List of named passenger trains of the United States (S-Z)


List of named passenger trains of the United States (S-Z)

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

Contents

S

Train Name Railroad Train Endpoints Operated
Sacramento Daylight Southern Pacific Lathrop, CA-Sacramento, CA 1946-1971
Safety Express Chessie System   1980 - 1981
Saint Santa Fe Los Angeles, CA-San Francisco, CA  
St. Clair   Chicago, IL-Detroit, MI  
St. Louis Limited Wabash Detroit, MI-St. Louis, MO  
St. Louis Mule Amtrak St. Louis, MO-Kansas City, MO 1980–2009
Salt City Express   New York, NY-Syracuse, NY  
Salt Lake Special Union Pacific Butte, MT-Salt Lake City, UT  
Sam Houston Zephyr Burlington-Rock Island Railroad Fort Worth, TX - Houston, TX 1936-1966
San Diegan Amtrak Santa Barbara, CA-San Diego, CA 1971-1999
San Diegan Santa Fe Los Angeles, CA-San Diego, CA 1938-1971
San Francisco Challenger Southern Pacific and Union Pacific Chicago, IL-San Francisco, CA 1935-
San Francisco Chief Santa Fe Chicago, IL-San Francisco, CA 1936-1971
San Francisco Overland Limited Union Pacific    
San Francisco Zephyr Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Chicago, IL-San Francisco, CA  
San Joaquin Daylight Southern Pacific Los Angeles, CA-San Francisco, CA 1941-1971
San Juan Express Denver & Rio Grande Western Alamosa, CO-Durango, CO 1937-1951
San Joaquin Amtrak Bakersfield, CA-Oakland, CA
Bakersfield, CA-Sacramento, CA
 
Sangamon Illinois Terminal Railroad    
Santa Fe De Luxe Santa Fe Chicago, IL-Los Angeles, CA 1911-
Scenic Limited Missouri Pacific St. Louis, MO-Pueblo, CO 1915-
Scout Santa Fe Chicago, IL-Los Angeles, CA  
Scranton Flyer Central Railroad of New Jersey Philadelphia, PA-Scranton, PA
Seminole Illinois Central Railroad and Atlantic Coast Line Chicago, IL/St. Louis, MO-Jacksonville, FL 1940s-1960s
Senator Pennsylvania Railroad and New Haven Railroad Washington, DC-Boston, MA  
Senator Southern Pacific Oakland, CA-Sacramento, CA  
Shasta Daylight Southern Pacific Oakland, CA-Portland, OR 1949-1967
Shavano Denver & Rio Grande Western Salida, CO-Gunnison, CO 1937-1940
Shawnee   Chicago, IL-Carbondale, IL  
Shelter Island Express Long Island Rail Road Long Island City-Greenport, NY 1901–1903, 1923–1942
Shenandoah Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Washington, DC-Cincinnati, OH  
Shinnecock Bay Express Long Island Rail Road Long Island City-Montauk, NY 1926-1950
Shoppers Special Pere Marquette Chicago, IL-Grand Rapids, MI  
Shoreland 400 Chicago and North Western Railway Chicago, IL-Green Bay, WI  
Shreveporter Louisiana and Arkansas Hope, AR-Shreveport, LA 1928-1961
Silver Comet Seaboard Air Line New York, NY-Birmingham, AL 1947-1969
Silver Meteor Seaboard Air Line, later Amtrak New York, NY-Tampa, FL
New York, NY-Miami, FL
1939-present
Silver Star Seaboard Air Line, later Amtrak New York, NY-Tampa, FL
New York, NY-Miami, FL
1947-present
Silver Streak Zephyr Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Kansas City, MO-Lincoln, NE 1940-
Silverliner Service   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-Harrisburg, Pennsylvania  
Sioux Milwaukee Road Chicago, IL – Rapid City, SD (1929–1951);
Chicago, IL – Canton, SD (1951–1961);
Chicago, IL – Madison, WI (1961–1971)
1929–1971
Skyland Special Southern Ashville, NC/Charlotte, NC-Jacksonville, FL 1950s
Skunk California Western Railroad Fort Bragg, California-Willits, California 1926-
Somerset Hills Express Lackawanna, Erie Lackawanna, Conrail, New Jersey Transit Hoboken, New Jersey-Gladstone, New Jersey 1940s-2001
Soo-Dominion Soo Line and Canadian Pacific Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN-Vancouver, BC  
South Shore Express New York Central Chicago, IL-Toledo, OH  
South Wind Florida East Coast, Pennsylvania,

