Serving New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Akron, Chicago, and intermediate points
Amtrak train numbers: 40 and 41
Predecessor railroad train numbers: None
The New York-Chicago Broadway Limited was discontinued due to Amtrak budget cuts on September 10, 1995, its schedule between New York and Pittsburgh taken over by a train called the Three Rivers, with a connection possible in Pittsburgh with the Capitol Limited for service to Chicago. On November 10, 1996, the Three Rivers itself was extended to Chicago, mainly to avoid having to switch Amtrak freight cars to the Capitol Limited, although the Pittsburgh connection was still available for passengers who wanted to switch to a sleeping car for the overnight portion of the ride.
Sleeping cars were eventually added to the Three Rivers, but the Pittsburgh connection with the Capitol Limited is still advertised in the timetable for passengers who want a meal in a full dining car (the Three Rivers only has lounge car snack food).
Condensed historical timetables:
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(1997) (2002) (2002) (1997)
12:45P 12:50P Dp New York Ar 7:20P 6:15P
2:20P 3:00P Philadelphia 5:25P 3:55P
11:10P 11:05P Pittsburgh 8:36A 8:15A
----- 1:59A Akron 4:50A -----
7:50A 8:25A Ar Chicago Dp 9:20P 9:20P
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