List of named passenger trains of the United States (N–R)

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

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Train Name Railroad Train Endpoints in a typical [year] Operated
Nancy Hanks II Central of Georgia Atlanta, GeorgiaSavannah, Georgia [1953] 1947-1971
Napa Valley Wine Train Napa Valley Railroad Napa, CaliforniaSt. Helena, California [2016] 1989-present
Narragansett Pennsylvania Railroad
New Haven Railroad
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaBoston, Massachusetts [1948] 1925-1957
Narragansett Amtrak New York, New YorkBoston, Massachusetts [1972] 1971-1972; 1976; 1984-1994; 1997-1998
Nashville-Chicago Limited Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad, Louisville and Nashville Railroad Chicago, IllinoisNashville, TennesseeJacksonville, Florida [1924] 1892-1903 (called Nashville and Chicago Limited); 1907-1913; 1919-1925
Nathan Hale New Haven New York, New YorkSpringfield, Massachusetts [1970] 1942-1971
Nathan Hale Amtrak Washington, DCSpringfield, Massachusetts [1985] 1984-1987
National Limited Baltimore & Ohio New York, New YorkSt. Louis, Missouri [1948] 1925-1971
National Limited Amtrak New York, New YorkKansas City, Missouri [1973] 1971-1979
National Limited West Shore Railroad, Wabash Railroad New York, New YorkSt. Louis, MissouriBoston, MassachusettsChicago, Illinois [1904] 1904-1910
National Parks Special Chicago & Northwestern, Union Pacific Railroad Chicago, IllinoisMinneapolis–Saint PaulDenver, ColoradoWest Yellowstone, Montana [1940] 1940-1941; 1950-1955
Naugatuk New York, New Haven, & Hartford New York, New YorkWinsted, Connecticut [1949] 1947-1953
Navajo Santa Fe Chicago, IllinoisLos Angeles, California [1934] 1915-1939
Nebraska Limited Chicago Great Western Minneapolis–Saint PaulOmaha, Nebraska [1921] 1916-1952
Nebraska Limited Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Chicago, IllinoisLincoln, Nebraska [1923] 1917; 1923-1928
Nebraska Zephyr Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Chicago, IllinoisLincoln, Nebraska [1955] 1947-1971
Nebraska-Chicago Limited Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Chicago, IllinoisOmaha, Nebraska [1910] 1910-1916
Nellie Bly PennsylvaniaPennsylvania–Reading Seashore Lines New York, New YorkAtlantic City, New JerseyWashington, DCAtlantic City, New Jersey [1928] 1926-1942; 1950-1961
Neptune New Haven New York, New YorkWoods Hole, Massachusetts [1940] 1937-1942; 1946-1954
New England Express New York Central and its affiliates New York, New YorkBoston, MassachusettsChicago, Illinois [1904] 1901-1909; 1921-1928
New England Express Pennsylvania RailroadNew Haven Railroad Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaBoston, Massachusetts [1925] 1920-1930
New England Express Amtrak New York, New YorkBoston, Massachusetts [1991] 1991-1995
New England Express Boston and Maine, Canadian Pacific Railway Boston, MassachusettsMontreal, Quebec [1903] 1903-1910
New England Special New York Central and its affiliates Chicago, IllinoisBoston, Massachusetts [1913] 1901-1925
New England States New York Central
Penn Central
Chicago, IllinoisBoston, Massachusetts [1942] 1938-1967
New England States Limited Central Vermont Railway, Boston and Maine, New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad New York, New YorkMontreal, QuebecBoston, Massachusetts [1916] 1906-1917
New England Wolverine New York Central Chicago, IllinoisBoston, Massachusetts (endpoints varied by year) [1952] 1911-1933; 1942-1956
New England Zip Amtrak Boston, MassachusettsWashington, DC [1982] 1982-1983
New Englander Central Vermont Railway, Boston and Maine, Canadian National Railway Boston, MassachusettsMontreal, Quebec [1948] 1927-1953
New Englander Pennsylvania Railroad
New Haven Railroad
Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaBoston, Massachusetts [1930] 1929-1961
New Englander Amtrak Boston, MassachusettsPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania [1974] 1974-1975
New Mexico, Utah and California Express Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Denver, ColoradoOgden, Utah [1901] 1901-1905
New Orleans and Chicago Limited Illinois Central Chicago, IllinoisNew Orleans, Louisiana [1906] 1897-1910
New Orleans and Memphis Express Illinois Central St. Louis, MissouriNew Orleans, Louisiana [1914] 1912-1917
New Orleans and St. Louis Limited Illinois Central St. Louis, MissouriNew Orleans, Louisiana [1904] 1897-1910
New Orleans Limited Queen and Crescent Route (Southern Railway from 1917) Cincinnati, OhioNew Orleans, Louisiana [1925] 1895; 1911-1919; 1923-1926
New Orleans Limited Louisville and Nashville Railroad Cincinnati, OhioNew Orleans, Louisiana [1930] 1917-1936
New Orleans Limited Illinois Central Chicago, IllinoisSt. Louis, MissouriNew Orleans, Louisiana [1922] 1913; 1917-1930
New Orleans Limited Southern Pacific Houston, TexasNew Orleans, Louisiana [1925] 1923-1934
New Orleans Special Illinois Central Chicago, IllinoisSt. Louis, MissouriNew Orleans, Louisiana [1922] 1900-1930
New Orleans Special Southern Railway Cincinnati, OhioNew Orleans, Louisiana (with through cars to other points) [1928] 1925-1930
New Orleans Special Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad, Louisville and Nashville Railroad Chicago, IllinoisNew Orleans, Louisiana (with through cars to other points) [1916] 1902-1903; 1906-1931
New Orleans-Florida Limited Louisville and Nashville Railroad, Seaboard Air Line Railroad New Orleans, LouisianaJacksonville, Florida [1926] 1925-1931; 1937-1949
New Royal Palm Southern Railway
Florida East Coast Railway, New York Central Railroad
Chicago, IllinoisMiami, Florida [1952] 1949-1955
New York and Atlanta Express Pennsylvania Railroad, Southern Railway New York, New YorkAtlanta, Georgia [1903] 1901-1908
New York and Boston Express New York Central and its affiliates New York, New YorkSt. Louis, MissouriBoston, MassachusettsChicago, Illinois [1904] 1899-1913
New York and Boston Special Michigan Central and its affiliates Chicago, IllinoisBoston, MassachusettsNew York, New York [1909] 1898-1910; 1918-1932
New York and Chicago Express Lehigh Valley Railroad, Grand Trunk Western Railroad New York, New YorkPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaChicago, Illinois [1916] 1908-1916
New York and Florida Special Pennsylvania Railroad, Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Florida East Coast Railway New York, New YorkKey West, Florida 1888-1920
New York and Memphis Limited Pennsylvania Railroad, Southern Railway New York, New YorkMemphis, Tennessee [1906] 1902-1909
New York and New England Express New York Central and its affiliates New York, New YorkSt. Louis, MissouriBoston, MassachusettsChicago, Illinois [1904] 1901-1925
New York and New England Special New York Central and its affiliates New York, New YorkSt. Louis, MissouriBoston, MassachusettsCincinnati, Ohio [1912] 1910-1930
New York and New Orleans Limited Pennsylvania Railroad, Southern Railway, Atlanta and West Point Railroad New York, New YorkNew Orleans, Louisiana [1910] 1907-1925
New York and Norfolk Express Pennsylvania New York, New YorkCape Charles, Virginia [1913] 1894-1917
New York and Philadelphia Day Express Lehigh Valley Railroad, Reading Railroad New York, New YorkPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania [1908] 1908-1916
New York and Philadelphia Express Lehigh Valley Railroad, Grand Trunk Western Railroad New York, New YorkPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaChicago, Illinois [1903] 1894-1916
