List of Named Passenger Trains of the United States (S-Z)
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This article contains a list of named passenger trains in the United States, with names beginning S through Z.[1]

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Train Name Railroad Train Endpoints in a typical [year] Operated
Sacramento Southern Pacific Los Angeles, California-Sacramento, California [1922] 1921-1924
Sacramento Daylight Southern Pacific Los Angeles, California-Sacramento, California [1953] 1946-1971
Safety Express Chessie System   1980-1981
Sailor Pennsylvania Railroad Cape Charles, Virginia-New York, New York [1946] c. 1946
Saint Santa Fe Los Angeles, California-San Francisco, California-San Diego, California [1911] 1911-1917
St. Clair Amtrak Chicago, Illinois-Detroit, Michigan [1972] 1971-1980
St. Joseph Limited Missouri Pacific St. Louis, Missouri-St. Joseph, Missouri [1905] 1903-1907
St. Lawrence Express New York Central New York, New York-Utica, New York ?
St. Louis and Chicago Express Pennsylvania Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-St. Louis, Missouri-Chicago, Illinois [1925] 1920-1927
St. Louis and Colorado Express Rock Island St. Louis, Missouri-Denver, Colorado (with through cars to Los Angeles) [1930] 1919-1934
St. Louis and Kansas City Express Missouri Pacific St. Louis, Missouri-Denver, Colorado [1905] 1900-1910
St. Louis and New Orleans Limited Illinois Central St. Louis, Missouri-New Orleans, Louisiana [1905] 1897-1910
St. Louis Express Illinois Central St. Louis, Missouri-New Orleans, Louisiana [1905] 1900-1910
St. Louis Express Illinois Central Chicago, Illinois-St. Louis, Missouri [1926] 1923-1931
St. Louis Express Baltimore & Ohio Railroad New York, New York-St. Louis, Missouri [1905] 1897-1899; 1903-1916
St. Louis Express Pennsylvania New York, New York-St. Louis, Missouri [1905] 1900-1913
St. Louis Express Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad St. Louis, Missouri-San Antonio, Texas-Houston, Texas [1906] 1903-1910
St. Louis Express Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad Chicago, Illinois-St. Louis, Missouri [1910] 1907-1913
St. Louis Express Wabash St. Louis, Missouri-Denver, Colorado (earlier years had through trains to the West Coast] (1932) 1921-1933
St. Louis Limited Wabash Detroit, Michigan-St. Louis, Missouri [1950] 1939-1968
St. Louis Limited Frisco St. Louis, Missouri-Galveston, Texas [1922] 1896-1908; 1917-1926
St. Louis Limited Pennsylvania New York, New York-St. Louis, Missouri [1905] 1903-1911
St. Louis Limited Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad Chicago, Illinois-St. Louis, Missouri [1910] 1907-1913
St. Louis Limited Wabash St. Louis, Missouri-Omaha, Nebraska [1911] 1908-1918; 1927
St. Louis Limited Chicago, Burlington & Quincy St. Louis, Missouri-Denver, Colorado [1937] 1910-1916; 1932-1940
St. Louis Limited Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway St. Louis, Missouri-Cleveland, Ohio [1928] 1925-1930
St. Louis Mail Frisco St. Louis, Missouri-Dallas, Texas [1906] 1890-1908
St. Louis Mule Amtrak St. Louis, Missouri-Kansas City, Missouri [1984] 1980-2009
St. Louis Special[2]:235 Southern Asheville, North Carolina-St. Louis, Missouri [1914] 1912-1917
St. Louis Special Wabash (Wabash renamed train Wabash Cannon Ball 4/50) Detroit, Michigan-St. Louis, Missouri [1944] 1937-1950
St. Louis Special Pennsylvania Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-St. Louis, Missouri [1908] 1904-1913
St. Louis Special Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad Chicago, Illinois-St. Louis, Missouri [1910] 1907-1913
St. Louis Special Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway St. Louis, Missouri-Cleveland, Ohio-Cincinnati, Ohio [1920] 1919-1948
St. Louis Special Illinois Central Chicago, Illinois-St. Louis, Missouri [1926] 1925-1930
St. Louis-Chicago Limited Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad Chicago, Illinois-St. Louis, Missouri [1920] 1919-1924
St. Louis-Cincinnati-New York Special Baltimore & Ohio Railroad New York, New York-St. Louis, Missouri-Cincinnati, Ohio [1922] 1915-1928
St. Louis-Cincinnati-Washington-New York Express Baltimore & Ohio Railroad New York, New York-St. Louis, Missouri-Cincinnati, Ohio [1922] 1913-1917
St. Louis-Cincinnati-Washington-New York Limited Baltimore & Ohio Railroad New York, New York-St. Louis, Missouri-Cincinnati, Ohio [1922] 1913-1917
St. Louis-Colorado Limited Union Pacific, Wabash Railroad St. Louis, Missouri-Denver, Colorado (earlier cars went through to West Coast) [1930] 1910-1916; 1925-1940
St. Louis-Jacksonville Express Louisville and Nashville Railroad, Atlantic Coast Line Railroad St. Louis, Missouri-Jacksonville, Florida [1926] 1919-1938
St. Louis-Twin Cities Express Rock Island St. Louis, Missouri-Minneapolis-Saint Paul [1918] 1911-1936
St. Louis-Twin Cities Special Rock Island St. Louis, Missouri-Minneapolis-Saint Paul [1918] 1911-1936
St. Louis, Colorado and Pacific Coast Express Rock Island, Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad, Southern Pacific St. Louis, Missouri-Los Angeles, California [1916] 1911-1918
St. Louis, Peoria, Chicago, Indianapolis, Dayton, Springfield, Columbus and Cincinnati Express Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway St. Louis, Missouri-Cleveland, Ohio-Cincinnati, Ohio [1905] 1902-1910
St. Louis, Peoria, Indianapolis and Cincinnati Express Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway St. Louis, Missouri-Cincinnati, Ohio [1905] 1903-1910
St. Louisan Pennsylvania New York, New York-St. Louis, Missouri (with though cars to different points in different years) [1948] 1913-1967
St. Paul and Minneapolis Express Chicago and North Western Railway Chicago, Illinois-Minneapolis-Saint Paul [1911] 1906-1916
St. Paul-Minneapolis-Montreal Express Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad, Canadian Pacific Railway Minneapolis, Minnesota-Montreal, Quebec [1919] 1918-1925
St. Paul, Minneapolis and Duluth Express Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad, Canadian Pacific Railway Minneapolis, Minnesota-Montreal, Quebec [1903] 1903-1910
