8:30 PM
Same train as above (Coach passengers change trains)
8:00 AM
Cincinnati Union Station Yes
NYC #3 "James Whitcomb Riley" Cincinnati Union St.
8:30 AM
Diner, Tavern Lounge OOS, Thru Sleeper
1:20 PM
Chicago Central Station Yes-Change Stations 1.1 mile
CRI&P #7 "Rocky Mountain Rocket" Chicago LaSalle St.
2:00 PM
Diner, Club Diner, Parlor Buffet Lounge, Sleepers
8:25 PM
Denver Union Station  

SAMPLE ROUTE ID NUMBER: Denver 1956-04
TOTAL TIME TO DESTINATION: 44 Hrs. 50 Min.

TRAIN:
LEAVE CITY / STATION
DEPARTURE TIME
ACCOMODATIONS:
ARRIVAL TIME
CITY/ STATION
Change Train
RF&P #376 "Everglades" Richmond - Broad St.
1:10 PM
Coaches
3:30 PM
Washingotn DC Union Sta. Yes
B&O #5 "Capitol Ltd" Washington DC Union Sta
4:30 PM
Diner, Buffet Club , Buffet Loungfe OBS, Dome Sleeper, Sleepers, No coaches
7:00 AM
Chicago Grand Central Yes- Change Stations 5 blocks
AT&SF #19 "The Chief" Chicago Dearborn Sta.
9:00 AM
Diner, Lunch Counter Diner, Big Dome Lounge, Sleepers
11:40 PM
La Junta, CO. No (Train splits)
Train number changes to AT&SF #191 "The Chief" La Junta, CO.
3:00 AM
CAFE Obs., thru Sleepers
5:00 AM
Pueblo Union No (Train changes number)
AT&SF #190 -still called "The Chief" Pueblo Union
5:05 AM
Same
8:00 AM
Denver Union Station  

SAMPLE ROUTE ID NUMBER: Denver 1956-05
TOTAL TIME TO DESTINATION: 45 Hrs. 35 Min.

TRAIN:
LEAVE CITY / STATION
DEPARTURE TIME
ACCOMODATIONS:
ARRIVAL TIME
CITY/ STATION
Change Train
RF&P #376 "Everglades" Richmond-Broad St.
1:10 PM
Coaches
3:30 PM
Washington DC Union Sta.
Yes
B&O #1 "National Limited" Washington DC Union Sta.
6:30 PM
Diner, Buffet Lounge Sun room Obs, Coach Lounge, Sleepers
1:00 PM
St. Louis Union Station
MP #11 "The Colorado Eagle" St. Louis Union Sta.
4:00 PM
Diner Bar Lounge, Dome Coach, Sleepers
7:10 AM
Pueblo Union Station No (change railroad)
D&RGW #4 "The Colorado Eagle" (same train) Pueblo Union Station
7:20 AM
Same
9:50 AM
Denver Union Station  

SAMPLE ROUTE ID NUMBER: Denver 1956-06
TOTAL TIME TO DESTINATION: 45 Hrs. 45 Min.

TRAIN:
LEAVE CITY / STATION
DEPARTURE TIME
ACCOMODATIONS:
ARRIVAL TIME
CITY/ STATION
Change Train
C&O #43 F.F.V. Richmond-Main St.
10:45 PM
Buffet Lounge, Sleepers
1:10 AM
Charlottesville Main St No
C&O #3 F.F.V. (same train as above) Charlottesville
2:05 AM
Same
2:40 PM
Cincinnati Union Sta. Yes
NYC #405 "Sycamore" Cincinnati Union
3:30 PM
Bar Lounge Coach, Parlor Obs.
4:40 PM
Indianapolis Union Sta. No
NYC #405 "Sycamore" (same as above) Indianapolis Union Sta.
4:50 PM
A diner is added to the same train at Indianapolis
8:45 PM
Chicago Central Sta. Yes, Change station 1.6 mile
CB&Q #55 Chicago Union Station
10:00 PM
Dome Buffet Lounge, Cafe Coach, Sleepers
7:30 AM
Kansas City Union Sta. Yes
UP #17 "The Portland Rose" Kansas City Union
8:00 AM
Diner, Club Lounge
6:30 PM
Denver Union Station  

SAMPLE ROUTE ID NUMBER: Denver 1956-07
TOTAL TIME TO DESTINATION: 40 Hrs. 45 Min.

TRAIN:
LEAVE CITY / STATION
DEPARTURE TIME
ACCOMODATIONS:
ARRIVAL TIME
CITY/ STATION
Change Train
RF&P #16 Richmond-Broad St. Sta.
5:20 PM
Diner
7:35 PM
Washington DC Union Sta.
Yes
B&O #3 "Diplomat" Washington DC Union Sta.
9:30 PM
Diner, Buffet Lounge, Coach Lounge, Sleepers
3:50 PM
St. Louis Union Station
Yes
WAB #9 "City of St. Louis" St. Louis Union Station
4:15 PM
Diner, Club Lounge, Sleepers
9:10 PM
Kansas City Union Station
No (Change Railroads)
UP #9 "City of St. Louis" Kansas City Union Station
9:40 PM
Add Dome Lounge Obs car
8:05 AM
Denver Union Station  

 

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SAMPLE ROUTE ID NUMBER: Amtrak Denver 2013-01
TOTAL TIME TO DESTINATION:
44 Hrs. 45 Min.

TRAIN:
LEAVE CITY / STATION
DEPARTURE TIME
ACCOMODATIONS:
ARRIVAL TIME
CITY/ STATION
Change Train
Amtrak #92 "Silver Star" Richmond-Staples Mill
12:30 PM
Diner, Cafe Lounge, Coaches
3:14 PM
Washington DC Union Sta Yes
Amtrak #29 "Capital Limited" Washington DC Union St
4:05 PM
High-Level Diner, Bi-Level Cafe Lounge, Bi-Level Sleepers, Bi-Level Coaches
11:48 PM
Pittsburgh Amtrak Sta No
Amtrak #29 "Capital Limited" Pittsburgh Amtrak Sta
11:59 PM
SAME as Above
2:30 AM
Cleveland Amtrak Sta No
Amtrak #29 "Capital Limited" Cleveland AMtrak Sta
2:59 AM
SAME as Above
8:45 AM
Chicago Union Sta Yes
Amtrak #5 "California Zephyr" Chicago Union Sta
2:00 PM
High-Level Diner, Bi-Level Cafe Lounge, Bi-Level Sleepers. Bi-Level Coaches
10:55PM
Omaha Amtrak  
Same Omaha Amtrak
11:05 PM
 
7:15 AM
Denver Amtrak Sta.  

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