"Project 1971"

U. S. Passenger Trains operating on the eve of Amtrak

Reference: Journey to Amtrak; Harold A. Edmonson, Ed.; Kalmbach Publications; 1972

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway

San Francisco Chief 1, 2 Chicago-San Francisco
Texas Chief 15, 16 Chicago-Houston
Super Chief/El Capitan 17, 18 Chicago-Los Angeles
Ex-Grand Canyon 23, 24 Chicago-Los Angeles
San Diegans (3) 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78 Los Angeles-San Diego
Super Chief/El Capitan Denver Connection 191-190, 201-200 Denver-La Junta
The Tulsan 211, 212 Kansas City-Tulsa

Baltimore & Ohio/Chesapeake & Ohio

George Washington 1, 2, 21, 22, 41, 42, 46, 47 Washington DC-Cincinnati-St. Louis; Ashland-Louisville; Charlottesville-Newport News; Ashland-Detroit
Capitol Limited 5, 6 Chicago-Washington
Shenandoah 7, 8 Washington-Akron
Metropolitan 11, 12 Washington-Cincinnati
Pere Marquettes 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 Chicago-Grand Rapids-Detroit
Pere Marquette Connection 206, 208 Holland-Muskegon
Cincinnatian 53, 54 Cincinnati-Detroit

Burlington Northern

Denver Zephyr 1, 2 Chicago-Denver
Quincy Local 5, 6 Chicago-Quincy
Morning Zephyr 7, 8 Chicago-Minneapolis
Afternoon Zephyr 9, 10 Chicago-Minneapolis
Ex-Nebraska Zephyr 11, 12 Chicago-Omaha
California Service [Not in JTA Table] 15, 16 Omaha-Denver
Empire Builder 21, 22, 31, 32 Chicago-Seattle; Spokane-Portland
Western Star 23, 24, 27, 28 St. Paul-Seattle; Spokane-Portland
North Coast Limited 25, 26 Chicago-Seattle
Mainstreeter 29, 30 St. Paul-Seattle
Western Star Connection 33, 34 Havre-Great Falls
Local Service 35, 36 North Kansas City-Omaha
Gopher/Badger 40, 53 St. Paul-Superior
Ex-Winnipeg Limited 47, 48 Grand Forks-Wunnepeg
Mixed Train Service 102, 103, 105 Wishram-Bend
International 193, 194 Seattle-Vancouver, B. C.
Pool Service 195, 196, 198, 199 Seattle-Portland

Chicago & North Western

Ex-Kate Shelley 4001, 2, 11, 12Chicago-Clinton
Ex-Streamliner 400121, 160, 160XChicago-Milwaukee
Ex-Commuter 400149, 152Chicago-Milwaukee
Ex-Flambeau 400153, 216Chicago-Green Bay-Ashland
Ex-Peninsula 400206, 209Chicago-Green Bay
Ex-Shoreland 400168, 239Chicago-Green Bay-Menominee

Chicago, South Shore & South Bend

South Bend Service241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 247, 248, 249, 250, 251Chicago-South Bend
Michigan City Service252, 253, 254, 256, 257, 258, 259Chicago-Michigan City

Central of Georgia

Nancy Hanks II7, 8Atlanta-Savannah
City of Miami13, 14Birmingham-Albany

Delaware & Hudson

Montreal Limited9, 10Albany/Rensselaer-Montreal
Laurentian34, 35Albany/Rensselaer-Montreal

Denver & Rio Grande Western

Rio Grande Zephyr 17, 18 Denver-Salt Lake City-Ogden

Georgia Railroad

Georgia Cannonball (Unofficial Name) 1, 2 Atlanta-Augusta
Mixed Train Service [Schedule not listed] 30, 31 Camak-Macon
Mixed Train Service [Schedule not listed] 50, 51 Union Point-Athens
Mixed Train Service [Schedule not listed] 60, 61 Barnett-Washington

Grand Trunk Western

Ex-International Limited155, 156Chicago-Port Huron
Maple Leaf158, 159Chicago-Port Huron
The Mohawk164, 165Chicago-Detroit