St. Paul, Minneapolis and Yankton Night Express Great Northern Minneapolis-Saint Paul-Yankton, South Dakota [1925] 1922-1929
Salt City Express Amtrak New York, New York-Syracuse, New York [1975] 1974-1980
Salt Lake Express Union Pacific Salt Lake City, Utah-Portland, Oregon [1915] 1910; 1914-1918
Salt Lake Special Union Pacific Butte, Montana-Salt Lake City, Utah [1943] 1911-1946
Salt Lake-San Francisco Express Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad, Western Pacific Railroad Denver, Colorado-San Francisco, California [1930] 1918-1930
Saluki Amtrak Chicago, Illinois-Carbondale, Illinois [2016] 2007-present
Sam Houston Zephyr Burlington-Rock Island Railroad Fort Worth, Texas-Houston, Texas [1940] 1936-1966
San Diegan (group of trains) Los Angeles, California-San Diego, California (1948) 1938-2000 (Amtrak from 1971)
San Francisco and Chicago Limited Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad, San Francisco Denver, Colorado-San Francisco, California (with through cars to Chicago) [1903] 1900-1914
San Francisco Challenger Southern Pacific, Union Pacific, Chicago and North Western Chicago, Illinois-San Francisco, California [1939] 1936-1948
San Francisco Chief Santa Fe Chicago, Illinois-San Francisco, California [1968] 1954-1971
San Francisco Express Santa Fe Chicago, Illinois-San Francisco, California (with through cars to other California cities) [1908] 1905-1915
San Francisco Express Southern Pacific San Francisco, California-Portland, Oregon [1918] 1911-1927
San Francisco Limited Chicago and North Western Railway, Union Pacific Railroad, Southern Pacific Chicago, Illinois-San Francisco, California-Los Angeles, California [1930] 1914-1918; 1929-1931
San Francisco Overland see 'Overland Limited' for details
San Francisco Zephyr Amtrak Chicago, Illinois-Oakland, California [1975] 1972-1983
San Joaquin Southern Pacific, Amtrak group of trains from 1974 Los Angeles, California-San Francisco, California [1940] 1928-1941; 1974-present
San Joaquin Daylight Southern Pacific Los Angeles, California-San Francisco, California [1948] 1941-1971
San Joaquin Valley Flyer Southern Pacific Los Angeles, California-San Francisco, California [1914] 1913-1918
San Juan Express Denver & Rio Grande Western Alamosa, Colorado-Durango, Colorado 1937-1951
Sand Dune New York, New Haven and Hartford Boston-Hyannis and to Woods Hole [1955] 1949-1958
Sandusky Special Pennsylvania Columbus, Ohio-Sandusky, Ohio [1905] 1903-1909
Sangamon Illinois Terminal Railroad St. Louis, Missouri-Peoria, Illinois [1952] 1950-1956
Santa Fe De Luxe Santa Fe Chicago, Illinois-Los Angeles, California [1912] 1911-1918
Santa Fe Eight Santa Fe different California and Midwestern endpoints in different years 1916-1930
Scenic Highlander Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Jacksonville, Florida-Tampa, Florida [1933] 1925-1928; 1933-1938
Scenic Limited[3] Denver & Rio Grande Western, Missouri Pacific Railroad, and Western Pacific St. Louis, Missouri-San Francisco, California [1940] 1915-1946
Schuylkill Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-Hazleton, Pennsylvania [1925] 1920-1931
Schuylkill Reading Company Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-Pottsville, Pennsylvania [1952] 1949-1962
Scout Santa Fe Chicago, Illinois-Los Angeles, California [1948] 1916-1931; 1936-1953
Scranton Express Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad New York, New York-Scranton, Pennsylvania [1922] 1919-1927; 1936
Scranton Express Central Railroad of New Jersey, Reading Company New York, New York-Scranton, Pennsylvania [1930] 1922-1932
Scranton Flyer Central Railroad of New Jersey, Reading Company Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-Scranton, Pennsylvania [1948] 1910-1949
Scrantonian Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad New York, New York-Scranton, Pennsylvania [1945] 1942-1952
Sea Breeze Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-Long Branch, New Jersey [1940] 1932-1942
Sea Breeze Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-Atlantic City, New Jersey [1958] 1952-1961
Sea Clipper Pennsylvania New York, New York-Atlantic City, New Jersey [1940] 1937-1942
Sea Plane Pennsylvania New York, New York-Atlantic City, New Jersey [1940] 1937-1942
Seaboard Express Pennsylvania, Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, Seaboard Air Line Railroad New York, New York-Jacksonville, Florida [1910] 1903-1911
Seaboard Express Pennsylvania New York, New York-Chicago, Illinois [1910] 1910-1935
Seaboard Fast Mail Pennsylvania, Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, Seaboard Air Line Railroad New York, New York-Jacksonville, Florida [1910] 1901-1933
Seaboard Florida Limited Pennsylvania, Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, Seaboard Air Line Railroad New York, New York-Miami, Florida [1930] 1903-1932
Seaboard Mail and Express Seaboard Air Line Railroad, Louisville and Nashville Railroad New Orleans, Louisiana-Jacksonville, Florida [1945] 1930-1931; 1937-1948
Seashore Express Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-Harrisburg, Pennsylvania [1908] 1906-1910
Seashore Express Southern Pacific different California and Midwestern endpoints in different years 1915-1924
Seashore Express New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad New York, New York-Providence, Rhode Island [1953] 1921; 1940; 1950-1955; 1962-1963
Seaside Special Santa Fe San Bernardino, California-Redlands, California [1910] 1901-1919
Sebago Boston and Maine Boston, Massachusetts-Portland, Maine [1952] 1952-1954
Second Empire New York Central New York, New York-Buffalo, New York [1907] 1906-1910
Seminole Illinois Central Railroad, Central of Georgia Railroad, and Atlantic Coast Line Chicago, Illinois-Jacksonville, Florida (different southern and midwestern endpoints in different years; 'Seminole Limited' before 1923) [1910] 1909-1969
Senator Pennsylvania Railroad and New Haven Railroad; from 1971 Amtrak Washington, DC-Boston, Massachusetts [1965] 1929-1958; 1962-1981; 1985-1998
Senator Southern Pacific Oakland, California-Sacramento, California ?