Louisville and Nashville, Atlantic Coast Line

Chicago, IL-Miami, FL 1940-
Southern Belle Kansas City Southern Kansas City, MO-New Orleans, LA 1940-1969
Southern Crescent   Boston, MA-New Orleans, LA 1970-1979
Southern Michigan Express Detroit and Mackinac Railway Detroit, MI-Cheboygan, MI  
Southern Scenic Missouri Pacific Memphis, TN-Kansas City, MO 1931 - 1952
Southerner Pennsylvania and Southern New York, NY-New Orleans, LA 1941-1970
Southerner Missouri Pacific and Texas and Pacific Kansas City, MO-New Orleans, LA 1925-
Southwest Chief Amtrak Chicago, IL-Los Angeles, CA 1971-present
Southwest Limited Milwaukee Road Chicago, IL/Milwaukee, WI-Kansas City, MO 1903-1958
Southwestern Limited New York Central New York, NY-St Louis, MO  
Speed Merchant Boston and Maine Boston, MA-Portland, ME  
Spirit of California Amtrak Sacramento, CA-Los Angeles, CA 1981?-1983
Spirit of St. Louis Pennsylvania
Amtrak
New York, NY-St Louis, MO 1927-1971
Sportsman Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Detroit, MI-Grand Rapids, MI  
Star Lehigh Valley New York, NY-Buffalo, NY  
Star Missouri Pacific Fort Worth, TX-Galveston, TX 1926-1936
Starlight Southern Pacific Los Angeles, CA-San Francisco, CA  
State House Amtrak Chicago, IL-St. Louis, MO  
State of Maine Express New York, New Haven & Hartford

Boston & Maine

New York, NY-

Portland, ME

1913-1960
Statesman   Boston, MA-Washington, DC  
Sundown   New York, NY-Boston, MA  
Sunflower Missouri Pacific St. Louis, MO-Wichita, KS 1924-
Sun Tan Special Southern Pacific San Francisco, CA-Santa Cruz, CA  
Sunbeam Texas and New Orleans Houston, TX-Dallas, TX 1925-1955
Sunland Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac and Seaboard Air Line Washington, DC-Miami and Tampa, FL 1950s
Sunnyland Frisco
Frisco and Southern
Memphis, TN-Pensacola, FL
Memphis, TN-Atlanta, GA
1953
Sunrise Special Pennsylvania Railroad
Long Island Rail Road
Pittsburgh, PA-Montauk, NY 1922-1942
Sunset Limited Southern Pacific Los Angeles, CA-New Orleans, LA 1926-1971
Sunset Limited Amtrak Los Angeles, CA-Orlando, FL 1971-present
Sunshine Special Missouri Pacific and Texas and Pacific St. Louis-San Antonio 1915-1948
Super Chief Santa Fe Chicago, IL-Los Angeles, CA 1936-1971
Suwanee River Special Big Four, Southern, Seaboard Air Line
New York Central, Southern, Seaboard Air Line
Michigan Central, Big Four, Southern, Seaboard Air Line
Big Four, Southern, Seaboard Air Line
Southern, Seaboard Air Line
Frisco, Southern, Seaboard Air Line
Chicago, IL-St. Petersburg, FL
Buffalo, NY-St. Petersburg, FL
Detroit, MI-St. Petersburg, FL
Cleveland, OH.-St. Petersburg, FL
Cincinnati, OH-St. Petersburg, FL
Kansas City, MO-St. Petersburg, FL
1920s