New York and Washington Express Pennsylvania New York, New YorkWashington, DC [1930] 1974-1905; 1909; 1913-1949
New York Central Limited New York Central and its affiliates New York, New YorkBoston, MassachusettsChicago, Illinois [1913] 1896; 1910-1924
New York Clocker (group of trains) Central Railroad of New Jersey Allentown, PennsylvaniaJersey City, New Jersey [1955] 1954-1963
New York Day Express Pennsylvania New York, New YorkPittsburgh, Pennsylvania [1915] 1906-1927
New York Day Express Boston and Albany Railroad, New Haven Railroad New York, New YorkBoston, Massachusetts [1922] 1910; 1919-1931
New York Day Express Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad New York, New YorkScranton, Pennsylvania 1919-1927; 1934
New York Executive Amtrak New York, New YorkWashington, DC [1984] 1984-1986
New York Express New York Central and its affiliates New York, New YorkChicago, Illinois [1926] 1877-1894; 1901-1918; 1926-1928; 1933-1941
New York Express Erie Railroad New York, New YorkChicago, Illinois [1930] 1929-1933
New York Express Boston and Albany Railroad, New Haven Railroad New York, New YorkBoston, Massachusetts [1940] 1882-1886; 1926-1946
New York Express Pennsylvania New York, New YorkSt. Louis, Missouri [1915] 1903-1928
New York Express New York Central, Rutland Railroad New York, New YorkMontreal, Quebec [1916] 1913-1918
New York Express Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad New York, New YorkBuffalo, New York (with through cars to other New York destinations) [1920] 1919-1924; 1933-1936
New York Express New York Central New York, New YorkNorth Adams, Massachusetts [1922] 1919-1932
New York Express Long Island Rail Road New York, New YorkMontauk, New York [1940] 1929-1941; 1947-1949
New York Limited Pennsylvania New York, New YorkCincinnati, OhioSt. Louis, Missouri [1904] 1904-1910
New York Limited New York Central and its affiliates New York, New YorkCleveland, OhioChicago, IllinoisCincinnati, Ohio [1924] 1910; 1921-1941
New York Limited Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad New York, New YorkBuffalo, New York [1920] 1919-1924
New York Limited Pennsylvania New York, New YorkAtlantic City, New Jersey [1925] 1923-1931
New York Limited Express Pennsylvania New York, New YorkWashington, DC [1901] 1874-1904
New York Mail Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad New York, New YorkChicago, Illinois [1938] 1937-1968
New York Mail Pennsylvania New York, New YorkPittsburgh, Pennsylvania [1915] 1913-1920
New York Night Express Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
Central Railroad of New Jersey
Reading Railroad
New York, New YorkWashington, DC [1940] 1938-1952
New York Scenic Express Erie Railroad New York, New YorkChicago, Illinois [1925] 1922-1928
New York Special New York Central New York, New YorkChicago, Illinois [1952] 1910-1967
New York Special Erie Railroad New York, New YorkAkron, Ohio [1903] 1897-1915
New York State Express New York Central and its affiliates Boston, MassachusettsBuffalo, New York [1930] 1927-1941
New York-Berkshire Express New York Central New York, New YorkBoston, MassachusettsAlbany, New York [1943] 1942-1952
New York-Boston Express Boston and Albany Railroad, New Haven Railroad New York, New YorkBoston, Massachusetts [1940] 1923-1952
New York-Chicago Special Baltimore and Ohio Railroad New York, New YorkChicago, Illinois [1925] 1919-1934
New York-Cincinnati-St. Louis Express Baltimore and Ohio Railroad New York, New YorkSt. Louis, Missouri [1915] 1913-1936
New York-Cincinnati-St. Louis Limited Baltimore and Ohio Railroad New York, New YorkSt. Louis, Missouri [1915] 1913-1936
New York-Cincinnati-St. Louis Special Baltimore and Ohio Railroad New York, New YorkSt. Louis, Missouri [1928] 1925-1930
New York-Cleveland Express Erie Railroad New York, New YorkCleveland, Missouri [1925] 1922-1927
New York-Florida Limited Pennsylvania Railroad, Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, Seaboard Air Line Railroad New York, New YorkMiami, FloridaSt. Petersburg, Florida [1930] 1927-1941
New York-Pittsburgh-Chicago Express Baltimore and Ohio Railroad New York, New YorkChicago, Illinois [1932] 1913-1914; 1931-1934; 1939-1944
New York-Richmond Express Pennsylvania Railroad, Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad New York, New YorkRichmond, Virginia [1914] 1912-1918
New York-Washington-Atlanta-New Orleans Express Pennsylvania, Southern Railway, Atlanta and West Point Railroad, Louisville and Nashville Railroad New York, New YorkNew Orleans, Louisiana [1934] 1920-1943
New York-Washington-New Orleans Express Pennsylvania, Southern Railway New York, New YorkNew Orleans, Louisiana [1934] 1931-1935
New York, Atlanta and New Orleans Limited Pennsylvania, Southern Railway New York, New YorkNew Orleans, Louisiana [1910] 1910-1915
New York, Boston and Chicago Special New York Central and its affiliates New York, New YorkBoston, MassachusettsChicago, IllinoisCincinnati, Ohio [1912] 1895-1900; 1912-1916
New York, Pittsburgh and Chicago Limited Baltimore and Ohio Railroad New York, New YorkChicago, Illinois [1911] 1911-1916
New Yorker Amtrak New York, New YorkWashington, DC [1991] 1973-1976; 1980-1982; 1991-1998
New Yorker Lackawanna Railroad
Nickel Plate
Chicago, IllinoisHoboken, New Jersey [1938] 1936-1963
New Yorker Pennsylvania New York, New YorkChicago, Illinois (with sections to other cities) [1937] 1916-1927; 1930-1947
New Yorker New York Central New York, New YorkChicago, Illinois [1911] 1904-1928
New Yorker Pennsylvania, Southern Railway New York, New YorkAtlanta, Georgia [1948] 1948-1953
New Yorker New Haven New York, New YorkBoston, Massachusetts [1940] 1925-1971
New Yorker Lehigh Valley Railroad, Grand Trunk Western Railroad New York, New YorkChicago, Illinois [1928] 1925-1932
New Yorker Detroit and Mackinac Railway Detroit, MichiganAlpena, Michigan [1938] 1936-1946
Newarker Central Railroad of New Jersey New York, New YorkBay Head, New Jersey [1942] 1942-1949
Newspaper Special Pennsylvania New York, New YorkWilliamsport, Pennsylvania [1920] 1919-1923
Niagara New York Central Chicago, IllinoisBuffalo, New York [1948] 1926-1949
Niagara Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaNiagara Falls, New York [1922] 1920-1932
Niagara Falls and Eastern Express Michigan Central Chicago, IllinoisBoston, MassachusettsNew York, New York [1906] 1906-1934
Niagara Rainbow Amtrak New York, New YorkDetroit, Michigan [1976] 1976-1995
Nickel Plate Limited Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad New York, New YorkChicago, Illinois [1930] 1929–1954
Nicollete Amtrak Chicago, IllinoisMilwaukee, Wisconsin [1980] 1980-1989
Nieuw Amsterdam Amtrak New York, New YorkAlbany, New York [1991] 1991; 1995
Night Cap Amtrak New York, New YorkWashington, DC [1971] 1971-1975
Night Cape Codder New Haven New York, New YorkWoods Hole, Massachusetts [1940] 1937-1941; 1948-1958
Night Diamond Illinois Central Chicago, IllinoisSt. Louis, Missouri [1950] 1947-1958
Night Express Central Vermont, Boston and Maine Boston, MassachusettsMontreal, Quebec [1916] 1911-1918
Night Express New York Central, Rutland Railroad, Canadian Pacific Railway New York, New YorkMontreal, QC (with through cars to Ottawa, ON) [1903] 1900-1912
Night Express Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway
Detroit, MichiganCincinnati, Ohio [1966] 1960-1967
