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8 April 2024
Total Eclipse of the Sun

From Halifax, Canada to Mazatlan, Mexico
Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, New York, & Vermont
  • 48 Amtrak & Via Rail Stations
  • 2 Baseball Stadiums and 13 Universities
  • Parties, Games, Carnivals and More

    8 April 2024


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  • by Bradley L. Bartz
    Bartz@ABCsolar.com

    Let the planning begin! Amtrak is a boon for this full eclipse of the sun on April 8, 2024. 4/8/2024. 4-8.
    48 Amtrak & Via Rails Stations are in the path of totality
    and a few are just walking distance to total darkness.





    STATION_NAME AMTRAK LINK TOTAL ECLIPSE SECONDS TRAIN LINE POPULATION
    Del Rio DRT 3:25 205 Texas Eagle:Sunset Limited 35,998
    Temple TPL 3:41 221 Texas Eagle 73,600
    McGregor MCG 4:23 263 Texas Eagle 5,071
    Austin AUS 1:49 109 Texas Eagle 947,980
    Taylor TAY 1:48 108 Texas Eagle 16,857
    Cleburne CBR 3:41 221 Texas Eagle 30,223
    Ft. Worth FTW 2:33 153 Texas Eagle 857,168
    Dallas DAL 3:49 229 Texas Eagle 1,320,000
    Corsicana COC 4:02 242 - 23,987
    Little Rock LRK 2:28 148 Texas Eagle 198,541
    Newport NPT 3:08 188 - 7,756
    Texarkana TXA 2:25 145 Texas Eagle 30,269
    Malvern MVN 2:22 142 Texas Eagle 10,941
    Arkdelphia ARK 2:07 127 Texas Eagle 10,793
    Walnut Ridge SNR 3:47 227 Texas Eagle 4,674
    Popular Bluff PBF 4:08 248 Texas Eagle 17,233
    Carbondale CDL 4:08 248 City of New Orleans 26,179
    DuQuoin DQN 3:54 234 - 5,849
    Centralia CEN 2:46 166 City of New Orleans 12,572
    Crawfordsville CRF 0:47 47 Hoosier State 16,001
    Effingham EFG 1:13 73 City of New Orleans 12,655
    Pocahontas WNR 4:03 243 - 6,469
    Indianapolis IND 3:48 228 Hoosier State 863,002
    Connersville COI 3:44 224 - 12,949
    Hamilton HMN 1:36 96 - 62,127
    Sandusky SKY 3:44 224 Lake Shore Limited 25,006
    Syracuse SRY 1:20 80 Lake Shore Limited 143,378
    Elyria ELY 3:52 232 Lake Shore Limited 53,715
    Akron AKO 2:45 165 - 197,633
    Youngstown YTO 0:00 0 - 64,312
    Toledo TOL 2:00 120 Lake Shore Limited 278,508
    Detroit DEC 0:00 0 - 672,795
    Erie ERI 3:41 221 Lake Shore Limited 98,593
    Cleveland CLE 3:48 228 Lake Shore Limited 385,809
    Jamestown jmn 2:28 148 - 2,030
    Fredonia FDN 3:40 220 - 1
    Dunkirk DUK 3:42 222 - 2,329
    Buffalo BUF 3:45 225 Lake Shore Limited 256,902
    Niagara Falls NFL 3:30 210 Via Rail Corridor 88,071
    St. Catherines VIA RAIL 3:12 192 Via Rail Corridor 133,113
    Grimsby VIA RAIL 2:44 164 Via Rail Corridor 27,314
    Rochester ROC 3:38 218 Lake Shore Limited 208,880
    Plattsburgh PLB 3:33 213 Adirondack 19,780
    Wesport (Lake Placid) WSP 3:18 198 Adirondack 1,285
    St. Albans SAB 3:32 212 Vermonter 6,792
    Burllington-Essex Junction ESX 3:15 195 Vermonter 42,260
    Waterbury-Stowe WAB 2:24 144 Vermonter 5,064
    Montpelier MPR 1:35 95 Vermonter 7,535
    Port Henry POH 1:56 116 Adirondack 1,130
    Montreal MTR 1:34 94 Adirondack 1,741,000
    Mineola MIN 3:41 221 Texas Eagle 4,719
    Rouses Point RSP 3:25 205 Adirondack 2,161
    San Antonio SAS 0:52 52 Sunset Limited 1,493,000
    Port Kent PRK 3:25 204 Adirondack 281
    St. Lamberts SLQ 1:29 89 Adirondack 21,681

    Austin University

  • Lat.: 30.2852° N - Long.: 97.734° W
  • Duration of Totality:

    1m51.0s

    Baylor University

  • Lat.: 31.5497° N - Long.: 97.1143° W
  • Duration of Totality:

    4m10.3s

    Indiana Hoosiers football
    Memorial Stadium (Indiana)

  • Lat.: 39.1747° N - Long.: 86.513° W
  • Duration of Totality:

    4m02.3s

    Ball State Univeristy

  • Lat.: 40.2062° N - Long.: 85.407° W
  • Duration of Totality:

    3m43.6s

    Southern Methodist University

  • Lat.: 32.8412° N - Long.: 96.7846° W
  • Duration of Totality:

    3m43.4s

    Buffalo Bulls football University at Buffalo Stadium

  • Lat.: 43.0032° N - Long.: 78.7919° W
  • Duration of Totality:

    3m42.8s

    Miami University
    Miami RedHawks football
    Yager Stadium (Miami University)

  • Lat.: 39.5105° N - Long.: 84.731° W
  • Duration of Totality:

