Site Updates in Progress:
I'm going to be doing some updates and (hopefully!) upgrades on the web hosting which should improve access. For the next month or so (Nov-Dec 2020), the site may be down temporarily as a result. Hopefully interruptions won't last more than a couple hours or so; if you experience impaired access save my email address to notify me or else leave a note in the "Streamliner Schedules" group on Facebook. Thanks!

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

For best results and control of the layers, open in Adobe Reader.

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All comments, original material and page design copyright 2006-2020 by Eric H. Bowen. Page revised 2020-11-01.