Gulf, Mobile & Ohio

The Limited1, 4Chicago-St. Louis
Abraham Lincoln2, 3Chicago-St. Louis
Midnight Special5, 6Chicago-St. Louis

Illinois Central

City of New Orleans1, 2Chicago-New Orleans
Mid-American3, 4Chicago-Memphis
Panama Limited5, 6Chicago-New Orleans
The Illini7, 8Chicago-Carbondale
The Shawnee9, 10Chicago-Carbondale
The Hawkeye11, 12Chicago-Sioux City
Governor's Special21, 22Chicago-Springfield
City of Miami52, 53Chicago-Birmingham

Long Island Rail Road (New York Metropolitan Transit Authority)


The Cannonball 5, 16 Jamaica-Montauk
Montauk Service 4, 9, 4003, 4005, 4006, 4008, 4013, 4016 Jamaica-Montauk
Greenport Service 204, 211, 4204, 4211, 4213 Jamaica-Greenport

Louisville & Nashville

Ex-Danville Flyer3, 4Chicago-Danville
Ex-Georgian5-3, 4-10Atlanta-St. Louis
The Pan-American8, 9Cincinnati-New Orleans
Gulf Wind11, 12New Orleans-Chattahoochee

The Milwaukee Road

Morning Hiawatha 5, 6 Chicago-Minneapolis
Sioux 11, 12 Chicago-Madison
Milwaukee Express (Unofficial Name) 9, 12, 23,27, 46 Chicago-Milwaukee
Ex-Traveler 24 Milwaukee to Chicago
Fast Mail 56 Minneapolis to Chicago
City of Los Angeles/City of San Francisco/City of Portland/City of Denver/Challenger 103, 104 Chicago-Omaha
Varsity 117, 118 Chicago-Madison

Missouri Pacific

Ex-Texas Eagle 1, 2 St. Louis-Texarkana
Passenger Service 14, 15 St. Louis-Kansas City
Missouri River Eagle 16, 17 St. Louis-Kansas City

Norfolk & Western

The Pocahontas3, 4Norfolk-Cincinnati
Birmingham Special17, 18Lynchburg-Bristol
City of Decatur121, 124Chicago-Decatur
Wabash Cannonball301, 304St. Louis-Detroit

Northwestern Pacific


Redwood3, 4Willits-Eureka

Penn Central

Spirit of St. Louis4, 31New York-St. Louis
Ex-St. Louisan13, 32St. Louis-Pittsburgh
The Duquesne16, 25New York-Pittsburgh
Manhattan Limited22, 23New York-Chicago
Juniata33, 34New York-Pittsburgh
Broadway Limited48, 49, 548, 549New York-Chicago; Harrisburg-Baltimore
The Admiral50Chicago to New York
Ex-Fort Pitt53Pittsburgh to Chicago
Pennsylvania Limited54, 55New York-Chicago
Ex-Redbird/Ex-Union65, 66Cincinnati-Chicago
Cincinnati Limited77, 78Cincinnati-New York
Ex-South Wind90, 93Chicago-Louisville
Ex-Buffalo Day Express574, 575Harrisburg-Buffalo
Empire Service61, 62, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85New York-Albany/Rensselaer-Buffalo
Ex-New England States27, 28, 427, 428New York-Chicago (via Toledo); Albany-Boston
Passenger Service63, 64Chicago-New York (via Toledo)
Ex-Empire State Express51, 98Chicago-Buffalo (via Toledo)
Ex-Motor City Special52, 351Chicago-Buffalo (via Detroit)
Ex-Wolverine14, 17Chicago-Buffalo (via Detroit)
Ex-Michigan/Ex-Twilight Limited355, 356Chicago-Detroit
Ex-Ohio State Limited15, 18Columbus-Cleveland
James Whitcomb Riley303, 304Chicago-Cincinnati
Ex-Cleveland Special315, 316Indianapolis-Cleveland
The Bankers071, 082Hartford-New York
The Colonial170, 171Boston-Washington
The Senator172, 173Boston-Washington
The Patriot174, 175Boston-Washington
The Federal176, 177Boston-Washington
The Bostonian/New Yorker180, 181New York-Boston
Bay State/Murray Hill182, 187New York-Boston
Manhattan/Yankee Clipper183, 184New York-Boston
Merchants Limited185, 186New York-Boston
Turboservice3001, 3002New York-Boston
New Haven ServiceNew York-New Haven
Springfield Service070, 080, 081, 085, 088, 089New Haven-Springfield
Philadelphia ServiceNew York-Philadelphia
Harrisburg ServicePhiladelphia-Harrisburg
The PresidentNew York-Washington
The ExecutiveNew York-Washington
The CongressionalsNew York-Washington
The EmbassyNew York-Washington
The LegislatorNew York-Washington
Mount VernonNew York-Washington
The RepresentativeNew York-Washington
Evening KeystoneNew York-Washington
Metroliner Service100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113New York-Washington
Florida Special141, 146New York-Washington
Silver Meteor142, 143New York-Washington
The Champion144, 145New York-Washington