Night Express Grand Rapids & Indiana Chicago, IllinoisGrand Rapids, Michigan [1904] 1904-1918
Night Express Pere Marquette Chicago, IllinoisTraverse City, Michigan [1930] 1920-1946
Night Express New Haven New York, New YorkBoston, Massachusetts [1922] 1881-1909; 1919-1934
Night Express Milwaukee Road Railroad Chicago, IllinoisMinneapolis–Saint Paul [1905] 1883-1886; 1904-1910
Night Express Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway Peoria, IllinoisIndianapolis, Indiana [1918] 1915-1941
Night Express Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway Chicago, IllinoisCincinnati, Ohio [1923] 1923-1930
Night Express Texas and Pacific Railway, Missouri Pacific Railroad St. Louis, MissouriFort Worth, Texas (with through cars to other destinations) [1916] 1900-1918
Night Express Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Chicago, IllinoisCleveland, Ohio [1903] 1901-1914
Night Express Northern Pacific Railway Minneapolis–Saint PaulDuluth, Minnesota [1901] 1901-1905
Night Express Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Chicago, IllinoisCincinnati, Ohio [1921] 1921-1922
Night Hawk Chicago and Alton, Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad; Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad from 1947 St. Louis, MissouriKansas City, Missouri [1948] 1906-1949
Night Owl Amtrak Washington, DCBoston, Massachusetts [1980] 1972; 1997
Night Special New York Central Buffalo, New YorkCincinnati, Ohio [1955] 1954-1965
Night White Montains Express New Haven, Boston and Maine New York, New YorkBretton Woods, New Hampshire [1952] 1936-1940; 1950-1955
Nightingale Chicago and Alton Chicago, IllinoisKansas City, Missouri [1911] 1909-1918
Nightingale Chicago & Northwestern Omaha, NebraskaMinneapolis–Saint Paul [1952] 1931-1956
Noon Daylight Southern Pacific Los Angeles, CaliforniaSan Francisco, California [1941] 1940-1941; 1947-1949
Noon Flyer Grand Rapids & Indiana Chicago, IllinoisGrand Rapids, Michigan [1912] 1904-1918
North Adams and Pittsfield Express New York Central New York, New YorkNorth Adams, Massachusetts [1915] 1914-1921
North Adams Express New York Central New York, New YorkNorth Adams, Massachusetts [1908] 1907-1914
North Adams Special New York Central New York, New YorkNorth Adams, Massachusetts [1908] 1902-1914
North American Chicago & Northwestern Chicago, IllinoisMinneapolis–Saint Paul (several different endpoints over the years) [1916] 1916-1959
North Coast Hiawatha Amtrak Chicago, IllinoisSeattle, Washington [1973] 1971-1979
North Coast Limited Northern Pacific, Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Chicago, IllinoisSeattle, WashingtonTacoma, Washington [1948] 1900-1971
North Michigan Special Michigan Central Railroad, Pennsylvania Railroad Chicago, IllinoisMackinaw City, Michigan [1922] 1918-1930
North Penn Reading Railroad Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaBethlehem, Pennsylvania [1963] 1961-1968
North Shore Limited New York Central New York, New YorkChicago, Illinois [1948] 1884-1897; 1902-1905; 1921-1963
North Star Amtrak Chicago, IllinoisDuluth, Minnesota [1978] 1978-1986
North Star New York Central New York, New YorkCleveland, OhioLake Placid, New York [1952] 1947-1963
North Star Pennsylvania, Michigan Central Railroad Chicago, IllinoisMackinaw City, Michigan [1930] 1930-1932
North Star Limited Illinois Central Railroad, Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway Chicago, IllinoisMinneapolis–Saint Paul [1912] 1903-1918
North Star Limited Wabash Railroad, Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway St. Louis, MissouriMinneapolis–Saint Paul [1912] 1907-1918
North Texas Limited Texas and Pacific Railway, Missouri Pacific Railroad St. Louis, MissouriFort Worth, Texas (with though cars to other destinations) [1916] 1914-1918
North Texas Mail Santa Fe Dallas, TexasCleburne, Texas [1906] 1906-1910
North Western Fast Mail Chicago & Northwestern Chicago, IllinoisMinneapolis–Saint Paul [1932] 1932-1937
North Western Limited Chicago & Northwestern Chicago, IllinoisMinneapolis–Saint Paul [1914] 1914-1958
North Western Mail Chicago & Northwestern Chicago, IllinoisMinneapolis–Saint Paul [1914] 1909-1933
North Wind Boston and Maine, New Haven, Central Vermont Railway, Canadian National Railway New York, New YorkMontreal, Quebec [1955] 1950-1955
North Woods Fisherman Chicago & Northwestern Chicago, IllinoisAshland, Wisconsin [1960] 1958-1963
North Woods Hiawatha Milwaukee Road Chicago, IllinoisMinocqua, Wisconsin ?
Northeast Regional (group of trains) Amtrak various destinations in the Northeast -present
Northeastern Limited Illinois Central Shreveport, LouisianaMeridian, Mississippi [1935] 1934-1967; westbound counterpart is the Southwestern Limited  
Northern and Western Express New York Central New York, New YorkOgdensburg, New YorkWatertown, New York [1910] 1908-1912
Northern Arrow Pennsylvania Cincinnati, OhioMackinaw City, Michigan [1935] 1935-1942; 1946-1961
Northern Express New York Central, Delaware and Hudson Railway, Central Vermont Railway New York, New YorkMontreal, Quebec [1892] 1890-1901
Northern Express Pennsylvania Washington, DCPhiladelphiaErie, Pennsylvania (several different endpoints over the years [1952] 1892-1969
Northern Express Illinois Central New Orleans, LouisianaChicago, Illinois [1948] 1922-1931; 1943-1952
Northern Michigan Express Detroit and Mackinac Railway Detroit, MichiganCheboygan, Michigan [1933] 1919-1935
Northern Michigan Special Milwaukee Road Chicago, IllinoisCalumet, Michigan [1915] 1913-1921
Northern New York Express New York Central New York, New YorkOgdensburg, New YorkOswego, New York [1902] 1902-1907
Northern Pacific Express Northern Pacific, Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Chicago, IllinoisSeattle, WashingtonPortland, Oregon [1911] 1910-1920
Northerner New York Central Detroit, MichiganMackinaw City, Michigan [1952] 1952-1962
Northland Express Pennsylvania Cincinnati, OhioMackinaw City, Michigan (in some years just called 'Northland' [1924] 1901-1903; 1923-1935
Northwest Express Union Pacific Salt Lake City, UtahPortland, Oregon [1935] 1919-1931; 1935-1946
Northwest Special Union Pacific Salt Lake City, UtahButte, MontanaSpokane, Washington [1952] 1947-1958
Northwestern Limited Chicago & Northwestern Chicago, IllinoisMinneapolis–Saint Paul [1910] 1892-1912
Number Eighteen New York Central Chicago, IllinoisCincinnati, OhioBuffalo, New YorkPittsburgh, Pennsylvania [1935] 1936-1946
Number Fifty-Five New York Central New York, New YorkChicago, IllinoisBoston, Massachusetts [1937] 1937-1940
Number Forty-Five New York Central New York, New YorkUtica, New York [1935] 1934-1945
Number Forty-Four New York Central New York, New YorkCleveland, Ohio [1935] 1933-1941
Number Forty-One New York Central New York, New YorkChicago, Illinois [1916] 1911-1934
Number Four New York Central New York, New YorkChicago, IllinoisSt. Louis, Missouri [1918] 1916-1928
Number Seven New York Central New York, New YorkCleveland, OhioToronto, Ontario [1935] 1932-1941
Number Six New York Central New York, New YorkChicago, IllinoisCincinnati, Ohio [1911] 1911-1920
Number Thirty-One New York Central New York, New YorkPlattsburgh, New York [1935] 1933-1937
Number Thirty-Two Pennsylvania New York, New YorkWashington, DC [1925] 1922-1928
Number Twenty-Three New York Central New York, New YorkChicago, Illinois [1933] 1932-1936
Nutmeg State Amtrak Washington, DCSpringfield, Massachusetts [1995] 1993-1998

