List of named passenger trains of the United States (C)

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

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Train Name Railroad Train Endpoints Operated
Cabana New Haven New York, NYBoston, MA  
California Limited Santa Fe Chicago, ILLos Angeles, CA 1892–1954
California Special Santa Fe Chicago, ILLos Angeles, CA  
California Zephyr Amtrak Chicago, ILSan Francisco, CA 1983–present
California Zephyr Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad
Western Pacific
Chicago, ILOakland, CA 1949–1970
Californian Rock Island
Southern Pacific
Chicago, ILLos Angeles, CA  
Camellia Pennsylvania
Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Seaboard Air Line
New York, NYVenice, FL  
Campus Amtrak Chicago - Champaign, IL 1971-1972
Canadian Canadian Pacific
New York Central
Chicago, ILMontreal, QC  
Canadian Niagara New York Central Detroit, MIBuffalo, NY  
Cannon Ball Boston & Maine Boston, MAPlymouth, NH  
Cannon Ball Long Island New York, NYMontauk, NY 1899-present
Cannon Ball[1] Pennsylvania Railroad,
Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad,
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad,
Norfolk and Western Railway
New York, NYNorfolk, VA  
Capital Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Detroit, MIBaltimore, MD  
Cape Codder New York, New Haven, & Hartford New York, NYWoods Hole, MA  
Cape Codder Amtrak New York, NYHyannis, MA
Capital City Special New York Central Cleveland, OHColumbus, OH  
Capitol 400 Chicago and North Western Railway Chicago, ILMadison, WI 1942–1950
Capitol Corridor Amtrak Auburn, CASan Jose, CA  
Capitol Limited Baltimore & Ohio
Central of New Jersey
Reading
New York, NYChicago, IL via Washington, DC 1923–1971
Capitol Limited Illinois Terminal Railroad St. Louis, MOPeoria, IL  
Capitol Limited Amtrak Chicago, ILWashington, DC 1981–present
Cardinal Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad Chicago, ILSt. Louis, MO  
Cardinal Amtrak New York, NYChicago, IL 1977-1981; 1982–present
Carolina Golfer Pennsylvania
Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Seaboard Air Line
New York, NYPinehurst, NC circa 1930
Carolina Special Southern Chicago, ILCharleston, SC 1911–1968
Carolinian Amtrak New York, NYCharlotte, NC  
Cascade Southern Pacific Oakland, CAPortland, OR 1950–
Cascades Amtrak Eugene, ORVancouver, BC 1993–
Cascadian Great Northern Seattle, WAPortland, OR  
Cavalier[2] Norfolk & Western Norfolk, VACincinnati, OH
(reduced to Petersburg, VAPortsmouth, OH by October 1957).
 