    2m52.4s

    Akron Zips football
    InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field

  • Lat.: 41.0759° N - Long.: 81.5138° W
  • Duration of Totality:

    2m47.3s

    Bowling Green Falcons football
    Doyt Perry Stadium

  • Lat.: 41.3799° N - Long.: 83.6303° W
  • Duration of Totality:

    2m58.2s

    Kent State Golden Flashes football
    Dix Stadium

  • Lat.: 41.1413° N - Long.: 81.3275° W
  • Duration of Totality:

    2m42.4s

    Arkansas State Red Wolves football
    Centennial Bank Stadium

  • Lat.: 35.8464° N - Long.: 90.6668° W
  • Duration of Totality:

    2m19.5s

    Toledo Rockets football
    Glass Bowl

  • Lat.: 41.658° N - Long.: 83.6142° W
  • Duration of Totality:

    1m25.6s

    Syracuse Orange football
    Carrier Dome

  • Lat.: 43.0392° N - Long.: 76.1352° W
  • Duration of Totality:

    1m20.2s



  • NASA LATITUDE LONGITUDE DATA
    TIME Northern_line Southern_Line Red_line Dia_ratio alt azimuth width duration city state See the Location
    16:40 07 11.6S 158 43.9W 08 27.2S 158 20.1W 07 49.5S 158 31.9W 1.04 0 - 144 02m06.3s Bikini Bottom See the location
    16:42 05 30.6S 149 47.6W 06 11.7S 146 38.0W 05 50.2S 148 07.8W 1.043 11 81 159 02m27.5s Bikini Bottom See the location
    16:44 04 20.5S 145 29.6W 05 08.4S 143 00.6W 04 44.0S 144 13.0W 1.044 16 81 166 02m36.8s Bikini Bottom See the location
    16:46 03 21.2S 142 27.6W 04 12.3S 140 15.6W 03 46.4S 141 20.3W 1.045 19 81 171 02m44.2s Bikini Bottom See the location
    16:48 02 27.1S 140 01.8W 03 20.2S 137 59.5W 02 53.3S 138 59.7W 1.046 22 81 174 02m50.6s Bikini Bottom See the location
    16:50 01 36.2S 137 58.5W 02 30.8S 136 02.5W 02 03.3S 136 59.7W 1.047 25 81 178 02m56.3s Bikini Bottom See the location
    16:52 00 47.7S 136 10.6W 01 43.4S 134 19.0W 01 15.4S 135 14.1W 1.048 27 81 181 03m01.6s Bikini Bottom See the location
    16:54 00 01.0S 134 34.2W 00 57.6S 132 45.9W 00 29.1S 133 39.5W 1.048 29 81 183 03m06.4s Bikini Bottom See the location
    16:56 00 44.4N 133 06.9W 00 13.0S 131 21.1W 00 15.9N 132 13.5W 1.049 31 81 186 03m10.9s Bikini Bottom See the location
    16:58 01 28.6N 131 46.8W 00 30.6N 130 03.0W 00 59.7N 130 54.5W 1.05 33 82 188 03m15.2s Bikini Bottom See the location
    17:00 02 11.8N 130 32.7W 01 13.2N 128 50.5W 01 42.7N 129 41.2W 1.05 35 82 190 03m19.3s Bikini Bottom See the location
    17:02 02 54.2N 129 23.6W 01 55.1N 127 42.8W 02 24.8N 128 32.8W 1.05 37 82 192 03m23.1s Bikini Bottom See the location
    17:04 03 35.9N 128 18.8W 02 36.4N 126 39.1W 03 06.3N 127 28.6W 1.051 38 83 193 03m26.8s Bikini Bottom See the location
    17:06 04 17.0N 127 17.7W 03 17.0N 125 39.0W 03 47.2N 126 28.0W 1.051 40 83 194 03m30.3s Bikini Bottom See the location
    17:08 04 57.5N 126 19.9W 03 57.2N 124 42.0W 04 27.5N 125 30.6W 1.052 41 84 196 03m33.7s Bikini Bottom See the location
    17:10 05 37.5N 125 24.9W 04 36.8N 123 47.8W 05 07.3N 124 36.1W 1.052 43 84 197 03m36.9s Bikini Bottom See the location
    17:12 06 17.1N 124 32.5W 05 16.0N 122 56.0W 05 46.7N 123 44.0W 1.052 44 85 198 03m40.0s Bikini Bottom See the location
    17:14 06 56.3N 123 42.4W 05 54.8N 122 06.4W 06 25.6N 122 54.1W 1.053 46 86 199 03m42.9s Bikini Bottom See the location
    17:16 07 35.0N 122 54.2W 06 33.3N 121 18.7W 07 04.3N 122 06.2W 1.053 47 86 199 03m45.8s Bikini Bottom See the location
    17:18 08 13.5N 122 07.9W 07 11.4N 120 32.8W 07 42.5N 121 20.1W 1.053 48 87 200 03m48.5s Bikini Bottom See the location
    17:20 08 51.6N 121 23.2W 07 49.2N 119 48.5W 08 20.5N 120 35.6W 1.053 49 88 201 03m51.1s Bikini Bottom See the location
    17:22 09 29.4N 120 40.0W 08 26.8N 119 05.7W 08 58.2N 119 52.6W 1.054 51 89 201 03m53.6s Bikini Bottom See the location
    17:24 10 07.0N 119 58.1W 09 04.0N 118 24.2W 09 35.6N 119 10.9W 1.054 52 90 202 03m56.0s Bikini Bottom See the location
    17:26 10 44.3N 119 17.5W 09 41.1N 117 43.8W 10 12.7N 118 30.4W 1.054 53 91 202 03m58.4s Bikini Bottom See the location
    17:28 11 21.4N 118 37.9W 10 17.9N 117 04.6W 10 49.7N 117 51.0W 1.054 54 92 202 04m00.6s Bikini Bottom See the location
    17:30 11 58.3N 117 59.4W 10 54.4N 116 26.3W 11 26.4N 117 12.6W 1.055 55 93 202 04m02.7s Bikini Bottom See the location
    17:32 12 34.9N 117 21.7W 11 30.8N 115 49.0W 12 02.9N 116 35.1W 1.055 56 94 203 04m04.8s Bikini Bottom See the location
    17:34 13 11.4N 116 44.9W 12 07.0N 115 12.4W 12 39.3N 115 58.4W 1.055 57 96 203 04m06.7s Bikini Bottom See the location
    17:36 13 47.8N 116 08.8W 12 43.0N 114 36.6W 13 15.4N 115 22.5W 1.055 58 97 203 04m08.6s Bikini Bottom See the location
    17:38 14 23.9N 115 33.4W 13 18.9N 114 01.4W 13 51.4N 114 47.2W 1.055 59 99 203 04m10.3s Bikini Bottom See the location
    17:40 14 59.9N 114 58.5W 13 54.6N 113 26.8W 14 27.3N 114 12.5W 1.055 60 100 203 04m12.0s Bikini Bottom See the location
    17:42 15 35.8N 114 24.3W 14 30.1N 112 52.8W 15 03.0N 113 38.3W 1.056 61 102 203 04m13.6s Bikini Bottom See the location
    17:44 16 11.6N 113 50.4W 15 05.5N 112 19.2W 15 38.6N 113 04.6W 1.056 62 104 202 04m15.1s Bikini Bottom See the location
    17:46 16 47.2N 113 17.0W 15 40.8N 111 46.0W 16 14.0N 112 31.4W 1.056 63 105 202 04m16.5s Bikini Bottom See the location
    17:48 17 22.7N 112 44.0W 16 15.9N 111 13.3W 16 49.3N 111 58.4W 1.056 64 107 202 04m17.9s Bikini Bottom See the location
    17:50 17 58.1N 112 11.3W 16 51.0N 110 40.8W 17 24.5N 111 25.8W 1.056 64 109 202 04m19.1s Bikini Bottom See the location
    17:52 18 33.4N 111 38.8W 17 25.9N 110 08.6W 17 59.6N 110 53.5W 1.056 65 112 202 04m20.3s Socorro Island San Jose del Cabo See the location
    17:54 19 08.6N 111 06.5W 18 00.7N 109 36.6W 18 34.7N 110 21.4W 1.056 66 114 202 04m21.4s See the location
    17:56 19 43.7N 110 34.4W 18 35.4N 109 04.8W 19 09.6N 109 49.4W 1.056 66 116 201 04m22.4s See the location
    17:58 20 18.8N 110 02.5W 19 10.1N 108 33.1W 19 44.4N 109 17.6W 1.056 67 119 201 04m23.4s See the location
    18:00 20 53.8N 109 30.6W 19 44.6N 108 01.5W 20 19.2N 108 45.8W 1.056 67 122 201 04m24.2s See the location
    18:02 21 28.7N 108 58.7W 20 19.1N 107 29.9W 20 53.8N 108 14.1W 1.056 68 125 200 04m25.0s See the location
