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Jul 01, 2016

The North Western Limited

The North Western Limited was the C&NW's top train between Chicago and the Twin Cities for many years, inaugurated in 1912. The train was discontinued in 1959.

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Jul 01, 2016

The Kate Shelley 400

The Kate Shelley 400 was added to the C&NW's fleet in 1955 following the discontinuance of through City service with Union Pacific. The train survived until Amtrak.

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Jul 01, 2016

The Flambeau 400

The Flambeau 400 was a late addition to the C&NW's fleet, inaugurated in 1950 between Ashland and Chicago. It was discontinued in early 1971.

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Jul 01, 2016

The Duluth-Superior Limited

The Duluth-Superior Limited served its namesake cities via Chicago and was a long-time C&NW train dating to the early 20th century. It was discontinued during the late 1950s.

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Jul 01, 2016

The Dakota 400

The Dakota 400 was a late addition to the C&NW's fleet of 400s, inaugurated in 1950. Serving South Dakota, it was discontinued in 1963 as rail patronage declined.

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Jul 01, 2016

The Ashland Limited

The Ashland Limited as a secondary Chicago & North Western train serving the Upper Midwest, terminating in Chicago. It operated from the early 20th century through the 1960s.

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Jul 01, 2016

Norfolk Southern Railroad Jobs And Careers

Learn more about a career with one of the most profitable railroads in the country, Norfolk Southern.

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Jul 01, 2016

Union Pacific Railroad Jobs And Careers

Information regarding a career with Union Pacific can be found here including researching job openings.

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Jun 30, 2016

The Skyland Special

The Skyland Special was one of several secondary trains operated by the Southern. It served the Asheville to Jacksonville market, surviving until the late 1950s.

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Jun 30, 2016

The Queen & Crescent Limited

The "Queen & Crescent Limited" was a short-lived, all-Pullman Southern train inaugurated in the 1920s to serve Cincinnati and New Orleans. Unsuccessful, it was discontinued in the 1940s.

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Jun 30, 2016

The Peach Queen

The Peach Queen, despite having an elegant name, was a lesser known Southern train serving the Atlanta-Washington, D.C. market. It survived until the start of Amtrak.

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Jun 30, 2016

The Kansas City-Florida Special

The Kansas City-Florida Special was one of the Southern's Midwest to Deep South trains operated in conjunction with the Frisco. The train was canceled during the 1960s.

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Jun 30, 2016

The Carolina Special

The Carolina Special was one of the Southern's first-class trains operating out of Cincinnati and serving points in the Carolinas via Asheville. It surived until 1968.

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Jun 30, 2016

The Birmingham Special

The Birmingham Special was often regarded as one of the Southern's top-tier trains connecting Washington with Birmingham, Alabama. It survied as a named train until 1970.

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Jun 30, 2016

The Asheville Special

The Asheville Special was the Southern's most luxurious train to reach western North Carolina's resort city. It survived into the post-Amtrak era and was finally discontinued in 1975.

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Jun 30, 2016

The Augusta Special

The Southern's Augusta Special, also once known as the Aiken-Augusta Special, was a secondary train serving New York/Washington and Georgia. It was discontinued in the 1960s.

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Jun 29, 2016

The Tidewater

The Tidewater was the final named train added to the Seaboard Air Line's timetable serving Norlina, North Carolina and Portsmouth, Virginia. It survived until 1968.

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Jun 29, 2016

The Sunland

The Sunland was another of the Seaboard Air Line's secondary Floridian trains. After several name changes it survived until the early years of Seaboard Coast Line.

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Jun 29, 2016

The Silver Star

The Silver Star was part of Seaboard Silver fleet of streamliners, inaugurated in the late 1940s. The train's name survives today under Amtrak.

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Jun 29, 2016

The Palmland

The Palmland was a secondary Seaboard Air Line train running a slow schedule between New York and Miami. Its name survived until Amtrak.

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Jun 29, 2016

Kansas City Southern Railroad Jobs And Careers

If you are researching a railroad job with Kansas City Southern this page provides information on the railroad and potential openings.

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Jun 28, 2016

The Orange Blossom Special

The Orange Blossom Special was once a prominent heavyweight Seaboard Air Line train serving New York to Florida points. It was discontinued in 1953.

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Jun 28, 2016

The Cotton Blossom

The Cotton Blossom was a secondary Seaboard Air Line train serving the Richmond-Atlanta market. Renamed from an earlier run it lost its name during the mid-1950s.

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Jun 28, 2016

CSX Transportation Railroad Jobs And Careers

Visit this page to learn more about working for CSX and a career with the largest eastern Class I railroad.

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Jun 27, 2016

The Vacationer

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.

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Jun 27, 2016

The Palmetto

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.

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Jun 27, 2016

Canadian Pacific Railroad Jobs And Careers

Read more about the Candian Pacific Railway and searching for careers with the company here.

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Jun 26, 2016

The Miamian

The Miamian was a seasonal Atlantic Coast Line train operating between New York and Miami. It was discontinued in the early 1960s.

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Jun 26, 2016

The Buffalo Creek and Gauley Railroad

The Buffalo Creek and Gauley Railroad was a classic shortline in the West Virginia hills that is fondly remembered by railfans for its prolonged use of steam locomotives.

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Jun 26, 2016

Canadian National Railroad Jobs And Careers

This page provides general information on Canadian National Railway careers but more specifically regarding its operations in the United States.

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