SHREVEPORT

CLASSIC PASSENGER STATIONS


THE STATIONS

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

Union Station
Opened in 1897
Location: Louisiana Ave. and Lake St.
Railroads: Illinois Central, Kansas City Southern, Southern Pacific, Texas & Pacific
Burned 1969, vacant lot exists, location obvious in aerial view.

In the 1930's, Texas & Pacific moved into its own station.

Central Station
Opened in 1897
Location: 1025 Marshall St.
Railroads: Louisiana & Arkansas, St. Louis Southwestern
Building still stands.

Around the 1930's, Louisiana & Arkansas and St. Louis Southwestern moved from Central Station to Union Station.

Texas & Pacific Station
Opened in 1930's
Location: 104 Market St.
Railroad: Texas & Pacific
Building demolished.


ILLINOIS CENTRAL

Departures



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

204  Atlanta Limited       Meridian        6:55 am
202  Northeastern Limited  Meridian        5:00 208   4:30 pm


Arrivals



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

201  Southwestern Limited  Meridian        1:15 205  12:40 pm
203  Texas Limited         Meridian        9:55 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1968.


KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN/LOUISIANA & ARKANSAS

Departures



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

 10                        Kansas City                7:00 am
  2  Southern Belle        Kansas City     7:00 am   11:00 pm
  5  Flying Crow           New Orleans     1:30   9  10:50 pm
 15  Flying Crow           Port Arthur     1:40 pm   12:35 pm
 16  Flying Crow           Kansas City     5:30 pm    5:00 pm
  4  (mixed train)         Hope            7:15 pm    5:10 pm
  1  Southern Belle        New Orleans    11:20 pm    3:15 am


Arrivals



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

  2  Southern Belle        New Orleans     6:45 am   10:45 pm
  3  Shreveporter          Hope            7:30 am    7:30 am
 15  Flying Crow           Kansas City     1:00 pm   11:55 am
 16  Flying Crow           Port Arthur     4:40 pm    4:20 pm
  6  Flying Crow           New Orleans     5:00  10   6:25 am
  9                        Kansas City               10:15 pm
  1  Southern Belle        Kansas City    10:40 pm    3:00 am


Passenger service discontinued in 1969, last train was the Southern Belle.


SOUTHERN PACIFIC

Departures



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

 25  (Motor Train)         Houston         1:30 pm
 27                        Houston        11:30 pm


Arrivals



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

 28                        Houston         6:40 am
 26  (Motor Train)         Houston         4:10 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1955.


TEXAS & PACIFIC

Departures



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

 23  Texas Colorado Ltd.   Marshall TX     1:10 am
 24  Texas Colorado Ltd.   New Orleans     3:50 am
 21  Louisiana Limited     Marshall TX     7:20 am    3:55 am
 27  Southerner            Marshall TX     3:00 pm    3:25 pm
 20  Texas Ranger          Alexandria      4:10  28  12:10 pm
 26  Louisiana Limited     New Orleans    11:00  22  10:35 pm


Arrivals



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

 23  Texas Colorado Ltd.   New Orleans    12:50 am
 24  Texas Colorado Ltd.   Marshall TX     3:35 am
 21  Louisiana Limited     New Orleans     7:00 am    3:40 am
 27  Southerner            Alexandria     12:10 pm    3:10 pm
 20  Texas Ranger          Marshall TX     3:25  28  11:59 am
 26  Louisiana Limited     Marshall TX    10:50  22  10:20 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1969.

In 1964, Texas & Pacific reportedly moved to a station on West 70th St.


ST. LOUIS SOUTHWESTERN

Departures



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

802  Lone Star             Lewisville TX   9:30 pm


Arrivals



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

801  Lone Star             Lewisville TX   6:30 am


Passenger service discontinued in 1953.


Links/Additional Information
Texas And Pacific Railway/Shreveport


MAPPING THE STATIONS AND RAILROADS

Links to locations of past and present stations and railroads, using Google Maps. Satellite views are also available.

Shreveport Union Station was operated by Kansas City Shreveport & Gulf Terminal, a subsidiary of KCS.