CEDAR RAPIDS

CLASSIC PASSENGER STATIONS


THE STATIONS

The major stations serving Cedar Rapids, during the golden age of passenger trains.

Union Station
Opened in 1897
Location: 4th St. and 4th Ave. SE
Railroads: Chicago & North Western, Rock Island
Demolished 1961.

Milwaukee Depot
Location: 401 1st Ave. SE
Railroads: Milwaukee Road, Illinois Central
Building demolished.


CHICAGO & NORTH WESTERN

Cedar Rapids was served by the C&NW main line between Chicago and Omaha. C&NW actually used a "loop" route entering the city.

Passenger service discontinued in 1960.

In 1958, Chicago & North Western began using a Beverly station to the southwest, no longer requiring the loop route.


ROCK ISLAND

Cedar Rapids was along the Rock Island secondary main line between Burlington IA and St. Paul and Minneapolis. A Rock Island branch extended north to Decorah IA.

Passenger service discontinued in 1967, last train was the Zephyr Rocket.


MILWAUKEE ROAD

Cedar Rapids was along a Milwaukee Road branch from Marion to Ottumwa IA, diverging from the Milwaukee Road main line at Marion.

Passenger service discontinued in 1954.


Until the early 1940's, also using the Milwaukee Road Station were Illinois Central passenger trains.


Mapping The Stations And Railroads
Using Google Maps


Information is from "The Official Guide of the Railways", and from actual railroad timetables, with various effective dates.