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- Lines West -

 

The timelines below show Great Northern's name-trains on Lines West and the years they operated, arranged by historic relationship. (For legend see below).

 

  Lines West: Seattle - Vancouver B.C.
  Name   Route

Note

18

85

18

90

18

95

19

00

19

05 19 10 19 15 19 20 19 25 19 30 19

35

19

40

19

45

19

50

19

55

19

60

19

65

19

70

 

American

Limited

 

 

Vancouver-

Seattle

 

1

 

 

                     

 

 '36

355

 

 

'46

         

 

Canadian

Limited

 

 

Seattle-

Vancouver

 

1

 

 

                     

 

 '36

360

 

 

'46

         

 

International

Limited

 

 

Seattle-

Vancouver v.v.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

35

 '36

8/359

 

 

'46

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morning

Puget

Sounder

 

Seattle-

Vancouver v.v.

 

 

                         

359/36

'46    '5

0

 

0

       

 

Afternoon

Puget

Sounder

 

Seattle-

Vancouver v.v.

 

 

                         

355/35

'46    '5

8

 

0

       

 

Morning

International

 

 

Seattle-

Vancouver v.v.

 

 

                         

 

 

'5

355/35

0

6

'56

357/35

 

8

'69

 

 

(After)Noon

International

 

 

Seattle-

Vancouver v.v.

 

 

 

                         

 

 

'5

357/36

0

0

'56

359/36

 

0

'7

 

 

0

 

Evening

International

 

 

Seattle-

Vancouver v.v.

 

 

                         

 

 

'5

361/

0

362

'6

 

 

0

   
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18

85

18

90

18

95

19

00

19

05 19 10 19 15 19 20 19 25 19 30 19

35

19

40

19

45

19

50

19

55

19

60

19

65

19

70

 

Notes:

1. The American Limited and Canadian Limited were sister trains, with the American Limited operating south and the Canadian Limited north.

 

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  Lines West: Other Routes
  Name   Route

Note

18

85

18

90

18

95

19

00

19

05 19 10 19 15 19 20 19 25 19 30 19

35

19

40

19

45

19

50

19

55

19

60

19

65

19

70

 

Northwest

Limited

 

 

Kansas City-

Seattle v.v.

 

?

 

 

       

43/

'01

44

'09

                         

 

Northwest

Express

 

 

Kansas City-

Seattle

 

1

 

 

         

43

'09

                         

 

Great

Northern

Express

 

Kansas City-

Seattle

 

1

 

 

         

 

'09

 

 

43

 

 

 

 

'29

                 

 

Southeast

Express

 

 

Seattle-

Kansas City

 

1

 

 

         

 

'09

 

 

44

 

 

 

 

'29

                 

 

Adventure-

land

 

 

Seattle-

Kansas City v.v.

 

2

? 

 

                                     

 

Mississippi

Valley

Limited

 

Belton-

Kansas City

 

3

 

 

               

42

'24

                   

 

Puget

Sound

Limited

 

Kansas City-

Belton

 

3

 

 

               

41

'24

                   

 

Cascadian

 

 

 

Spokane-Seattle

v.v.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

37/

'29

38

 '31

 

 

 

 

5/6

 

 

 

 

 

 

'59 

 

 

 

 
Copyright 2005 Ben Ringnalda 

18

85

18

90

18

95

19

00

19

05 19 10 19 15 19 20 19 25 19 30 19

35

19

40

19

45

19

50

19

55

19

60

19

65

19

70

 

Notes:

?  Information on these trains is sketchy and incomplete. What is known is presented but should be treated with care.

1. Inaugurated in May 1909 the Northwest and Southeast expresses were sister trains. The Northwest Express was renamed Great Northern express in November 1909. These trains were unable to compete against the faster Union Pacific route. From the early 1910s the trains were truncated several times. It's unclear if the names stayed connected to the 43/44 line pair until 1929.

2. The Adventureland also operated on numbers 43/44. In what years is unclear.

3. The Mississippi Valley Limited and sister train Puget Sound Limited were only operated during the 1924 Glacier Park season.

 

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Legend: 

Grey bars show the period in which a train operated. The numbered Notes give more information on certain changes in a trains history. Trains that operated in both directions are indicated by "v.v." behind the route.

 

 

'15

= Year in which a train was inaugurated or when important changes were implemented.

 

'31

= Year in which a train was discontinued or after which important changes were implemented.

1/2

 

= Train numbers.

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