CS to CZ transfer 30 minute window dilemma

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zephyr17

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I like making the Train 11 to 6 connection in college town Davis, but I'm familiar with the area and I do it on my homebound trip, so if something goes wrong, I could deal with it. I wouldn't recommend a same day connection west of there.
I understand the reason for doing it, Davis is a nice place with a lot on the immediate vicinity of its old SP station. Plus literally just minutes west of Sacramento. But can you do a guaranteed connection 11 to 6 connection there? Once upon a time you could do a guaranteed connection west of SAC, but Amtrak appears to have shut that down years ago.

Personally, I am really allergic to same day non-guaranteed connections.

I actually somewhat allergic to some certain same day guaranteed connections, as I am very protective of sleeper accommodations. Like eastbound through Chicago. But that's just me...
 
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Willbridge

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I understand the reason for doing it, Davis is a nice place with a lot on the immediate vicinity of its old SP station. Plus literally just minutes west of Sacramento. But can you do a guaranteed connection 11 to 6 connection there? Once upon a time you could do a guaranteed connection west of SAC, but Amtrak appears to have shut that down years ago.

Personally, I am really allergic to same day non-guaranteed connections.

I actually somewhat allergic to some certain same day guaranteed connections, as I am very protective of sleeper accommodations. Like eastbound through Chicago. But that's just me.
This summer I was gambling, and one ticket was SSD>DAV in Business Class or the other was Coach on points DAV>DEN. If the connection had been missed, I was prepared for an overnight stay at my expense. As I was a coach passenger the second gamble was that I could rebook DAV>DEN for the next day. It's been a while since I did this on a multi-city ticket.
 
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