Capitol Ltd consist question

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Capitol Ltd consist question

Post by TCurtin » Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:12 pm

Did the Capitol Ltd. continue to operate with a dome all the way to the final pre-Amtrak run in 1971? And if not, when did it stop?

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Re: Capitol Ltd consist question

Post by ExCon90 » Thu May 01, 2014 2:47 pm

Your post of Sept. 9, 2012 asked that question and received a number of answers, none conclusive. However, on Apr. 12, 2013, mmi16 referred to a Joe Welsh publication which should have the answer if you can find a copy.

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Re: Capitol Ltd consist question

Post by Tadman » Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:16 pm

Yes and no - how's that for an answer. Kalmbach's "Journey to Amtrak" shows a "commemorative" 4-29-71 Cap with two domes, and a regular 4-25-71 train sans-domes. So, was the 4-25 an anomaly or was the 4-29 special enough to warrant domes? (see page 29 if you have a copy).
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Re: Capitol Ltd consist question

Post by mmi16 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:38 am

Tadman wrote:Yes and no - how's that for an answer. Kalmbach's "Journey to Amtrak" shows a "commemorative" 4-29-71 Cap with two domes, and a regular 4-25-71 train sans-domes. So, was the 4-25 an anomaly or was the 4-29 special enough to warrant domes? (see page 29 if you have a copy).
4/29 was the last B&O Capitol Limited to depart Chicago. Thereafter Amtrak operated any non-commuter passenger operations on B&O.
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