Seneca New York Central New York, New York-Buffalo, New York-Boston, Massachusetts [1930] 1929-1934; 1940-1948
Sequoia Southern Pacific Los Angeles, California-San Francisco, California [1930] 1928-1942
Seven O'Klocker Central Railroad of New Jersey, Reading Company New York, New York-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [1941] 1935-1942
Shasta Southern Pacific Oakland, California-Portland, Oregon [1930] 1921-1941; 1946-1948
Shasta Daylight Southern Pacific Oakland, California-Portland, Oregon [1952] 1949-1967
Shasta Express Southern Pacific Oakland, California-Portland, Oregon [1903] 1900-1907
Shasta Limited Southern Pacific, Union Pacific Railroad Oakland, California-Portland, Oregon-Seattle, Washington [1911] 1910-1918
Shavano Denver & Rio Grande Western Salida, Colorado-Gunnison, Colorado [1938] 1937-1940
Shawnee Illinois Central, Amtrak from 1971 Chicago, Illinois-Carbondale, Illinois [1971] 1969-1986
Shelter Island Express Long Island Rail Road Long Island City, New York-Greenport, New York [1940] 1901-1903; 1923-1942
Shenandoah Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Washington, DC-Cincinnati, Ohio (different endpoints in different years) [1960] 1937-1971
Shenandoah Amtrak Washington, DC-Cincinnati, Ohio [1978] 1976-1981
Shenandoah Special Pennsylvania, Norfolk and Western Railway New York, New York-Bristol, Virginia [1905] 1904-1909
Shinnecock Bay Express Long Island Rail Road Long Island City, New York-Montauk, New York [1938] 1926-1950
Shopper New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway New York, New York-Paterson, New Jersey [1952] 1950-1957
Shoppers Special Pere Marquette Chicago, Illinois-Grand Rapids, Michigan [1930] 1928-1936
Shore Line Southern Pacific Los Angeles, California-San Francisco, California [1911] 1906; 1910-1931
Shore Line Express Great Northern Portland, Oregon-Vancouver, British Columbia [1915] 1911-1918
Shore Line Express New Haven New York, New York-Boston, Massachusetts ('Shore Line Flyer' until 1936) [1938] 1892-1921; 1931-1939
Shoreland Chicago and North Western Railway Chicago, Illinois-Manitowoc, Wisconsin [1936] 1936-1941
Shoreland 400 Chicago and North Western Railway Chicago, Illinois-Green Bay, Wisconsin [1942] 1942-1968
Shoreliner New Haven, Amtrak group of trains from 1980 New York, New York-Boston, Massachusetts [1930] 1925-1932; 1940-1952; 1980-1990
Short Line Express Rock Island Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-Kansas City, Missouri[4] [1925]
Showman New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway New York, New York-Paterson, New Jersey [1952] 1950-1957
Shreveport Express Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Dallas, Texas-Shreveport, Louisiana [1903] 1903-1910
Shreveporter Louisiana and Arkansas, Missouri Pacific Railroad; Kansas City Southern Railway from around 1940 Hope, Arkansas-Shreveport, Louisiana [1948] 1928-1961
Silent Knight Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad Chicago, Illinois-St. Louis, Missouri [1938] 1937-1949
Silver Comet Pennsylvania, Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, Seaboard Air Line Railroad New York, New York-Birmingham, Alabama [1947] 1947-1969
Silver Meteor Pennsylvania, Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, Seaboard Air Line Railroad; Amtrak from 1971 New York, New York-Tampa, Florida-Miami, Florida (many different endpoints over the years) [1952] 1939-present
Silver Palm Amtrak Miami - Tampa, Florida (1983-1984) [1983]

New York, New York-Miami, Florida (1997-2001) [2000]

1983-1984; 1997-2001
Silver Star Pennsylvania, Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, Seaboard Air Line Railroad; Amtrak from 1971 New York, New York-\Miami, Florida (many different endpoints over the years) [1947] 1947-present
Silver Streak Zephyr Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Kansas City, Missouri-Lincoln, Nebraska [1942] 1940-1959
Silverliner Service (group of trains)   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-Harrisburg, Pennsylvania  
Silverton Denver & Rio Grande Western Durango, Colorado-Silverton, Colorado [1952] 1951-1955; 1963-1966
Sinnissippi Illinois Central Chicago, Illinois-Fort Dodge, Iowa [1931] 1931-1948
Sioux Milwaukee Road Chicago, Illinois-Rapid City, South Dakota [1930] 1928-1971
Sioux City and Chicago Express Illinois Central Chicago, Illinois-Sioux City, Iowa [1903] 1901-1905
Sioux City-Chicago Express Illinois Central Chicago, Illinois-Sioux City, Iowa [1915] 1913-1918
Sioux City-Chicago Special Chicago and North Western Railway Chicago, Illinois-Sioux City, Iowa [1920] 1916-1927
Skipper Boston and Maine Boston, Massachusetts-Portland, Maine [1952] 1951-1958
Skunk California Western Railroad Fort Bragg, California-Willits, California 1926-1973
Skyland Special Southern Asheville, North Carolina-Charlotte, North Carolina-Jacksonville, Florida [1952] 1927-1958
Sleepy Hollow Amtrak Albany, New York-Schenectady, New York [1984] 1984-1995
Somerset Hills Express Lackawanna, Erie Lackawanna, Conrail, New Jersey Transit Hoboken, New Jersey-Gladstone, New Jersey 1940s-2001
Soo Express Soo Line and Canadian Pacific Montreal, Quebec-Minneapolis-Saint Paul [1915] 1911-1918; 1929-1933
Soo-Dominion Soo Line and Canadian Pacific Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN-Vancouver, British Columbia [1948] 1932-1960
Soo-Pacific Express Soo Line and Canadian Pacific Minneapolis-Saint Paul - Moose Jaw, SK [1920] 1919-1931
Sooner Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Kansas City, Missouri-Oklahoma City, Oklahoma [1948] 1927-1951
South Atlantic Limited Pennsylvania, Louisville and Nashville Railroad; Central of Georgia Railway Chicago, Illinois-Jacksonville, Florida (different endpoints in different years) [1915] 1909-1915
South Shore Express New York Central New York, New York-Chicago, Illinois (different endpoints in different years) [1948] 1928-1960
South Shore Express Pere Marquette Chicago, Illinois-Grand Rapids, Michigan [1920] 1920-1927
South Shore Express Long Island Rail Road New York, New York-Montauk, New York [1930] 1928-1941; 1947-1949
South Wind Florida East Coast, Pennsylvania, Louisville and Nashville and Atlantic Coast Line Chicago, Illinois-Miami, Florida [1942] 1940-1971
Southeastern Express Great Northern Railway, Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Seattle, Washington-Kansas City, Missouri (aka 'Southeast Express') [1910] 1909-1929
Southeastern Limited Frisco and connecting lines in the South Kansas City, Missouri, various southern cities 1900-1908
Southeastern Limited Pennsylvania, Southern New York, New York-Jacksonville, Florida [1910] 1910-1915
Southern Belle Kansas City Southern Kansas City, Missouri-New Orleans, Louisiana [1942] 1940-1969
Southern Crescent Pennsylvania, Southern; Amtrak from 1971 Boston, Massachusetts-New Orleans, Louisiana [1975] 1970-1979
Southern Express Pennsylvania Chicago, Illinois-Cincinnati, Ohio-Louisville, Kentucky [1910] 1905-1914
Southern Express Frisco, Southern Kansas City, Missouri-Atlanta, Georgia [1902] 1902-1908
Southern Express Illinois Central Railroad Chicago, Illinois-New Orleans, Louisiana (different endpoints in different years) [1950] 1897-1918; 1922-1931; 1947-1966