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Train Name Railroad Train Endpoints in a typical [year] Operated
Oakland Lark Southern Pacific Los Angeles, CaliforniaOakland, California [1945] 1932-1960
Ohio Special New York Central Detroit, MichiganCincinnati, Ohio (in its earlier years the train had many other northern and southern endpoints) [1945] 1913-1933, 1942-1958
Ohio State Limited New York Central New York, New YorkCincinnati, Ohio [1948] 1924-1967
Ohioan Pennsylvania Chicago, IllinoisColumbus, Ohio [1936] 1935-1958
Oil City Express Pennsylvania Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaOil City, Pennsylvania [1945] 1938-1950
Oil Field Special Texas and Pacific Railway Dallas, TexasBreckenridge, Texas [1921] 1921-1924
Oil Fields Special Frisco Railroad Kansas City, MissouriDallas, Texas [1930] 1921-1939
Oil Flyer Santa Fe Kansas City, MissouriTulsa, Oklahoma [1948] 1925-1968
Oil Special Rock Island Lines Chicago, IllinoisAmarillo, Texas [1927] 1927-1932
Oiler Missouri Pacific Little Rock, ArkansasEl Dorado, Arkansas [1923] 1921-1928
Oklahoma Express Katy Railroad Kansas City, MissouriMuskogee, Oklahoma [1922] 1921-1926
Oklahoma Rocket Rock Island Lines Kansas City, MissouriOklahoma City, Oklahoma [1950] 1950-1952
Oklahoma Special Frisco, Alton Railroad, Rock Island Rail Road Chicago, IllinoisSt. Louis, MissouriOklahoma City, OklahomaAmarillo, Texas [1930] 1925-1932
Oklahoman Frisco St. Louis, MissouriOklahoma City, Oklahoma [1965] 1933-1958; 1965-1967
Old Dominion Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Washington, DCRichmond, Virginia (with through cars to New York and Birmingham) [1948] 1947-1948
Old Dominion Amtrak New York, New YorkNewport News, Virginia [1993] 1992-1998
Old Dominion Express Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Chicago, IllinoisHuntington, West Virginia [1911] 1911-1914
Old Dominion Limited Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Chicago, IllinoisCincinnati, OhioWashington, DCNewport News, Virginia [1923] 1923-1928
Olympian Milwaukee Road Chicago, IllinoisSeattle, Washington [1930] 1911-1947
Olympian Hiawatha Milwaukee Road Chicago, IllinoisSeattle, Washington [1952] 1947-1961
Omaha and Des Moines Daylight Express Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway Minneapolis–Saint PaulOmaha, Nebraska [1900] 1900-1904
Omaha and Des Moines Limited Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway Minneapolis–Saint PaulOmaha, Nebraska [1900] 1900-1904
Omaha Day Express Chicago Great Western Minneapolis–Saint PaulOmaha, Nebraska [1914] 1911-1921
Omaha Express Chicago Great Western Minneapolis–Saint PaulOmaha, Nebraska [1948] 1911-1932; 1948-1949
Omaha Express Chicago & Northwestern Minneapolis–Saint PaulOmaha, Nebraska [1924] 1919-1930
Omaha Limited Chicago Great Western Minneapolis–Saint PaulOmaha, Nebraska [1912] 1911-1915
Omaha Limited Chicago & Northwestern Minneapolis–Saint PaulOmaha, Nebraska [1920] 1919-1928
Omaha Limited Wabash Railroad St. Louis, MissouriOmaha, Nebraska [1948] 1939-1960
Omaha-Chicago Express Illinois Central Chicago, IllinoisOmaha, Nebraska [1915] 1900-1901; 1913-1917
Omaha-Chicago Limited Illinois Central Chicago, IllinoisOmaha, Nebraska [1900] 1900-1911
Omaha-Chicago Special Chicago & Northwestern Chicago, IllinoisOmaha, Nebraska [1922] 1897-1899; 1915-1927
Omaha-Kansas Express Chicago & Northwestern Minneapolis–Saint PaulOmaha, NebraskaKansas City, Missouri [1915] 1913-1918
Omaha, Minneapolis and St. Paul Express Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway, Illinois Central Railroad Minneapolis–Saint PaulOmaha, Nebraska [1904] 1900-1910
Omaha, Minneapolis and St. Paul Limited Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway, Illinois Central Railroad Minneapolis–Saint PaulOmaha, Nebraska [1904] 1900-1910
Omahan Chicago & Northwestern Chicago, IllinoisOmaha, Nebraska [1956] 1956-1958
On Wisconsin Milwaukee Road Chicago, IllinoisMadison, Wisconsin [1930] 1929-1954
Oneida Amtrak New York, New YorkSyracuse, New York [1997] 1997-1998
Onondaga Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, Reading Railroad Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaSyracuse, New York [1938] 1932-1943
Onondaga New York Central New York, New YorkSyracuse, New York [1945] 1934-1936; 1945-1949
Ontarian New York Central, Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway, Canadian Pacific Railway New York, New YorkToronto, Ontario [1966] 1938-1960; 1964-1967
Ontarian-Lake Erie New York Central, Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway, Canadian Pacific Railway New York, New YorkToronto, OntarioCleveland, Ohio [1942] 1942-1946
Orange Blossom Special Seaboard Air Line Railroad New York, New YorkMiami, FloridaFort Myers, Florida (different Florida endpoints in different years) [1948] 1925–1953
Oregon and California Express Southern Pacific San Francisco, CaliforniaPortland, Oregon [1911] 1900-1906; 1910-1918
Oregon Express Southern Pacific San Francisco, CaliforniaPortland, Oregon [1920] 1898-1899; 1907-1909; 1919-1927
Oregon Trail Express Union Pacific Portland, OregonPocatello, Idaho [1927] 1927-1932
Oregon-Washington Express Union Pacific Portland, OregonGreen River, Wyoming [1916] 1914-1920
Oregon-Washington Limited Union Pacific, Chicago and North Western Chicago, IllinoisPortland, Oregon [1916] 1910-1922
Oregonian Oregon & California
Southern Pacific
San Francisco, CaliforniaPortland, Oregon [1930] 1918-1932; 1937-1946
Oregonian Great Northern Minneapolis–Saint PaulSeattle, WashingtonPortland, Oregon [1910] 1910-1915
Oriental Limited Great Northern, Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Chicago, IllinoisSeattle, Washington [1948] 1905-1931; 1947-1951
Orleanean Missouri Pacific, Gulf Coast Lines New Orleans, LouisianaHouston, Texas [1948] 1923–1964
Over-Sea Limited Florida East Coast Railway Jacksonville, FloridaKey West, Florida [1916] 1910-1916
Overland Express Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Chicago, IllinoisDenver, Colorado (with through cars to Pacific endpoints) [1916] 1910-1918; 1922-1941
Overland Flyer Union Pacific, Southern Pacific, Chicago and North Western Chicago, IllinoisSan Francisco, California [1887] 1887-1896
Overland Limited Union Pacific, Southern Pacific, Chicago and North Western Chicago, IllinoisSan Francisco, California (aka San Francisco Overland Limited) [1938] 1896-1963
Overnighter Maine Central, Boston and Maine, New Haven New York, New YorkWoodsville, New HampshireBerlin, New Hampshire [1952] 1947-1958
Overseas New York Central, Canadian Pacific Railway Montreal, QuebecDetroit, Michigan [1952] 1929-1960
Owl Lackawanna Hoboken, New JerseyBuffalo, New York [1940] 1919-1926; 1936-1968
Owl New Haven New York, New YorkBoston, Massachusetts [1965] 1911-1913, 1919-1968
Owl Southern Pacific Dallas, TexasHouston, Texas[2] [1955] 1923-1958
Owl Southern Pacific San Francisco, CaliforniaLos Angeles, California[3] [1955] 1900-1964
Owl Great Northern Vancouver, British ColumbiaPortland, Oregon [1925] 1910-1930
Owl Union Pacific Denver, ColoradoSan Francisco, CaliforniaLos Angeles, California [1923] 1912-1918; 1922-1933
Owl Illinois Terminal Railroad St. Louis, MissouriPeoria, Illinois [1925] 1925-1940
Ozark Limited Frisco St. Louis, MissouriLittle Rock, Arkansas [1928] 1925-1931
Ozark State Zephyr Chicago, Burlington and Quincy, Alton St. Louis, MissouriKansas City, Missouri [1938] 1936-1939
Ozarker Missouri Pacific St. Louis, MissouriLittle Rock, Arkansas [1948] 1937-1955

