As I'm learning, Amtrak is a collection of once independent train services around the country. Each has a rich history which I'll be learning about as I do this trip. There are about 30 such lines but here are the ones I will be traveling on in order.
I'll be posting more about the train stations I'll be seeing and probably spending way too much time at as I go around the USA.
- Lake Shore Limited
Daily Service between NYC and Chicago
- City Of New Orleans
Daily Service between Chicago and New Orleans (It really does pull out of Kankakee like the song says)
- Sunset Limited
Amtrak's most southern route between New Orleans and Los Angeles
- Texas Eagle
My little crazy detour to Austin via San Antonio
- Coast Starlight
Los Angeles to Seattle but I'm detouring to San Diego then up to Portland
- Empire Builder
Amtrak's most northern route from Portland to Chicago
Chicago to New York taking a more southern route than the Lake Shore Limited