Lists of named passenger trains

In the history of rail transport, dating back to the 19th century, there have been hundreds of named passenger trains. Lists of these have been organised into geographical regions.

Trains with numeric names are spelled out. For example, the 20th Century Limited is listed under "Twentieth Century Limited".

Named trains are sometimes identified through a train headboard, drumhead, lettering on the locomotive or passenger cars,[1] or a combination of these methods.



The Eastern & Oriental Express, a named passenger train between Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.


The Indian Pacific, a named passenger train in Australia.


The Glacier Express, a named passenger train in Switzerland.

North America

United States


  1. Houston Railroad Museum, restoration photos of cars lettered for the Texas Special
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