Las Vegas Limited
|Las Vegas Limited|
|Service type||Inter-city rail|
|Locale||California and Nevada|
|First service||May 21, 1976|
|Last service||August 6, 1976|
|Start||Los Angeles, California|
|End||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Distance travelled||324 miles (521 km)|
|Average journey time||7 hours 25 minutes|
|Catering facilities||Full diner and on-board lounge|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 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.
- Rodda, Richard (August 27, 1976). "Politics In Review: Mills Leads The Way".
- 1976 timetable
- Video of the first eastbound run