Southern Illinois Express Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad Danville, Illinois-Thebes, Illinois [1902] 1901-1906
Southern Michigan Express Detroit and Mackinac Railway Detroit, Michigan-Cheboygan, Michigan [1919] 1919
Southern Scenic Missouri Pacific Memphis, Tennessee-Kansas City, Missouri [1938] 1931-1952
Southern States Special Pennsylvania, Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, Seaboard Air Line Railroad New York, New York-St. Petersburg, Florida [1930] 1929-1941
Southern Tier Express Erie Railroad New York, New York-Buffalo, New York [1925] 1911-1915; 1923-1928; 1932-1952
Southern's Palm Limited Pennsylvania, Southern New York, New York-St. Augustine, Florida [1903] 1902-1910
Southerner Pennsylvania and Southern New York, New York-New Orleans, Louisiana [1945] 1941-1970
Southerner Missouri Pacific and Texas and Pacific Kansas City, Missouri-New Orleans, Louisiana (many different endpoints over the years) 1925-1963
Southland Pennsylvania, Louisville & Nashville, Central of Georgia, Atlantic Coast Line Chicago, Illinois-St. Petersburg, Florida and other endpoints: Sarasota, Florida and Miami, Florida [1946; 1954] 1915-1957
Southwest Chief Amtrak Chicago, Illinois-Los Angeles, California [1986] 1984-present
Southwest Empire New York Central and its affiliates New York, New York-St Louis, Missouri-Cincinnati, Ohio [1910] 1909-1916
Southwest Express Rock Island Chicago, Illinois-Kansas City, Missouri [1943] 1943-1950
Southwest Limited Amtrak Chicago, Illinois-Los Angeles, California [1975] 1974-1984
Southwest Limited Milwaukee Road Chicago, Illinois-Milwaukee, Wisconsin-Kansas City, Missouri [1914] 1903-1958
Southwest Limited Frisco St. Louis, Missouri-Fort Worth, Texas [1918] 1911-1931
Southwestern Day Express Chicago Great Western Railway Chicago, Illinois-Kansas City, Missouri [1911] 1896-1914
Southwestern Express New York Central and its affiliates Boston, Massachusetts-Chicago, Illinois [1905] 1888-1891; 1900-1908; 1913-1924
Southwestern Express Chicago Great Western Railway Chicago, Illinois-Kansas City, Missouri [1930] 1915-1931
Southwestern Limited Illinois Central Meridian, Mississippi-Shreveport, Louisiana[5] (eastbound counterpart is the Northeastern Limited) [1960] 1934-1967
Southwestern Limited New York Central New York, New York-St. Louis, Missouri [1952] 1889-1967
Southwestern Limited Chicago Great Western Railway Chicago, Illinois-Des Moines, Iowa (different endpoints in different years) [1931] 1896-1921; 1931-1932
Southwestern Mail New York Central and its affiliates New York, New York-St. Louis, Missouri [1925] 1910-1928
Southwestern Special New York Central and its affiliates New York, New York-St. Louis, Missouri-Cincinnati, Ohio [1903] 1902-1907
Speaker Pennsylvania New York, New York-Washington, DC [1945] 1941-1952
Special Fast Express Boston and Albany Railroad, New Haven New York, New York-Boston, Massachusetts [1902] 1888-1909
Speed Merchant Boston and Maine Boston, Massachusetts-Portland, Maine ?-1964
Spirit of California Amtrak Sacramento, California-Los Angeles, California [1982] 1981-1983
Spirit of St. Louis Pennsylvania, Amtrak in 1971 New York, New York-St Louis, Missouri [1935] 1927-1971
Spokane Union Pacific Portland, Oregon-Spokane, Washington [1935] 1931-1964
Spokane Flyer Union Pacific Portland, Oregon-Spokane, Washington [1903] 1901-1909
Spokane Limited Northern Pacific Railway Seattle, Washington-Spokane, Washington [1922] 1921-1928
Spokane-Portland Limited Union Pacific Portland, Oregon-Spokane, Washington [1922] 1915-1930
Spokane-Portland Train Deluxe Soo Line, Canadian Pacific, and connecting lines Minneapolis-Saint Paul-Portland, Oregon [1912] 1910-1914
Sportsman Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, Pennsylvania Railroad New York, New York-Louisville, Kentucky (many different endpoints over the years) [1948] 1931-1968
Sportsman New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway New York, New York-Paterson, New Jersey [1952] 1950-1957
Springfield Express Boston and Albany Railroad Boston, Massachusetts-Springfield, Massachusetts [1914] 1913-1922; 1929-1931
Spuyten Duyvil Amtrak New York, New York-Albany, New York [1992] 1991-1994
Standard Express Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, Nickel Plate New York, New York-Chicago, Illinois [1903] 1897-1905
Star Lehigh Valley Railroad New York, New York-Buffalo, New York [1948] 1927-1958
Star Missouri Pacific Fort Worth, Texas-Galveston, Texas [1926] 1926-1936
Starlight Southern Pacific Los Angeles, California-San Francisco, California [1953] 1950-1957
State House Amtrak Chicago, Illinois-St. Louis, Missouri [1980] 1974-2006
State of Maine Express New York, New Haven & Hartford and Boston & Maine New York, New York-Portland, Maine [1952] 1913-1960
Statesman Amtrak Boston, Massachusetts-Washington, DC [1973] 1973-1976
Statesman Pennsylvania Washington, DC-Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania [1935] 1931-1957
Steel City Express Pennsylvania Chicago, Illinois-Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania [1920] 1915-1934
Steel King Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-Cleveland, Ohio [1950] 1950-1952; 1959-1963
Steeler Pennsylvania Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-Cleveland, Ohio [1948] 1948-1950
Storm King Amtrak New York, New York-Albany, New York [1992] 1981-1995
Streamliner Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway Spokane, Washington-Portland, Oregon -1970
Streamliner 400 Chicago and North Western Railway Chicago, Illinois-Minneapolis-Saint Paul [1945] 1935-1946; 1951-1968
Sun Queen Pennsylvania, Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, Seaboard Air Line Railroad New York, New York-St. Petersburg, Florida-Miami, Florida [1945] 1941-1947
Sunbeam Texas and New Orleans (subsidiary of Southern Pacific) Houston, Texas-Dallas, Texas [1948] 1925-1955
Sunday Special Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railway Mackinaw City, Michigan-Soo Junction, Michigan [1906] 1905-1913
Sundown New Haven New York, New York-Boston, Massachusetts [1948] 1942-1952; 1959-1968
Sundown Amtrak Boston, Massachusetts-Washington, DC [1973] 1973-1977
Sunflower Missouri Pacific St. Louis, Missouri-Wichita, Kansas [1928] 1924-1954
Sunland Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac, Seaboard Air Line, New Haven Railroad, Pennsylvania Railroad Boston, Massachusetts-Fort Myers, Florida (many different endpoints over the years) [1948] 1948-1968
Sunnyland (train) Frisco and Southern Memphis, Tennessee-Pensacola, Florida-Atlanta, Georgia (many different endpoints over the years) [1948] 1925-1964
Sunrise Special Long Island Rail Road New York, New York-Montauk, New York [1936] 1922-1942
Sunset Detroit and Mackinac Railway Detroit, Michigan-Alpena, Michigan [1940] 1936-1949
Sunset Limited Southern Pacific, from 1971 Amtrak Los Angeles, California-New Orleans, Louisiana (some years have different endpoints) [1948] 1894-present
Sunset Mail Southern Pacific New Orleans, Louisiana-Houston, Texas-Dallas, Texas [1930] 1923-1935
Sunshine Special Missouri Pacific and Texas and Pacific St. Louis, Missouri-San Antonio, Texas (some years have different endpoints) [1918] 1915-1960
Suntan Special Southern Pacific San Francisco, California-Santa Cruz, California ?