    18:04 22 03.5N 108 26.8W 20 53.5N 106 58.4W 21 28.5N 107 42.4W 1.056 68 128 200 04m25.7s See the location
    18:06 22 38.3N 107 54.9W 21 27.8N 106 26.8W 22 03.0N 107 10.7W 1.056 69 131 200 04m26.3s See the location
    18:08 23 13.0N 107 22.8W 22 02.0N 105 55.1W 22 37.5N 106 38.8W 1.057 69 134 199 04m26.8s See the location
    18:10 23 47.7N 106 50.7W 22 36.2N 105 23.3W 23 11.9N 106 06.8W 1.057 69 137 199 04m27.2s See the location
    18:12 24 22.3N 106 18.3W 23 10.3N 104 51.4W 23 46.3N 105 34.7W 1.057 70 140 199 04m27.6s See the location
    18:14 24 56.9N 105 45.7W 23 44.4N 104 19.2W 24 20.6N 105 02.3W 1.057 70 144 198 04m27.9s See the location
    18:16 25 31.4N 105 12.9W 24 18.4N 103 46.8W 24 54.8N 104 29.7W 1.057 70 147 198 04m28.1s See the location
    18:18 26 05.9N 104 39.8W 24 52.3N 103 14.2W 25 29.1N 103 56.8W 1.057 70 151 197 04m28.2s See the location
    18:20 26 40.4N 104 06.3W 25 26.3N 102 41.2W 26 03.3N 103 23.6W 1.057 70 154 197 04m28.2s See the location
    18:22 27 14.8N 103 32.4W 26 00.1N 102 07.8W 26 37.4N 102 49.9W 1.057 70 157 197 04m28.1s See the location
    18:24 27 49.2N 102 58.0W 26 33.9N 101 34.0W 27 11.5N 102 15.9W 1.056 69 161 196 04m28.0s See the location
    18:26 28 23.6N 102 23.2W 27 07.7N 100 59.8W 27 45.6N 101 41.4W 1.056 69 164 196 04m27.7s Rancho Los Noras Mexico See the location
    18:28 28 57.9N 101 47.8W 27 41.4N 100 25.1W 28 19.6N 101 06.3W 1.056 69 168 195 04m27.4s See the location
    18:30 29 32.2N 101 11.9W 28 15.1N 099 49.8W 28 53.6N 100 30.7W 1.056 68 171 195 04m27.0s See the location
    18:32 30 06.5N 100 35.3W 28 48.8N 099 13.9W 29 27.6N 099 54.5W 1.056 68 174 194 04m26.5s See the location
    18:34 30 40.8N 099 57.9W 29 22.4N 098 37.4W 30 01.5N 099 17.5W 1.056 68 177 194 04m26.0s See the location
    18:36 31 15.0N 099 19.9W 29 56.0N 098 00.1W 30 35.4N 098 39.9W 1.056 67 180 193 04m25.3s See the location
    18:38 31 49.3N 098 41.0W 30 29.6N 097 22.1W 31 09.3N 098 01.5W 1.056 66 183 193 04m24.5s See the location
    18:40 32 23.5N 098 01.3W 31 03.1N 096 43.3W 31 43.2N 097 22.2W 1.056 66 185 192 04m23.7s See the location
    18:42 32 57.6N 097 20.6W 31 36.6N 096 03.6W 32 17.0N 096 42.0W 1.056 65 188 192 04m22.7s See the location
    18:44 33 31.8N 096 38.8W 32 10.0N 095 23.0W 32 50.8N 096 00.8W 1.056 64 191 191 04m21.7s See the location
    18:46 34 05.9N 095 56.0W 32 43.4N 094 41.3W 33 24.6N 095 18.6W 1.056 64 193 191 04m20.6s Cunningham Texas See the location
    18:48 34 40.0N 095 12.1W 33 16.8N 093 58.5W 33 58.3N 094 35.2W 1.056 63 195 190 04m19.4s See the location
    18:50 35 14.1N 094 26.9W 33 50.1N 093 14.6W 34 32.0N 093 50.7W 1.055 62 198 189 04m18.0s Sulphur Springs Arkansas See the location
    18:52 35 48.1N 093 40.3W 34 23.4N 092 29.5W 35 05.6N 093 04.8W 1.055 61 200 189 04m16.6s New Neely Arkansas See the location
    18:54 36 22.1N 092 52.3W 34 56.6N 091 43.0W 35 39.2N 092 17.6W 1.055 60 202 188 04m15.1s See the location
    18:56 36 56.0N 092 02.8W 35 29.8N 090 55.0W 36 12.8N 091 28.9W 1.055 59 204 188 04m13.5s See the location
    18:58 37 29.9N 091 11.6W 36 02.9N 090 05.6W 36 46.3N 090 38.6W 1.055 58 206 187 04m11.8s See the location
    19:00 38 03.8N 090 18.7W 36 36.0N 089 14.5W 37 19.7N 089 46.6W 1.055 57 208 186 04m10.0s See the location
    19:02 38 37.5N 089 23.9W 37 09.0N 088 21.6W 37 53.1N 088 52.8W 1.054 56 210 186 04m08.1s See the location
    19:04 39 11.2N 088 27.0W 37 41.9N 087 26.9W 38 26.3N 087 57.0W 1.054 55 212 185 04m06.1s See the location
    19:06 39 44.8N 087 27.9W 38 14.7N 086 30.1W 38 59.5N 086 59.1W 1.054 54 214 184 04m04.0s See the location
    19:08 40 18.2N 086 26.5W 38 47.4N 085 31.1W 39 32.6N 085 58.9W 1.054 53 216 183 04m01.7s See the location
    19:10 40 51.6N 085 22.6W 39 19.9N 084 29.8W 40 05.6N 084 56.3W 1.054 52 217 183 03m59.4s See the location
    19:12 41 24.8N 084 15.9W 39 52.4N 083 26.0W 40 38.4N 083 51.1W 1.053 51 219 182 03m56.9s See the location
    19:14 41 57.8N 083 06.3W 40 24.7N 082 19.4W 41 11.0N 082 43.0W 1.053 50 221 181 03m54.4s See the location
    19:16 42 30.6N 081 53.4W 40 56.8N 081 09.9W 41 43.5N 081 31.9W 1.053 48 223 180 03m51.7s See the location
    19:18 43 03.2N 080 37.0W 41 28.7N 079 57.1W 42 15.8N 080 17.4W 1.052 47 224 179 03m48.9s See the location
    19:20 43 35.6N 079 16.9W 42 00.4N 078 40.9W 42 47.8N 078 59.2W 1.052 46 226 179 03m45.9s See the location
    19:22 44 07.6N 077 52.5W 42 31.8N 077 20.8W 43 19.5N 077 37.0W 1.052 44 228 178 03m42.8s See the location
    19:24 44 39.3N 076 23.6W 43 02.9N 075 56.5W 43 50.9N 076 10.5W 1.052 43 230 177 03m39.6s See the location
    19:26 45 10.6N 074 49.6W 43 33.7N 074 27.6W 44 21.9N 074 39.1W 1.051 41 232 176 03m36.3s See the location
    19:28 45 41.4N 073 10.0W 44 04.0N 072 53.5W 44 52.4N 073 02.4W 1.051 40 234 175 03m32.8s See the location
    19:30 46 11.6N 071 24.2W 44 33.8N 071 13.8W 45 22.4N 071 19.7W 1.05 38 236 173 03m29.1s See the location
    19:32 46 41.1N 069 31.3W 45 03.0N 069 27.7W 45 51.8N 069 30.3W 1.05 37 238 172 03m25.2s See the location
    19:34 47 09.8N 067 30.4W 45 31.6N 067 34.4W 46 20.5N 067 33.4W 1.05 35 240 171 03m21.2s See the location
    19:36 47 37.5N 065 20.4W 45 59.3N 065 32.8W 46 48.2N 065 27.8W 1.049 33 242 170 03m17.0s See the location
    19:38 48 04.0N 062 59.9W 46 26.0N 063 21.8W 47 14.8N 063 12.1W 1.049 31 244 168 03m12.5s See the location
    19:40 48 29.1N 060 26.8W 46 51.5N 060 59.6W 47 40.1N 060 44.7W 1.048 29 247 167 03m07.7s See the location
    19:42 48 52.2N 057 38.5W 47 15.4N 058 24.0W 48 03.7N 058 03.1W 1.047 27 249 165 03m02.7s See the location
    19:44 49 13.0N 054 31.6W 47 37.4N 055 32.1W 48 25.1N 055 03.9W 1.047 25 252 163 02m57.2s See the location
    19:46 49 30.6N 051 00.3W 47 56.9N 052 19.4W 48 43.7N 051 42.4W 1.046 22 255 161 02m51.3s See the location
    19:48 49 43.5N 046 55.5W 48 12.7N 048 38.8W 48 58.2N 047 50.4W 1.045 20 259 159 02m44.8s See the location
    19:50 49 49.3N 041 59.5W 48 23.3N 044 17.7W 49 06.6N 043 13.1W 1.044 16 263 156 02m37.3s See the location
    19:52 49 41.3N 035 27.0W 48 24.7N 038 48.5W 49 03.9N 037 15.7W 1.043 12 268 153 02m28.2s See the location
    19:54 48 13.7N 019 29.4W 47 00.4N 020 04.6W 47 37.0N 019 47.2W 1.039 0 142 02m04.2s See the location