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Train Name Railroad Train Endpoints in a typical [year] Operated
Pacemaker New York Central New York, New YorkChicago, Illinois [1952] 1939-1966
Pacific Chicago and North Western Railway, Union Pacific Railroad Chicago, IllinoisPortland, OregonLos Angeles, California [1947] 1947-1952
Pacific Coast Express Soo Line Railroad, Canadian Pacific Railway Chicago, IllinoisVancouver, British Columbia [1916] 1911-1916
Pacific Coast Limited Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, Rock Island Rail Road, Southern Pacific Chicago, IllinoisSan Francisco, California [1903] 1892-1915
Pacific Express Erie Hoboken, New JerseyChicago, Illinois [1948] 1874-1879; 1892-1915; 1922-1964
Pacific Express New York Central and its affiliates New York, New YorkBoston, MassachusettsChicago, Illinois [1925] 1870; 1879-1906; 1910-1926
Pacific Express Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaChicago, Illinois (the train had many different endpoints over the years) [1915] 1870-1934
Pacific Express Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, Northern Pacific Railway Minneapolis–Saint PaulPortland, Oregon [1924] 1902-1905; 1921-1930
Pacific Express Michigan Central Railroad Chicago, IllinoisBuffalo, New York [1930] 1928-1934
Pacific Express Union Pacific, Chicago and North Western Chicago, IllinoisPortland, Oregon [1903] 1901-1909
Pacific Express Western Pacific Railroad Salt Lake City, UtahSan Francisco, California [1930] 1916-1931
Pacific International Amtrak Seattle, WashingtonVancouver, British Columbia [1975] 1972-1981
Pacific Limited Grand Trunk Western Chicago, IllinoisMontreal, Quebec ?
Pacific Limited Milwaukee Road, Union Pacific Railroad, Southern Pacific Chicago, IllinoisLos Angeles, CaliforniaSan Francisco, California [1916] 1890-1894; 1914-1946
Pacific Surfliner (group of trains) Amtrak San Diego, CaliforniaPaso Robles, California [2014] 2000-present
Padre Southern Pacific Los Angeles, CaliforniaOakland, California [1930] 1923-1931
Palace Express Alton Railroad Chicago, IllinoisSt. Louis, Missouri [1918] 1901-1927
Palisades Amtrak New York, New YorkAlbany, New York [1991] 1991-1995
Palm Beach Limited Florida East Coast Railway Jacksonville, FloridaMiami, Florida [1910] 1910-1914
Palmetto Amtrak New York, New YorkSavannah, Georgia [1980] 1976-1995; 2002-present
Palmetto Limited Pennsylvania Railroad, Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, Atlantic Coast Line Railroad New York, New YorkSavannah, Georgia [1952] 1910-1967
Palmland Pennsylvania Railroad, Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, Seaboard Air Line Railroad Boston, MassachusettsMiami, FloridaFort Myers, Florida (different endpoints in different years) [1948] 1941-1971
Pan-American Louisville & Nashville Cincinnati, OhioNew Orleans, Louisiana (some years there were through trains to New York) [1925] 1921-1971
Pan-Handle Express Pennsylvania New York, New YorkChicago, Illinois [1931] 1915-1935
Panama Limited Illinois Central until 1971; Amtrak from 1971 Chicago, IllinoisNew Orleans, Louisiana 1908-1980
Panhandle Express Santa Fe Albuquerque, New MexicoBelen, New Mexico (many different endpoints over the years) [1925] 1920-1950
Panoramic Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Denver, ColoradoSalt Lake City, Utah [1927] 1926-1931; 1935-1938
Park Avenue New Haven New York, New YorkBoston, Massachusetts [1945] 1940-1946; 1959-1960
Park Special Union Pacific Salt Lake City, UtahVictor, Idaho [1962] 1961-1965
Patersonian New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway New York, New YorkPaterson, New Jersey [1952] 1950-1957
Patriot New Haven, Pennsylvania Railroad; Amtrak from 1971 Boston, MassachusettsWashington, DC [1937] 1937-1972; 1977-1998
Patroon Amtrak New York, New YorkAlbany, New York [1995] 1992-1997
Paul Revere New York Central Chicago, IllinoisBoston, Massachusetts [1952] 1945-1955
Paul Revere Express New Haven, Boston and Albany Railroad New York, New YorkBoston, Massachusetts [1920] 1919-1924
Pawling Express New York Central New York, New YorkPawling, New York [1911] 1904; 1911-1915
Peach Queen Southern Railway
Pennsylvania Railroad
New York, New YorkAtlanta, Georgia [1952] 1947-1970
Peconic Bay Express Long Island Rail Road Long Island City, New YorkGreenport, New York [1936] 1926-1950
Pelican[4] Southern Railway, Pennsylvania Railroad

