List of named passenger trains of the United States (A–B)

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This article contains a list of named passenger trains in the United States, with names beginning A through B.[1]

A[edit]

Train Name Railroad Train Endpoints in a typical [year] Operated
Abraham Lincoln[2][3]:75–76 Alton Railroad (1935–1947)
Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (1947–1971)
Amtrak (1971–1978)
Chicago, Illinois-St. Louis, Missouri [1948] 1935–1978
Acadian[4] Southern Pacific Houston, Texas-New Orleans, Louisiana [1941] 1936–1956
Acela Express[5] (train type, not name) Amtrak Boston, Massachusetts-Washington, DC [2012] 2000–present
Adirondack[6] Amtrak New York, New York-Montreal, Quebec [1979] 1974–present
Adirondack and Montreal Express New York Central New York, New York-Montreal, Quebec [1914] 1902–1922
Admiral Pennsylvania New York, New York-Chicago, Illinois-Washington, DC [1952] 1939–1971
Advance Commodore Vanderbilt New York Central New York, New York-Chicago, Illinois [1948] 1929–1955
Advance Denver Zephyr Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Chicago, Illinois-Denver, Colorado [1936] 1936
Advance Empire State Express New York Central New York, New York-Buffalo, New York [1952] 1942–1956
Advance Florida Special Pennsylvania, Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac, Atlantic Coast Line, Florida East Coast New York, New York-Miami, Florida [1940] 1938–1942
Advance Flyer Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Chicago, Illinois-Lincoln, Nebraska [1942] 1941–1946
Advance Forest City New York Central Chicago, Illinois-New York, New York [1942] 1942–1945
Advance Gilt Edge New Haven New York, New York-Boston, Massachusetts [1943] 1937–1951
Advance Knickerbocker New York Central St. Louis, Missouri-Boston, Massachusetts [1948] 1945–1956
Advance Merchants Limited New Haven New York, New York-Boston, Massachusetts [1954] 1952–1960
Advance Midnight Special Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Chicago, Illinois-St. Louis, Missouri [1948] 1947–1949
Advance Silver Meteor Pennsylvania, Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac, Seaboard Air Line New York, New York-Miami, Florida [1945] 1942–1947
Advance Twentieth Century Limited New York Central Chicago, Illinois-New York, New York [1930] 1929–1931
Advance Water Level Limited New York Central Chicago, Illinois-New York, New York [1944] 1943–1945
Advance Wolverine New York Central Chicago, Illinois-New York, New York-Boston, Massachusetts [1947] 1947–1948
Adventureland Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Kansas City, Missouri-Billings, Montana [1952] 1937–1952
Afternoon Congressional Pennsylvania New York, New York-Washington, DC[1958] 1952–1970
Afternoon Executive Amtrak New York, New York-Washington, DC[1971] 1971–1972
Afternoon Express New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad New York, New York-Boston, Massachusetts [1900] 1891–1913
Afternoon Flyer Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad Chicago, Illinois-Grand Rapids, Michigan [1912] 1904–1918
Afternoon Hiawatha Milwaukee Road Chicago, Illinois-St. Paul, Minnesota [1941] 1939–1970
Afternoon Keystone Pennsylvania New York, New York-Washington, DC [1965] 1961–1969
Afternoon Puget Sounder Great Northern Seattle, Washington-Vancouver, British Columbia [1948] 1946–1950
Afternoon Steeler Pennsylvania Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-Cleveland, Ohio [1952] 1950–1958
Afternoon Twin Cities Zephyr Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Chicago, Illinois-St. Paul, Minnesota [1940] 1936–1970
Aiken-Augusta Special Pennsylvania
Southern
New York, New York-Augusta, Georgia [1935] 1928–1953
Air Line Limited New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad New York, New York-Boston, Massachusetts [1900] 1894–1901
