List of named passenger trains of Canada

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

Train Name Railroad Train Endpoints Operated
Abitibi Via Rail Montreal, QCSenneterre, QC Still operates, name removed June 2009.
Acadian Canadian National Montreal, QCHalifax, NS 1927–1930[1]
Adirondack Amtrak New York, NYMontreal, QC August 6, 1974 – present
Afternoon Puget Sounder Great Northern Seattle, WAVancouver, BC  
Alouette Boston & Maine Boston, MAMontreal, QC  
The Ambassador[2] Canadian National,
Central Vermont,
Boston & Maine, and
New Haven
Montreal, QCNew York, NY / Boston, MA  
Atlantic Via Rail Halifax, NSMontreal, QC 1979–1981; 1985–1994
Atlantic Express Canadian Pacific Vancouver, BCMontreal, QC one-way June 1886 – June 1911
Atlantic Limited Canadian Pacific
Via Rail
Saint John, NBMontreal, QC CPR: 1955–1978,
Via: 1978–1979
Bluenose Canadian National Edmonton, ABHalifax, NS 1956–?
Boston Express Canadian Pacific Sault Ste. Marie, MIMontreal, QC  
Bras d'Or Via Rail Halifax, NSSydney, NS 2000-2004
Cabot Canadian National Truro, NSSydney, NS 1967–1979
Canadian New York Central
Canadian Pacific
Chicago, ILMontreal, QC pre-1955
The Canadian Canadian Pacific
Via Rail
Montreal, QC/Toronto, ONVancouver, BC CPR: 1955–1978,
Via: 1978–present
Canadian Niagara New York Central Detroit, MIBuffalo, NY through Ontario  
Cariboo Prospector Pacific Great Eastern Vancouver, BCPrince George, BC  
The Caribou[3] Canadian National Port aux Basques, NLSt. John's, NL 1950–1968
Cascades Amtrak Eugene, ORVancouver, BC 1993–
Cavalier Canadian National
Via Rail
Toronto, ONMontreal, QC  
Cavalier Canadian National
Via Rail
Toronto, ONOttawa, ON  
Chaleur Via Rail Montreal, QCGaspé, QC Still operates, name removed June 2009.
Chicago Express New York Central
Canadian Pacific
Chicago, ILMontreal, QC  
Continental Limited Canadian National Montreal, QCVancouver, BC –1955
Continental[4] Canadian National Montreal, QCVancouver, BC 1955–
The Dominion Canadian Pacific Montreal, QC/Toronto, ONVancouver, BC 1933–1966
Down Easter New Haven,
Boston & Maine,
Maine Central,
Canadian Pacific, and
Canadian National
New York, NYHalifax, NS 1929
Enterprise Via Rail Toronto, ONMontreal, QC  
Erie Via Rail Toronto, ONWindsor, ON  
Evangeline Dayliner Dominion Atlantic Railway Yarmouth, NSHalifax, NS 1956–1978
Evangeline Via Rail Yarmouth, NSHalifax, NS 1978–1990
Exec Via Rail Ottawa, ONToronto, ON  
Flying Bluenose Dominion Atlantic Railway Halifax, NSYarmouth, NS 1891–1936
Foreign Express Newfoundland Railway Port aux Basques, NLSt. John's, NL 1898–1928
Forest City Canadian National, Via Rail Toronto, ONLondon, ON  
Frontenac Canadian Pacific
Via Rail
Toronto, ONQuebec City, QC  
Gatineau Via Rail Montreal, QCOttawa, ON  
Green Mountain Flyer Rutland New York, NYMontreal, QC  
The Gull[5] Canadian National
Canadian Pacific
Maine Central
Boston & Maine
Halifax, NSBoston, MA 1930–1960
General Brock Via Rail Toronto, ONNiagara Falls, ON  
Hudson Bay Via Rail Winnipeg, MBChurchill, MB Still operates, name removed June 2009.
Huron Via Rail Sarnia, ONToronto, ON  
Imperial Limited Canadian Pacific Montreal, QCVancouver, BC June 1899 – April 1933
Inter-City Limited[6] Grand Trunk Western
Canadian National
Chicago, ILMontreal, QC  
International Amtrak and Via Rail Chicago, ILToronto, ON 1982–2004
International Great Northern Seattle, WAVancouver, BC 1950–1971
International Limited[6] Grand Trunk Western,
Canadian National
Chicago, ILToronto, ON  
International Limited Amtrak and Via Rail Chicago, ILToronto, ON 1982–2004
The La Salle[6] Canadian National Chicago, ILMontreal, QC  
La Salle Via Rail Chicago, ILToronto, ON;Sarnia, ONMontreal, QC  
Lake Shore Express[6] Canadian National Montreal, QCToronto, ON  
Lake Shore Via Rail Montreal, QCToronto, ON  
Lake Superior Via Rail Greater Sudbury, ON - White River, ON Still operates, name removed June 2009.
Laurier Via Rail Montreal, QCOttawa, ON  
Le Saint-Laurent Via Rail Montreal, QCMont-Joli, QC  
Little Bear Ontario Northland Railway Cochrane, ONMoosonee, ON –2007
