IIRC the Moffat tunnel is more like 10 minutes.
The EB Zephyr turns south before crossing the Missouri River. It will cross about 30 minutes after leaving Omaha. IIRC the name of the town in that area is plattsmouth. If you use google maps you can follow the route west from Creston through...
With the poor time keeping of Michigan service trains I would look carefully at the time Amtrak arrives Detroit and the time Via departs Windsor.
If you really want to cover this trackage I suggest an overnight in Detroit. Then you are sure of the connection. Iirc the OP
Fly or go via Buffalo. To shorten your layover you could go east a couple of stops and the catch the maple leaf back to Toronto.
Honestly, look into flying. Porter airlines is supposed to be better than others out of Midway.
I flat out wasn’t paying attention. I’ve observed other passengers not remembering which sleeper that they are in when trying to write the car number on the diner check. My GF does not understand where one car ends and another begins.
I have occupied the wrong roomette twice out of Union station. Both times my fault. One time I was in. correct room number and wrong car. I just didn’t double check my ticket. This was on 30 and sca caught it and sent me on my way. The second time was on 21. Correct car but wrong room on...
It’s better to check every detail. This is a pretty awesome experience seeing a Rock group live. You don’t want it to be messed up. I recommend the 6:40 A.M. train.
My GF, who is not a rail fan and generally oblivious to all things Amtrak, has made it a point to avoid the Texas Eagle...
There was a period of time that trains operated at up 110 mph on that segment. The conductor would sometimes make an announcement. Then they stopped and reverted back to 79 mph.
This summer 90 mph is routine between Alton and Joliet.
Can’t do vs can do. I say the high speed line takes a different alignment and crosses over the water on higher bridges to give clearance for boat traffic. If this country wants to get serious about easing congestion on expressways then stuff like this HAS to get done.