MAJOR PASSENGER TRAINS

NEW YORK CENTRAL


STREAMLINERS
Trains which were modernized with new streamlined passenger cars, mainly during the 1930's through the 1950's.

#1/#2 - Pacemaker
New York-Albany-Buffalo-Cleveland-Chicago
1939 - introduced as a streamliner like train with rebuilt older cars
1949 - becomes a streamliner
1966 - discontinued

#3/#4 - James Whitcomb Riley
Cincinnati-Indianapolis-Chicago
1941 - introduced as a streamliner like train with streamlined and rebuilt older cars
1948 - becomes a streamliner
1971 - initially retained by Amtrak

#11/#12 - Southwestern Limited
New York-Albany-Buffalo-Cleveland-Indianapolis-St. Louis
1949 - becomes a streamliner
1956 - discontinued New York-Cleveland
1968 - discontinued

#15/#16 - Ohio State Limited
New York-Albany-Buffalo-Cleveland-Columbus-Cincinnati
1949 - becomes a streamliner
1968 - discontinued

#25/#26 - Twentieth Century Limited
New York-Chicago
1938 - becomes a streamliner
1971 - discontinued by Amtrak

#27/#28 - New England States
Boston-Albany-Buffalo-Cleveland-Chicago
1949 - becomes a streamliner
1971 - discontinued by Amtrak

#30/#31 - Twilight Limited
Detroit-Kalamazoo-Chicago
1949 - becomes a streamliner
1971 - retained by Amtrak

#47/#48 - Detroiter
New York-Albany-Buffalo-Detroit
1949 - becomes a streamliner
1958 - discontinued

#50/#51 - Empire State Express
New York-Albany-Utica-Syracuse-Rochester-Buffalo-Erie-Cleveland
1941 - becomes a streamliner
1971 - retained by Amtrak New York-Buffalo

#67/#68 - Commodore Vanderbilt
New York-Albany-Buffalo-Cleveland-Chicago
1949 - becomes a streamliner
1958 - discontinued

#75/#76 - Cleveland Mercury
Cleveland-Toledo-Detroit
1936 - introduced as a streamliner like train with rebuilt older cars
1960 - discontinued

#375/#376 - Chicago Mercury
Detroit-Kalamazoo-Chicago
1939 - introduced as a streamliner like train with rebuilt older cars
1949 - becomes a streamliner
1971 - retained by Amtrak


STREAMLINERS/ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Consists and concise schedules from various eras, as streamlined trains were introduced.

Pre War Streamliners
Post War Streamliners
Passenger Diesel Locomotives
Post War Timetables


ADDITIONAL TRAINS
Additional important passenger trains, often named trains, which generally were not fully equipped with with new streamlined passenger cars. Although many of these trains might have received surplus streamlined cars later during their histories.

#272/#279 - Pittsburgh-Buffalo Express/Buffalo-Pittsburgh Express
Pittsburgh-(via P&LE)-Youngstown-Erie-Buffalo
1963 - discontinued

#338/#339 - Northerner
Detroit-Saginaw-Bay City-Mackinaw City
1962 - discontinued Bay City-Mackinaw City 1964 - discontinued

#462/#463 - Egyptian
Chicago-Danville-Mt. Carmel-Harrisburg IL
1957 - discontinued