Index of Conventional Trains Operated 1946-1971


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This page written by J. Stephen (Steve) Sandifer


Where starting dates are shown before 1945, these are dates a train began as a "name" train or, if it was not a "name" train, the date it began operating with its present number and route.

Train Number(s)

Dates Operating

Endpoint

Endpoint

Name

         

1 & 2

1916-1949

Chicago

Los Angeles

Scout

1 North

1940-1947

Barstow

Oakland

Scout

2 North

1936-1949

Oakland

Barstow

Scout

1(102) & 2(101)

1949-1950

Kansas City

Denver

Centennial State

1(102) & 2(101)

1950-1954

La Junta

Denver

 

1 & 2

1954-1971

Chicago

Oakland

San Francisco Chief

3 & 4

1892-1954

Chicago

Los Angeles

California Limited

3 & 4

1954

Kansas City

Belen

 

3 & 4

1954-1955

Kansas City

Carlsbad

 

3 & 4

1955-1958

Kansas City

Los Angeles

 

3 & 4

1958-1967

Kansas City

Gallup / Winslow

 

4 North

1949-1954

Oakland

Barstow

California Limited

5 & 6

1916-1948

Chicago

Galveston

Ranger

5 & 6

1948-1949

Newton

Galveston

Ranger

5 & 6

1949-1950

Chicago

Galveston

 

5 & 6

1950-1954

Kansas City

Galveston

 

5 & 6

1954-1955

Chicago

Galveston

 

5 & 6

1955-1957

Kansas City

Galveston

 

5 & 6

1957-1960

Kansas City

Houston

 

6 North

1947-1958

Oakland

Bakersfield

 

7 & 8

1915-1967

Chicago

Los Angeles

Fast Mail Express

7 North

1947-1967

Barstow

Oakland

Fast Mail Express

8 North

1954-1965

Bakersfield

Barstow

 

8 North

1965-1967

Richmond

Barstow

 

9(90) & 10(101)

1940-1947

Kansas City

Denver

 

9(90) & 10(101)

1947-1949

Newton

Denver

Centennial State

9

1950-1968

Chicago

Kansas City

Kansas City Chief

10

1950-1957

Kansas City

Chicago

Kansas City Chief

11

1938-1957

Chicago

Oklahoma City

Kansas Cityan

11

1957-1960

Kansas City

Oklahoma City

Kansas Cityan

11

1960-1968

Kansas City

Dallas

Kansas Cityan

12

1938-1960

Oklahoma City

Chicago

Chicagoan

12

1960-1968

Dallas

Chicago

Chicagoan

13

1955-1958

Chicago

Kansas City

 

14

1955-1957

Kansas City

Chicago

 

13 & 14

1925-1968

Albuquerque

El Paso

Express/El Pasoan

13(130) & 14(141)

1940-1956

La Junta

Denver

 

14 & 15

1901-1968

Williams

Grand Canyon

 

15 & 16

1932-1948

Newton

Galveston

Fast 15 / Chicago Express

15 & 16

1948-1967

Chicago

Galveston

Texas Chief

15 & 16

1967-

Chicago

Houston

Texas Chief

17 & 18

1935-

Chicago

Los Angeles

Super Chief (El Capitan)

19 & 20

1926-1968

Chicago

Los Angeles

Chief

21 & 22

1938-1958

Chicago

Los Angeles

El Capitan

23 & 24

1929-1954

Chicago

Los Angeles

Grand Canyon

23 & 24

1954-1955

Kansas City

Los Angeles

Grand Canyon

23 & 24

1955

Kansas City

Belen / Albuquerque

Grand Canyon

23 & 24

1955-1958

Kansas City

Winslow

Grand Canyon

23 & 24

1963-1971

Chicago

Los Angeles

Grand Canyon

23 North

1933-1954

Barstow

Oakland

Grand Canyon

23 North

1954-1955

Barstow

Bakersfield

Grand Canyon

24 North

1938-1947

Oakland

Barstow

Grand Canyon

24 North

1947-1955

Bakersfield

Barstow

Grand Canyon

25 & 26

1936-1954

Clovis

Carlsbad

Cavern

25 & 26

1955-1967

Clovis

Carlsbad

 

