7—The Northwest and Pacific Coast
This section focuses upon passenger
the Pacific Coast, as well as through passenger service from Chicago
and the Midwest to the Pacific Northwest
The Butte SpecialUnion
Pacific service from Salt Lake City to Butte, Montana via Pocatello and
Idaho Falls. Also operated concurrently with the Yellowstone Special
during the Yellowstone Park summer season.
Butte Special/Yellowstone Special - July 1957 (Part of the Union Pacific 1957 Summer Tours series.)
Overnight service between San
Francisco and Portland, Oregon (with connections to Seattle) operated
by the Southern Pacific.
- August, 1950
The original long-distance streamliner
was operated by Union Pacific and its partner railroads between Chicago
of Portland - May, 1936
Portland - July, 1956
City of Portland - July, 1957 (Part of the Union Pacific 1957 Summer Tours series.)
April 1971 - See the "City of Everywhere" (Track 5)
The Empire Builder
Named in honor of its founder J. J.
Hill, this was the Great Northern's flagship train between Chicago and
Builder - June, 1947
- July, 1956
Fe's pioneering intermodal service featured bus connections from Los
Angeles to Bakersfield, these streamlined trains from Bakersfield to
Oakland, and bus service across the Bay to San Francisco.
- June, 1941
Pacific's overnight service along the Coast Line between Los Angeles
and San Francisco.
Lark - March, 1968
The Olympian Hiawatha
Milwaukee Road's long-distance flagship on it's Pacific Extension
between Chicago and Seattle/Tacoma.
The Olympian - March, 1946
Hiawatha - July, 1956
The OwlOvernight service between Los Angeles and San Francisco through the San Joaquin Valley.
The Owl - July, 1957 (Part of the Union Pacific 1957 Summer Tours series.)
Portland-Seattle Pool ServiceThree railroads—Great
Northern, Northern Pacific, and Union Pacific—pooled their passenger
services along the line they shared between Portland and Seattle.
Portland-Seattle Pool Service - August, 1952
Portland-Seattle Pool Service - July, 1957 (Part of the Union Pacific 1957 Summer Tours series.)
Portland-Seattle Pool Service - April, 1971
The Rogue River
Local service between Portland and
Oregon, which was the last passenger service operated via Southern
Pacific's Siskiyou Line.
- April, 1955
Santa Fe's streamliner service on its
Line" between Los Angeles and San Diego.
- May, 1957
on Southern Pacific's interior route through the San Joaquin Valley
from Los Angeles to Oakland via Bakersfield and Fresno.
Daylight - August, 1944
San Joaquin Daylight/Sacramento Daylight- July, 1957 (Part of the Union Pacific 1957 Summer Tours series.)
San Joaquin Daylight/Sacramento Daylight - April, 1971
Companion train to the Cascade,
this was Southern Pacific's daytime train between Portland and
Daylight - August, 1950
Pacific operated extensive coordinated service in eastern Washington
state and western Idaho, and this overnight train between its namesake
city and Portland was the link which held it all together.
The Spokane - July, 1954
The West CoastOvernight service operated by Southern Pacific between Los Angeles and Sacramento via Bakersfield and Merced.
West Coast - July 1957 (Part of the Union Pacific 1957 Summer Tours series.)
The Western StarInaugurated in 1951 to replace the Oriental Limited
as Great Northern's secondary train on the St. Paul to Seattle run,
with through cars to Chicago via the Burlington and to Portland via S.
P. & S.
Western Star - July, 1966
The Yellowstone Special - See the Butte Special above
Track 5: The Coast
Daylight and the
North Coast Limited
Track 6: The Internationals
Track 12: The Camas Prairie Railroad
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