    City and Totality time
    1. Del Rio 3:25
    2. Temple 3:41
    3. McGregor 4:23
    4. Austin 1:49
    5. Taylor 1:48
    6. Cleburne 3:41
    7. Ft. Worth 2:33
    8. Dallas 3:49
    9. Miniola 3:45
    10. Little Rock 2:28
    11. Newport 3:08
    12. Texarkana 2:25
    13. Malvern 2:22
    14. Arkdelphia 2:07
    15. Walnut Ridge 3:47
    16. Popular Bluff 4:08
    17. Carbondale 4:08
    18. DuQuoin 3:54
    19. Centralia 2:46
    20. Crawfordsville 0:47
    21. Effingham 1:13
    22. Pocahontas 4:03
    23. Indianapolis 3:48
    24. Connersville 3:44
    25. Hamilton 1:36
    26. Sandusky 3:44
    27. Forstoria 3:44
    28. Elyria 3:52
    29. Akron 2:45
    30. Youngstown *Close* 0:00
    31. Toledo 2:00
    32. Detroit *Close* 0:00
    33. Erie 3:41
    34. Cleveland 3:48
    35. Jamestown 2:28
    36. Fredonia 3:40
    37. Dunkirk 3:42
    38. Buffalo 3:45
    39. Niagara Falls 3:30
    40. St. Catherines 3:12
    41. Grimsby 2:44
    42. Rochester 3:38
    43. Plattsburgh 3:33
    44. Wesport (Lake Placid) 3:18
    45. St. Albans 3:32
    46. Burllington-Essex Junction 3:15
    47. Waterbury-Stowe 2:24
    48. Montpelier 1:35
    49. Port Henry 1:56
    50. Montreal 1:34
     