25 & 26

1949-1950

Belen

Albuquerque

Scout

27 & 28

1927-1948

Kansas City

FW

Antelope

27 & 28

1948-1954

Kansas City

Oklahoma City

Antelope

42 & 47

1928-1969

Ash Fork

Phoenix

 

42

1942-1953

Los Angeles

San Bernardino

 

45

1949-1953

San Bernardino

Los Angeles

 

47

1940-1968

Kansas City

Tulsa

Oil Flyer

48

1948-1968

Tulsa

Kansas City

Oil Flyer

50

1940-1948

Tulsa

Kansas City

Oil Flyer

51 & 54

1942-1955

San Bernardino

Los Angeles

 

53

1942-1948

San Bernardino

Los Angeles

 

55

1948-1949

San Bernardino

Los Angeles

 

60 62 - 63

1938-1965

Oakland

Bakersfield

Golden Gate

61

1938-1958

Bakersfleid

Oakland

Golden Gate

65 & 66

1931-1948

Fort Worth

Dallas

 

67 & 68

1938-1956

Dallas

Paris

 

70

* -1964

Los Angeles

San Diego

San Diegan

71 72 79

* -1965

Los Angeles

San Diego

San Diegan

2nd 71 & 2nd 72

1957

Los Angeles

San Diego

San Diegan

73 75 77

*-

San Diego

Los Angeles

San Diegan

74 76 78

* -

Los Angeles

San Diego

San Diegan

80

1952-1965

Los Angeles

San Diego

RDC/San Diegan

81

1952-1964

San Diego

Los Angeles

RDC/San Diegan

82 & 83

1952-1956

Los Angeles

San Diego

RDC

75 & 76

1925-1948

Temple

Clovis

California Special / Texan

75(66) & 76(65)

1948-1968

Houston

Clovis

California Special / Texan

77 & 78

1945-1965

Fort Worth

San Angelo

Angelo

77 & 78

1965-1968

Fort Worth

Brownwood

 

93

1928-1965

Amarillo

Lubbock

West Texas Express

94

1928-1955

Lubbock

Amarillo

Eastern Express

96

1955-1965

Lubbock

Amarillo

Eastern Express

94 & 95

1928-1949

Sweetwater

Lubbock

South Plains / Central Texas Express

105 & 106

1949-1954

Newton

Belen

Scout

111 & 112

1948-1960

Oklahoma City

Dallas

Texas Express / Chicago Express

113 & 114

1953-1954

Belen

Alb.

Scout

115 & 116

1955-1968

Gainesville

Dallas

Texas Chief

117(170) & 118(181)

1938-1950

Phoenix

Cadiz

 

117 & 118

1950-1955

Wickenburg

Cadiz

 

123 & 124

1950-1954

Kansas City

Los Angeles

Grand Canyon

123 & 124

1954-1963

Chicago

Los Angeles

Grand Canyon

127 & 128

1940-1949

Kansas City

La Junta

 

127 & 128

1949-1954

Newton

Dodge City

 

191(190) & 200(201)

1956-1959

La Junta

Denver

 

191 & 200

1959-1967

La Junta

Pueblo

 

191(190) & 200(201)

1967-1971

La Junta

Denver

 

211 & 212

1939-1971

Kansas City

Tulsa

Tulsan

223(102) & 224(101)

1954-1955

Kansas City

Denver

 

223(102) & 224(101)

1955

Newton

Denver

 

223(102) & 224(101)

1955-1956

La Junta

Denver

 

311 & 312

1955-1964

Newton

Dodge City

 

311 & 312

1964-1965

Newton

Kinsley

 

* First San Diegans, introduced in1938, were Nos. 71, 74, 75, 76. Second set, in 1941 wee numbered 70, 73, 78, 79. By 1946, San Diegan trains were Nos. 71, 72, 73, 74, 76, 77, 78, 79 and conventional heavyweight trains were Nos. 70 and 75.