List of Named Passenger Trains of Australia
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List of Named Passenger Trains of Australia

This article contains a list of named passenger trains in Australia.

Train Name Operator Train Endpoints Operated
Albany Progress Western Australian Government Railways Perth - Albany 31 May 1961 - 1 Dec 1978
Albany Weekender Western Australian Government Railways Perth - Albany 7 Nov 1964 - 1 Aug 1975
The Alice State Rail Authority / Australian National Sydney Central - Alice Springs 21 Nov 1983 - 2 Nov 1987
Australind Transwa Perth - Bunbury 24 Nov 1947 - present
AvonLink Transwa Midland - Northam 24 Sep 1995 - present
Brisbane Express[1] New South Wales Government Railways Sydney Central - South Brisbane Sep 1930 - 1973
Brisbane Limited[1] New South Wales Government Railways Sydney Central - South Brisbane 1888 - Feb 1990
Bunbury Belle Western Australian Government Railways Perth - Bunbury 6 Jun 1964 - 27 Jul 1975
Canberra Express New South Wales Government Railways Sydney Central - Canberra 31 May 1982 - Jan 1994
Canberra Monaro Express New South Wales Government Railways Sydney Central - Canberra / Cooma May 1955 - Sep 1988
Caves Express[2] New South Wales Government Railways Sydney Central - Mount Victoria 11 Nov 1929 - 4 Oct 1942
Central West Express[3] New South Wales Government Railways Sydney Central - Dubbo / Parkes Jun 1941 - present
The Chips NSW TrainLink Sydney Central - Mount Victoria / Lithgow (originally Springwood) 1958 - present
Cooma Mail New South Wales Government Railways Sydney Central - Cooma May 1889 - May 1986
Far West Express New South Wales Government Railways Dubbo - Bourke / Cobar / Coonamble Dec 1957 - Sep 1975
Federal City Express New South Wales Government Railways Sydney Central - Canberra 27 Sep 1936 - 8 May 1955
The Fish[4] NSW TrainLink Sydney Central - Lithgow (originally Parramatta) 1958 - present
The Ghan Great Southern Rail Adelaide Parklands - Darwin (originally Port Augusta - Alice Springs) Aug 1929 - present
The Gippslander Victorian Railways Melbourne Southern Cross - Bairnsdale 1954 - present
Gold Coast Motorail Public Transport Commission Sydney Central - Murwillumbah Mar 1973 - Feb 1990
Grafton Express New South Wales Government Railways Sydney Central - Grafton Jun 1990 - present
Great Southern Great Southern Rail Adelaide Parklands - Brisbane Roma Street from 9 Dec 2019
The Gulflander Queensland Rail Normanton - Croydon 1891 - present
Indian Pacific Great Southern Rail Sydney Central - East Perth 23 Feb 1970 - present
Inlander Queensland Rail Townsville - Mount Isa 21 Feb 1953 - present
Intercapital Daylight New South Wales Government Railways / Victorian Railways Sydney Central - Melbourne Spencer Street 16 Apr 1962 - 31 Aug 1991
The Kalgoorlie Western Australian Government Railways Perth - Kalgoorlie 3 Dec 1962 - 28 Nov 1971
Melbourne Express New South Wales Government Railways / Victorian Railways Sydney Central - Melbourne Spencer Street 3 Aug 1986 - 21 Nov 1993
MerredinLink Transwa East Perth - Merredin June 2004 - present
The Midlander Queensland Railways Brisbane Roma Street - Winton 1954 - Nov 1993
The Midlander Western Australian Government Railways Perth - Geraldton 2 Sep 1964 - 28 Jul 1975
The Mullewa Western Australian Government Railways Perth - Mullewa 30 Oct 1961 - 17 Mar 1974
Newcastle Flyer[5] New South Wales Government Railways Sydney Central - Newcastle Nov 1929 - Apr 1988
North Coast Daylight Express New South Wales Government Railways Sydney Central - Grafton Nov 1951 - Feb 1990
North Coast Mail New South Wales Government Railways Sydney Central - Murwillumbah ? - Aug 1985