    AMTRAK & VIA RAIL
    PLATFORMS OF TOTALITY

    Let the planning begin! Amtrak is a boon for this full eclipse of the sun on April 8, 2024. 4/8/2024. 4-8. 48 Amtrak & Via Rails Stations are in the path of totality and a few a just walking distance to total darkness.

    TEXAS

    1. (DRT) - Del Rio, Texas - Three minutes and 25 seconds of full bliss can be had in this border town Amtrak Station. 100 North Main Street, Del Rio, Texas 78840. This station has no services. The best hotel in town is Ramada by Wyndham Del Rio.

    https://www.nps.gov/amis/index.htm

    A Borderland Paradise
    An oasis in the desert, Amistad National Recreation Area consists of the US portion of the International Amistad Reservoir. Amistad, whose name comes from the Spanish word meaning friendship, is best known for excellent water-based recreation, camping, hiking, rock art viewing, and its rich cultural history. Amistad is also home to a wide variety of plant and animal life above and below the water.

    2. (TPL) Temple, Texas
    315 West Avenue B
    Temple, TX 76501.

    3:41 in Totality is an incredibly long time. I’m betting Texans and visitors will be horse from yellin’ and a screamin’ in joy. The best hotel in town is In The Creek. April in Texas is blooming in yellow and blues of full spring.

    3. (MCG) McGregor, Texas
    1 Amtrak Boulevard
    McGregor, TX 76657

    4:23. Now, hold your horses Batman. That is Four Minutes and Twenty-Three Seconds of Totality. This Texas location is going to be eclipse central!

    According the McGregor city website: This largely rural community provides a variety of industrial, commercial and retail opportunities. The McGregor Industrial Park covers over 9,600 acres. SpaceX and Ferguson are the anchor tenants in the McGregor Industrial Park. The best hotel in town is called 1700 South 2nd. Ok, this is in Waco, Texas, but so what!