Air Line Special New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad New York, New York-Fitchburg, Massachusetts [1905] 1904–1907
Airway Limited Pennsylvania
Transcontinental Air Transport
New York, New York-Los Angeles, California [1930] 1929–1932
Akron and Cleveland Express Pennsylvania Chicago, Illinois-Akron, Ohio [1914] 1912–1918
Akronite Pennsylvania New York, New York-Akron, Ohio [1941] 1937–1957
Ak-Sar-Ben Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Chicago, Illinois-Lincoln, Nebraska [1950] 1930–1953; 1969–1970
Ak-Sar-Ben Zephyr Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Chicago, Illinois-Lincoln, Nebraska [1958] 1940–1947; 1953–1969
Alamo Southern Pacific New Orleans, Louisiana-San Antonio, Texas [1940] 1936–1952
Alamo Special Missouri-Kansas-Texas Houston, Texas-San Antonio, Texas [1930] 1906–1910; 1928–1933
Alaskan Northern Pacific, Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad,

Spokane, Portland & Seattle

Chicago, Illinois-Tacoma, Washington-Portland, Oregon [1949] 1931–1952
Albany and Troy Express New York Central New York, New York-Albany, New York-Troy, New York [1912] 1900–1938
Albany Express New York Central New York, New York-Albany, New York [1925] 1908–1917; 1923–1943
Albany Mail New York Central New York, New York-Utica, New York [1947] 1947–1948
Albany Morning Express Boston and Albany Railroad Boston, Massachusetts-Albany, New York [1920] 1913–1932
Albany Night Express Boston and Albany Railroad, New York Central Railroad Boston, Massachusetts-Chicago, Illinois [1921] 1913–1926
Alburgh Express Rutland Railroad Ogdensburg, New York-Rutland (city), Vermont [1918] 1914–1918
Alexandria Pennsylvania New York, New York-Washington, DC [1945] 1941–1958
Alexandrian Great Northern St. Paul, Minnesota-Fargo, North Dakota [1941] 1932–1950
All-Florida Special Pennsylvania, Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac, Seaboard Air Line Boston, Massachusetts-St. Petersburg, Florida-West Palm Beach, Florida [1925] 1924–1927
Allegheny Pennsylvania St. Louis, Missouri-Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania [1951] 1948–1959
Alouette Boston & Maine, Canadian Pacific Railway Boston, Massachusetts-Montreal, Quebec [1934] 1926–1964
Alton Limited Alton Railroad (pre–1947),
Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (1947–end)
Chicago, Illinois-St. Louis, Missouri [1934] 1900–1924; 1928–1958
Ambassador Baltimore & Ohio
Pere Marquette Railway
Detroit, Michigan-Baltimore, Maryland [1952] 1931–1964
Ambassador New Haven,
Boston & Maine,
Central Vermont, and
Canadian National
Boston, Massachusetts-Montreal, Quebec [1937] 1927–1966
American Pennsylvania New York, New York-St. Louis, Missouri [1930] 1925–1956
American Great Northern Seattle, Washington-Vancouver, British Columbia [1927] 1919–1946
American Express Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway Cleveland, Ohio-St. Louis, Missouri [1912] 1911–1918
American Royal Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Chicago, Illinois-Kansas City, Missouri [1945] 1932–1952; 1969–1971
American Royal Zephyr Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Chicago, Illinois-Kansas City, Missouri [1960] 1953–1968
Angel Santa Fe San Francisco, California-Los Angeles, California-San Diego, California [1915] 1911–1917
Angelo Santa Fe Fort Worth, Texas-San Angelo, Texas [1952] 1933–1966
Ann Rutledge Alton Railroad (1937–1947),
Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (1947–1958)
Chicago, Illinois-St. Louis, Missouri [1940] 1937–1958
Amtrak Chicago, Illinois-Kansas City, Missouri [1981] 1976–2009; 1976–2008
Antelope[7] Santa Fe Kansas City, Missouri-Fort Worth, Texas [1946]
Kansas City, Missouri-Oklahoma City, Oklahoma [1952]
1927–1948; 1948–1954
Anthracite Express Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania [1939] 1933–1941
Apache Rock Island and Southern Pacific Chicago, Illinois-Los Angeles, California [1930] 1927–1938
