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Retired Amtrak Train Routes and Names
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The following Amtrak routes have been either discontinued or renamed. Discontinuance does not necessarily indicate loss of rail service on a particular route. This list does not include the former names of individual trains on the Empire Service, Hiawatha, or Northeast Corridor.

  • Acela Regional - Service on the Northeast Corridor (renamed to Regional)
  • Abraham Lincoln (discontinued)
  • Arrowhead (discontinued)
  • Atlantic City Express (discontinued)
  • Big Apple (renamed to Keystone Service)
  • Black Hawk (discontinued)
  • Blue Ridge (discontinued)
  • Blue Water Limited (renamed to International)
  • Broadway Limited (renamed to Three Rivers)
  • Calumet (discontinued)
  • Cape Codder (discontinued)
  • Carolina Coast (discontinued)
  • Cascadia (renamed to Cascades)
  • Champion (discontinued)
  • Chesapeake (discontinued)
  • Chief (discontinued)
  • City of Las Vegas (discontinued)
  • City of San Francisco (discontinued)
  • Clocker (renamed to Regional)
  • Coast Daylight (discontinued)
  • Daylight (replaced by Coast Starlight)
  • Denver Zephyr (discontinued)
  • Desert Wind - Train #35 & #36: Chicago,IL to Los Angeles,CA (discontinued 1997)
  • Dusquesne (replaced by Three Rivers/Pennsylvanian)
  • East Wind (discontinued)
  • Eagle (renamed to Texas Eagle)
  • El Capitan (discontinued)
  • Executive Sleeper (discontinued)
  • Floridian (discontinued 1979)
  • George Washington (renamed to Cardinal)
  • Gulf Breeze (discontinued)
  • Gulf Limited (discontinued)
  • Gulf Wind (discontinued)
  • Hilltopper (replaced by Cardinal)
  • Hoosier State (replaced by Kentucky Cardinal)
  • Indiana Connection (discontinued)
  • Inter American (replaced by Texas Eagle)
  • James Whitcomb Riley (renamed to Cardinal)
  • Kentucky Cardinal - Train #850-851: Chicago,IL to Louisville,KY (discontinued 2003)
  • Keystone Executive (replaced by Keystone Service)
  • Lake Country Limited - Train #342-343: Chicago,IL to Janesville,WI (discontinued 2001)
  • Lake Shore (discontinued [not Lake Shore Limited])
  • Limited (discontinued)
  • Lone Star (discontinued)
  • Loop (discontinued)
  • Manhattan Limited (never implemented)
  • Meteor (renamed to Silver Meteor)
  • Miamian (discontinued)
  • Michigan Executive (discontinued)
  • Montrealer (replaced by Vermonter)
  • Mt Adams Talgo - Train #752 & #753: Seattle,WA to Portland,OR (renamed to Cascades)
  • Mt Baker Intl - Train #760 & #761: Seattle,WA to Vancouver,BC,Canada (renamed to Cascades)
  • Mt Ranier (renamed to Cascadia)
  • National Chief - Train #15 & #16: Washington,DC to Los Angeles,CA (never implemented)
  • National Limited (discontinued)
  • National Limited (renamed to Spirit of St Louis)
  • New Jerseyan (discontinued)
  • New Yorker (discontinued)
  • Niagara Rainbow (discontinued)
  • Night Owl (replaced by Twilight Shoreliner)
  • North Coast Hiawatha (discontinued)
  • North Coast Limited (renamed to North Coast Hiawatha)
  • North Star (renamed to Arrowhead)
  • NortheastDirect - Service on the Northeast Corridor (renamed to Acela Regional)
  • Pacific International (renamed to Mt Baker International)
  • Panama Limited (renamed to City of New Orleans)
  • Pioneer - Train #25 & #26: Chicago,IL to Seattle,WA (discontinued 1997)
  • Potomac (discontinued)
  • Potomac Special(discontinued)
  • Prairie Marksman (discontinued)
  • Puget Sound (renamed to Mt Ranier)
  • Rio Grande Zephyr (discontinued)
  • River Cities (discontinued)
  • San Diegans - Trains #500's & #700's: San Diego,CA to San Luis Obispo,CA (renamed to Pacific Surfliner)
  • San Francisco Zephyr (renamed to California Zephyr)
  • Shawnee (renamed to Illini)
  • Shenandoah (discontinued)
  • Silver Palm - Train #89 & #90: New York,NY to Miami,FL (replaced by Palmetto)
  • Silver Palm (discontinued)
  • Silverliner Service (replaced by Keystone Service)
  • Skyline Connection (never implemented)
  • South Breeze (discontinued)
  • South Wind (renamed to Floridian)
  • Southwest Limited (renamed to Southwest Chief)
  • Spirit of America (discontinued)
  • Spirit of California (discontinued)
  • Spirit of St Louis (discontinued)
  • St Clair (renamed to Twilight Limited)
  • Super Chief (renamed to Southwest Limited)
  • Susquehanna (renamed to Keystone Service)
  • Texan (discontinued)
  • Texas Chief (discontinued)
  • Texas Limited (replaced by Texas Eagle)
  • Tidewater (discontinued)
  • Twilight Shoreliner - Trains #66, 67, 76: Boston,MA to Newport News,VA (replaced by Federal)
  • Twin Rocket (discontinued)
  • Vacationer (discontinued)
  • Valley Forge (renamed to Keystone Service)
  • Washingtonian (renamed to Montrealer)
  • Weekender (discontinued)
  • West Coast Metroliner (discontinued)
  • Willamette Valley (discontinued)
  • Wishbone (discontinued)

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