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Amtrak - Desert Wind



DESERT WIND
Chicago, IL - Los Angeles, CA
2397 miles / 3857 km

Note:  Desert Wind discontinued on May 12, 1997.


Train Data:

Route

Chicago, IL - Los Angeles, CA

Distance

2397 miles / 3857 km

Operation

3 times a week

Time

51h 15m

Train Set

Superliner

Cars

Sleeper, Coach, Dinner, Lounge, Baggage

 

Station Information:

Station State Time Zone Distance

Elevation

Notes

Chicago

IL

CT

0 mi

182 m

METRA

(La Grange Road)

IL

CT

14 mi

195 m

Not stop, METRA

Naperville

IL

CT

28 mi

218 m

METRA

(Plano)

IL

CT

51 mi

198 m

Not stop

(Mendota)

IL

CT

83 mi

229 m

Not stop

Princeton

IL

CT

104 mi

213 m

 

(Kewanee)

IL

CT

131 mi

 260 m

Not stop

Galesburg

IL

CT

162 mi

238 m

 

Burlington

IA

CT

205 mi

164 m

 

Mount Pleasant

IA

CT

233 mi

223 m

 

Ottumwa

IA

CT

280 mi

  198 m

 

Osceola

IA

CT

360 mi

347 m

 

Creston

IA

CT

393 mi

400 m

 

Omaha

NE

CT

501 mi

320 m

Biggest city in Nebraska

Lincoln

NE

CT

555 mi

351 m

State Capitol

Hastings

NE

CT

652 mi

589 m

 

Holdrege

NE

CT

706 mi

709 m

 

McCook

NE

CT

784 mi

765 m

 

Fort Morgan

CO

MT

960 mi

1320 m

 

Denver

CO

MT

1037 mi

 1575 m

State Capitol

Fraser-Winter Park

CO

MT

1100 mi

 2613 m

Highest Amtrak Station

Granby

CO

MT

1113 mi

2418 m

 

Glenwood Springs

CO

MT

1222 mi

 1756 m

Hot spring resort

Grand Junction

CO

MT

1312 mi

1393 m

 

(X) Thompson

UT

MT

1390 mi

1573 m

 

Helper

UT

MT

1489 mi

1780 m

 

Provo

UT

MT

1564 mi

1376 m

 

Salt Lake City

UT

MT

1609 mi

1295 m

State Capitol

(X) Milford

UT

MT

1815 mi

1514 m

 

(X) Caliente

NV

PT

1931 mi

1343 m

 

(X) Las Vegas

NV

PT

2057 mi

619 m

Casino City

Barstow

CA

PT

2241 mi

642 m

 

Victorville

CA

PT

2279 mi

832 m

 

San Bernardino

CA

PT

2325 mi

329 m

 

Fullerton

CA

PT

2371 mi

91 m

 

Los Angeles

CA

PT

2397 mi

47 m

 

Note: Desert Wind did not stop at the stations in parentheses (  ).  (X): Eliminated stations


Train Gif: Alex Stroshane of Amtrak Prototype & Model


The last Amtrak timetable showing "Desert Wind" (issued on November 10, 1996)

(Source: timetables.org 1996 National Railroad Passenger Corporation)

Desert Wind Train 35 at Las Vegas, NV (October 1992)

Desert Wind Train 35 at Las Vegas, NV (April 1994)


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