Norfolk and Western Railway

New York, New YorkNew Orleans, Louisiana [1948] 1946-1970
Peninsula 400 Chicago and North Western Railway Chicago, IllinoisIshpeming, Michigan [1945] 1942-1971
Peninsular Pere Marquette Detroit, MichiganGrand Rapids, Michigan [1926] 1925-1935
Penn Texas Pennsylvania New York, New YorkSt Louis, Missouri[1952] 1948-1971
Penn-Bay State New Haven, Pennsylvania Railroad Boston, MassachusettsPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania [1944] 1941-1946
Pennsy Aerotrain Pennsylvania Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaNew York, New York [1956] 1956-1957
Pennsylvania Limited Pennsylvania New York, New YorkChicago, Illinois (endpoints varied over the years) [1948] 1887-1971
Pennsylvania Special Pennsylvania New York, New YorkChicago, Illinois [1903] 1902-1912
Pennsylvania-Lehigh Express Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley Railroad Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaPhillipsburg, New Jersey [1928] 1919-1931
Pennsylvanian Pennsylvania New York, New YorkChicago, Illinois [1941] 1941-1949
Pennsylvanian Amtrak New York, New YorkPittsburgh, Pennsylvania [1982] 1980-2016
Penobscot Boston and Maine Boston, MassachusettsPortland, Maine [1948] 1943-1959
Peoria Rocket Rock Island; Amtrak from 1971 Chicago, IllinoisPeoria, Illinois [1952] 1937-1978[5]
Peoria Special New York Central Peoria, IllinoisIndianapolis, Indiana [1940] 1929-1941
Peoria-Chicago Rocket Rock Island Chicago, IllinoisPeoria, Illinois [1942] 1940-1949
Peoria-Chicago Special Rock Island Chicago, IllinoisPeoria, Illinois [1923] 1920-1936
Peorian Rock Island Chicago, IllinoisPeoria, Illinois [1930] 1929-1937; 1969-1971
Peorian Illinois Terminal Railroad St. Louis, MissouriPeoria, Illinois [1932] 1931-1935
Peorian New York Central Peoria, IllinoisIndianapolis, Indiana [1952] 1951-1955
Pere Marquette (group of trains) Pere Marquette, Chesapeake and Ohio Detroit, MichiganGrand Rapids, MichiganChicago, Illinois [1948] 1946-1971
Pere Marquette Amtrak Chicago, IllinoisGrand Rapids, Michigan [2008] 1984-1995; 2004-present
Pershing Square New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Boston, MassachusettsNew York, New York [1942] 1940-1966
Philadelphia and Buffalo Express Reading, Lehigh Valley Railroad Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaBuffalo, New York [1916] 1908-1916
Philadelphia and Washington Express Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaWashington, DC [1945] 1900-1910; 1915-1950
Philadelphia Express Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaPittsburgh, Pennsylvania (endpoints varied over the years) [1952] 1868-1870; 1874-1932; 1939-1953
Philadelphia Express Reading, Lehigh Valley Railroad, New York Central Railroad Detroit, MichiganNew York, New YorkPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania [1922] 1922-1927
Philadelphia Express Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
Central Railroad of New Jersey
Reading Railroad
New York, New YorkCincinnati, Ohio [1938] 1936-1948
Philadelphia Flyer Central Railroad of New Jersey
Reading Railroad
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaScranton, Pennsylvania [1928] 1910-1949
Philadelphia Night Express Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaPittsburgh, Pennsylvania (endpoints varied over the years) [1948] 1909-1961
Philadelphia Special Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaPittsburgh, Pennsylvania [1903] 1903-1909
Philadelphia-New York Express Reading, Lehigh Valley Railroad, Grand Trunk Western Railroad Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaNew York, New YorkPort Huron, Michigan [1916] 1897-1907; 1911-1916; 1920-1930
Philadelphia, Washington and Richmond Express Pennsylvania, Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaRichmond, Virginia [1920] 1919-1924
Philadelphian Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaWashington, DC [1918] 1914-1921; 1933-1934
Philadelphian Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaPottsville, Pennsylvania [1924] 1922-1930
Philadelphian Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad
Central Railroad of New Jersey
Reading Railroad
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaSyracuse, New York [1922] 1922-1928
Philadelphian Amtrak New York, New YorkPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania [1980] 1980-1981
Phoebe Snow Lackawanna, Nickel Plate Road
Erie Lackawanna, Nickel Plate Road
Hoboken, New JerseyBuffalo, New York as Delaware Lackawanna & Western [1950]
Hoboken, New JerseyChicago, Illinois as Erie Lackawanna [1964]
1949-1961; reinstated 1963-1966
Phoenix Santa Fe Los Angeles, CaliforniaOakland, CaliforniaPhoenix, Arizona [1930] 1910-1933
Piedmont Southern Washington, DCNew Orleans, Louisiana [1970] 1970-1976
Piedmont Amtrak Raleigh, North CarolinaCharlotte, North Carolina (group of trains from 2010) [1995] 1993-present
Piedmont Limited Southern, Pennsylvania Railroad, Atlanta and West Point Railroad, Western Railway of Alabama, Louisville and Nashville Railroad New York, New YorkNew Orleans, Louisiana [1948] 1923-1967
Pilgrim New Haven, Boston and Albany Railroad New York, New YorkBoston, Massachusetts [1922] 1919-1924
Pilgrim New Haven, Pennsylvania Railroad Boston, MassachusettsPittsburgh, Pennsylvania [1937] 1937-1949; 1953-1967
Pilgrim Amtrak New York, New YorkPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania [1975] 1974-1977
Pine Tree Limited Boston & Maine
Maine Central
Boston, MassachusettsWaterville, Maine (called 'Pine Tree' from 1946) [1930] 1925-1958
Pinellas Atlantic Coast Line St. Petersburg, FloridaJacksonville, Florida [1920] 1918-1927
Pioneer Gulf Coast Lines, later

Missouri Pacific

Houston, TexasBrownsville, Texas [1933] 1929-1964
Pioneer Amtrak Salt Lake City, UtahSeattle, Washington [1980] 1977-1996
Pioneer Limited Milwaukee Road Chicago, IllinoisMinneapolis, Minnesota [1940] 1898-1971
Pioneer Zephyr Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Kansas City, MissouriOmaha, NebraskaLincoln, Nebraska [1940]

