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This web site has been hosted by IX Web Hosting since September 2006. While I have no complaints about their customer service, I am looking at a renewal fee of over $500 for the next three years. Over the past few years I have been upgrading my hardware at home to the point where for the existing level of web traffic it makes sense for me to self-host this and my other (personal) web sites. Streamliner Schedules is not going away, but there may be hiccups during the transition where the site is temporarily unavailable. My email address remains active and is already self-hosted, so don't hesitate to write me with information if you have difficulty accessing the site. Thanks for your understanding!


Welcome, time travellers, to

Streamliner Schedules

Featuring historic timetables of the great trains of the past.
Serving discriminating time travellers since September 2006.


There was a time, in this very land and not so very long ago, when intercity travel could mean something more than mind-numbing hours behind the wheel on an Interstate or being jammed like sardines into an aluminum can. From the 19th century into the 1960s, North America was crisscrossed by an extensive network of passenger-carrying railroads.  The competition for travellers and their dollars was keen, and that competition bred constant improvement upon improvement for the better part of a century.  

That competition reached its zenith with the Streamliners—fast, modern, lightweight trains featuring comfortable air conditioned accommodations, fine dining, spectacular scenery, and speedy schedules. It is those schedules which you will find featured herein, to help you plan your journey to those years between the mid-1930s and the late 1960s when fast trains and fine service comprised the gold standard of intercity passenger travel.

So set that wayback machine; load some plutonium into the DeLorean; plot a hyperwarp orbit around the nearest convenient star; or just sit back and dream about a time when travel, adventure, comfort, and luxury rode hand in hand—the Streamliner Era.


Welcome to the Station!

Enter the Concourse [The Schedules!]

The Ticket Office [Sample Fares]

The Steamship Agency [Transatlantic Sailings and Fares]

The Snack Bar [Facebook Page]

The Information Desk [Extras and User Contributions]

Station Master's Office [Personal Bio & Info]

The Taxi Stand [Links Page]

The Boiler Room [Credits and Acknowledgments]


Layered map of Streamliners Across America

A layered PDF of Streamliners Across America, contributed by Thomas Rednour

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