PASSENGER TRAINS

PAST AND PRESENT


PASSENGER TRAINS IN CHICAGO - PRESENT AND PAST

Prior to Amtrak's creation in 1971, many private railroads operated passenger trains in and out of Chicago. Chicago continues as Amtrak's main hub outside the Northeast Corridor.


AMTRAK TRAIN HISTORIES

Changes, additions and discontinuances of Amtrak trains since 1971.


AMERICA'S STREAMLINERS & DIESEL TRAINS

Information on passenger trains throughout America, in existence during the 1930's 1940's and 1950's. Most notably, including schedules and consists of the many streamlined passenger trains throughout America during that time period. As well as the diesel locomotives operating in passenger service, which replaced the steam locomotives previously in operation.


THE GREAT UNION STATIONS AND THEIR TRAINS

Information on present and classic stations in America's larger cities, including brief histories, their locations, and with zoomable Google Maps. Included for the largest cities are sample departures and arrivals of trains during various eras. Also included are links to Web sites revealing what has become of some of these classic stations.


AMTRAK CONNECTING RAILROADS

Zoomable Google Maps show the most interesting locations throughout the country where Amtrak trains switch between different lines. Whether track consolidations due to one railroad's merger, or switching between different railroads in order to best form a national passenger rail system.


COMMUTER TRAINS - NORTHEAST CORRIDOR

Besides Chicago, commuter trains have a long history of serving the major cities in the Northeastern United States, as well as San Francisco. Most of those commuter operations remain intact, although service was eventually discontinued over various marginal lines or branches.


LOST COMMUTER TRAINS

Many additional cities have had minor commuter operations, all of which were eventually discontinued. Included are sample timetables for these obscure operations.


CHICAGO'S LOST STATIONS

Known discontinued railroad stations in Chicago, and much of nearby Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.


AMTRAK SCHEDULES - PRESENT

Link to Official Amtrak Web Site.

AMTRAK STATUS MAPS

An interesting Web site, which takes information off the Amtrak Web site, and graphically displays real time locations of Amtrak trains throughout the country.