Cavalier Pennsylvania New York, NYCape Charles, VA  
Cayuga New York Central New York, NYBuffalo, NY  
Centennial State Santa Fe Denver, CONewton, KS  
Central States Limited Wabash Detroit, MIKansas City, MO circa 1930
Challenger Union Pacific Chicago, ILLos Angeles, CA 1935–1971
Champion Pennsylvania,
Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac,
Atlantic Coast Line,
Florida East Coast
New York, NYMiami, FL
New York, NYSt. Petersburg, FL
1939–1979
Cherokee Rock Island
Southern Pacific
Memphis, TNTucumcari, NMLos Angeles
Chesapeake Amtrak Washington, DCPhiladelphia, PA  
Cheshire Boston & Maine Boston, MAWhite River Junction, VT  
Chicago – Des Moines Rocket Rock Island Chicago, ILDes Moines, IA  
Chicago Arrow Pennsylvania
Wabash
Chicago, ILDetroit, MI  
Chicago Daylight Express Pennsylvania Chicago, ILLouisville, KY  
Chicago Express Canadian Pacific
New York Central
Chicago, ILMontreal, QC  
Chicago Express Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad Chicago, ILEvansville, IN  
Chicago Express Chicago and North Western Railway Chicago, ILOmaha, NE  
Chicago Express Santa Fe Chicago, ILGalveston, TX  
Chicago Limited Chicago and North Western Railway Chicago, ILDuluth, MN  
Chicago Limited Monon Railroad Chicago, ILIndianapolis, IN  
Chicago Limited Pennsylvania Railroad New YorkChicago, IL –1913
Chicago Limited Pere Marquette Chicago, ILGrand Rapids, MI  
Chicago Mail Monon Railroad Chicago, ILLouisville, KY  
Chicago Mail New York Central Cleveland, OHChicago, IL
Chicago Night Express Baltimore & Ohio Chicago, ILWheeling, WV  
Chicago Night Express New York Central St. Louis, MOCincinnati, OH  
Chicago Night Express Pennsylvania Chicago, ILCincinnati, OH  
Chicago Northwestern Limited Chicago and North Western Railway Chicago, ILDuluth, MN  
Chicago Special Michigan Central New York, NYChicago, IL  
Chicagoan Santa Fe Chicago, ILKansas City, MO 1938–1968
Chicagoan New York Central New York, NYChicago, IL
Chief Santa Fe Chicago, ILLos Angeles, CA 1926–1968
Chippewa Milwaukee Road Chicago, ILChanning, MI 1937–1960
Choctaw Rocket Rock Island Memphis, TNAmarillo, TX 1940–1952
Choctaw Rockette Rock Island Memphis, TNAmarillo, TX 1953–1964
Cigar Valley New Haven New York, NYSpringfield, MA circa 1953
Cincinnati Limited Pennsylvania New York, NYCincinnati, OH
Cincinnati Mercury New York Central Cincinnati, OHCleveland, OH circa 1953
Cincinnatian Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway
Cincinnati, OHBaltimore, MD
Cincinnati, OHDetroit, MI
1947–1950
1950–
Cincinnatian Monon Railroad Chicago, ILCincinnati, OH  
City of Cleveland Nickel Plate Chicago, ILBuffalo, NY 1954-1965
City of Chicago Nickel Plate Buffalo, NYChicago, IL 1954-1965
City of Decatur Illinois Terminal Railroad St. Louis, MODecatur, IL  
City of Decatur Norfolk and Western Railway Chicago, ILDecatur, IL 1968–1971
City of Denver Chicago and North Western Railway (until 1955),
Milwaukee Road (from 1955),
Union Pacific
Chicago, ILDenver, CO 1936–1971
City of Kansas City Wabash St. Louis, MOKansas City, MO 1947–
City of Las Vegas Union Pacific Los Angeles, CALas Vegas, NV 1956–1957
City of Los Angeles Chicago and North Western Railway (until 1955),
Milwaukee Road (from 1955),
Union Pacific
Chicago, ILLos Angeles, CA 1936–1971
City of Memphis Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Nashville, TNMemphis, TN 1947–1958
City of Mexico Missouri Pacific St. Louis, MOMexico City 1937–1940
City of Miami Atlantic Coast Line
Central of Georgia
Florida East Coast
Illinois Central
Chicago, ILMiami, FL 1940–1971
City of Milwaukee 400 Chicago and North Western Railway Chicago, ILMilwaukee, WI  
City of New Orleans Illinois Central
Amtrak
Chicago, ILNew Orleans, LA 1947–1971 (IC);
1971–present (Amtrak)
City of Portland Chicago and North Western Railway
Union Pacific
Chicago, ILPortland, OR 1935–1971
City of Salina Union Pacific Salina, KSKansas City, MO 1934–1940
City of San Francisco Chicago and North Western Railway (until 1955),
Milwaukee Road (from 1955),
Union Pacific
Southern Pacific
Chicago, ILSan Francisco, CA 1936–1971
City of Seattle (unofficial name) Union Pacific Portland, ORSeattle, WA 1942–
City of St. Louis Union Pacific
Wabash
St. Louis, MOCheyenne, WY
St. Louis, MOLos Angeles, CA
1946–1951
1951–
Clamdigger New Haven Railroad New Haven, CTProvidence, RI  
Cleveland – Chicago Express New York Central Chicago, ILCleveland, OH  
Cleveland – Cincinnati Night Special New York Central St. Louis, MOCincinnati, OH  
Cleveland – Cincinnati Special New York Central Cleveland, OHCincinnati, OH  
Cleveland – St. Louis Special New York Central Cleveland, OHSt. Louis, MO  
Cleveland Express New York Central Cleveland, OHIndianapolis, IN
Cleveland, OHColumbus, OH
 
