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Atlantic Coast Line

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The Champion was the ACL's flagship passenger train between New York City and Florida, working in conjunction with the PRR. The train remained until 1979 under Amtrak.
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Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

One of the B&O's original streamliners, the Abraham Lincoln, operated during its brief ownership of the Alton Railroad in the Midwest.
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The Capitol Limited was the B&O's flagship run between Chicago and New York. It originally hit the rails in 1923 and was streamlined in 1938. Today, it remains under Amtrak.
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The Cincinnatian was the B&O's exotic streamliner serving Baltimore and Cincinnati debuting in 1947. It later served Detroit and was canceled in 1971.
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The National Limited was the B&O's primary train between New York and St. Louis which debuted in 1925. It was later cutback to Baltimore and canceled in 1971.
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The B&O's Royal Blue was the railroad's elegant train which served New York and Washington, D.C. It was eventually canceled in 1958 due to stiff competition with the PRR.
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Boston & Maine Railroad

The Flying Yankee was a streamlined trainset operated by the B&M and MEC that closely resembled the Zephyrs. Today, the train is under a full restoration.
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Chesapeake & Ohio Railway

The Fast Flying Virginian was the C&O's first named train dating back to the 19th century. It remained the flagship until eclipsed by the George Washington in the 1940s.
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The George Washington became the C&O's flagship train between Cincinnati and Norfolk after it was inaugurated in 1932. It survived until Amtrak in 1971.
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The Sportsman was a Michigan service thanks to the C&O's ownership of the Pere Marquette serving Detroit and Newport News. It began in 1930 and was dropped entirely in 1971.
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Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad

The C&EI's Whippoorwill was its one true streamliner built by Pullman and introduced in 1946. It survived only a year after being replaced by L&N run-through trains.

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Chicago & North Western Railway

The Twin Cities 400 was the first in a series of regional streamliner offered by the C&NW, debuting in 1935 between Chicago and Minneapolis.
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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad

The Burlington's Pioneer Zephyr was its original streamliner also known as the Zephyr 9900 that debuted in April, 1934.
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The legendary California Zephyr debuted in 1949 as a joint operation between the WP, Burlington, and Rio Grande between Chicago and Oakland. It was revered for its scenic views.
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The Denver Zephyr was the Burlington's primary train between Denver and Chicago which hit the rails in 1936 as a stainless steel streamliner. It survived until April, 1971.
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Florida East Coast Railway

The FEC's Dixie Flagler was one of just a few named streamliners the railroad operated. It stayed only on FEC rails although was pulled during the 1950s.
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Great Northern Railway

The Empire Builder was the GN's flagship train between Chicago and Seattle that began service in 1929. It was famous for its scenic views and still operates today under Amtrak.
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The Western Star was a late arrival, debuting in the early 1950s serving the same route as the Builder as well as tourist to Glacier National Park.
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Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad

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The Rebel was a GM&O streamliner passenger train that dated to 1935 as an articulated trainset. The train ended service to the south in the late 1950s.
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Illinois Central

The stunning City of Miami was perhaps the most visually exotic streamliner ever conceived. The initial version of this train, alas, remained in service for only 10 years.
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The City of New Orleans became the IC's most well known train mostly due to the song written by Steve Goodman. It is still operated by Amtrak today.

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The Green Diamond was an early streamliner often forgotten and resembled UP's M-10000. Also debuting in 1934 the Diamond trainset was sold by 1950.
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The Panama Limited was the premier streamlined passenger train offered by the IC. It was inaugurated in 1911 and was canceled in 1971.

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Kansas City Southern Railway

The Southern Belle as the KCS's top train inaugurated in 1940 between Kansas City with New Orleans. It survived until Amtrak in 1971.
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Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad

The Phoebe Snow was the Lackawanna's flagship passenger train, debuting in November 1949 between New York and Buffalo as a streamliner. It was finally discontinued when Amtrak began services.
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Lehigh Valley Railroad

The LV's Black Diamond was a beautifully streamlined passenger train for a railroad not known for such services. It debuted in 1938 and survived until 1961.

