Back in the late 40's, my aunt, whose husband was a field rep for Western Union, and assigned to Syracuse, would take it to Syracuse fairly regularly. My Dad worked at the old Atlantic refinery, and would "beat feet" to get from Passyunk and the river to 61st and Buist and then to Reading Terminal by 11:30-she said the train left just before midnight.. no doubt 4 years of dodging "nips" in the Pacific helped his agility dodging traffic! She'd wake up once in Scranton and then in Binghamton when they'd cut her Syracuse sleeper out. I believe other sections went thru to Buffalo or Niagara Falls with a Canadian connection as well. Though I'd share an old family story as she never shot it but got to ride it for a few years!