‘Southern Crescent’ - Last Run Souvenirs

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I didn't know VIA Rail ran Superliner's other than the four car set they "borrowed" one winter for cold weather HEP testing on the secondary train (Panorama?), between Winnipeg and Edmonton, one winter around 1980...
Yes.....as Amtrak's contribution to the International. On one trip in 2001....we had 3 Superliners with Amtrak #513 for power. This was VIA train 85 which became Amtrak 365 at the Border.   . 
 

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It's in the January 1978 as trains 1 and 2, but it specifies "Southern Railway Train Number" and talks about the through sleeper being on "Amtrak No 1 New Orleans to Los Angeles".

Your memory isn't that bad. ;)

http://www.timetables.org/full.php?group=19780108&item=0024
That's a good catch, but....

It is somewhat misleading, unless you notice the 'Note' under 'Services' on that page, that states:   

"Note--Thru cars to and from points on Southern Railway are conveyed between points New

York and Washington on Amtrak Train Nos. 171 and 172.   See pages 10 and 14 for sched-

ules of Amtrak's connecting service between Boston and New York, The Patriot"
 

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