Argonaut Southern Pacific Los Angeles, California-New Orleans, Louisiana [1952] 1926–1932; 1936–1958
Aristocrat Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Denver, Colorado-Chicago, Illinois [1933] 1930–1941
Arizona Limited Rock Island and Southern Pacific Chicago, Illinois-Phoenix, Arizona 1940–1942
Arkansas and Texas Mail St. Louis–San Francisco Railway St. Louis, Missouri-Cleburne, Texas [1905] 1898–1908
Arlington Pennsylvania New York, New York-Washington, DC [1941] 1933–1962
Aroostook Flyer Bangor & Aroostook Bangor, Maine-Van Buren, Maine [1950] 1937–1957
Arrow Milwaukee Road Chicago, Illinois-Sioux Falls, South Dakota [1952] 1926–1967
Arrowhead Amtrak Minneapolis, Minnesota-Duluth, Minnesota [1976] 1976–1977
Arrowhead Limited Chicago & North Western Chicago, Illinois-Duluth, Minnesota [1952] 1927–1955
Arundel Maine Central, Boston and Maine Boston, MassachusettsBangor, Maine [1952] 1952–1953
Asa Packer Lehigh Valley New York, New York-Coxton, Pennsylvania [1941] 1939–1958
Asheville Special Pennsylvania
Southern
New York, New York-Asheville, North Carolina [1948] 1930–1970
Ashland and Ishpeming Mail Chicago & North Western Chicago, Illinois-Green Bay, Wisconsin [1924] 1914–1918; 1921–1928
Ashland Limited Chicago & North Western Chicago, Illinois-Ashland, Wisconsin [1948] 1894–1901; 1914–1957
Ashland Mail Chicago & North Western Chicago, Illinois-Ashland, Wisconsin [1942] 1929–1930; 1937–1951
Atlanta Limited Illinois Central Shreveport, Louisiana-Meridian, Mississippi [1937] 1934–1942; 1946–1947
Atlanta Owl Seaboard Air Line Railroad Atlanta, Georgia-Birmingham, Alabama [1936] 1925–1926; 1934–1938
Atlanta-Birmingham Special Pennsylvania
Southern
New York, New York-Birmingham, Alabama [1913] 1911–1934
Atlanta-Jacksonville Express Southern Atlanta, Georgia-Jacksonville, Florida [1921] 1920–1924
Atlanta-Memphis Express Southern Atlanta, Georgia-Memphis, Tennessee [1923] 1921–1924; 1933–1935
Atlantic City Express Central Railroad of New Jersey New York, New York-Atlantic City, New Jersey [1925] 1907–1910; 1923–1928
Atlantic City Express Pennsylvania Washington, DC-Atlantic City, New Jersey [1912] 1910–1942
Atlantic City Express Amtrak Philadelphia International Airport, Pennsylvania-Atlantic City, New Jersey [1990] 1989–1994
Atlantic City Limited Pennsylvania New York, New York-Atlantic City, New Jersey [1925] 1919–1931
Atlantic City Special Central Railroad of New Jersey New York, New York-Atlantic City, New Jersey [1924] 1902–1910; 1923–1926
Atlantic Coast Limited Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Chicago, Illinois-Denver, Colorado [1915] 1910–1916; 1929–1930
Atlantic Coast Line Express Pennsylvania, Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, Atlantic Coast Line Railroad New York, New York-Tampa, Florida [1912] 1893–1935
Atlantic Express Erie New York, New York-Chicago, Illinois [1950] 1874–1878; 1885–1887; 1892–1915; 1922–1964
Atlantic Express Grand Trunk Western Chicago, Illinois-Montreal, Quebec [1913] 1879–1917
Atlantic Express Michigan Central, New York Central Railroad New York, New York-Chicago, Illinois [1928] 1882–1930
Atlantic Express Pennsylvania Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-Harrisburg, Pennsylvania [1916] 1875–1928
Atlantic Express Canadian National Railway Chicago, Illinois-Toronto, Ontario [1928] 1926–1930
Atlantic Express Northern Pacific Railway, Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway Saint Paul, Minnesota-Seattle, Washington-Portland, Oregon [1924] 1883–1888; 1910–1930
Atlantic Express Chicago & North Western Chicago, Illinois-Minneapolis, Minnesota [1924] 1900–1926
Atlantic Express Union Pacific Railroad Portland, Oregon-Kansas City, Missouri [1924] 1903–1928
Atlantic Flyer Louisville and Nashville Railroad Cincinnati, Ohio-Birmingham, Alabama [1933] 1929–1936
Atlantic Highlands Express Central Railroad of New Jersey New York, New York-Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey ?