    4:12 in Totality in a 4 star hotel. That is the way to go.

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    Where will you go on April 8, 2018 to witness the miracle (ok, not so much), but the oh so very cool full solar eclipse. Use the above link to pinpoint your point of totality. My numbers on the left are estimates for each city. Now, my question is where will I be?

    I choose Niagara Falls on the Canadian side. Something spectacular can happen for you at any location along totality. Magic. Even traffic is ok as the passengers in the other cars are happy and sappy too!

    When is too early!? to start planning? Five years ahead. Yes!

    This time, I want to be in the path of totality for days before. You will read our Amtrak Adventure Across America with a stop in St. Louis Missouri for the total eclipse on August 21, 2017. We went to the Dew Drop Inn, Bloomsdale, Missouri who will get 2 minutes of totality again in 2024! X Marks the Spot!

    Big list of things to bring? For the camera guy, yes, otherwise, bring a chair and shade umbrella. Champagne is a must! Read on for what we brought and missed on our journey to St. Louis from LAX on Amtrak for the August 21, 2017 eclipse.

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    4. (AUS) Austin, Texas
    250 North Lamar Boulevard
    Austin, TX 78703

    On the edge of Texas culture, Austin is blessed with over a minute of Totality. The relaxed citizens don’t have to go far to increase pleasure. A pleasure it will be. Amtrak describes Austin as: The brick depot was built in 1947 for the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Austin, a center of high-tech industry as well as the state capital, also styles itself the “Live Music Capital of the World.”

    Four Seasons and the Fairmont Austin Gold Experience are the best hotels in town. It may be better to find a place north west of Austin that has a higher time in Totality.

    5. (TAY) Taylor, Texas
    118 East First Street
    Union Pacific Yard Office
    Taylor, TX 76574-3627

    Just a platform. Time it right and you might be on a train that rolls in, stops (please Amtrak, pay attention) and allows you off to see the miracle of the eclipse and then move on! The Westin Austin at The Domain is the best choice, but the Best Western is only 2 mils from downtown Taylor.

    6. (CBR) Cleburne, Texas
    Intermodal Transportation Depot
    206 North Border Street
    Cleburne Intermodal Depot
    Cleburne, TX 76031-4236

    Amtrak says: Founded in 1854, Cleburne grew as an agricultural, ranching and railroad center. The Intermodal Transportation Depot, constructed in 1999, serves Amtrak and local bus transit.

    The Inn on Lake Granbury is the place to be for luxury and a minute or so of Totality. Liberty Hotel in downtown Cleburne is expected to not see for 3:44. Wow.

    7. (FTW) Ft. Worth, Texas
    1001 Jones Street
    Fort Worth, TX 76102

    Forth Worth is going to get 2:33 in solar eclipse totality. Amtrak says: Located near Sundance Square and the Botanical and Water Gardens, the intermodal transportation center is known for its soaring clock tower.

    The Worthington Residence Fort Worth Hotel is a great choice for enjoying family and the eclipse. Get a picnic basket and head out for the day! Get to the red line.

    8. (DAL) Dallas, Texas
    400 South Houston Street Dallas, TX 75202-4840

    Amtrak says: Opened in 1916, the Beaux-Arts Union Station was renovated to serve as an events space and intermodal center. It is used by DART light rail, TRE commuter trains, local buses and Amtrak. .

    The Ritz Carlton is the magical place ot not have to leave the hotel and get 3:49 of totality!

    9. (MIN) Mineola, Texas
    Station Building (with waiting room)
    115 East Front Street
    Mineola, TX 75773-2453

    Head over to the Mill Creek Ranch Restort in Canton, Texas for 4:06 of blissful totality! Expedia says: This family-friendly Canton cottage is within 2 mi (3 km) of First Monday Trade Days, Splash Kingdom Family Waterpark, and Old Mill Marketplace. Twin Lakes Golf Course is 10.3 mi (16.6 km) away.

    10. (SAS) San Antonio, Texas
    Station Building (with waiting room)
    350 Hoefgen Street
    San Antonio, TX 78205

    Horseshoe Bay Resort - 4:16 in totality so worth the car rental and drive. Stay a few days! Play golf during totality! Expedia says: This family-friendly Horseshoe Bay hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Slick Rock Golf Course and Lake LBJ Yacht Club and Marina. Apple Rock Gulf Course and Ram Rock Golf Course are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    This is from the Ritz Carlton, Dallas, Texas. 18:42:37.3 is Universal Time for the Maximum eclipse. Central Time| subtract 5 hours from UTC (-6 hours if daylight savings time!?) So, the total eclipse at Ritz Carlton in Dallas will be 12:42pm. Right smack in the afternoon picnic time! Best to get early, e.g. 12:42pm as that is six hours off of Universal Time. If we sleep in on Daylight Savings, then -5 is 1:42pm. So we won’t miss it!

    ARKANSAS

    11. (TXA) Texarkana, Arkansas
    Station Building (with waiting room)
    100 East Front Street
    Texarkana, AR 71854-5907

    Comfort Suites Idabel. Just three miles from Muscle Car Legends Museum this is a great play to go!

    Ok, you can stay any where in Texarkana and get totality.

    12. (ARK) Arkadelphia, Arkansas
    Station Building (with waiting room)
    798 South 5th Street
    Arkadelphia, AR 71923-6237

    Mountain Harbor Resort and Spa
    Magic Springs and Crystal Falls and Hot Springs National Park AND 4:10 of total blackout of the sun. This looks like a fabulous destination. Book early.