Reading Railroad


Ex-Wall Street5600, 5621New York-Philadelphia
Ex-Crusader5602, 5619New York-Philadelphia

Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac


Florida Special1, 2
The Palmland9, 10
Silver Star21, 22
Silver Meteor57, 58
Gulf Coast Special75, 76
The Everglades85, 86
The Champion91, 92

Rock Island

Ex-Des Moines Rocket/Ex-Rocky Mountain Rocket5-9, 6-8Chicago-Rock Island
Peorian11, 12Chicago-Peoria

Seaboard Coast Line


Florida Special 1, 2 Richmond-Miami
City of Miami 5, 6 Albany, GA-Miami
Palmland 9, 10 Richmond-Columbia
South Wind 11, 12 Montgomery-Miami
Silver Star 21, 22, 23, 24 Richmond-Miami; Jacksonville-St. Petersburg
Gulf Wind 39, 40 Chattahoochee-Jacksonville
Silver Meteor 57, 58 Richmond-Miami
Gulf Coast Special 75, 76 Richmond-Jacksonville
The Everglades85, 86Richmond-Jacksonville
The Champion 89, 90, 91, 92 Montgomery-Waycross; Richmond-St. Petersburg
South Wind/City of Miami Connection 93, 94 Jacksonville-St. Petersburg
Champion Connection 81, 82, 97, 98 Tampa-Venice; Lakeland-Naples

Southern Pacific


Sunset 1, 2 Los Angeles-New Orleans
Cascade 11, 12 Oakland-Portland
San Joaquin Daylight 51, 52 Oakland-Los Angeles
Sacramento Daylight 53, 54 Sacramento-Tracy
Coast Daylight 98, 99 San Francisco-Los Angeles
City of San Francisco 101, 102 Ogden-Oakland
Del Monte 126, 141 San Francisco-Monterey

Southern Railway System


Southern Crescent 1, 2 Washington-New Orleans
Piedmont 5, 6 Washington-Atlanta
Ex-Asheville Special 15, 16 Salisbury-Asheville
Ex-Birmingham Special 17, 18 Washington-Lynchburg

Union Pacific

City of Kansas City 9, 10 Kansas City-Cheyenne
Portland Rose 17, 18 Denver-Portland
Ex-Spokane 19, 20 Spokane-Hinkle
Butte Special 35, 36 Salt Lake City-Butte
City of Los Angeles/The Challenger/City of San Francisco/City of Portland/City of Denver 103, 104, 101, 102, 105, 106,111, 112 Omaha-Ogden-Los Angeles
City of Portland/City of Kansas City 105, 106 Green River-Portland
City of Denver 111, 112 North Platte-Denver
Ex-Portland Rose 117, 118 Kansas City-Denver
Mixed Train Service 79, 80, 81, 82 Columbus-Spalding/Albion
Ex-Platte Valley Express 93, 94 North Platte-South Torrington
Mixed Train Service 95, 96 Kearney-Stapleton
Portland-Seattle Pool Service 457, 458 Portland-Seattle