Atlantic Limited Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Minneapolis, Minnesota-Sault Ste Marie, Michigan-Montreal, Quebec [1908] 1902–1909
Atlantic Limited Canadian Pacific (1955–1978)
Via (1978–1979)
via Maine Central Railroad Mattawamkeag to Vanceboro
Saint John, New Brunswick-Montreal, Quebec [1963] 1956–1970; 1978–1981
Augusta Special Pennsylvania
Southern
New York, New York-Augusta, Georgia [1958] 1915–1928; 1953–1966
Augusta-Aiken Special Pennsylvania
Southern
New York, New York-Augusta, Georgia [1932] 1931–1934
Aurora Winter Train Alaska Railroad Anchorage, Alaska-Fairbanks, Alaska [1978] 1947–present
Auto Train Auto-Train Corporation (1971–1981)
Amtrak (1983–present)
Lorton, Virginia-Sanford, Florida (1971–1981; 1983–present)
Louisville, Kentucky-Sanford, Florida (1974–1977)
see on left
Azalean Louisville & Nashville Cincinnati, Ohio-New Orleans, Louisiana [1952] 1937–1953
Aztec Eagle (Aguila Azteca) Nacionales de Mexico
Missouri Pacific
Mexico City, Mexico-Nuevo Laredo, Mexico-San Antonio, Texas [1955] 1950–1971

B[edit]

Train Name Railroad Train Endpoints in a typical [year] Operated
Badger Amtrak Chicago, Illinois-Milwaukee, Wisconsin [1985] 1985-1989
Badger Express Great Northern St. Paul, MinnesotaDuluth, Minnesota [1943]; 1955-1971 just called 'Badger' 1925-1971
Badger Limited Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad Chicago, Illinois-Milwaukee, Wisconsin [1930] 1929-1933
Badger State Express Chicago & North Western Chicago, Illinois-Minneapolis, Minnesota [1919] 1892-1936
Baltimore Day Express Pennsylvania Washington, DC-Buffalo, New York [1962] 1958-1967
Baltimore-Washington Night Express Baltimore & Ohio, Central Railroad of New Jersey, Reading Company New York, New York-Washington, DC [1941] 1938-1946
Bankers New Haven New York, New York-Springfield, Massachusetts [1945] 1939-1971
Bankers Amtrak Washington, DC-Springfield, Massachusetts [1980] 1976-1998
Banner Blue Wabash Chicago, Illinois-St. Louis, Missouri [1938] 1894-1896; 1905-1967
Bar Harbor Express Maine Central
Boston and Maine
New Haven
Washington, DC-Ellsworth, Maine [1950] 1902-1960
Barnacle Bill Special Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-Atlantic City, New Jersey [1939] 1938-1941
Bat Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad Chicago, Illinois-Minneapolis, Minnesota [1929] 1929-1930
Bay Shore Special Central of New Jersey Washington, DC-Ellingsworth, Pennsylvania [1948] 1940-1949
Bay State New Haven, Amtrak (from 1971) New York, New YorkBoston, Massachusetts [1985] 1894-1917; 1925-1974; 1982-1994; 1997-1998
Beach Comber Boston & Maine Boston, Massachusetts-Portland, Maine [1950] 1950-1952
Beach Patrol Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-Atlantic City, New Jersey [1939] 1938-1941
Beach Special Boston & Maine Boston, Massachusetts-Portland, Maine [1952] 1950-1952
Beachcomber Long Island Rail Road New York, New York-Montauk, New York [1964] 1963-1966
Beacon Hill Amtrak Boston, Massachusetts-New Haven, Connecticut [1979] 1978-1981
Bear Mountain Amtrak New York, New York-Albany, New York [1985] 1977; 1981-1995
Beaver Southern Pacific San Francisco, California-Portland, Oregon [1942] 1940-1949
Beaver New York Central New York, New York-Cleveland-Toronto [1921] 1913-1926
Beeliner New York Central Detroit, Michigan-Mackinaw City, Michigan [1958] 1951-1962
Benjamin Franklin Amtrak Boston, Massachusetts-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [1982] 1977-1994