    13. (MVN) Malvern, Arkansas
    Platform with Shelter
    200 East First Street
    Malvern, AR 72104-3922

    Hilltop Manor Bed and Breakfast. With 3:40 in sweet darkness the Hiltop Manor will be the proper place for a bottle of red and some friends. Visit the Magic Spring Theme and Water Park too!

    14. (LRK) Little Rock, Arkansas
    Union Station
    Station Building (with waiting room)
    1400 West Markham Street
    Little Rock, AR 72201

    Little Rock Marriott sounds like a band and for 2:26 it will be silent night during the day! Rock on little brother Rock on.

    15. (WNR) Walnut Ridge, Arkansas
    Station Building (with waiting room)
    109 Southwest Front Street
    Walnut Ridge, AR 72476

    Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Pocahontas.

    MISSOURI

    16. (PBF) Poplar Bluff, Missouri
    Station Building (with waiting room)
    400 South Main Street
    Poplar Bluff, MO 63901-585

    ILLINOIS

    17. (CDL) Carbondale, Illinois
    Station Building (with waiting room)
    401 South Illinois Avenue
    Carbondale, IL 62901

    Kite Hill Vineyards Bed & Breakfast. Stop looking, Start Booking. No other words will suffice. 4:08. Four minutes and eight seconds of totality will feel like a rush of heaven at Kite Hill. Make sure you ask for the picnic basket and house red wine.

    18. (CEN) Centralia, Illinois
    Station Building (with waiting room)
    110 South Oak St.
    Centralia, IL 62801-3526

    Drury Inn & Suites Mt. Vernon. 3:41 in black and near the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

    19. (EFG) Effingham, Illinois
    Station Building (with waiting room)
    401 West National Avenue
    Effingham, IL 62401

    INDIANA

    20. (CRF) Crawfordsville, Indiana
    Platform with Shelter
    400 North Green Street
    Crawfordsville, IN 47933

    Go back three....save on the beer. It it not cold here.

    21. (IND) Indianapolis, Indiana
    Station Building (with waiting room)
    350 South Illinois Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46225-1198

    Get back to work you lazy... oh wait! This is a holiday planner for the epic April 8, 2024 Total Solar Eclipse. Time to stay at the Ironworks Hotel Indy.

    The Indianapolis Art Center is close by. See art and watch totality for 3:36. Get back to work and book!

    22. (COI) Connersville, Indiana
    Platform with Shelter
    1012 Eastern Avenue
    Connersville, IN 47331

    No question about it the founding father of Indiana is Philip W. Smith and he merry band of wine and beer makers led to a sleepy town of Richmond to back in spires of glory. Stay here:
    Philip W. Smith Bed & Breakfast

    OHIO

    23. (TOL) Toledo, Ohio
    Station Building (with waiting room)
    415 Emerald Avenue
    Toledo, OH 43604-8817

    Staybridge Suites Toledo - Rossford - Perrysburg.
    I would go to the Toledo Zoo for sure. 100%. With 2:14 of black totality the sound of the animals will be so interesting. Please leave your video camera on before, during and after. The sounds are amazing. Go here!

    24. (SKY) Sandusky, Ohio
    Station Building (with waiting room)
    1200 North Depot Street
    Sandusky, OH 44870-3165

    The Bays Edge is the place to be in Sandusky, Ohio with 3:35 in 360 degree sunsets during totality. Yes! 360 degree sunset. Stunning. Got a drone? Send it up and capture the shadow of totality. It’s fast!

    25. (ELY) Elyria, Ohio
    Platform only (no shelter)
    410 East River Road
    Elyria, OH 44035

    The Hotel At Oberlin adventures begin within walking distance at places like Allen Memorial Art Museum.

    Keep stretching your shoes and goes to The Weltzheimer/Johnson House. You will love 3:51 in black.

    26. (CLE) Cleveland, Ohio
    Station Building (with waiting room)
    200 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway
    Cleveland, OH 44114

    Metropolitan at The 9, Autograph Collection. Stop planning and see the eclipse at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Get your mind blown and then your ears. With 3:49 its pop song length. Call the DJ. Make sure they are on their game! Rock on Cleveland.

    PENNSYLVANIA

    27. (ERI) Erie, Pennsylvania
    Station Building (with waiting room)
    125 West 14th Street
    Erie, PA 16501

    oh, boy, so many choices! The Seaons at Nicks Place because he named it so. But, the driveway leading to Maple Springs Lake Side Inn will capture your heart and your camera will capture 3:21 of God’s plan.

    NEW YORK

    28. (BUF) Depew, NY
    Depew Station
    Station Building (with waiting room)
    55 Dick Road
    Depew, NY 14043

    Curtiss Hotel, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member
    Staying here is great, but if you can’t make the five star budget, just a few miles away is max totality at the Tift Nature Preserve. Trust me anywhere in Buffalo will be great. Get an Air BnB early.

    I’ll be in Niagara Falls across the border for 3:33. That is coming soon.

    29. (ROC) Rochester, New York
    Station Building (with waiting room)
    320 Central Avenue
    Rochester, NY 14605

    Swing it, fling it and hang on at Frisbee Hill Park and get 3.43 to play in the dark! Will your dog be able to catch? Where to stay? Anywhere in Rochester is great, even if there is still snow on the ground.

