COMPARISON OF ALL GOOD ROUTES FROM RICHMOND, VA TO SACRAMENTO, CA.
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SAMPLE ROUTE ID NUMBER: Sacramento 1956-01
TOTAL TIME TO DESTINATION: 54 Hrs. 40 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 #17 "The California Zephyr"
Chicago Union Station
3:30 PM
Diner, Dome Buffet Lounge, Dome Lounge Obs., Sleepers, Dome Coaches
8:20 AM
Denver Union Sta. No -Change Railroad
D&RGW #17 "California Zephyr" via Moffat Tunnel
Denver Union Sta.
8:40 AM
Same
10:00 PM
Salt Lake City D&RGW Station
No
WP #17 "California Zephyr" (same train) Salt Lake City D&RGW Station
10:15 PM
Same
11:50 AM
Sacramento WP Station  

SAMPLE ROUTE ID NUMBER: Sacramento, 1956-02
TOTAL TIME TO DESTINATION: 69 Hrs. 35 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 No
Same Denver Union Station
8:35 AM
Add Lunch Counter Diner Car
11:50 AM
Laramie Union Pacific Sta. No
Same Laramie Union Pacific Station
11:50 AM
Same
8:30 PM
Ogden Union Station No
SP # 27 "San Francisco Overland" Ogden Union Station
9:10 PM
Diner, Grill lounge, dome lounge, dome lounge obs, sleepers, thru sleepers, coaches from UP #9
11:55 AM
Sacramento SP Station  

SAMPLE ROUTE ID NUMBER: Sacramento 1956-03
TOTAL TIME TO DESTINATION: 72 Hrs. 45 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 Lounge Obs., Dome Sleeper, Sleepers, No Coaches
7:00 AM
Chicago Grand Central Yes - Change stations 1/2 mile
CB&Q #19 "Columbian" Chicago Union
11:20 AM
Parlor Diner
9:00 PM
Omaha Union Yes
UP #27 "San Francisco Overland" Omaha Union Station
10:30 PM
Cafe Lounge, Sleepers
8:45 PM
Ogden Union Sta. No - Change railroad
SP # 27 "San Francisco Overland" Ogden Union Station
9:10 PM
Add Diner, Grill Lounge, Dome Lounge, Dome Lounge Obs., Sleepers, thru Sleepers and Coaches
11:55 AM
Sacramento SP Station  

SAMPLE ROUTE ID NUMBER: Sacramento 1956-04
TOTAL TIME TO DESTINATION: 69 Hrs. 30 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 and Change Stations 1/2 mile
MILW #101 "City Of San Francisco" Chicago Union Station
6:30 PM
Diner, Club Car, Cafe Lounge, Coach Lounge, Sleepers
2:45 AM
Omaha Union Station No, railroad changes
UP #101 (same train) Omaha Union Station
2:55 AM
Same
6:30 PM
Ogden Union Station No, railroad changes
SP # 101 (same train) Ogden Union Station
6:50 PM
Same
7:30 AM
Sacramento SP Station  

 

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SAMPLE ROUTE ID NUMBER: Amtrak Sacramento 2013-01
TOTAL TIME TO DESTINATION: 76 Hrs. 43 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
2:30 AM
Cleveland Amtrak Sta No
Amtrak #29 "Capital Limited" Cleveland AMtrak Sta
2:59 AM
SAME
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 No
Same Omaha Amtrak
11:05 PM
Same
7:15 AM
Denver Amtrak Sta.  
Same Denver Amtrak Sta.
8:05 AM
Same
11:05 PM
Salt Lake City Amtrak Sta.  
Same Salt Lake City Amtrak Sta.
11:30 PM
Same
2:13 PM
Sacramento Amtrak Sta.  

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