Berkshire New Haven New York, New York-Pittsfield, Massachusetts [1954] 1939-1941 (Berkshire Express); 1950-1968
Berkshire Boston & Albany, New York Central Boston, Massachusetts-Albany, New York [1948] 1902-1931; 1952-1959
Berkshire Hills Express New York Central New York, New York-North Adams, Massachusetts [1924] 1919-1934
Betsy Ross Amtrak New York, New York-Washington, DC [1980] 1976-1981
Bicentennial Amtrak Boston, Massachusetts-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [1976] 1976-1977
Big Apple Amtrak New York, New York-Harrisburg, Pennsylvania [1983] 1980-1992; 1997-1998
Birmingham and Atlanta Owl Seaboard Air Line Railroad Birmingham, Alabama-Atlanta, Georgia [1930] 1927-1933
Birmingham Owl Seaboard Air Line Railroad Birmingham, Alabama-Atlanta [1935] 1925-1926; 1934-1938
Birmingham Special[8] Pennsylvania,
Norfolk & Western
and Southern
New York, New York-Birmingham, Alabama, with a Chattanooga, Tennessee-Memphis, Tennessee segment [1926] 1909-1971
Biscayne Florida East Coast Railway Jacksonville, Florida-Miami, Florida [1930] 1927-1931
Black Diamond Lehigh Valley
Reading
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-New York, New York-Buffalo, New York [1952] 1896-1959
Black Gold Frisco Tulsa, Oklahoma-Fort Worth, Texas [1952] 1938-1959
Black Hawk Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (–1970)
Burlington Northern (6 weeks in 1970)
Chicago, Illinois-Minneapolis, Minnesota [1945] 1927-1970
Black Hawk Amtrak Chicago, IllinoisDubuque, Iowa [1976] 1974-1981
Black Hills and Minnesota Express Chicago & North Western Chicago, Illinois-Rapid City, South Dakota [1915] 1914-1918
Blue Arrow Nickel Plate Cleveland, Ohio-St. Louis, Missouri [1958] 1956-1959
Blue Bird[9] Chicago Great Western Minneapolis, Minnesota-Rochester, Minnesota [1930] 1929–1931
Blue Bird Wabash Chicago, Illinois-St. Louis, Missouri [1943] 1938–1968
Blue Comet Central Railroad of New Jersey Jersey City, New Jersey-Atlantic City, New Jersey [1934] 1929-1941
Blue Dart Nickel Plate St. Louis, Missouri-Cleveland, Ohio [1958] 1956-1959
Blue Grass Special Pennsylvania Chicago, Illinois-Louisville, Kentucky [1955] 1952-1957
Blue Ridge[10] Amtrak, Marc after 1986 Washington, DC-Martinsburg, West Virginia [1977] 1973-1988
Blue Ridge Limited Baltimore & Ohio Chicago, Illinois-Washington, DC [1945] 1934-1949
Blue Water Amtrak Chicago, Illinois-Port Huron, Michigan [2008] 1975-1982 as the Blue Water Limited; 2004–present
Bluebonnet Frisco and
Missouri–Kansas–Texas
St. Louis, Missouri-Fort Worth, Texas [1952] 1928-1958
Bluegrass Monon Railroad Chicago, Illinois-Louisville, Kentucky [1949] 1948-1952
Boardwalk Flyer Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-Atlantic City, New Jersey [1940] 1934-1935; 1939-1941
Bon-Air Special Georgia & Florida Augusta, Georgia-Jacksonville, Florida [1925] 1924-1930
Booth Tarkington New York Central Chicago, Illinois-Cincinnati, Ohio [1958] 1958
Border Limited Southern Pacific Houston, Texas-Corpus Christi, Texas [1952] 1929-1930; 1934-1952
Boston Afternoon Express Boston & Albany Boston, Massachusetts-Albany, New York [1925] 1913-1927
Boston and Buffalo Special New York Central Boston, Massachusetts-Chicago, Illinois [1924] 1906-1928
Boston and Chicago Special New York Central Boston, Massachusetts-Chicago, Illinois [1912] 1892-1914
