List of named passenger trains of the United States (A-B)


List of named passenger trains of the United States (A-B)

This article contains a list of named passenger trains in the United States, with names beginning A through B.

Contents

A

Train Name Railroad Train Endpoints Operated
Abraham Lincoln[1] Alton Railroad (1935–1947)
Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (1947–1971)
Amtrak (1971–1978)
Chicago, ILSt. Louis, MO 1935–1978
Acadian[2] Southern Pacific Houston, TXNew Orleans, LA  ?-1956
Acela Express[3] Amtrak Boston, MA – Washington, DC 2000–present
Adirondack[4] Amtrak New York, NYMontreal, PQ 1974–present
Admiral Pennsylvania New York, NYChicago, IL 1941–1971
Advance Commodore Vanderbilt New York Central New York, NYChicago, IL 1929–1955
Advance Empire State Express New York Central New York, NYBuffalo, NY  
Advance Gilt Edge New Haven New York, NYBoston, MA  
Advance Knickerbocker New York Central St. Louis, MO – Boston, MA  
Advance Midnight Special Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Chicago, IL – St. Louis, MO  
Advance Wolverine New York Central Chicago, IL – Detroit, MI  
Advanced Denver Zephyr Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Chicago, IL – Denver, CO  
Adventureland Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Kansas City, MO – Billings, MT  
Afternoon Hiawatha Milwaukee Road Chicago, IL – St. Paul, MN 1939–1970
Afternoon Puget Sounder Great Northern Seattle, WA – Vancouver, BC  
Afternoon Twin Cities Zephyr Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Chicago, IL – St. Paul, MN  
Aiken-Augusta Special Pennsylvania
Southern
New York, NY – Augusta, GA  
Airway Limited Pennsylvania
Transcontinental Air Transport
New York, NYLos Angeles  
Akronite Pennsylvania New York, NY – Akron, OH  
Ak-Sar-Ben Zephyr Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Chicago, IL – Lincoln, NB  
Alamo Southern Pacific New Orleans, LA – San Antonio, TX  
Alaskan Northern Pacific
Spokane, Portland & Seattle
St. Paul, MN – Tacoma, WA  
Albany Mail New York Central New York, NY – Utica, NY  
Alburgh Express Rutland Railroad Ogdensburg, NY – Alburgh, VT  
Alexandrian Great Northern St. Paul, MN – Grand Forks, ND  
Allegheny Pennsylvania St. Louis, MOPittsburgh, PA
Alouette Boston & Maine Boston, MA – Montreal, PQ 1926–1956
Alton Limited Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Chicago, IL – St. Louis, MO  
Ambassador Baltimore & Ohio
New York Central
Detroit, MI – Baltimore, MD  
The Ambassador[5] New Haven,
Boston & Maine,
Central Vermont, and
Canadian National
New York, NYMontreal, PQ  
Ambassador Amtrak and Via Rail Chicago, IL – Toronto, ON  
American Pennsylvania New York, NY – St. Louis, MO 1925–1956
American Royal Zephyr Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Chicago, IL – Kansas City, MO 1953–1971
Angel Santa Fe San Francisco, CA – Los Angeles, CA  
Angelo Santa Fe Fort Worth, TX – San Angelo, TX  
Ann Rutledge Alton Railroad (1937–1947),
Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (1947–1971),
Amtrak (1971–2009)
Chicago, IL – Kansas City, MO 1937–2009
Antelope[6] Santa Fe Kansas City, MO – Fort Worth, TX (–1948)
Kansas City, MO – Oklahoma City, OK (1948–?)
 
Argonaut Southern Pacific Los Angeles, CA – New Orleans, LA 1926–1932; 1936–1958
Aristocrat Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Denver, COChicago 1930–?
Arizona Limited Rock Island and Southern Pacific Chicago, IL – Phoenix, AZ 1940–1942
Arlington Pennsylvania New York, NY – Washington, DC  
Aroostook Flyer Bangor & Aroostook Bangor, ME – Van Buren, ME 1937–1957
Arrow Milwaukee Road Chicago, IL – Sioux Falls, SD 1926–1967
Arrowhead Limited Chicago & North Western Chicago, IL – Duluth, MN  
Arundel Maine Central Portland, ME – Bangor, ME circa 1953
Asa Packer Lehigh Valley New York, NY – Coxton, PA 1939–1958
Asheville Special Pennsylvania
Southern
New York, NY – Asheville, NC  
Ashland Limited Chicago & North Western Chicago, IL – Ashland, WI  
Ashland Mail Chicago & North Western Chicago, IL – Ashland, WI  
Atlantic City Express Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines Philadelphia, PA – Atlantic City, NJ  
Atlantic Express Erie New York, NYChicago, IL  
Atlantic Express Grand Trunk Western Chicago, ILMontreal, PQ  
Atlantic Express Michigan Central New York, NYChicago, IL  
Atlantic Highlands Express Central of New Jersey New York, NYAtlantic Highlands, NJ  
Atlanta Limited Illinois Central Shreveport, LA – Meridian, MS  
Atlantic Limited Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Minneapolis, MN – Sault Ste Marie, MI  
Atlantic Limited Canadian Pacific (1955–1978)
Via (1978–1979)
via Maine Central Railroad Mattawamkeag to Vanceboro
Saint John, NB – Montreal, QC  
Auto Train Auto-Train Corporation (1971–1981)
Amtrak (1983–present)
Lorton, VA – Sanford, FL (1971–1981, 1983–present)
Louisville, KY – Sanford, FL (1974–1977)
 