T

Train Name Railroad Train Endpoints Operated
Tennessean Missouri Pacific St. Louis, MO-Memphis, TN 1927–1948
Tennessean[1] Southern,
Norfolk and Western
Washington, DC-Memphis, TN 1941–1968
Texan Missouri Pacific St. Louis, MO-Fort Worth, TX / Houston, TX  
Texas Chief Santa Fe Chicago, IL-Galveston, TX 1936-1971
Texas Chief (renamed Lone Star in 1974) Amtrak Chicago, IL-Houston, TX 1971-1974
Texas Eagle Missouri Pacific St. Louis, MO - Galveston, TX / St. Louis, MO - San Antonio, TX / St. Louis, MO - El Paso, TX 1948- 1970
Texas Eagle Amtrak Chicago, IL-San Antonio, TX  
Texas Rocket Rock Island Fort Worth, TX-Houston, TX
Kansas City, MO-Dallas, TX
1937-1938
1938-
Texas Special Katy - Frisco St. Louis, MO-San Antonio, TX 1915-1965
Texas Zephyr Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Denver, CO-Dallas, TX 1940-1967
Tex-Mex Express Texas Mexican Railway Corpus Christi, TX - Laredo, TX  
Thoroughbred Monon Railroad Chicago, IL-Louisville, KY 1948-
Three Rivers Amtrak New York, NY-Chicago, IL 1995-2005
Timberliner New York Central Detroit, MI-Mackinaw City, MI -1962
Tippecanoe Monon Railroad Chicago, IL-Indianapolis, IN 1947-
Toledo - Detroit Express New York Central Detroit, MI-Toledo, OH  
Tom Taber Express Lackawanna, Erie Lackawanna, Conrail, New Jersey Transit Hoboken, New Jersey-Dover, New Jersey 1940s-1996
Tomahawk[2] Milwaukee Road Chicago, IL - Woodruff, WI
Torpedo Ann Arbor Frankfort, MI-Toledo, OH  
Tourist Flyer Santa Fe San Francisco, CA-Chicago, IL  
Trail Blazer Pennsylvania Chicago, IL-Pittsburgh, PA 1939-1959
Treasure Island Special Union Pacific Chicago, IL-San Francisco, CA 1939-
Tulsan Santa Fe Chicago, IL-Tulsa, Oklahoma  
Turboliner Amtrak New York, NY-upstate New York (exact route unknown)
Chicago, IL-Milwaukee, WI
Chicago, IL-Detroit, MI
1970s–1995
mid-1970s–early 1980s
Turbo USDOT, New Haven Railroad, Penn Central, Amtrak New York, NY-Boston, MA 1968-
Twentieth Century Limited New York Central New York, NY-Chicago, IL 1902-1967
Twilight Limited Amtrak Chicago, IL-Detroit, MI
Twilight Limited New York Central Chicago, IL-Detroit, MI  
Twin Cities 400 Chicago and North Western Railway Chicago,IL-Minneapolis,MN-Saint Paul, MN 1935–1963
Twin Cities Hiawatha Milwaukee Road Chicago, IL-St. Paul, MN 1935-
Twin Star Rocket Rock Island Minneapolis, MN-Houston, TX 1945-

V

Train Name Railroad Train Endpoints Operated
Valley 400 Chicago and North Western Railway Chicago, IL-Green Bay, WI  
Valley Eagle Missouri Pacific Brownsville, TX - Corpus Christi, TX - Houston, TX Oct 31, 1948 - July 1, 1962
Valley Express New York Central Chicago, IL-Detroit, MI  
Valley Flyer Santa Fe Oakland, CA-Bakersfield, CA  
Valley Forge Amtrak New York, NY-Harrisburg, PA 1973-1990
Valpo Local Pennsylvania Railroad, Penn Central, Conrail, Amtrak Chicago, IL-Valparaiso, Ind 1869-1991
Vermonter Amtrak Washington, DC-St. Albans, VT  
Viking Chicago & North Western Railway Chicago, IL-St. Paul, MN

W

Train Name Railroad Train Endpoints Operated
Wabash Cannon Ball Wabash Detroit, MI-St. Louis, MO 1949-1971
Wall Street Reading and Jersey Central Philadelphia, PA-New York, NY  
Washington - Detroit Limited Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Detroit, MI-Baltimore, MD  
Washington Irving New York Central New York, NY-Albany, NY  
Water Level Express New York Central New York, NY-Buffalo, NY  
Water Level Limited New York Central Chicago, IL-Toledo, OH  
West Virginian Amtrak Washington, D.C.-Parkersburg, WV 1971-1972
West Virginian Baltimore & Ohio New York-Parkersburg, WV -1962
Western Express New York Central Chicago, IL-Detroit, MI  
Western Star Great Northern Chicago, IL-Seattle, WA & Portland, OR 1951-1971
Westerner Missouri Pacific St. Louis, MO - Kansas City, MO  
Whippoorwill Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad Chicago, IL-Evansville, IN 1946-1948
Will Rodgers St. Louis-San Francisco Railway    
Willamette Valley Amtrak Portland, OR - Eugene, OR 1980-1982
Winnipeg Express Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie and Canadian Pacific Minneapolis-St. Paul-Winnipeg, MB 1909–1928
Winnipeg Limited Great Northern Minneapolis-St. Paul-Winnipeg, MB
Winnipeger Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie and Canadian Pacific (1928–1960)
Soo Line and Canadian Pacific (1961–1967)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Winnipeg, MB
Wolverine Amtrak Chicago, IL-Pontiac, MI  
Wolverine New York Central Chicago, IL-Detroit, MI-New York, NY  

X, Y, & Z

Train Name Railroad Train Endpoints Operated
Xplorer New York Central Cleveland, OH-Cincinnati, OH 1956-
Yankee Clipper New Haven Railroad New York City (Grand Central Terminal) - Boston, Massachusetts circa 1930
Zephyr Rocket Chicago, Burlington & Quincy and Rock Island St. Louis, MO-Minneapolis, MN 1941-
Zephyrette Western Pacific Salt Lake City, UT-Oakland, CA 1950-1960

Notes

  1. ^ Norfolk and Western Railway, October 27, 1957 timetable, p. 8
  2. ^ Milwaukee Road, September 24, 1950 timetable, pp. 8, 11, 25

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