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Date: 11/21/20 14:52
Amtrak on the Ottawa Cut-Off
Author: PVSfan

For a few years after Amtrak started up I seem to recall the TEXAS CHIEF(LONE STAR) operated west of 
Kansas City through Topeka and the SUPER CHIEF/EL CAPITAN (SOUTHWEST LIMITED) operated west
of Kansas City over the Ottawa Cut-off.
When did that change?    Before or after the Carter cutbacks when only the SOUTHWEST LIMITED was running.?

Date: 11/21/20 14:53
Re: Amtrak on the Ottawa Cut-Off
Author: dan

When the Lone Star (tex Chief) came off, i think going to Topeka adds 15 miles

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/23/20 00:00 by dan.

Date: 11/21/20 19:52
Re: Amtrak on the Ottawa Cut-Off
Author: UP951West

dan Wrote:
> when the tex chief came off

Thanks dan. 

Date: 11/22/20 16:18
Re: Amtrak on the Ottawa Cut-Off
Author: glcaddis

I remember my first ride on Amtrak was on the high level cars of the Super Chief when the Texas Chief was still running. Went west on the Super and returned home on the Texas. The Ottawa cut-off was the worst track i'd ever been on. Rough and tumble, but we were going 90 MPH.  Coming home was more sedate at lower speeds on the Topeka route.

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