Super Chief Santa Fe, from1971 Amtrak Chicago, Illinois-Los Angeles, California [1948] 1936-1974
Super Skunk California Western Railroad Fort Bragg, California-Willits, California [1970] 1967-1973
Susquehanna Amtrak New York, New York-Harrisburg, Pennsylvania [1985] 1982-1994
Susquehannock Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-Williamsport, Pennsylvania [1935] 1938-1960
Suwannee River Special Southern, Seaboard Air Line, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway St. Petersburg, Florida (various Midwestern cities-different in different years) [1930] 1923-1930
Sycamore Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway Chicago, Illinois-Cincinnati, Ohio [1948] 1923-1966

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Train Name Railroad Train Endpoints in a typical [year] Operated
Taconic New Haven New York, New York-Pittsfield, Massachusetts [1955] 1954-1958
Tamiami Pennsylvania, Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Florida East Coast Railway New York, New York-Miami, Florida-Tampa, Florida [1935] 1930-1940
Tamiami Champion Pennsylvania, Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Florida East Coast Railway New York, New York-Miami, Florida-Tampa, Florida [1942] 1941-1943
Tampa Special Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Jacksonville, Florida-Tampa, Florida (with through cars to New York, Chicago, and many other cities) [1930] 1918; 1923-1941
Tar Heel Pennsylvania, Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, Atlantic Coast Line Railroad New York, New York and additional branch from Norfolk, Virginia-Wilmington, North Carolina [1932] 1927-1937
Techachapi Southern Pacific Los Angeles, California-San Francisco, California [1928] 1921-1942
Tennessean Missouri Pacific St. Louis, Missouri-Memphis, Tennessee[1930] 1927-1948
Tennessean[6] Southern, Pennsylvania Railroad,
Norfolk and Western
New York, New York-Memphis, Tennessee [1948] 1941-1968
Texan Missouri Pacific St. Louis, Missouri-Fort Worth, Texas-Houston, Texas [1952] 1928-1960
Texan Frisco Chicago, Illinois-Galveston, Texas [1916] 1911-1921
Texan Santa Fe Chicago, Illinois-Los Angeles, California-Houston, Texas-Oakland, California [1948] 1915-1918; 1931; 1936-1954
Texas and California Express Texas and Pacific Railway Texarkana, Texas-El Paso, Texas (with through cars between St. Louis and Los Angeles) [1908] 1905-1910
Texas Chief (from 1971) Chicago, Illinois-Galveston, Texas [1948] 1948-1974
Texas Eagle Missouri Pacific St. Louis, Missouri-Galveston, Texas-St. Louis, Missouri-San Antonio, Texas-St. Louis, Missouri-El Paso, Texas (different years had different endpoints, with some years New York and Los Angeles on other railroads) [1948] 1948-1971
Texas Eagle Amtrak Chicago, Illinois-Houston, Texas (through to Los Angeles in later years via San Antonio) (1989) 1989-present
Texas Express Santa Fe Chicago, Illinois-Galveston, Texas (different endpoints in different years) [1930] 1911-1934
Texas Express Katy St. Louis, Missouri-San Antonio, Texas [1903] 1903-1910
Texas Express Kansas City Southern Railway Kansas City, Missouri-Port Arthur, Texas [1930] 1925-1932
Texas Flyer Santa Fe Chicago, Illinois-Galveston, Texas [1918] 1910-1927
Texas Limited Katy St. Louis, Missouri-Galveston, Texas [1936] 1898-1931; 1936-1937
Texas Limited Southern Pacific New Orleans, Louisiana-San Antonio, Texas (with through cars to Chicago) [1930] 1923-1934
Texas Limited Santa Fe Denver, Colorado-Galveston, Texas (different endpoints in different years) [1920] 1906-1925
Texas Ranger Texas and Pacific Railway, Missouri Pacific Railroad St. Louis, Missouri-El Paso, Texas [1930] 1923-1946
Texas Rocket Rock Island Kansas City, Missouri-Dallas, Texas [1948] 1937-1955
Texas Special Katy-Frisco St. Louis, Missouri-Houston, Texas [1952] 1915-1965
Texas Triangle Missouri Pacific Houston, Texas-Fort Worth, Texas (with through cars to other destinations) [1945] 1936-1947
Texas Zephyr Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Denver, Colorado-Houston, Texas [1948] 1940-1967
Texas-Colorado Limited Texas and Pacific Railway New Orleans, Louisiana-Fort Worth, Texas [1915] 1913-1918; 1923-1927; 1936-1946
Texas, Kansas City and Chicago Express Rock Island Chicago, Illinois-Dallas, Texas [1920] 1919-1924
Tex-Mex Express Texas Mexican Railway Corpus Christi, Texas-Laredo, Texas ?
Thoroughbred Monon Railroad Chicago, Illinois-Louisville, Kentucky [1950] 1948;1967
Three Rivers Amtrak New York, New York-Chicago, Illinois [1999] 1995;2005
Through Mail Illinois Central Railroad Chicago, Illinois-New Orleans, Louisiana [1915] 1915-1921
Tidewater Seaboard Air Line Railroad Jacksonville, Florida-Portsmouth, Virginia [1955] 1954-1968
Tidewater Amtrak New York, New York-Richmond, Virginia [1981] 1981-1988
Timberliner New York Central Detroit, Michigan-Mackinaw City, Michigan [1955] 1951-1962
Times Square Amtrak New York, New York-Washington, DC [1996] 1981-1982; 1995-1998
Tippecanoe Monon Railroad Chicago, Illinois-Indianapolis, Indiana [1948] 1924-1940; 1947-1958
Tiresaver Florida East Coast Railway Jacksonville, Florida-Miami, Florida [1945] 1942-1946
Toledo and Chicago Express Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Chicago, Illinois-Toledo, Ohio [1903] 1903-1909
Toledo - Detroit Express New York Central Detroit, Michigan-Toledo, Ohio [1945] 1922-1928; 1942-1951
Toledo - Detroit Limited Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway Cincinnati, Ohio-Indianapolis, Indiana-Detroit, Michigan [1920] 1917-1926
Toledo - Detroit Special Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway Detroit, Michigan-Indianapolis, Indiana [1920] 1917-1924; 1929-1932
Tom Taber Express Lackawanna, Erie Lackawanna, Conrail, New Jersey Transit Hoboken, New Jersey-Dover, New Jersey 1940s-1996
Tomahawk[7] Milwaukee Road Chicago, Illinois-Woodruff, Wisconsin [1952] 1931-1964
Tonopah Express Southern Pacific San Francisco, California-Goldfield, Nevada [1922] 1919-1927
Toronto Lehigh Valley Railroad, Canadian National Railway New York, New York-Toronto, Ontario [1933] 1931-1936
Toronto Limited New York Central, Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway, Canadian Pacific Railway New York, New York-Toronto, Ontario (with through cars to other destinations) [1930] 1925-1931
Toronto-Buffalo Express New York Central, Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway, Canadian Pacific Railway New York, New York-Toronto, Ontario (1952] 1943-1963
Torpedo Ann Arbor Frankfort, Michigan-Toledo, Ohio ?
