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ROUTE: RICHMOND, VIRGINIA TO SAN FRANCISCO, CA

SAMPLE ROUTE ID NUMBER: San Francisco 1956-01

TOTAL TIME TO DESTINATION: 73 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-Change Stations 1/2 mile
Local travel 1/2 mile between stations.
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 -But train changes name
Same train but name changes to D&RGW #17 "California Zephyr via Colorado Rockies
Denver Union Sta.
8:40 AM
Same
10:00 PM
Salt Lake City D&RGW Station
No
Train becomes WP #17 "California Zephyr" Salt Lake City Union Sta.
10:15 PM
Same
11:50 AM
Sacramento WP Station No
Same Sacramento WP Sta.
11:50 AM
Same
3:15 PM
Oakland Pier Change to ferry
San Francisco Ferry at Oakland Pier Oakland Pier
3:30 PM
 
3:50 PM
San Francisco Ferry Building
 

RF&P = Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomic Railroad
B&O = Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
CB&Q = Chicago Burlington and Quincy Railroad
D&RGW= Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad
WP = Western Pacific Railroad

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PHOTOS OF STATIONS WHERE YOU WILL DEPART / CHANGE TRAINS / ARRIVE:

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Broad Street Station- Richmond
Washington DC Union Station
RF&P Passenger train from 1956
 

 

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