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Amtrak - Southwest Chief



SOUTHWEST CHIEF
Chicago, IL - Los Angeles, CA
2265 miles / 3644 km

 

Train Data:

Route

Chicago, IL - Los Angeles, CA

Route Map

Distance

2265 miles / 3644 km

Operation

Daily

Time

43h 00m (Westbound)

Train Set

Superliner

Cars

Sleeper, Coach, Diner, 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

METRA

Naperville

IL

CT

28 mi

218 m

METRA

(Plano)

IL

CT

52 mi

198 m

 

Mendota

IL

CT

83 mi

229 m

 

Princeton

IL

CT

104 mi

213 m

 

(Kewanee)

IL

CT

131 mi

 260 m

 

Galesburg

IL

CT

162 mi

238 m

 

Fort Madison

IA

CT

220 mi

155 m

 

La Plata

MO

CT

298 mi

277 m

 

Kansas City

MO

CT

437 mi

244 m

 

Lawrence

KS

CT

477 mi

 253 m

 

Topeka

KS

CT

503 mi

 271 m

KS State Capitol

Newton

KS

CT

638 mi

441 m

 

Hutchinson

KS

CT

671 mi

 465 m

 

Dodge City

KS

CT

841 mi

759 m

 

Garden City

KS

CT

841 mi

864 m

 

Lamar

CO

MT

941 mi

1366 m

 

La Junta

CO

MT

993 mi

1239 m

 

Trinidad

CO

MT

1074 mi

1826 m

 

Raton

NM

MT

1098 mi

2057 m

 

Las Vegas

NM

MT

1209 mi

1953 m

 

Lamy

NM

MT

1274 mi

 1972 m

Transfer to Santa Fe (NM State Capitol)

Albuquerque

NM

MT

1341 mi

1511 m

Largest City in NM, Rail Runner

Gallup

NM

MT

1514 mi

1984 m

 

Winslow

AZ

MT

1641 mi

1480 m

 

Flagstaff

AZ

MT

1699 mi

2103 m

Transfer to Grand Canyon, Phoenix

William Junction

AZ

MT

1730 mi

2115 m

 

Kingman

AZ

MT

1873 mi

1018 m

Transfer to Las Vegas, NV

Needles

CA

PT

1940 mi

148 m

 

Barstow

CA

PT

2109 mi

642 m

 

Victorville

CA

PT

2146 mi

832 m

 

San Bernardino

CA

PT

2193 mi

329 m

Metrolink

Riverside

CA

PT

2203 mi

267 m

Metrolink

Fullerton

CA

PT

2239 mi

91 m

Metrolink

Los Angeles

CA

PT

2265 mi

47 m

Metrolink

Note: Southwest Cheif does not stop at the stations in parentheses (  ). 

Only Amtrak stations are listed.  Commuter Train Stations are not shown.


August 2015

Photo 01 Photo 02

Southwest Chief #4 at Los Angeles

Superliner Coach

Photo 03 Photo 04

Superliner Lounge (Lower level)

Superliner Lounger (Upper level)

Photo 05 Photo 06

Superliner Diner

Sunset in California

Photo 07 Photo 08

Needles, CA

William Junction, AZ

Photo 09 Photo 10

Flagstaff, AZ

Albuquerque, NM

Photo 11 Photo 12

Between Lamy and Las Vegas

Between Las Vegas and Raton

Photo 13 Photo 14

Trinidad, CO

Lamar, CO

Photo 15 Photo 16

Dodge City, KS

Hutchinson, KS

Photo 17 Photo 18

Superliner Coach 34061, Train#4, Car#14

Mississippi River near Ft. Madison, IA

Photo 19 Photo 20

Entering Chicago Union Station

Arrived at Chicago Union Station

Photo 21 Photo 22

Chicago Union Station

Chicago Union Station

March 2008

Photo 1 Photo 2

Southwest Chief #3 at La Junta

Fueling at Albuquerque

Photo 3 Photo 4

Between Raton and Las Vegas

Lunch - Burger

Photo 5 Photo 6

Between Albuquerque and Gallup

Between Albuquerque and Gallup

Photo 7 Photo 8

Between Galesburg and Ft. Madison

Southwest Chief #3 at Topeka


Media by McCann

 

~ Actual Train Consists - Southwest Chief Car Numbers ~

March 1, 2008: Train #3

 

August 8, 2015: Train #4

↑ Los Angeles, CA

 

↑ Chicago, IL

P42 Locomotive   49   P42 Locomotive   25
P42 Locomotive   81   P42 Locomotive   190

Baggage

  1710  

Baggage

  1751
Transition Sleeper   39018   Transition Sleeper   39008
Sleeper   32078   Sleeper   32118
Sleeper   32082   Sleeper   32094
Dining Car   38058   Dining Car   38060
Sightseer Lounge   33024   Sightseer Lounge   33002
Coach   34032   Coach/Baggage   31025
Coach   34008   Coach   34078
Coach/Baggage   31030   Coach   34008
  Coach   34061

*All Passenger cars are Superliner I and II

 

*All Passenger cars are Superliner I and II

 


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