Cleveland Limited New York Central New York, NYCleveland, OH  
Cleveland Mail New York Central Cleveland, OHToronto, ON  
Cleveland Mercury New York Central Detroit, MICleveland, OH  
Cleveland Night Express Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Baltimore, MDCleveland, OH 1942–1962
Cleveland Special New York Central Cincinnati, OHCleveland, OH  
Clevelander Pennsylvania New York, NYCleveland, OH  
Coast Daylight Southern Pacific
Amtrak
San Francisco, CALos Angeles, CA 1937–1974
Coast Line Florida Mail Atlantic Coast Line
Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Washington, DCJacksonville, FL  
Coast Starlight Amtrak Los Angeles, CASeattle, WA 1971–present
Coastal Classic Alaska Railroad Anchorage, AKSeward, AK –present
Coaster Southern Pacific Los Angeles, CASan Francisco, CA  
Colonial Pennsylvania Railroad
New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
Washington, DCNew York, NYBoston, MA 1892–1971 (PRR-NH)
1971–1973 (Amtrak)
Colorado Eagle Denver and Rio Grande Western,
Missouri Pacific
St. Louis, MODenver, CO 1942–1966
Colorado Express Rock Island Kansas City, MODenver, CO  
Coloradoan Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Chicago, ILDenver, CO  
Columbia River Express Spokane, Portland & Seattle Portland, ORPasco, WA  
Columbian Baltimore and Ohio Jersey City, NJWashington, D.C. 1931–1941
Jersey City, NJChicago, IL 1941–1958
Baltimore, MDChicago, IL 1958–1964
Columbian Milwaukee Road Chicago, ILTacoma, WA 1911–1930; 1947–1955
Columbine Chicago & North Western
Union Pacific
ChicagoDenver, CO 1927–?
Comet New Haven Boston, MAProvidence, RI 1935 to circa 1942
Commander New Haven New York, NYBoston, MA circa 1953
Commercial Traveler Clover Leaf St. Louis, MOToledo, OH circa 1916
Commodore Vanderbilt New York Central Chicago, ILToledo, OH  
Commuter 400 Chicago and North Western Railway Chicago, ILMilwaukee, WI  
Congressional Pennsylvania Railroad Washington, D.C.New York, NY 1885–?
Connecticut Yankee   Springfield, MAPhiladelphia, PA
Springfield, MAWashington, DC
 
Continental Limited Wabash St. Louis, MO/Chicago, ILNew York, NY/Boston, MA 1898–? (at least 1916)
Continental Limited Wabash Chicago, ILBuffalo, NY circa 1916
Copper Country Limited Milwaukee Road,
Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic (until December 1960)
Soo Line (after December 1960)
Chicago, ILChampion, MICalumet, MI –May 1968
Corn Belt Limited Peoria and Eastern Railway Indianapolis, INPeoria, IL  
Corn Belt Rocket Rock Island Chicago, ILOmaha, NE  
Corn King Chicago & North Western Chicago, ILOmaha, NE  
Cotton Belter St. Louis Southwestern St. Louis, MODallas, TX –1941
Cotton States Special Seaboard Air Line New York, NYBirmingham, AL –1947
Creole Illinois Central Chicago, ILNew Orleans, LA  
Crescent Southern Railway
Amtrak
New York, NYNew Orleans, LA 1891–1979 (Southern);
1979–present (Amtrak)
Cross Florida Night Limited Seaboard Air Line Miami, FLSt. Petersburg, FL circa 1930
Crusader Reading Philadelphia, PAJersey City, NJ 1937–1983
Cumberland Boston & Maine Portland, MEBoston, MA circa 1953
Curfew Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad Chicago, ILSt. Louis, MO circa 1930

References[edit]

  1. ^ Norfolk and Western Railway, October 27, 1957 timetable, pp. 5, 11.
  2. ^ Norfolk and Western Railway, October 27, 1957 timetable, pp. 5, 14–15