Boston and New York Express New York Central Boston, Massachusetts-Chicago, Illinois (with sleeping cars to many other points) [1912] 1905-1914
Boston Day Express Boston & Albany, New Haven New York, New York-Boston, Massachusetts [1930] 1924-1931
Boston Evening Express Boston & Albany Boston, Massachusetts-Albany, New York [1925] 1925-1928
Boston Express New York Central Buffalo, New York-Boston, Massachusetts [1930] 1888-1948
Boston Express Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railway Duluth, Minnesota-Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan (with through trains to many eastern cities) [1908] 1890-1916
Boston Express Pennsylvania, New Haven Washington, DC-Boston, Massachusetts [1895] 1892-1900
Boston Express Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie, Canadian Pacific Railway Minneapolis–Saint Paul-Montreal, Quebec [1908] 1898-1910
Boston Limited Boston & Albany, New York Central Railroad Boston, Massachusetts-Chicago, Illinois [1894] 1894-1909
Boston Night Express Boston & Albany Boston, Massachusetts-Albany, New York [1920] 1913-1922
Boston Special Boston & Albany, New York Central Railroad Boston, Massachusetts-Chicago, Illinois [1892] 1892-1909
Boston Special New York Central Boston, Massachusetts-Chicago, Illinois (with through trains to Toronto and Montreal) [1945] 1942-1946
Boston – New York Express New Haven
New York Central
New York, New York-Boston, Massachusetts [1938]
New York, New York-Springfield, Massachusetts
1925-1951
Bostonian New Haven (until 1971), Amtrak (since 1971) New York, New York-Boston, Massachusetts [1953] 1919-1977
Bowery Amtrak New York, New York-Washington, DC [1997] 1997-1998
Brainerd and International Falls Express Northern Pacific Railway Saint Paul, Minnesota-International Falls, Minnesota [1928] 1921-1946
Brazil and Mudlavia Express Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Chicago, Illinois-Terre Haute, Indiana [1905] 1902-1906
Broadway Limited Pennsylvania (1912-1971)
Amtrak (1971-1995)
Chicago, Illinois-Washington, DC [1930]
Chicago, Illinois-New York, New York
1912-1995
Buckeye Pennsylvania Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-Cleveland, Ohio (Buckeye Limited 1916-1936) [1939] 1916-1948
Buckeye Pennsylvania Chicago, Illinois-Cincinnati, Ohio (with through cars to Norfolk) [1960] 1957-1969
Buckeye Pere Marquette Railway Detroit, Michigan-Columbus, Ohio [1930] 1928-1931
Budd Highlander Boston and Maine Boston, Massachusetts-Albany, New York [1955] 1952-1958
Buffalo - Chicago Special New York Central Chicago, Illinois-Buffalo, New York [1925] 1921-1927
Buffalo - Cincinnati Express New York Central Buffalo, New York-Cincinnati, Ohio (with through trains to the south) [1934] 1934-1946
Buffalo - Pittsburgh - Detroit Special New York Central Buffalo, New York-Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-Detroit, Michigan [1925] 1922-1934
Buffalo - Pittsburgh - Toledo Special New York Central Buffalo, New York-Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-Toledo, Ohio [1938] 1935-1940
Buffalo – Pittsburgh Express New York Central Buffalo, New York-Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania [1942] (aka Buffalo and Pittsburgh Express) 1904-1917; 1929-1930; 1935-1961
Buffalo – Toronto Express New York Central New York, New York-Toronto, Ontario [1945] 1943-1963
Buffalo and Chicago Express Grand Trunk Western New York, New York-Chicago, Illinois [1903] 1900-1907
