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Las Vegas Limited

Las Vegas Limited
Overview
Service type Inter-city rail
Status Discontinued
Locale California and Nevada
First service May 21, 1976
Last service August 6, 1976
Successor Desert Wind
Former operator(s) Amtrak
Route
Start Los Angeles, California
Stops 4
End Las Vegas, Nevada
Distance travelled 324 miles (521 km)
Average journey time 7 hours 25 minutes
Service frequency Weekly
Train number(s) 781/782
On-board services
Class(es) Reserved coach
Catering facilities Full diner and on-board lounge
Technical
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)

The Las Vegas Limited was a short-lived weekend-only passenger train operated by Amtrak between Los Angeles, California and Las Vegas, Nevada. Amtrak began the service on May 21, 1976, with financial support from the state of Nevada. The eastbound train (#782) departed Los Angeles early Friday afternoon and arrived in Las Vegas that evening. The westbound train (#781) departed from Las Vegas Sunday afternoon and arrived in Los Angeles that evening. The train carried a diner, lounge and coaches. Amtrak dropped the service on August 6, citing low patronage and blaming inadequate publicity.[1]

Train service returned to the Los Angeles-Las Vegas route in 1979 with the introduction of the Desert Wind, a daily service between Los Angeles and Ogden, Utah.

References

  1. ^ Rodda, Richard (August 27, 1976). "Politics In Review: Mills Leads The Way".  

External links

  • 1976 timetable
  • Video of the first eastbound run


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