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Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway, Num 17
The Super Chief


Chicago IL to Los Angeles CA

2,227 miles.   39 hrs 30 min.

Amenities ...

Launched May 12, 1936. Streamlined May 18, 1937. Originally a 9-car train. In 1947, lightweight equipment was added, such that this train became a daily train. In 1950, the Super Chief was completely re-equipped. In January 1951 Dome cars (Pleasure Domes) were added. This train combined with the El Capitan for Winter Service until service was discontinued in 1971, when Amtrak taking over service. Although the trains were combined, the passengers of the hi-level coaches of the El Capitan, had only emergency access to the standard height cars of the all sleeper Super Chief section.

Arrives Connecting Cities Departs
- - - Dearborn Station
Chicago IL
7:00 PM C 
10:00 PM C  Santa Fe Depot
Galesburg IL
10:00 PM C 
10:55 PM C  Fort Madison IA 10:55 PM C 
2:35 AM C  Union Station
Kansas City MO
2:45 AM C 
5:45 AM C  Newton KS 5:50 AM C 
6:20 AM C  Hutchinson KS 6:20 AM C 
8:00 AM C  Dodge City KS 8:03 AM C 
9:45 AM M  (Denver connection)
La Junta CO
9:50 AM M 
12:08 PM M  Raton NM 12:08 PM M 
2:07 PM M  Las Vegas NM 2:10 PM M 
3:53 PM M  (Santa Fe connection)
Lamy NM
3:53 PM M 
5:15 PM M  Albuquerque NM 5:25 PM M 
7:45 PM M  Gallup NM 7:45 PM M 
9:27 PM M  Winslow AZ 9:32 PM M 
12:41 AM M  Seligman AZ 12:43 AM M 
1:56 AM P  Needles CA 2:06 AM P 
4:52 AM P  Barstow CA 4:57 AM P 
6:50 AM P  San Bernardino CA 6:50 AM P 
7:55 AM P  Pasadena CA 7:55 AM P 
8:30 AM P  Los Angeles CA