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Louisville & Nashville Railroad

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The Georgian helped inaugurate L&N's entrance into the streamliner era in 1946 running between Chicago and Atlanta.
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The joint Gulf Wind operated by the SAL and L&N served the Deep South from New Orleans to Jacksonville skirting the Gulf Coast. It was inaugurated in July, 1949 and survived until Amtrak.

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The L&N's Humming Bird served Chicago and New Orleans debuting in 1946 as an all-coach streamliner to Cincinnati. Oddly, it ceased service in the middle of its run in 1969.

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The Pan American was the L&N's primary train between Cincinnati and New Orleans began in 1921 and streamlined in 1940s. The train was canceled in 1971.

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Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific (The Milwau

The Twin Cities Hiawatha was a beautiful, custom-built streamliner that served Chicago and the Twin Cities that first appeared in 1935. The name remains today under Amtrak.
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The Olympian Hiawatha was the CMStP&P's home-built streamliner that connected Chicago and Seattle debuting in 1947. The most exotic Northwest streamliner the railroad canceled it early in 1961.
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Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (The Katy)

The Texas Special was a streamliner operated by the Katy and Frisco between St. Louis and Dallas/Fort Worth. It was inaugurated in 1948 as a streamliner was completely canceled by 1965.
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Missouri Pacific

The Texas Eagle was the MoPac's primary service between St. Louis and the Southwest with an odd routing that saw it dispersed once in Texas. The name carries on under Amtrak.
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The Colorado Eagle was another of MoPac's streamliner fleet, serving St. Louis and Denver. It debuted in 1942 during the war and was on the timetable until Amtrak began in 1971.
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Monon Railroad

Monon Railroad streamliners would never be confused with more poular trains but the Thoroughbred, Tippecanoe, Hoosier, and Varsity were first class services offered by the company for twenty years.
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Nashville, Chattanooga, & St. Louis Railway

The NC&StL's City of Memphis was the railroad's only notable streamliner. It was built by company forces and remained in service through the mid-1950s.
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New York Central System

The Empire State Express was actually an early train that dated back to the 19th century. It was streamlined in the early 1940s and remained in service until 1971.
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The Lake Shore Limited dates back as the Exposition Flyer of 1893 serving Chicago and New York. It was streamlined in the 1940s and today is still operated by Amtrak.

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The Mercury was its entry into the streamliner market in June, 1936 using rebuilt heavyweight cars and a 4-6-2. Overall, the train was designed by Henry Dreyfuss.

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The 20th Century Limited was the flagship passenger train of the NYC. Originally designed by Henry Dreyfuss featuring cleanlining it remained in service until 1967.
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New York, New Haven & Hartford

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The New Haven's Comet was the New England railroad's one true attempt at entering the streamliner market. It was wildly successful although finances precluded additional sets being purchased.
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Nickel Plate Road

The Nickel Plate Limited was the flagship run of the NKP between Chicago and Buffalo with connecting service to New York. It survived until 1965.
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Norfolk & Western Railway

The N&W's Pocahontas was its original flagship train between Norfolk and Cincinnati debuting in 1926 and streamlined in 1949. The Pokey remained on the timetable until 1971.
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The Powhatan Arrow was a new streamliner introduced by the N&W in 1949 between Cincinnati and Norfolk initinally using 4-8-4 locomotives. The train survived until Amtrak in 1971.
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Northern Pacific Railway

The NP's Mainstreeter was its secondary train connecting Chicago and Seattle. Originally known as the Alaskan it was streamlined in 1946 and remained in service until April 30, 1971.
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The NP's North Coast Limited was the railroad's preeminent streamliner serving the Pacific Northwest. Originally launched in 1900 it was streamlined in the 1940s surviving until 1971.
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Pennsylvania Railroad

The Fleet of Modernism was a term describing the Pennsy's first streamliners from the General to the Liberty Limited.
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The Broadway Limited was the flagship passenger train of the Pennsy offering unparalelled services of any streamliner ever operated.
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The Congressional service was a commuter/streamliner operation that gave local travelers high-speed service up and down the Northeast Corridor for more than 30 years.
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