    30. (SYR) Syracuse, NY
    Station Building
    (with waiting room) and 1:24 in totality
    1 Walsh Circle
    Syracuse, NY 13208

    Baldwinsville Bed and Breakfast and 2:45 @ 19:23 UT

    31. (PRK) Port Kent, New York
    Platform only (no shelter). Cool.
    NY 373 and Lake Street
    Port Kent, NY 12975

    Can you count stars during the eclipse? Yes and you should stay at the Starlight Inn. 3:22 is plenty of time to count and be in complete awe. And please get a picture of this hotel’s sign in the eclipse and I’ll send you a signed copy! Thanks!

    32. (WSP) Westport, New York
    Station Building (with waiting room)
    6705 Main Street
    Westport, NY 12993

    The Inn in Westport is within 25 miles of Vermont Teddy Bears. So, think about making a Solar Eclipse Bear in the morning and then see the 2:39 seconds of the eclipse in a park with your new friend. Or visit the state park from within.

    33. (POH) Port Henry, NY
    Station Building (with waiting room)
    20 Park Place
    Port Henry, NY 12974-1324

    2:05 in Port Henry will be magical.

    Porthenrymoriah.com says: Village Inn, 518 618-6757, 1 Star Way, Port Henry. 4 rooms in the center of the Village, with Red Brick Cafe.


    34. (RSP) Rouses Point, New York
    Platform only (no shelter)
    68 Pratt Street
    Rouses Point, NY 12979

    The North Hero House is a hero because of 3:33, a lucky number for the Total Eclipse Crowd. Why? You will have to ask them here at The North Hero House!

    VERMONT

    35. (SAB) St Albans, Vermont
    Station Building (with waiting room)
    40 Federal Street
    St Albans, VT 05478

    Back Inn Time Bed & Breakfast. You will time travel when you experience the total eclipse. Only a 10 minute walk from St. Albans Amtrak station this is an old-world charmer.

    36. (ESX) Essex Junction, Vermont
    Station Building (with waiting room)
    29 Railroad Avenue
    Essex Junction, VT 05452

    The Essex, Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa. Head to Lake Champlain and pop the cork on champagne at max totality 19:27:52 UT. Pop it! Imagine again being in a hot air balloon when blackness and that amazing around the wheel sunset. Things to consider here. Stay a week in advance and participate in the build up.

    37. (WAB) Waterbury, Vermont
    Station Building (with waiting room)
    US Highway 2 and Park Row
    Waterbury, VT 05676

    Edson Hill is just 10 miles from the Waterbury Amtrak station and is worlds away. Three minutes and Edson Hill will become forever yours.

    38. (MPR) Montpelier, VT
    Station Building (with waiting room)
    297 Junction Road
    Montpelier, VT 05602

    This station will get you to Edson Hill too. But, let’s consider Hobble Inn located in Mt. Stowe, Vermont.

    Did I mention that you can go skiing this time of year too! The top of the Gondola is #;03 in totality! Oh Man, this is looking better and better. Plan early and remember to get your lift tickets! ONTARIO, CANADA

    39. Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada

    Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa and book a room with a falls view. Then upgrade to get more falls view. Bring time lapse cameras and stick to the windows. Seeing the totality at Niagara Falls will be priceless. Take the time to be there a few days before and map where the sun will be and your shots.

    All other places will seems dry compared to Niagara Falls in afternoon sunset. Book early and book often. The crowds will be intense so be prepared to camp for your spot early. See you there!

    40. St. Catherine’s, Ontario

    Woodbourne Inn reminds me to look at the shade from trees during the eclipse. In particular the leading movement of light is mesmerizing among the leaves. Sometimes seeing hundreds of eclipses on the ground!

    41. Grimsby, Ontario

    The Barracks Inn. Not quite Harry Potter, but Griffin House National Historic Site is close by. One minute and thirty-five seconds is historic!

    Uh. The rooms are soundproof so you can really party hard and no one will care (or hear you!)

    42. Kingston, Quebec, Canada

    Residence Inn Kingston Water’s Edge. Get your party started at the Pump House Steam Museum and be prepared for 3:03 in a stuper. Catch pics of reflection of the eclipse off the water. Great choice in a great city.

    43. Bellville, Quebec, Canada

    Stay at the Newsroom Suites and hurry to Wellington Heritage Museum. 2:58 is wonderful and this town will capture your heart for days.

    44. Brockville, Quebec, Canada

    White Pillars Lodging. You will feel really smart here as there are so many universities close by. You may want to brink a pipe and a smoking jacket!. 3:14 in black and blue of totality will be the foundation for your vacation. Brockville everywhere is in for a wild ride. Enjoy every minute and shrare your bounty!

    45. Miramichi, Halifax Canada

    Kouchibouguac Resort is your farthest east point on the continent to see this total eclipse. Kouchibouguac National Park envelopes this resort and is worthy of your choice.

    April 8, 2024 - 4/8/24 - April 8th - 4-8 --- 48 Train Platforms that give you 100% Totality.

    Just book your trip of a lifetime and land anywhere in the curve from Del Rio Texas to Halifax, Canada. Stay with friends. Go camping. Go Skiing but you should stop during totality. It does get really dark and you want to hear it too. Breathe. Listen. Awe.

    Amtrak and Via Rail websites are a bounty of information about what to do and where to stay at each destination. Over the next 69 months I will continue my trip planning and will write more.

    Your inputs are needed and welcome. If you live near one o the lucky 48 train platforms tell us the best parks, views and pubs.

    Email me at Bartz@ABCsolar.com. Yes, I am a solar energy professional for 18 years now. Following the sun is a daily event for me. The eclipse of 2017 captured my heart and drives me to learn more.

    Thanks so much. And please remember.

    DONT LOOK AT THE SUN DIRECTLY

    GET REAL ECLIPSE GLASSES. REALLY.

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