Tourist Flyer Santa Fe San Francisco, California-Chicago, Illinois [1915] 1911-1916
Trail Blazer Pennsylvania Chicago, Illinois-New York, New York [1940] 1939-1959
Trans-Atlantic Limited New York Central Chicago, Illinois-New York, New York [1925] 1924-1927; 1933-1941
Traveler Milwaukee Road Chicago, Illinois-Milwaukee, Wisconsin [1945] 1943-1968
Travelers' Special Illinois Central Railroad Memphis, Tennessee-Jackson, Mississippi [1930] 1927-1933
Treasure Island Special Union Pacific, Chicago and North Western Chicago, Illinois-San Francisco, California [1940] 1939-1940
Tri-City Special New York Central Cleveland, Ohio-Detroit, Michigan [1933] 1929-1935
Tri-State Limited Chicago Great Western Railway Minneapolis-Saint Paul-Kansas City, Missouri [1930] 1927-1933
Trojan Boston and Maine Boston, Massachusetts-Troy, New York [1952] 1952-1956
Troy Special New York Central New York, New York-Troy, New York [1922] 1891; 1896-1909; 1919-1932
Tulsan Santa Fe Chicago, Illinois-Tulsa, Oklahoma [1952] 1939-1971
Turbo (family of trains) USDOT, New Haven Railroad, Penn Central, Amtrak New York, New York-Boston, Massachusetts 1968-
Turboliner (family of trains) Amtrak New York, New York-upstate New York (various endpoints)
Chicago, Illinois-Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Chicago, Illinois-Detroit, Michigan
1970s-1995
mid-1970s-early 1980s
Tuscarora New York Central New York, New York-Buffalo, New York [1948] 1938-1958
Tuxedo Erie Railroad New York, New York-Port Jervis, New York [1940] 1931-1960
Twentieth Century Limited New York Central New York, New York-Chicago, Illinois [1948] 1902-1967
Twenty-Four-Hour New Yorker Pennsylvania New York, New York-St. Louis, Missouri [1909] 1909-1913
Twenty-Four-Hour St. Louis Pennsylvania New York, New York-St. Louis, Missouri [1909] 1909-1913
Twilight Lackawanna Hoboken, New Jersey-Buffalo, New York [1963] 1950-1965
Twilight Express Boston and Albany Railroad, New York, New Haven and Hartford New York, New York-Boston, Massachusetts [1940] 1918-1938
Twilight Limited New York Central Chicago, Illinois-Detroit, Michigan [1935] 1927-1971
Twilight Limited Amtrak Chicago, Illinois-Detroit, Michigan [1978] 1976-2004
Twilight Limited Chicago & North Western Railway Minneapolis-Saint Paul-Duluth, Minnesota [1908] 1906-1915; 1919-1930
Twilight Shoreliner Amtrak Boston, Massachusetts-Newport News, Virginia [2000] 1997-2003
Twin Cities 400 Chicago and North Western Railway Chicago, Illinois-Minneapolis, Minnesota-St Paul, Minnesota [1944] 1935-1963
Twin Cities Hiawatha Milwaukee Road (Amtrak in 1977) Chicago, Illinois-St Paul, Minnesota [1956] 1935-1971; 1977
Twin Cities Special Milwaukee Road Chicago, Illinois-Minneapolis, Minnesota-St Paul, Minnesota [1925] 1921-1928
Twin Cities-Chicago Express Rock Island Chicago, Illinois-Minneapolis, Minnesota-St Paul, Minnesota [1925] 1921-1936
Twin Cities-St. Louis Special Rock Island Minneapolis-Saint Paul-St. Louis, Missouri [1920] 1919-1928; 1932-1933
Twin Cities, Chicago, Milwaukee Limited Soo Line Chicago, Illinois-Minneapolis, Minnesota-St Paul, Minnesota [1912] 1911-1916
Twin City Express Rock Island Chicago, Illinois-Minneapolis, Minnesota-St Paul, Minnesota [1905] 1903-1910
Twin City Express Northern Pacific Railway Minneapolis-Saint Paul-Portland, Oregon [1903] 1902-1905; 1910-1914
Twin City Express Chicago Great Western Railway Minneapolis-Saint Paul-Kansas City, Missouri [1930] 1910-1932; 1948-1949
Twin City Limited Chicago Great Western Railway Minneapolis-Saint Paul-Omaha, Nebraska [1948] 1896-1907; 1912-1952
Twin City Limited Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Minneapolis-Saint Paul-St. Louis, Missouri [1916] 1915-1918; 1936-1940
Twin City Special Chicago Great Western Railway Minneapolis-Saint Paul-Kansas City, Missouri [1903] 1896-1914
Twin City-Chicago Limited Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway Chicago, Illinois-Minneapolis, Minnesota-St Paul, Minnesota [1915] 1913-1918
Twin City-Omaha Limited Chicago and North Western Railway Minneapolis-Saint Paul-Omaha, Nebraska [1915] 1910-1918
Twin City-Twin Ports Express Northern Pacific Railway Minneapolis-Saint Paul-Duluth, Minnesota [1930] 1921-1966
Twin Star Rocket Rock Island, Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Minneapolis, Minnesota-Houston, Texas [1948] 1945-1967[8]

U, V

Train Name Railroad Train Endpoints in a typical [year] Operated
Umpachanee New Haven New York, New York-Pittsfield, Massachusetts [1955] 1955-1960
Union Pennsylvania Chicago, Illinois-Cincinnati, Ohio & Louisville, Kentucky branch via Indianapolis, Indiana [1950] 1933-1960
United States Fast Mail Pennsylvania, Southern Railway New York, New York-New Orleans, Louisiana [1918] 1893-1919; 1923-1932
Upstate Special New York Central New York, New York-Utica, New York [1952] 1925-1931; 1935-1957
Utah and California Express Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Denver, Colorado-Ogden, Utah [1906] 1900; 1906-1910
Utah Express Union Pacific Salt Lake City, Utah-Boise, Idaho [1930] 1911-1913; 1919-1931; 1936-1946
Utah Parks Special Union Pacific Salt Lake City, Utah-Cedar City, Utah [1930] 1927-1932; 1954-1960
Utahn Union Pacific Los Angeles, California-Cheyenne, Wyoming [1947] 1947-1951
Ute Colorado Midland Railway Denver, Colorado-Grand Junction, Colorado (with through cars to California) [1903] 1900-1908
Vacationer Pennsylvania, Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Florida East Coast Railway[9] New York, New York-Miami, Florida [1940] 1938-1942; 1946-1955
Valley Chicago and North Western Railway Chicago, Illinois-Green Bay, Wisconsin [1936] 1936-1941
Valley 400 Chicago and North Western Railway Chicago, Illinois-Green Bay, Wisconsin [1945] 1942-1968
Valley Eagle Missouri Pacific Brownsville, Texas-Corpus Christi, Texas-Houston, Texas [1948] 1948-1962
Valley Express New York Central Chicago, Illinois-Detroit, Michigan [1947] 1943-1948
Valley Express Southern Pacific San Francisco, California-Los Angeles, California [1910] 1907-1917
Valley Express New Haven, Boston and Maine, Central Vermont Railway New York, New York-White River Junction, Vermont [1948] 1948-1957
Valley Flyer Santa Fe Oakland, California-Bakersfield, California 1939-1942
Valley Flyer Southern Pacific Oakland, California-Fresno, California [1921] 1921-1927
Valley Forge Amtrak New York, New York-Harrisburg, Pennsylvania [1989] 1971-1990
Valley Special Pennsylvania Chicago, Illinois-Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania [1948] 1936-1940; 1947-1949
Valpo Local Pennsylvania Railroad, Penn Central, Conrail, Amtrak Chicago, Illinois-Valparaiso, Indiana 1869-1991
Varsity Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad Chicago, Illinois-Madison, Wisconsin [1935] 1929-1971
Varsity Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Chicago, Illinois-Bloomington, Indiana [1950] 1950-1953
Vermonter Central Vermont Railway St. Albans, Vermont-White River Junction, Vermont (other endpoints with other railroads in other years) [1948] 1940-1965
Vermonter Amtrak Washington, DC-St. Albans, Vermont [1998] 1995-present
Verrazano Amtrak New York, New York-Washington, DC [1984] 1982-1990
Vestibuled Limited Erie Railroad New York, New York-Chicago, Illinois [1911] 1892-1915
Victory Chicago and North Western Railway Chicago, Illinois-Minneapolis, Minnesota-St Paul, Minnesota [1938] 1931-1955
