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“Intercity Service” – AMTRAK


“The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Amtrak, is a corporation striving to deliver a high quality, safe, on-time rail passenger service that exceeds customer expectations. 

“Amtrak, the national rail operator, connects America in safer, greener and healthier ways. With 21,000 route miles in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces, Amtrak operates more than 300 trains each day — at speeds up to 150 mph — to more than 500 destinations. Amtrak also is the operator of choice for state-supported corridor services in 15 states and for four commuter rail agencies.”

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           “The Cardinal” – AMTRA

New York – Washington, DC – Cincinnati – Indianapolis – Chicago

“The Cardinal operates between New York and Chicago three days a week, offering unforgettable views of the Southeast’s stunning natural beauty. You’ll see gently rolling horse country, the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains, the Shenandoah Valley, and the wild white-water rivers of West Virginia as they can only be seen by train. Heading westward, the train rolls along the banks of the mighty Ohio River — from the quaint towns of Ashland and Maysville, to the skyline of Cincinnati. From there, your journey continues to Indianapolis, and then northward to Chicago.”

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              “Stunning Natural Beauty” – The Cardinal Route Guide

“From twinkling Northeast cityscapes to famous Civil War battlefields; from the Blue Ridge Mountain chain and the Shenandoah Valley to West Virginia’s wild and wonderful whitewater rivers; from the fabulous window on geologic history at the New River Gorge to the Kanawha River’s thunder over wide, 20-foot high waterfalls; from quiet coal mining towns to the beautifully illuminated nighttime skyline of Charleston, the capital city, and on to Chicago – the Cardinal takes you on an unforgettable journey through history and adventure.  The Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society narrators provide historical and sightseeing commentary on select Cardinal trips eastbound from Charleston to Clifton Forge, VA.”

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“The Capitol Limited” – AMTRAK

Washington, DC – Pittsburgh – Cleveland – Chicago

“The Capitol Limited train runs daily between Washington, DC and Chicago. You’ll follow the historic B&O line on your journey through the Potomac Valley, past historic Harpers Ferry and the Allegheny Mountains into Pittsburgh and then across Ohio and Indiana into the center of Chicago. On select dates, the Capitol Limited has a seasonal, onboard Trails & Rails program operating between Cumberland, MD and Washington, DC and is hosted by the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and the Harpers Ferry National Historical Parks.”

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              “An Historic Journey” – The Capitol Limited Route Guide

“Combining impressive geologic formations, man-made wonders and rich American history, this route is rife with feature attractions between the “City of Broad Shoulders” and its terminus in the nation’s capital and city of magnificent monuments, Washington, D.C. From orderly farms in the heartland to spectacular views of the mountains above Pennsylvania and West Virginia valleys, the scenes are unforgettable. Today, their quiet beauty belies the ferocity of the many Civil War battles fought in and around the area. From striking rock formations to national historic landmarks, the Capitol Limited presents a journey upon which you will continue to reflect for some time to come. So relax and enjoy this unique view of Americana from your picture window!”  

“Amtrak’s Capitol Limited was named after the former Baltimore & Ohio Railroad’s flagship passenger trains — for many years the choice of travel between Chicago and Washington.”  

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