TERRE HAUTE

CLASSIC PASSENGER STATIONS


THE STATIONS

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

New York Central Station
Opened in 1899
Location: 7th St. and Tippecanoe St.
Railroad: New York Central
Demolished.

Union Station
Opened in 1893
Location: 9th St. and Spruce St.
Railroads: Chicago & Eastern Illinois, Milwaukee Road, Pennsylvania Railroad
Demolished 1960.


NEW YORK CENTRAL

Departures



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

431  St. Louis Special     St. Louis       2:00 am
434  Local                 Galion          2:25 am
446  Cleveland Special     Cleveland       2:55 am    2:00 am
427  Gateway               St. Louis       4:05 am    3:07 am
402  Indianapolis Express  Indianapolis    7:45 446   4:35 am
 41  Knickerbocker         St. Louis       8:53 am    7:48 am
 23  Missourian            St. Louis      11:52 am
 12  Southwestern Limited  New York       12:45 pm   12:24 pm
 11  Southwestern Limited  St. Louis       1:15 pm   12:02 pm
 24  Knickerbocker         New York        4:07 pm    3:46 pm
407  St. Louis Special     St. Louis       7:03 pm    6:48 pm
 38  Missourian            New York        9:25  40   9:06 pm


Former New York Central passenger service discontinued in 1968. Former Pennsylvania Railroad passenger service moved to this station in 1969, with Penn Central merger consolidation.


CHICAGO & EASTERN ILLINOIS

Departures



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

 94  Dixie Flyer           Chicago        12:56 am    1:35 am
 96  Dixie Mail            Chicago         3:10  80   4:56 am
 95  Dixie Flyer           Jacksonville    3:12 am    1:40 am
  9                        Evansville      5:03 am
 92  Dixie Limited         Chicago         9:48 am    4:03 pm
 99  Dixie Flagler         Miami          11:25  11  12:18 pm
  1                        Evansville      2:25 pm    1:55 pm
  8                        Chicago         2:51  54   5:52 am
 93  Dixie Limited         Atlanta         5:43  81   7:13 pm
 98  Dixie Flagler         Chicago         5:55  12   3:17 pm
 10                        Chicago         9:03 pm
 97  Dixie Mail            Nashville      11:50  93   7:46 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1968.


PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD

Departures



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

 13                        St. Louis       1:05 am
  6  Allegheny             Pittsburgh      4:37 am    2:10 am
 33  St. Louisan           St. Louis       5:33 am    3:55 pm
909  (mixed train)         Decatur         5:50 am
 27                        St. Louis       9:20 am
 31  Spirit Of St. Louis   St. Louis      10:11 am   10:12 am   11:50 am
 65  Jeffersonian          St. Louis      10:27 am
 67  American              St. Louis       1:33   3  12:13 pm
 66  American              New York       12:15   4  12:40 pm    2:05 pm
 30  Spirit Of St. Louis   New York        2:54 pm    3:20 pm
 64  Jeffersonian          New York        3:07 pm
 11                        St. Louis       7:07 pm    7:10  13   8:20 pm
 26                        Pittsburgh      8:02  32   8:40 pm    8:25 pm
102  Pennsylvania Limited  Pittsburgh      9:04 pm


Passenger service moved to former New York Central station in 1969, with Penn Central merger consolidation. Passenger service initially retained by Amtrak in 1971, basically trains 4 and 31 the Spirit Of St. Louis at the time.


MILWAUKEE ROAD

Departures



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

  4  (Motor Train)         Bedford         4:05 am


Arrivals



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

  1  (Motor Train)         Bedford         6:35 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1950.

The Milwaukee Road had an additional station on Hulman Street, south of downtown Terre Haute. That railroad moved out of Union Station in the late 1930's, making Hulman Street its only station in Terre Haute.


MAPPING THE STATIONS AND RAILROADS

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

After the Penn Central merger of 1968, traffic between Indianapolis and St. Louis initially was concentrated on the former Pennsylvania Railroad line. In 1969, Penn Central adopted use of the former New York Central line between Indianapolis and Terre Haute, and the former Pennsylvania Railroad line between Terre Haute and St. Louis. A connection was constructed on the west side of Terre Haute, between US Hwy. 41 and the Wabash River. Passenger trains, operated by Amtrak until 1979, stopped at the New York Central station.