Monon F3A No. 208 with northbound Train 6, the Thoroughbred, in South Chicago, Illinois, June 1965.

(Image: Roger Puta, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

 

Passenger Trains

A passenger train is a train used to transport people along a railroad line. These trains may consist of unpowered passenger railroad cars (also known as coaches or carriages) hauled by one or more locomotives, or may be self-propelled; self propelled passenger trains are known as multiple units or railcars. Passenger trains stop at stations or depots, where passengers may board and disembark. In most cases, passenger trains operate on a fixed schedule and in the past, had priority over freight trains.

 

NAMED PASSENGER TRAINS A-K

 

A

Abraham Lincoln

Acadian

Acela Express

Adirondack

Admiral

Advance Denver Zephyr

Afternoon Hiawatha

Afternoon Steeler

Aguila Azteca

Aiken-Augusta Special

Ak-Sar-Ben / Ak-Sar-Ben Zephyr

Alouette

Alton Limited

Ambassador (B&O))

Ambassador (BM)

American Royal Zephyr

Ann Rutledge

Argonaut

Arizona Limited

Arrow

Arrowhead

Asheville Special

Atlantic

Atlantic City Express

Atlantic City Express Service

Atlantic Express

Atlantic Limited

Augusta Special

Aurora Winter Train

Aztec Eagle

 

B

Baby Bullet

Badger / Badger Express

Baltimore Day Express

Bankers (CRIP)

Bankers (NH)

Banner Blue

Bar Harbor Express

Bayonne Flyer

Beacon Hill

Berkshire

Berkshire Hills Express

Birmingham Special

Black Diamond

Black Gold

Black Hawk (Amtrak)

Black Hawk

Blue Bird

Blue Comet

Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge Limited

Blue Water

Broadway Limited

Broadway Limited (Amtrak)

Buffalo Day Express

Butte Special

 

C

California Limited

California Zephyr

California Zephyr (Amtrak)

Caltrain Express

Calumet

Campus

Canadian (CP)

Canadian (VIA)

Canadian-Niagara

Cannonball

Cape Codder

CapeFLYER

Capitol Corridor

Capitol Limited (Amtrak)

Capitol Limited

Cardinal

Carl Sandburg

Carolina Special

Carolinian

Cascade

Cascades

Cascadian

Cavalier (N&W)

Challenger

Champion

Chesapeake

Chessie

Chicago Limited

Chicago Mercury

Chicagoan

Chief

Chippewa

Choctaw Rocket

Cincinnati Limited

Cincinnati Mercury

Cincinnatian

City of Chicago

City of Cleveland

City of Decatur

City of Denver

City of Kansas City

City of Las Vegas

City of Los Angeles

City of Memphis

City of Miami

City of New Orleans

City of Portland

City of Salina

City of San Francisco

City of St. Louis

Clamdigger (Amtrak)

Clamdigger

Cleveland Mercury

Cleveland Night Express

Clocker

Coast Daylight

Coast Starlight

Coastal Classic

Coaster

Colonial

Colorado Eagle

Columbian

Columbian (B&O)

Comet

Congressional

Connecticut Yankee

Continental Limited

Copper Country Limited

Crescent

Crusader

 

 

 

D

Dakota 400

Dan'l Webster

Day Cape Codder

Daylight Limited

de Luxe

Del Monte

Del-Mar-Va Express

Delta Eagle

Denali Star

Denver Rocket

Denver Zephyr

Des Moines Rocket

Desert Wind

Detroit Limited

Diplomat (B&O)

Dixie Flagler

Dixie Flyer

Dixieland

Dominion

Dominion Express

Dominion-Overseas

Downeaster

Dream Catcher

Duquesne

 

E

East Coast Champion

East Wind

Egyptian Zipper

El Capitan

Electroliner

Empire Builder

Empire Corridor

Empire Service

Empire State Express

Erie Limited

Erie-Lackawanna Limited

Ethan Allen Express

Exposition Flyer

 

F

Fast Flying Virginian (FFV)

Fast Mail (MILW)

Fast Mail (SOU)

Fast Mail (Amtrak)

Federal / Federal Express

Firefly

Flambeau 400

Flamingo

Florida Special

Floridian

Flying Crow

Flying Yankee

Fort Crevecouer

Fort Pitt

Frontrunner

 

G

General

General Pershing Zephyr

George Washington

Georgian

Glacier Discovery

Glacier Park Limited

Gold Coast Limited

Golden Gate

Golden Rocket

Golden State

Golden State Limited

Gopher

Gotham Limited

Governor's Special

Grand Canyon / Grand Canyon Limited

Great Lakes Aerotrain

Great Valley Flyer

Green Diamond

Green Mountain Flyer

Gulf Breeze

Gulf Coast Limited

Gulf Coast Rebel

Gulf Wind

The Gulf

 

H

Heartland Flyer

Henry M. Flagler

Hiawatha (Amtrak)

Hiawatha

Hilltopper

Hoosier

Hoosier State

Humming Bird

Hurricane Turn

Hustler (L&A)

Hustler (SP)

 

I

Illini

Illinois Zephyr

Imperial (SP-RI)

Indiana Connection

Inter-American

International

International Limited (GT)

International Limited (Amtrak/Via)

Interstate Express

 

J

James River

James Whitcomb Riley

Jet Rocket

John Quincy Adams

John Wilkes

Juniata

 

K

Kansas City Chief

Kansas City Mule

Kansas City Rocket

Kansas City Zephyr

Kansas City-Florida Special

Kansas Cityan

Kate Shelley 400

Katy Flyer

Kentucky Cardinal

Keystone Tubular Train

Keystone Service

Keystone State Express

King Cole

 

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