Buffalo and Chicago Special Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Buffalo, New York-Chicago, Illinois [1910] 1906-1913
Buffalo and Chicago Special Boston and Albany Railroad, New York Central Railroad Boston, Massachusetts-Chicago, Illinois [1915] 1913-1920
Buffalo Day Express Pennsylvania Washington, DC-Buffalo, New York [1933] 1900-1971
Buffalo Express Lehigh Valley Railroad, Grand Trunk Western Railroad Toronto, Ontario-Buffalo, New York [1905] 1902-1914
Buffalo Express New York Central Chicago, Illinois-Buffalo, New York [1933] 1912-1943
Buffalo Limited New York Central New York, New York-Buffalo, New York [1903] 1902-1906
Buffalo Limited Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad New York, New York-Buffalo, New York [1920] 1919-1926
Buffalo Limited Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-Buffalo, New York [1930] 1919-1931
Buffalo Local New York Central Cincinnati, Ohio-Buffalo, New York ?
Buffalo Mail Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad New York, New York-Buffalo, New York [1930] 1919-1935
Buffalo Special New York Central New York, New York-Buffalo, New York [1908] 1892-1893; 1902-1914; 1919-1925
Buffalo Special Pennsylvania Railroad Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-Buffalo, New York [1911] 1906-1916
Buffalo Train Lehigh Valley Railroad, Grand Trunk Western Railroad New York, New York-Chicago, Illinois [1907] 1902-1914
Buffalonian West Shore Railroad New York, New York-Buffalo, New York (with sleeping cars to Chicago, St. Louis, and Boston) [1915] 1910-1925
Buffalonian New York Central New York, New York-Buffalo, New York [1924] 1915-1932
Buffalonian Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad New York, New York-Buffalo, New York [1940] 1936-1941
Bullet Central Railroad of New Jersey Jersey City, New Jersey-Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania [1930] 1929-1931
Bullet Pennsylvania Railroad Easton, Maryland-Wilmington, Delaware [1938] 1937-1947
Bunker Hill New Haven (until 1946), Amtrak (since 1971) New York, New York-Boston, Massachusetts [1972] 1940-1946; 1971-1975
Business Man's Special Pere Marquette Chicago, Illinois-Grand Rapids, Michigan [1930] 1928-1932
Butte and Portland Special Union Pacific Salt Lake City, Utah-Butte, Montana-Portland, Oregon [1915] 1911-1920
Butte Express Union Pacific Salt Lake City, Utah-Butte, Montana-Boise, Idaho [1938] 1894-1895; 1915-1931; 1935-1941
Butte Special Union Pacific Salt Lake City, Utah-Butte, Montana [1952] 1921-1971
Butte - Northwest Express Union Pacific Salt Lake City, Utah-Butte, Montana-Spokane, Washington-Portland, Oregon [1935] 1932-1941
Butte - Portland Express Union Pacific Salt Lake City, Utah-Butte, Montana-Portland, Oregon [1912] 1911-1914

Notes[edit]

  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. ^ Schafer (1997), 19–20; Schafer (2000), 58–59
  3. ^ Goldberg, Bruce (1981). Amtrak--the first decade. Silver Spring, MD: Alan Books. OCLC 7925036. 
  4. ^ Solomon (1999), 66.
  5. ^ "U.S. Transportation Secretary Slater celebrates inaugural run of Acela Express high-speed rail service". M2 Presswire. November 17, 2000. Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  6. ^ Schafer (2000), 39.
  7. ^ Yenne (2005), 47.
  8. ^ Norfolk and Western Railway, October 27, 1957, timetable, pp. 5, 8.
  9. ^ Dubin, Arthur D. 1974. More Classic Trains (Milwaukee: Kalmbach)
  10. ^ Reynolds (2000), 126–127.

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