COMPARISON OF ALL GOOD ROUTES FROM RICHMOND, VA TO SEATTLE. WA.
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SAMPLE ROUTE ID NUMBER: Seattle 1956-01
TOTAL TIME TO DESTINATION: 65 Hrs. 30 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
8:05 PM
Charelottesville Main St. No
C&O #41 "The George Washington" 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 Sta.
8:30 AM
Diner, Tavern Lounge Obs., Thru Sleeper
1:20 PM
Chicago Central Station Yes (Change stations 1/2 mile)
CB&Q #31 "Empire Builder" Chicago Union Station
2:00 PM
Diner, Great Dome Bar Lounge, Ranch Lounge, Great Dome Coaches
8:40 PM
St. Paul Union Station No
GN #31 "Empire Builder" (same train as above) St. Paul Union
9:10 PM
Same
11:25 PM
Spokane GN Station No
Same train Spokane GN Station
11:55 PM
Same
7:50 AM
Seattle King St. Station  

SAMPLE ROUTE ID NUMBER: Seattle 1956-02
TOTAL TIME TO DESTINATION: 69 Hrs. 40 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 station 1/2 mile)
CB&Q #25 "North Coast Ltd." Chicago Union Station
11:30 AM
Diner Buffet Lounge, Buffet Lounge Obs. Dome Coaches
6:15 PM
St. Paul Union Station No - Railroad changes
NP #25 "North Coast Ltd" St. Paul Union Sta.
6:40 PM
Same train as above
12:28 PM
*Livingston NP Station. No
Same *Livingston NP Station.
12:33 PM
Same
1:33 AM
Pasco WA NP Sta No
Same Pasco WA NP Sta.
1:48 AM
Same
7:50 AM
Seattle King St. Station  
             

SAMPLE ROUTE ID NUMBER: Seattle 1956-03 
TOTAL TIME TO DESTINATION: 81 Hrs. 45 Min.

TRAIN:
LEAVE CITY / STATION
DEPARTURE TIME
ACCOMODATIONS:
ARRIVAL TIME
CITY/ STATION
Change Train
C&O #43 / 3 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 stations 1/2 mile
CB&Q #3 "Western Star" Chicago Union Station
11:10 PM
Diner, Bar Lounge Obs., Sleepers
7:30 AM
St. Paul Union Sta No - Railroad changes
GN #3 "Western Star" (same train) St. Paul Union
8:30 AM
Same
12:20 PM
Glacier Nat'l Park Sta. No
Same train Glacier Nat'l Park Sta.
12:20 PM
Same except drop Diner. Occupy cars until 7:30 AM in Seattle
8:15 PM
Spokane GN station No
Same train Spokane GN Station
9:00 PM
Same (except no diner)
5:30 AM
Seattle King St. Station  

SAMPLE ROUTE ID NUMBER: Seattle 1956-04
TOTAL TIME TO DESTINATION: 67 Hrs. 10 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
8:05 PM
Charelottesville Main St. No
C&O #41 "The George Washington" 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 Sta.
8:30 AM
Diner, Tavern Lounge Obs., Thru Sleeper
1:20 PM
Chicago Central Station Yes, Change stations 1/2 Mile
Milw #15 "Olympian Hiawatha" Chicago Union Station
3:00 PM
Diner, Super Dome Cafe Lounge, Skytop Lounge Obs, Sleepers
9:30 AM
Seattle King St. Station  

 

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SAMPLE ROUTE ID NUMBER: Amtrak Seattle 2013-01
TOTAL TIME TO DESTINATION:
72 Hrs. 55 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 # 7 "Empire Builder" Chicago Union Station
2:15 PM
High Level Diner, Bi-Level Cafe Lounge, Bi-Level Sleepers, Bi-Level Coaches
10:31 PM
St. Paul Amtrak Sta.  
Same St. Paul Amtrak Sta.
11:15 PM
Same
7:41 PM
*Essex, Montana Amtrak Sta.
No
Same Essex, Montana Amtrak Sta.
7:41 PM
Same
1:40 AM
Spokane Amtrak Sta.
No
Same
Spokane Amtrak Sta.
2:15 AM
Same except Bi-Level Diner Lounge replaces High-Level Diner
10:25 AM
Seattle- King St. Amtrak Sta.
 

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