Azalean Louisville & Nashville Cincinnati, OH – New Orleans, LA  
Aztec Eagle (Aguila Azteca) Nacionales de Mexico
Missouri Pacific
Mexico CityNuevo Laredo, TAM – San Antonio, TX  

B

Train Name Railroad Train Endpoints Operated
Badger Express Great Northern St. Paul, MN – Duluth, MN  
Bankers New Haven Washington, DC – Springfield, MA  
Banner Blue Wabash Chicago, IL – St. Louis, MO  
Bar Harbor New Haven
Pennsylvania
New York, NY – Springfield, MA  
Bar Harbor Express Maine Central
Boston and Maine
New Haven
Washington, DC – Ellsworth, ME 1902–1960
Bay Shore Special Central of New Jersey Washington, DC – Ellingsworth, PA  
Bay State New Haven New York, NY – Boston, MA  
Beach Special Boston & Maine Boston, MA – Portland, ME  
Beachcomber Boston & Maine Boston, MA – Portland, ME  
Beaver Southern Pacific San Francisco, CA – Portland, OR 1940–1949
Beeliner New York Central Detroit, MIMackinaw City, MI –1962
Berkshire New Haven New York, NY – Pittsburgh, PA  
Bicentennial Amtrak Boston, MA – Philadelphia, PA 1976–1977
Birmingham Special[7] Pennsylvania,
Norfolk & Western
and Southern
New York, NY – Birmingham, AL, with a Chattanooga, TN – Memphis, TN segment  
Black Diamond Lehigh Valley
Reading
New York, NY – Buffalo, NY 1896–1959
Black Gold Frisco Tulsa, OK – Fort Worth, TX 1938–1959
Black Hawk Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (–1970)
Burlington Northern (6 weeks in 1970)
Chicago, IL – Minneapolis, MN –1970
Black Hawk Amtrak Chicago, ILDubuque, IA 1974–1981
Bloomington – Louisville Local Monon Railroad Bloomington, IN – Louisville, KY  
Blue Arrow Nickel Plate Cleveland, OH – St. Louis, MO 1956–1959
Blue Comet Central Railroad of New Jersey Jersey City, NJ – Atlantic City, NJ 1929–1941
Blue Dart Nickel Plate St. Louis, MO – Cleveland, OH 1956–1959
Blue Bird Wabash Chicago, IL – St. Louis, MO 1938–1968
Blue Ridge[8] Amtrak Washington, DC – Martinsburg, WV 1973–1986
Blue Ridge Limited Baltimore & Ohio Chicago, IL – Washington, DC 1934–1949
Blue Water Amtrak Chicago, IL – Port Huron, MI  
Bluebonnet Frisco and
Missouri–Kansas–Texas
St. Louis, MO – Fort Worth, TX  
Bluegrass Monon Railroad Chicago, ILLouisville, KY  
Boardwalk Flyer Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines Philadelphia, PA – Atlantic City, NJ  
Bon-Air Special Georgia & Florida Augusta, GAJacksonville, FL 1920–?
Booth Tarkington New York Central Chicago, IL – Cincinnati, OH  
Border Limited Southern Pacific Houston, TX – Corpus Christi, TX  
Boston Express New York Central Buffalo, NY – Boston, MA  
Boston – New York Express New Haven
New York Central
New York, NY – Boston, MA
New York, NY – Springfield, MA
 
Bostonian New Haven New York, NY – Boston, MA  
Broadway Limited Pennsylvania (1912–1971)
Amtrak (1971–1995)
Chicago, IL – Washington, DC
Chicago, IL – New York, NY
1912–1995
Buckeye Pennsylvania Pittsburgh, PA – Cleveland, OH  
Buffalo – Pittsburgh Express New York Central Buffalo, NY – Pittsburgh, PA  
Buffalo – Toronto Express New York Central New York, NY – Toronto, ON  
Buffalo and Chicago Express Grand Trunk Western New York, NYChicago, IL 1900–1907
Buffalo Day Express Pennsylvania Washington, DC – Buffalo, NY –1971
Buffalo Local New York Central Cincinnati, OH – Buffalo, NY  
Bullet Central Railroad of New Jersey Jersey City - Wilkes-Barre 1929–1931
Business Man's Special Pere Marquette Chicago, IL – Grand Rapids, MI  
Butte Special Union Pacific Salt Lake City, UT – Butte, MT  

Notes

  1. ^ Schafer (1997), 19–20; Schafer (2000), 58–59; Goldberg (1981), 75–76.
  2. ^ Solomon (1999), 66.
  3. ^ "U.S. Transportation Secretary Slater celebrates inaugural run of Acela Express high-speed rail service". M2 Presswire. November 17, 2000. http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-67162158.html. Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  4. ^ Schafer (2000), 39.
  5. ^ Canadian National Railways. Passenger Time Tables, April 28 to October 26, 1957. p. 26
  6. ^ Yenne (2005), 47.
  7. ^ Norfolk and Western Railway, October 27, 1957, timetable, pp. 5, 8.
  8. ^ Reynolds (2000), 126–127.

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