Serving Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, Eugene, and intermediate points
Amtrak train numbers: 750 and 751
Predecessor railroad train numbers: See Mount Rainier
The Mount Rainier had run between Seattle and Portland since the inception of Amtrak in 1971 until being extended to Eugene in October 1994 as the first step toward building the Vancouver-Seattle-Portland-Eugene route into a high speed rail corridor. Following personal requests made by Oregon senator Mark Hatfield to Amtrak president Tom Downs, the Mount Rainier became the Cascadia in October 1995.
When the corridor trains began officially using the new Talgo equipment on December 1, 1998, the Cascadia and the other trains were renamed to the new Cascades umbrella title.
Condensed historical timetables:
READ DOWN READ UP
5:10P Dp Seattle Ar 12:45P
6:05P Tacoma 11:39A
9:10P Portland 8:50A
11:45P Ar Eugene Dp 6:10A
The Amtrak Train Names Project