Galesburg, IllinoisSpringfield, Missouri

1934-1960
Pittsburgh and Buffalo Limited Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaBuffalo, New York [1914] 1911-1932
Pittsburgh and Chicago Express Baltimore and Ohio Railroad New York, New YorkChicago, Illinois [1920] 1917-1930
Pittsburgh and Chicago Express Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaChicago, Illinois [1923] 1923-1929
Pittsburgh and Northern Express Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaWashington, DCPittsburgh, Pennsylvania [1910] 1909-1914
Pittsburgh Day Express Pennsylvania New York, New YorkPittsburgh, Pennsylvania [1907] 1906-1914
Pittsburgh Express Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaPittsburgh, Pennsylvania (with through cars to the west) [1920] 1870-1881; 1896-1924
Pittsburgh Express Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaPittsburgh, Pennsylvania [1920] 1917-1928
Pittsburgh Express New Haven, Pennsylvania Railroad Boston, MassachusettsPittsburgh, Pennsylvania [1930] 1921-1937
Pittsburgh Express New York Central Detroit, MichiganPittsburgh, Pennsylvania [1927] 1927-1936
Pittsburgh Limited Baltimore and Ohio Railroad New York, New YorkPittsburgh, Pennsylvania [1907] 1900-1912
Pittsburgh Limited New York Central, Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Buffalo, New YorkPittsburgh, Pennsylvania [1908] 1906-1910; 1921-1931
Pittsburgh Night Express Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaPittsburgh, Pennsylvania [1948] 1907-1961
Pittsburgh Special Pennsylvania New York, New YorkPittsburgh, PennsylvaniaSt. Louis, Missouri [1904] 1904-1914; 1928-1929
Pittsburgh Special New York Central Detroit, MichiganPittsburgh, Pennsylvania [1930] 1927-1952
Pittsburgh-Buffalo Express New York Central, Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaBuffalo, New York (with through cars to other cities in some years) [1952] 1917-1918; 1922; 1927-1962
Pittsburgh-Cleveland Express New York Central Buffalo, New YorkPittsburgh, PennsylvaniaSt. Louis, Missouri [1942] 1942-1953
Pittsburgh-Cleveland-Detroit Special Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Buffalo, New YorkPittsburgh, Pennsylvania [1915] 1914-1918
Pittsburgher[6]:137–139 Pennsylvania Railroad Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaNew York, New York [1948] 1916-1917; 1924-1964
Pittsfield and North Adams Special New York Central New York, New YorkNorth Adams, Massachusetts (aka 'Pittsfield and North Adams Express' [1908] 1907-1909; 1914-1921
Pittsfield Special New York Central New York, New YorkPittsfield, Massachusetts (aka 'Pittsfield Express) [1904] 1901-1910
Plainsman Frisco Oklahoma CityFloydada, Texas [1930] 1929-1935
Planter Illinois Central Memphis, TennesseeNew Orleans, Louisiana via Vicksburg & Baton Rouge[7] [1938] 1931-1952
Pocahontas[8] Norfolk and Western Railway Norfolk, VirginiaCincinnati, Ohio [1948] 1927-1971
Pocono Express Lackawanna
Erie–Lackawanna
Buffalo, New YorkHoboken, New Jersey (for New York) [1948] 1936-1965
Pocono Limited Lackawanna, Pennsylvania Railroad Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaEast Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania [1916] 1915-1935
Ponce de Leon New York Central, Southern Railway, Seaboard Air Line Railroad Detroit, MichiganChicago, IllinoisCleveland, OhioJacksonville, FloridaSt. Petersburg, Florida (many different endpoints over the years) [1952] 1925-1966
Pony Express New Jersey Transit Hoboken, New JerseyMonmouth Park Racetrack, New Jersey [1983] 1980-2006
Pony Express Union Pacific Kansas City, MissouriLos Angeles, California (many different endpoints over the years) [1952] 1927-1954
Portland and Puget Sound Express Union Pacific; Chicago and North Western Chicago, IllinoisPortland, Oregon [1916]
1911-1918
Portland Flyer Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company Portland, OregonUmatilla, Oregon (with through cars to Midwestern cities) [1903] 1901-1909
Portland Limited Union Pacific; Chicago and North Western Chicago, IllinoisPortland, Oregon [1925]
1923-1930
Portland Rose Union Pacific, Chicago and North Western Chicago, IllinoisPortland, Oregon [1952]
Denver, ColoradoPortland, Oregon [1948]
Kansas City, MissouriPortland, Oregon
1930-1971
Portland-Chicago Special Union Pacific, Chicago and North Western Chicago, IllinoisPortland, Oregon [1906]
1905-1909
Portland-Spokane Limited Union Pacific Portland, OregonSpokane, Washington [1918] 1915-1930
Potatoland Special Bangor & Aroostook Bangor, MaineVan Buren, Maine [1948] 1943-1959
Potomac Pennsylvania Washington, DCDetroit, MichiganChicago, Illinois (with through cars for western points) [1930]

New York, New YorkWashington, DC [1960]

1929-1962
Potomac Amtrak New York, New YorkWashington, DC [1982] 1982-1988
Potomac Turbo Amtrak New York, New YorkParkersburg, West Virginia [1971] 1971-1972
Powhatan Arrow[9] Norfolk and Western Railway Norfolk, VirginiaCincinnati, Ohio [1948] 1946-1969
Prairie Marksman Amtrak Chicago, IllinoisEast Peoria, Illinois [1980] 1980–1981
Prairie State New York Central Chicago, IllinoisCleveland, Ohio [1930] 1929-1956
Prairie State Amtrak Milwaukee, WisconsinSt. Louis, Missouri [1971] 1971-1972
Prairie State Express Alton Railroad, Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad from 1947 Chicago, IllinoisSt. Louis, Missouri [1950] 1900-1958
Prairie State Special Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad Chicago, IllinoisMilwaukee, Wisconsin [1930] 1929-1933
President Pennsylvania New York, New YorkWashington, DC [1948] 1931-1971
Prospector Rio Grande Denver, ColoradoSalt Lake City, UtahOgden, Utah 1941-1942; 1945-1967
Puget Sound Northern Pacific Railway, Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Seattle, WashingtonPortland, Oregon different Midwestern cities in different years 1902-1907; 1911-1936
Puget Sound Amtrak Seattle, WashingtonPortland, Oregon 1971-1976
Puritan New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad New York, New YorkBoston, Massachusetts [1948] 1925-1968

Q[edit]