Viking Chicago & North Western Railway Chicago, Illinois-Minneapolis, Minnesota-St Paul, Minnesota [1938] 1923-1955
Virginian Amtrak New York, New York-Richmond, Virginia [1985] 1984-1994; 1997-1998
Volunteer Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway Nashville, Tennessee-Memphis, Tennessee [1932] 1932-1934

W

Train Name Railroad Train Endpoints in a typical [year] Operated
Wabash Cannonball Wabash Railroad; Norfolk and Western Railway from 1964 Detroit, Michigan-St. Louis, Missouri [1962] 1948-1971
Wachusett Boston and Maine Boston, Massachusetts-Greenfield, Massachusetts [1954] 1952-1956
Wall Street Amtrak New York, New York-Washington, DC [1997] 1991; 1997-1998
Wall Street Reading and Jersey Central Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-Jersey City, New Jersey (called 'Wall Street Special' before 1948) [1950] 1935-1942; 1948-1968; 1973-1980
Wall Street Special Long Island Rail Road New York, New York-Montauk, New York [1965] 1963-1966
Washington and Florida Limited Pennsylvania, Southern Railway New York, New York-Jacksonville, Florida [1905] 1903-1908
Washington and New York Express Pennsylvania New York, New York-Washington, DC (with through cars to other points at different times) [1930] 1885-1905; 1909-1936; 1940-1946
Washington and Philadelphia Express Pennsylvania Washington, DC-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-Buffalo, New York [1930] 1910-1951
Washington Day Express Pennsylvania Washington, DC-Buffalo, New York [1908] 1906-1914
Washington Executive Amtrak New York, New York-Washington, DC [1984] 1984-1986
Washington Express Pennsylvania Washington, DC-Buffalo, New York (The Pennsylvania Railroad has several trains with this name with different destinations) [1951] 1877-1891; 1900-1906; 1910-1913; 1918-1927; 1951-1958
Washington Express Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-Washington, DC [1945] 1942-1948
Washington Irving Amtrak New York, New York-Albany, New York [1978] 1975-1980; 1991-1993
Washington Night Express Reading, Jersey Central, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Jersey City, New Jersey-Washington, DC [1952] 1947-1952
Washington-Atlanta-New Orleans Express Pennsylvania, Southern Railway New York, New York-New Orleans, Louisiana [1950] 1929; 1936-1938; 1942-1943; 1950-1954
Washington-Chattanooga-New Orleans Limited Pennsylvania, Southern Railway New York, New York-New Orleans, Louisiana [1924] 1917-1932
Washington-Chicago Express Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Washington, DC-Chicago, Illinois [1960] 1935-1936; 1960-1967
Washington-Cleveland Night Express Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Washington, DC-Cleveland, Ohio [1945] 1942-1946
Washington-Detroit Limited Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Detroit, Michigan-Baltimore, Maryland [1930] 1928-1930
Washington-Philadelphia Express Pennsylvania, Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-Richmond, Virginia [1937] 1931-1940
Washington-Pittsburgh Express Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Baltimore, Maryland-Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania [1938] 1935-1941
Washington-Pittsburgh-Chicago Express Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Washington, DC-Chicago, Illinois [1950] 1945-1959
Washington-Richmond Limited Pennsylvania, Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad New York, New York-Richmond, Virginia [1911] 1911-1918
Washingtonian Amtrak Montreal, Quebec-New York, New York [1972] 1972-1974
Washingtonian Boston and Maine Railroad, New Haven, Pennsylvania Railroad, Canadian National Railway, Central Vermont Railway Montreal, Quebec-Washington, DC [1948] 1924-1966
Washingtonian Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Baltimore, Maryland-Cleveland, Ohio [1948] 1942-1952
Washingtonian Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-Washington, DC [1945] 1914-1927; 1933-1956
Washingtonian Great Northern Railway Seattle, Washington-Portland, Oregon [1920] 1919-1924
Water Level Express Amtrak New York, New York-Buffalo, New York [1975] 1974-1977; 1989-1998
Water Level Limited New York Central New York, New York-Boston, Massachusetts-Chicago, Illinois [1936] 1936-1949
Waterloo-Des Moines Express Chicago Great Western Railway Chicago, Illinois-Waterloo, Iowa [1917] 1914-1924
Weekender Maine Central Railroad Company, Boston and Maine Boston, Massachusetts-Bangor, Maine [1954] 1953-1958
Weekender Long Island Rail Road New York, New York-Montauk, New York [1963] 1963-1964
West Coast Southern Pacific San Francisco, California-Seattle, Washington (different endpoints in different years) [1948] 1928-1960
West Coast Champion Pennsylvania, Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, Atlantic Coast Line Railroad New York, New York-St. Petersburg, Florida [1953] 1949-1967
West Shore Day Express West Shore Railroad New York, New York-Albany, New York [1924] 1917; 1923-1928
West Shore Express West Shore Railroad Chicago, Illinois-Albany, New York [1916] 1894-1918; 1928-1930
West Virginia Night Express Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Chicago, Illinois-Wheeling, West Virginia [1948] 1929-1959
West Virginian Amtrak Washington, DC-Parkersburg, West Virginia [1971] 1971;1972
West Virginian Baltimore & Ohio Parkersburg, West Virginia-Chicago, Illinois [1948] 1915-1916; 1929-1962
West Virginian Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Washington, DC-Richmond, Virginia-Cincinnati, Ohio [1925] 1923-1931
Western Express New York Central Chicago, Illinois-Detroit, Michigan (many different endpoints over the years) [1943] 1894-1946
Western Express Pennsylvania New York, New York-Chicago, Illinois (many different endpoints over the years) [1920] 1878-1932
Western Express Toledo, St. Louis and Western Railroad Toledo, Ohio-St. Louis, Missouri [1903] 1902-1908
Western Express Rock Island Little Rock, Arkansas-Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (many different endpoints over the years) [1916] 1906-1923
Western Express Southern Pacific, Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Chicago, Illinois-St. Louis, Missouri-San Francisco, California [1908] 1907-1914
Western Express Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad New York, New York-Chicago, Illinois [1924] 1921-1926
Western Mail Rock Island Memphis, Tennessee-Oklahoma City, Oklahoma [1906] 1906-1909; 1919-1924
Western New York Express New York Central New York, New York-Buffalo, New York [1910] 1906-1925
Western Special Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Chicago, Illinois-Chicago, Illinois [1930] 1928-1938
Western Star Great Northern Chicago, Illinois-Seattle, Washington-Portland, Oregon [1951] 1951-1971
Westerner New York Central and its affiliates New York, New York-Chicago, Illinois-Cincinnati, Ohio (endpoints varied over the years) [1915] 1913-1931; 1957
Westerner Texas and Pacific Railway Dallas, Texas-El Paso, Texas (in some years though cars to California) [1952] 1949-1963
Westerner Missouri Pacific, Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway St. Louis, Missouri-Los Angeles, California [1930] 1925-1934
Westerner Lackawanna Railroad, Nickel Plate Road Chicago, Illinois-Hoboken, New Jersey [1948] 1939-1963
Wheeling Night Express Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Chicago, Illinois-Wheeling, West Virginia [1918] 1917-1922; 1928