Malahat Via Rail Victoria, BCCourtenay, BC Still operates, name removed June 2009.
Manitoba Express Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie
and Canadian Pacific
Minneapolis-St. PaulWinnipeg, MB 1904–1909
Maple Leaf[6] Grand Trunk Western and Canadian National Chicago, ILToronto, ON 1927–1971
Maple Leaf Amtrak and Via Rail New York, NYToronto, ON  
Maritime Express[7] Intercolonial, Canadian National Montreal, QCHalifax, NS ICR: 1898–1918,
CN: 1918–1965
Meridian Via Rail Sarnia, ONMontreal, QC  
Metropolis Via Rail Montreal, QCToronto, ON  
Mohawk Via Rail Montreal, QCSarnia, ON  
The Montrealer (NB)
and The Washingtonian (SB)[2]
Canadian National Railways,
Central Vermont,
Boston and Maine
New Haven,
Pennsylvania Railroad
Montreal, QCWashington, DC –1971
Montrealer (Amtrak)|Montrealer
and Washingtonian]]
Amtrak Montreal, QCWashington, DC 1971–1987, 1989–1995
New Yorker Dominion Atlantic Railway Halifax, NSYarmouth, NS 1927–1942
Night Express Central Vermont New York, NYMontreal, QC  
Northlander Ontario Northland Railway Toronto, ONCochrane, ON  1976–Sept. 28, 2012
Ocean Canadian National
Via Rail
Montreal, QCHalifax NS CN: April 1966 – 1978;
Via: 1978–present
Ocean Limited[7] Intercolonial,
Canadian Government Railways,
Canadian National
Montreal, QCHalifax NS July 3, 1904 – 1966
Ontarian Canadian National
Via Rail
Toronto, ONBrockville, ON 1966- ?
Overland Limited Newfoundland Railway Port aux Basques, NLSt. John's, NL 1928–1949
Overseas New York Central
Canadian Pacific
Chicago, ILDetroit, MI / Windsor, ONToronto, ON  
Pacific Express Canadian Pacific Montreal, QCVancouver, BC one-way June 28, 1886 – June 1911
Pacific International Great Northern Seattle, WAVancouver, BC  
Pacific Limited Grand Trunk Western Chicago, ILMontreal, QC 1971
Panorama Canadian National
Via Rail
Montreal, QC/Toronto, ONVancouver, BC
Pine Tree Acadian Boston & Maine,
Maine Central,
Canadian Pacific,
Canadian National
Boston, MAHalifax, NS 1929
Polar Bear Express Ontario Northland Railway Cochrane, ONMoosonee, ON  
Rocky Mountaineer Rocky Mountaineer Four routes in the Rocky Mountains 1990–present
Royal Canadian Pacific Canadian Pacific Calgary, ABRocky Mountains June 7, 2000–present
St. Lawrence Special[7] Canadian National
Canada and Gulf Terminal Railway
Montreal, QCMetis Beach, QC Running on summer weekends in 1957
Saguenay Via Rail Montreal, QCSaguenay, QC Still operates, name removed June 2009.
St. Paul Express Canadian Pacific Sault Ste. Marie, MIMontreal, QC  
The Scotian[7] Canadian National Montreal, QCHalifax, NS CN: 1941–1977,
Via: 1977–1979
Skeena Via Rail Prince Rupert, BCJasper, AB Still operates, name removed June 2009.
Super Continental[4] Canadian National
Via Rail
Montreal, QC/Toronto, ONVancouver, BC CN: 1955–1977,
Via: 1977–1981, 1985–1990
Viger Canadian Pacific Montreal, QCQuebec City, QC  
Whistler Mountaineer Rocky Mountaineer North Vancouver, BC - Whistler, BC  
Winnipeg Express Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie
and Canadian Pacific
Minneapolis-St. PaulWinnipeg, MB 1909–1928
Winnipeg Limited Great Northern Minneapolis-St. PaulWinnipeg, MB  
The Winnipeger Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie (1928–1960),
Soo Line (1961–1967) and Canadian Pacific
Minneapolis-St. PaulWinnipeg, MB 1928 to March 1967

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, D.N.W. (2004). The Ocean Limited: A Centennial Tribute. Ottawa: Trackside Canada
  2. ^ a b Canadian National Railways. Passenger Time Tables, April 28 to October 26, 1957. p. 26
  3. ^ Canadian National Railways. Passenger Time Tables, April 28 to October 26, 1957. p. 5
  4. ^ a b Canadian National Railways. Passenger Time Tables, April 28 to October 26, 1957. p. 3
  5. ^ Canadian National Railways. Passenger Time Tables, April 28 to October 26, 1957. p. 7
  6. ^ a b c d e Canadian National Railways. Passenger Time Tables, April 28 to October 26, 1957. p. 31
  7. ^ a b c d Canadian National Railways. Passenger Time Tables, April 28 to October 26, 1957. p. 13