Train Name Railroad Train Endpoints in a typical [year] Operated
Quad City Rocket Rock Island Chicago, IllinoisRock Island, Illinois [1971] 1971-1975
Quaker New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, Pennsylvania Railroad; Amtrak in 1973 Boston, MassachusettsPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania [1930] 1920-1958; 1973
Quaker City Amtrak New York, New YorkPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania [1980] 1980-1981; 1995
Quaker City Express Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaAtlantic City, New Jersey [1934] 1934-1935
Quaker City Express Pennsylvania New York, New YorkPittsburgh, Pennsylvania [1910] 1906-1929
Quad City Rocket Rock Island Chicago, IllinoisRock Island, Illinois -1978[5]
Queen and Crescent Limited Southern Railway Cincinnati, OhioNew Orleans, Louisiana (with through cars to Midwestern cities) [1930] 1926-1949
Queen and Crescent Special Queen and Crescent Route, Southern Railway Cincinnati, OhioNew Orleans, Louisiana [1918] 1895-1913
Queen City New York Central Cincinnati, OhioDetroit, Michigan [1955] 1950-1957
Queen City Limited Baltimore and Ohio Railroad St. Louis, MissouriCincinnati, Ohio [1910] 1905-1916
Queen City Limited Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway Cincinnati, OhioIndianapolis, Indiana [1922] 1919-1930
Queen City Special Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway Chicago, IllinoisCincinnati, Ohio [1910] 1906-1946
Queen City Special Southern Railway Cincinnati, OhioNew Orleans, Louisiana [1918] 1917-1926
Queen of the Valley Central Railroad of New Jersey Jersey City, New JerseyHarrisburg, Pennsylvania [1948] 1911-1967
Quickstep Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway, Louisville and Nashville Railroad St. Louis, MissouriAtlanta, Georgia (other endpoints over the years) [1903] 1893-1907

R[edit]

Train Name Railroad Train Endpoints in a typical [year] Operated
Radisson Amtrak Chicago, IllinoisMilwaukee, Wisconsin [1980] 1980-1989
Rainbow Pennsylvania New York, New YorkChicago, Illinois [1930] 1929-1949
Rainbow Special Missouri Pacific Little Rock, ArkansasKansas City, Missouri [1948] 1921-1954
Ranger Santa Fe Chicago, IllinoisGalveston, Texas (many different endpoints over the years) [1930] 1916-1949
Raritan Clocker (group of trains) Central Railroad of New Jersey Jersey City, New JerseyAllentown, Pennsylvania [1960] 1954-1963
Rebel Gulf, Mobile & Northern; from 1941 Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad New Orleans, LouisianaSt. Louis, Missouri [1948] 1935-1953
Red Arrow Pennsylvania New York, New YorkDetroit, Michigan [1952] 1925-1960
Red Bird[10] Chicago Great Western Minneapolis, MinnesotaRochester, Minnesota [1930] 1927-1932
Red Bird Pennsylvania, Wabash Railroad Chicago, IllinoisDetroit, Michigan [1948] 1941-1949
Red Bird Pennsylvania Chicago, IllinoisCincinnati, Ohio [1954] 1952-1959
Red River Great Northern St. Paul, MinnesotaGrand Forks, North Dakota (aka 'Red River Limited') [1930] 1916-1941; 1947-1968
Red Wing Boston and Maine, Canadian Pacific Railway Boston, MassachusettsMontreal, Quebec [1953] 1927-1958
Redwood Northwestern Pacific San Rafael, CaliforniaEureka, California [1970] 1956-1971
Regional (group of trains) Amtrak Boston, MassachusettsNewport News, Virginia  
Representative Pennsylvania New York, New YorkWashington, DC [1948] 1931-1971
Resort Special Pere Marquette (at times Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, Pennsylvania Railroad) Chicago, IllinoisBay View, Michigan (many different endpoints over the years) [1952] 1916; 1922-1928; 1936-1940; 1952-1955
Resorter Detroit and Mackinac Railway Detroit, MichiganAlpena, Michigan [1936] 1936-1942
Richmond-New York Express Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, Pennsylvania Railroad New York, New YorkRichmond, Virginia [1914] 1913-1918
Richmond-Washington Limited Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, Pennsylvania Railroad New York, New YorkRichmond, Virginia [1914] 1911-1918
Rio Grande Zephyr Rio Grande Denver, ColoradoSalt Lake City, Utah [1972] 1970-1983
Rip Van Winkle Amtrak New York, New YorkAlbany, New York [1982] 1981-1990
Rittenhouse Amtrak New York, New YorkPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania [1980] 1980-1981
River Cities Amtrak Kansas City, MissouriNew Orleans, Louisiana [1985] 1984-1992
River Valley Express Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaPottsville, Pennsylvania [1928] 1919-1930
Robert E. Lee Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, Pennsylvania Railroad, Seaboard Air Line Railroad New York, New YorkBirmingham, Alabama [1938] 1935-1947
Rochester 400 Chicago & North Western Chicago, IllinoisRochester, Minnesota [1960] 1960-1963
Rochester Express Chicago Great Western Chicago, IllinoisRochester, Minnesota [1928] 1925-1930
Rochester Special Chicago & North Western Chicago, IllinoisMankato, Minnesota [1956] 1956-1960
Rochester-Minnesota Special Chicago & North Western Chicago, IllinoisMankato, Minnesota [1940] 1916-1917; 1921-1955
Rocky Mountain Limited Rock Island Chicago, IllinoisDenver, Colorado [1930] 1902-1939
Rocky Mountain Rocket Rock Island Kansas City, MissouriColorado Springs, Colorado [1952] 1939-1966
Roger Williams New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad New York, New YorkBoston, Massachusetts 1947-1949
Rogue River Southern Pacific Portland, OregonAshland, Oregon [1943] 1941-1954
Royal Blue Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
Central Railroad of New Jersey
Reading Railroad
Jersey City, New JerseyWashington, DC [1952] 1890-1958
Royal Gorge Missouri Pacific Railroad, Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad, Western Pacific Railroad St. Louis, MissouriSan Francisco, California [1945] 1940-1967
Royal Limited Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
Central Railroad of New Jersey
Reading Railroad, Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad
New York, New YorkRichmond, Virginia [1900] 1899-1916
Royal Palm Southern Cincinnati, OhioChattanooga, Tennessee (many other northern and southern endpoints over the years) [1948] 1914-1970
Royal Poinciana Florida East Coast Railway Jacksonville, FloridaMiami, Florida (northern endpoints in earlier years) [1948] 1925-1952
Royal Special Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
Central Railroad of New Jersey
Reading Railroad
New York, New YorkWashington, DC [1912] 1911-1916

References[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. ^ Maiken, Peter T. (1989). Night Trains. Beloit, Wisconsin: Lakme Press. ISBN 0-9621480-0-8 OCLC 20461978; Kratville, William W. (1967). Steam, Steel & Limiteds. Omaha, Nebraska: Kratville Publications. OCLC 1301983; Official Guide of the Railways, August 1954, p. 888. Trains 5-17 and 18-2.
  3. ^ Maiken (1989); Kratville (1967); Official Guide, August 1954, p. 895. Trains 57 and 58. This is a rare (perhaps unique) instance of a railroad operating identically-named trains on two completely separate routes at the same time.
  4. ^ Norfolk and Western Railway, October 27, 1957 timetable, pp. 5, 9.
  5. ^ a b see Prairie Marksman
  6. ^ Welsh, Joe (2006). Pennsylvania Railroad's Broadway Limited. Saint Paul, MN: Voyageur Press. ISBN 978-0-7603-2302-1. 
  7. ^ Illinois Central timetable effective 9/28/1947 (http://illinois-central.net/1947TT.pdf)
  8. ^ Norfolk and Western Railway, October 27, 1957 timetable, pp. 5, 7.
  9. ^ Norfolk and Western Railway, October 27, 1957 timetable, pp. 5–6.
  10. ^ Dubin, Arthur D. 1974. More Classic Trains (Milwaukee: Kalmbach)