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

Departures



No.  Name                  1942 Dest.  1942 Time  1956 Time  1971 Time

  6                        Chicago         1:00 am
 27  Overland              San Francisco   1:05   1   8:16 pm
  7  L. A. Challenger      Los Angeles     1:20       2:35 am
 87  S. F. Challenger      San Francisco   1:40
 22  Pacific Limited       Chicago         2:10   2   7:08 am
 88  S. F. Challenger      Chicago         2:30
  8  L. A. Challenger      Chicago         3:00       3:55 am
 28  Overland              Chicago         3:25   6   1:24 am
112  City of Denver        Chicago         4:53  to CMStP&P
102  City of S. Francisco  Chicago         5:58  to CMStP&P
 15                        Omaha           7:05   5   2:10 am
  2  City of Portland      Chicago         8:43  to CMStP&P
104  City of Los Angeles   Chicago         8:43  to CMStP&P
 16                        Chicago         1:30   4   4:36 pm
 21  Pacific Limited       San Francisco   3:02   3   2:13 pm
  1  City of Portland      Portland        9:34  to CMStP&P
103  City of Los Angeles   Los Angeles     9:34  to CMStP&P
111  City of Denver        Denver          9:42  to CMStP&P
101  City of S. Francisco  San Francisco  11:04  to CMStP&P


Passenger service discontinued in 1960.

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


ROCK ISLAND

Departures



No.  Name                  1942 Dest.  1942 Time  1956 Time  1971 Time

 61  Zephyr Rocket         Minneapolis     1:05 am    1:15 am
 19  (Motor Train)         Sioux Falls     1:35 am
811  (mixed train)         Decorah         6:30 am
 63  (Motor Train)         Manly           9:45 am    9:55 am
 64  (Motor Train)         Burlington      7:15 pm    9:45 am
 62  Zephyr Rocket         St. Louis      10:50 pm   10:50 pm
 20  (Motor Train)         Rock Island    10:55 pm


Arrivals



No.  Name                  1942 Orig.  1942 Time  1956 Time  1971 Time

 19  (Motor Train)         Rock Island    12:40 am
 61  Zephyr Rocket         St. Louis      12:55 am    1:00 am
 63  (Motor Train)         Burlington      9:15 am    9:30 am
810  (mixed train)         Decorah         2:30 pm
 64  (Motor Train)         Manly           6:55 pm    9:00 am
 20  (Motor Train)         Sioux Falls    10:30 pm
 62  Zephyr Rocket         Minneapolis    10:40 pm   10:40 pm


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


MILWAUKEE ROAD

Departures



No.  Name                  1942 Dest.  1942 Time  1956 Time  1971 Time

197  (mixed train)         Ottumwa         3:15 am
103  (Motor Train)         Ottumwa         7:45 am


Arrivals



No.  Name                  1942 Orig.  1942 Time  1956 Time  1971 Time

108  (Motor Train)         Ottumwa         6:55 pm
 23  (Motor Train)         Marion          7:10 pm


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