Wheeling-Baltimore Express Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Baltimore, Maryland-Wheeling, West Virginia [1922] 1913-1931
Wheeling-Chicago Night Express Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Chicago, Illinois-Wheeling, West Virginia [1925] 1923-1927; 1960
Whippoorwill Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad Chicago, Illinois-Evansville, Indiana [1948] 1946-1949
White City Special Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway Chicago, Illinois-Cincinnati, Ohio [1930] 1897-1948
Whitelight Limited Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad New York, New York-Buffalo, New York [1930] 1927-1935
Wilkes-Barre Express Lehigh Valley Railroad, Reading New York, New York-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania [1905] 1904-1909; 1915-1938
Wilkes-Barre Night Express Lehigh Valley Railroad, Reading New York, New York-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania [1912] 1909-1931
Will Rodgers St. Louis-San Francisco Railway St. Louis, Missouri-Oklahoma City, Oklahoma [1948] 1937-1964
Willamette Valley Amtrak Portland, Oregon-Eugene, Oregon [1980] 1980-1982
William Penn Baltimore and Ohio Railroad New York, New York-Chicago, Illinois [1938] 1931-1938
William Penn Pennsylvania, New Haven Boston, Massachusetts-Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania [1949] 1940-1962
William Penn Amtrak New York, New York-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [1980] 1980-1981; 1995
Williamsport and Philadelphia Express Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-Williamsport, Pennsylvania [1915] 1904-1920
Williamsport Express Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-Williamsport, Pennsylvania [1935] 1893-1910; 1919-1921; 1934-1938
Williamsporter Central Railroad of New Jersey Jersey City, New Jersey-Williamsport, Pennsylvania [1935] 1931-1944
Winnebago Chicago and North Western Railway Chicago, Illinois-Green Bay, Wisconsin [1940] 1936-1941
Winnipeg Express Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie and Canadian Pacific Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota-Winnipeg, Manitoba [1925] 1909-1928
Winnipeg Limited Great Northern Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota-Winnipeg, Manitoba [1948] 1906-1971
Winnipeger Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie and Canadian Pacific (1928-1960)
Soo Line and Canadian Pacific (1961-1967)
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota-Winnipeg, Manitoba [1935] 1928-1967
Winnipesaukee Boston and Maine, New Haven New York, New York-Concord, New Hampshire [1950] 1948-1954
Winona Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway Indianapolis, Indiana-South Bend, Indiana [1933] 1932-1936
Winter Haven-Ft. Myers Special Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Jacksonville, Florida-Fort Myers, Florida [1926] 1925-1928; 1933-1941
Wisconsin Lakes Special Chicago and North Western Railway Chicago, Illinois-Watersmeet, Michigan [1952] 1932-1936; 1940; 1950-1955; 1963
Wolverine New York Central Chicago, Illinois-Detroit, Michigan-New York, New York [1948] 1906-1967
Wolverine (in later years group of trains) Amtrak Chicago, Illinois-Pontiac, Michigan [2004] 1971-present
Wyoming Valley Express Lehigh Valley Railroad New York, New York-Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (many different endpoints over the years) [1905] 1902-1905; 1912-1924; 1935-1938

X, Y, & Z

Train Name Railroad Train Endpoints in a typical [year] Operated
Xplorer New York Central Cleveland, Ohio-Cincinnati, Ohio 1956-1957
Yampa Valley Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Denver, Colorado-Craig, Colorado (called 'Yampa Valley Mail' before 1958 [1960] 1955-1968
Yankee Boston and Albany Railroad, New York, New Haven and Hartford New York, New York-Boston, Massachusetts [1920] 1919-1924
Yankee Clipper New Haven Railroad; Amtrak from 1971 New York, New York-Boston, Massachusetts 1930-1976; 1980-1998
Yankton and Minneapolis and St. Paul Night Express Great Northern Minneapolis-Saint Paul-Yankton, South Dakota [1927] 1925-1929
Yankton and Minneapolis Night Express Great Northern Minneapolis-Saint Paul-Yankton, South Dakota [1933] 1930-1940
Yellowstone Comet Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, Northern Pacific Railway Chicago, Illinois-Gardiner, Montana (called 'Yellowstone Park Comet until 1930) [1930] 1926-1932
Yellowstone Express Union Pacific Railroad, Wabash Railroad St. Louis, Missouri-West Yellowstone, Montana [1930] 1922-1942
Yellowstone Special Union Pacific Railroad Salt Lake City, Utah-West Yellowstone, Montana [1915] 1914-1917; 1921-1934; 1947-1960
Zenith Special Great Northern Minneapolis-Saint Paul-Duluth, Minnesota [1921] 1919-1924
Zephyr 9902 Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Chicago, Illinois-Hannibal, Missouri [1950] 1949-1953
Zephyr Rocket Chicago, Burlington & Quincy and Rock Island St. Louis, Missouri-Minneapolis, Minnesota [1945] 1941-1963
Zephyrette Western Pacific Salt Lake City, Utah-Oakland, California [1953] 1950-1960
Zipper Chicago & Eastern Illinois Chicago, Illinois-St. Louis, Missouri[10] [1940] 1931; 1937-1946

Notes

  1. ^ The primary source for American passenger train names is the Official Guide of the Railways, which has been published since 1868, under the following titles: 1868-1869 Travelers' Official Railway Guide of the United States and Canada. New York: National Railway Publication Co.; 1870-1896 Travelers' Official Guide of the Railways and Steam Navigation Lines in the United States and Canada. New York: National Railway Publication Co.; 1897-1900 Travelers' Official Guide of the Railways and Steam Navigation Lines in the United States, Canada and Mexico. New York: National Railway Publication Co.; 1901-1973 The Official Guide of the Railways and Steam Navigation Lines of the United States, Porto Rico, Canada, Mexico, and Cuba. New York: National Railway Publication Co.; 1974-1989 The Official Railway Guide North American Passenger Travel Edition: United States, Canada and Mexico. New York: National Railway Publication Co.; 1989-2016 Amtrak National Train Timetables.
  2. ^ Sanders, Craig (2003). Limiteds, Locals, and Expresses in Indiana, 1838-1971. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. ISBN 978-0-253-34216-4.
  3. ^ Although operated with "through cars" the Scenic Limited did not use through trains, so technically, each of the three railroads had its own train with the same name that operated in conjunction with the other two trains with the same name. In 1941 the Missouri Pacific Railroad renamed its Scenic Limited the Colorado Eagle.
  4. ^ Official Guide, August 1954
  5. ^ Illinois Central timetable effective 9/28/1947 <http://illinois-central.net/1947TT.pdf>; Official Guide, 8/1954
  6. ^ Norfolk and Western Railway, October 27, 1957 timetable, p. 8
  7. ^ Milwaukee Road, September 24, 1950 timetable, pp. 8, 11, 25
  8. ^ streamlinerschedules.com
  9. ^ Train is distinct from later Amtrak train of the name. 'American Rails: Vacationer' https://www.american-rails.com/vacationer.html
  10. ^ Kratville, William W. (1967). Steam, Steel & Limiteds. Omaha, Nebraska: Kratville Publications. OCLC 1301983

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