Northern Mail New South Wales Government Railways Sydney Central - Moree / Tenterfield ~1870 - 27 Nov 1988
Northern Tablelands Express New South Wales Government Railways Sydney Central - Moree / Glen Innes Jun 1941 - 1993
Outback Xplorer NSW TrainLink Sydney Central - Broken Hill Mar 1996 - present
The Overland Great Southern Rail Adelaide Parklands - Melbourne Southern Cross (originally Adelaide - Melbourne Spencer Street) 19 Jan 1887 - present
Prospector Transwa East Perth - Kalgoorlie 29 Nov 1971 - present
Riverina Express New South Wales Government Railways Sydney Central - Albury / Griffith Sep 1949 - Dec 1964
Savannahlander Cairns Kuranda Steam Cairns - Forsayth 3 Apr 1995 - present
The Shopper Western Australian Government Railways Perth - Bunbury 1 Jun 1964 - 31 Jul 1975
Silver City Comet New South Wales Government Railways Orange - Broken Hill 27 Sep 1937 - 3 Nov 1989
South Coast Daylight Express New South Wales Government Railways Sydney Central - Bomaderry 1933 - Jan 1991
Southern Aurora New South Wales Government Railways / Victorian Railways Melbourne Spencer Street - Sydney Central 16 Apr 1962 - 2 Aug 1986
Southern Highlands Express New South Wales Government Railways Sydney Central - Goulburn ? - 199?
South Mail New South Wales Government Railways Sydney Central - Albury ? - May 1985
Spirit of Progress[6] Victorian Railways Melbourne Spencer Street - Albury (to Sydney Central from 16 April 1962) 17 Nov 1937 - 2 Aug 1986
Spirit of Queensland Queensland Rail Brisbane Roma Street - Cairns 28 Oct 2013 - present
Spirit of the Outback Queensland Rail Brisbane Roma Street - Longreach Nov 1993 - present
Spirit of the Tropics Queensland Rail Brisbane Roma Street - Cairns 1994 - 2005
The Sunlander Queensland Rail Brisbane Roma Street - Cairns 4 Jun 1953 - 31 Dec 2014
Sydney Express New South Wales Government Railways / Victorian Railways Melbourne Spencer Street - Sydney Central 3 Aug 1986 - 20 Nov 1991
Tasman Limited[7] Tasmanian Government Railways Hobart - Wynyard Apr 1954 - 28 Jul 1978
Trans Australian Commonwealth Railways / Australian National / Western Australian Government Railways Perth / Kaltoorlie - Port Augusta / Adelaide Keswick 1917 - 27 Jun 1991
The Vinelander Victorian Railways Melbourne Spencer Street - Mildura 9 Aug 1972 - 12 Sep 1993
Western Mail New South Wales Government Railways Sydney Central - Dubbo / Forbes 1973 - 27 Nov 1988
The Westland[8] Western Australian Government Railways Perth - Kalgoorlie 4 June 1938 - 15 Jun 1969
The Westlander Queensland Rail Brisbane Roma Street - Charleville Aug 1954 - present
The West Coaster Emu Bay Railway Burnie - Rosebery 17 Oct 1960 - 2 Jan 1964

See also

References

  1. ^ a b The Last Years of the Brisbane Limited and Brisbane Express Milne, Rod, Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin, February 1998 pp43-53
  2. ^ Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin, Nov/Dec 1942 pp58-59;73-74
  3. ^ The New South Wales Western Day Train Beckhaus, John Australian Railway History, October 2007 pp371-391
  4. ^ The Fish Covell, Charles M. Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin, February 1994 pp27-38
  5. ^ A Short History of the Newcastle Flyers Calf, H.R. Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin, November 1969 pp246-269
  6. ^ The Blue Brady, Ian Australian Railway History, November 2007 pp409-448
  7. ^ The Rise and Fall of the Tasman Limited Stokes, H.J.W. Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin, November 1978 pp237-244
  8. ^ ""Westland" enters service". The West Australian. Perth, WA. 4 June 1938. Retrieved 2015.

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