Great passenger trains

New cars and streamlined diesel-electric locomotives transformed the passenger train and established new standards for passenger comfort and amenities. The great names of the early streamline era still resonate: the Coast Daylight, the Rocky Mountain Rocket, the City of San Francisco and City of Los Angeles, the Hiawatha, the 400, and dozens more.

Great Northern's summer, 1960 timetable had a similar cover to the 1957 timetable, but that similarity disguises dramatic changes in the schedules for some of the railway's major trains.Most important, starting in the summer of 1960, trains 3 & 4, the Western Star, were combined with trains 27 & 28, the Fast Mail, with the new train taking the name of the Western Star but the numbers of ...
Great Northern Steam Passenger Trains Posted by don7 on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 6:05 PM I know that the Empire Builder was Great Northern's Premier Passenger train and that it began operations in 1929.Before that the Oriental Limited was Great Northerns premier passenger train and that it began operations in 1905.
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Other Trains. GM's Aerotrain. Flamingo. Pelican. Havana Special. Rexall Train. By the late 1930s shiny, sleek, and fast passenger trains were fast becoming the must-have sensation as nearly every major railroad had at least one in service by 1940. Some of the more famous either debuted or were re-christened then included:
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As passenger train travel grew in the early 1900s wood passenger cars gave way to heavyweight steel cars as basic as coaches and as elaborate as parlor-lounge-observation cars. The name trains we've all known and loved, most with sleek streamlined equipment such as popular vista dome cars, appeared in the 1930s and lasted into the early 1970s ...
All through September 2021, Classic Trains is celebrating the verve, grit, and glamour that was the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. Please enjoy this image gallery of New Haven passenger trains selected from Kalmbach Media's David P. Morgan Library and first published in February 2020.
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In 1947 and again in 1951 the Empire Builder name passed to a fleet of new transcontinental streamliners and the newest, third generation Empire Builder is the premier passenger train of the system. The Great Northern system is known as "The Route of the Empire Builder." The basis of this is dual.
Santa Fe 4-8-4 Northern No. 3751 pulls with auxiliary water tender, Santa Fe tool baggage and along 13 Santa Fe and Amtrak passenger cars they were 15 cars. ...
PASSENGER TRAINS - PAST AND PRESENT. Chicago has been a main hub to the nationwide passenger rail system, before and after the creation of Amtrak. In the golden era, many great passenger trains operated throughout the country. Serving six terminals in downtown Chicago, and many great railroad terminals throughout the country.
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