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ROUTE: RICHMOND, VIRGINIA TO VANCOUVER, CANADA

SAMPLE ROUTE ID NUMBER: Vancouver via AMTRAK / RAIL CANADA 2013-01

TOTAL TIME TO DESTINATION: 113 Hrs. 42 Min. (4 days + 17:42 Hrs.)
*NOTE: This train only runs 2-3 days/week.

TRAIN:
LEAVE CITY / STATION
DEPARTURE TIME
ACCOMODATIONS:
ARRIVAL TIME
CITY/ STATION
Change Train
Amtrak # 66 Richmond - Staples Mill Station
7:00 PM
Cafe Car, Coaches
9:20 PM
Washington DC Union Station
No
Same train Washington DC Union Station
10:10 PM
 
1:50 AM
New York Penn Staion
Yes (Note layover time)
Amtrak # 63, "The Maple Leaf" Penn Station NY
7:15 AM
Cafe Car, Coaches
3:24 PM
Buffalo Exchange St. Station
No
Same train Buffalo Exchange St. Sta.
3:24 PM
 
4:45 PM
Niagara Falls, Ontario
No but railroad changes
VIA Rail # 63 "Maple Leaf" Niagara Falls, Ontario
5:45 PM
 
7:42 PM
Toronto, Canada No
VIA Rail #1 "The Canadian" Toronto, Canada
6:08 AM
Diner, Dome Lounge Obs., Come Coffee Shop Coach, Sleepers (see note 1 below)
8:01 AM
Winnipeg CN Station No
Same Winnipeg CN Station
12:00 Noon
Same
6:57 AM
Edmonnton CN Station No
Same Edmonnton CN Station
6:57 AM
Same
2:00 PM
Jasper Nat'l Park CN No
Same Jasper NP CN Station
2:30 PM
Same
9:42 AM
Vancouver Pacific Central  

VIA RAIL = Canadian equivalent of the U.S. Amtrak System
CN = Canadian National Railroad

Note 1: These are the same superb stainless steel cars that this same train was equipped with in 1956.
They were built for the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1955 by the Budd Company in Philadelphia.
They have been rebuilt with modern plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems, but otherwise they are original.
Each sleeping car, in addition to enclosed rooms, four open sections and each now includes three, the fourth
having been made into a shower room. You will not find open sleeping sections anywhere else on a regularly
scheduled train in North America today. Authentic railroad history is still alive and practical.

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

   
Staples Mill Station- Richmond
 

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Richmond, VA. USA