The Gregarious Railfan
The Great Named Passenger Trains in the U.S.
Description:  Beginning in the mid 1920s the passenger railroads of this country were locked in fierce competition for
the customer's dollars. As part of their marketing, They started naming their trains, painting their trains in bright
corporate colors and offering amenities to woo customers, Thus the famous named trains were born.  This page will
provide a variety of links, and because there were so many great trains, I can't list them all here but I will create a
list of just some of the standouts.  The links provided will give much info about the individual trains.  Many of these
Train survived into the Amtrak era. TGR   also decided to add some appropriate (in my view) musical links.
Denver Todd is The Gregarious Railfan
Todd Sestero is the publisher of RAILFAN GUIDES of the U.S.      
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