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The Rutland's Chatham Division, otherwise known as the "Corkscrew" was its southern outlet to the New York Central at Chatham, New York. The line was abandoned in 1953.
The Rutland operated a small fleet of 2-6-0 Moguls during the 20th century that were listed as Class E. All were retired by the mid-1940s.
The Rutland owned a small contingent of 4-4-0 American steam locomotives during the 20th century. Their history is included here.
The Whippet was a named, fast-freight service Rutland instituted during the late 1930s. It was marginally successful and operated until the early World War II years.
The Mount Royal was one of the Rutland's more well-known trains operating between New York and Montreal. It ceased running in 1953.
The Green Mountain Flyer was Rutland's most widely regarded passenger train running between New York and Montreal. It was discontinued in 1953.
The Legionnaire, originally named the Great Western Limited, was Chicago Great Western's top train between Chicago and the Twin Cities. It was canceled in the 1950s.
The Everglades was another secondary Atlantic Coast Line service running the East Coast between Washington and Jacksonville. It survived until Amtrak.
The Gulf Coast Special was a secondary ACL day train providing service between New York and western Florida. It survived until Amtrak.
The Palmetto was a secondary Atlantic Coast Line train operating between New York and Savannah, Georgia. Established in the ealry 1940s it survived until 1968.
The Union Pacific's gas turbine locomtive, also known as the GTEL for short, followed its steam turbine design. Despite heavy fuel consumption the GTEL fleet remained in service for about 20 years.
The Vacationer was a late-established seasonal Atlantic Coast Line train running between the Northeast and Miami. It was the earliest to be cut, canceled in the mid-1950s.
The Miamian was a seasonal Atlantic Coast Line train operating between New York and Miami. It was discontinued in the early 1960s.
The GE B40-8/W came in standard and wide-cab versions. Offering 4,000 horsepower and cataloged in the late 1980s the model saw few sales as interest waned for four-axle main line road-switchers.
The Florida Special was Atlantic Coast Line's popular season train running between New York and Miami. It survived until 1968.
The Bankers and Connecticut Yankee was a joint service operated by the New Haven between New York and Springfield. The Bankers name survived through Amtrak.
The Owl was an overnight New Haven service connecting Boston and New York. It operated until the late 1960s.
The Yankee Clipper was an upscale New Haven passenger train that ran the Shore Line between New York and Boston. A section survived until Amtrak.
The Merchants Limited was New Haven's top train on the busy Shore Line between New York and Boston. It survived until Amtrak.
The Commodore Vanderbilt, running between New York and Chicago, was New York Central's second most prestigious train. It was lost in 1960.
The Cleveland Limited was a long-running New York Central train serving New York and its home city. It disappeared in 1967.
The Pacemaker was New York Central's all-coach service between New York and Chicago. It survived until the mid-1960s.
The New England States was New York Central's premier Boston-New York train, established in the late 1930s. It survived until 1967.
The Detroiter was arguably the preeminent train serving New York and Detroit, operated by New York Central. It survived until 1959.
The Wolverine was a New York to Chicago train operated by the New York Central running via southern Ontario. The name survived into Amtrak.
The Southwestern Limited was a long-running New York Central service between New York and St. Louis established in the late 1800s. It survived until the mid-1960s.
The Ohio State Limited was New York Central's top train between New York and Cincinnati established in the 1920s. It was discontinued in 1967.
The James Whitcomb Riley was a regional passenger train operated by the NYC between Chicago and Cincinnati. Established in 1941 it survived through Amtrak.
The Twilight Limited was a notable New York Central train serving its busy Detroit-Chicago corridor. Established in the 1920s its name was lost in 1967.
The Pittsburgher was the PRR's luxurious, all-Pullman overnight service between Pittsburgh and New York. Established in the 1920s it was discontinued in 1964.
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