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Any information about how connections are being handled in Chicago from the E B to the LSL and the Capitol ? In reference to how late the E B is running. Bussing, overnight, ect. ?
 

montana mike

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Even though the EB has been very late most days (often 3-4 hours late) you should be able to make the LSL unless things are really bad. The CL is another story. They have held it for around 30 minutes on several occasions over the past weeks, but if the EB is 3 or more hours late it's usually an offer to put you up overnight and try to put you on the CL the next day.
 

the_traveler

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Whatever siding I'm sitting on!
Last I heard was that they would NOT offer a guaranteed connection in CHI from 28 to an eastbound train, yet they WOULD offer a guaranteed connection from 8 to an eastbound train! HUH?
They are the same train!
 

PRR 60

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Last I heard was that they would NOT offer a guaranteed connection in CHI from 28 to an eastbound train, yet they WOULD offer a guaranteed connection from 8 to an eastbound train! HUH?
They are the same train!
Eastbound connections at Chicago to both the Capitol Limited and the Lake Shore Limited are now offered to both SEA (#8) and PDX (#28) passengers.
 

Ispolkom

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Last I heard was that they would NOT offer a guaranteed connection in CHI from 28 to an eastbound train, yet they WOULD offer a guaranteed connection from 8 to an eastbound train! HUH?
They are the same train!
Well, to be fair, it's a longer walk to the station from the Portland sleeper.
 
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