HISTORIC PASSENGER TRAIN ROUTES

ST. LOUIS

Main intercity passenger routes into St. Louis, east of the Mississippi River.

Links to "railfan timetable" information for present railroads, whether successor Amtrak service or freight only, along with information on abandoned routes. Also included are current or "classic" track diagrams.

Included are lines east of the Mississippi River. Lines are shown clockwise from north to south.


Burlington Route

Passenger service discontinued in 1961.

Galesburg-Bushnell - BNSF Brookfield Subdivision
Bushnell-Concord - BNSF Beardstown Subdivision
Concord-East Alton - CB&Q Beardstown & St. Louis Subdivision (abandoned)
East Alton-Granite City - UP/GW Joint Line
Granite City-St. Louis - TRRA Merchants Subdivision

Alton Route/Gulf Mobile & Ohio

Passenger service continues under Amtrak.

Chicago-Joliet - CN Joliet Subdivision
Joliet-Bloomington - UP Joliet Subdivision
Bloomington-Wann - UP Springfield Subdivision
Wann-Granite City - UP/GW Joint Line
Granite City-St. Louis - TRRA Merchants Subdivision

Chicago & Eastern Illinois

Passenger service discontinued in late 1940's.

Chicago-74th Street - Metra Southwest Sub District
74th Street-81st Street - Belt Railway Of Chicago
81st Street-Dolton - UP Villa Grove Subdivision
Dolton-Woodland Jct. - UP Villa Grove Subdivision
Woodland Jct.-Villa Grove - UP Villa Grove Subdivision
Villa Grove-Lenox - UP Pana Subdivision
Lenox-Granite City - UP/GW Joint Line
Granite City-St. Louis - TRRA Merchants Subdivision

New York Central

Passenger service discontinued in 1968.

Ansonia-Indianapolis - CSX Indianapolis Line Subdivision
Indianapolis-Terre Haute - CSX St. Louis Line Subdivision
Terre Haute-Paris - CSX Danville Secondary Subdivision
Paris-Pana - NYC/Illinois Division (abandoned)
Pana-Lenox - UP Pana Subdivision
Lenox-Granite City - UP/GW Joint Line
Granite City-St. Louis - TRRA Merchants Subdivision

Wabash

Passenger service discontinued in 1971 with the creation of Amtrak.

Chicago-74th Street - Metra Southwest Sub District
74th Street-Manhattan - Metra Southwest Sub District
Manhattan-Forrest - Wabash/6th District (abandoned)
Forrest-Gibson City - Bloomer Line
Gibson City-Bement - NS Bloomington District

Detroit-Montpelier - NS Detroit District
Montpelier-Peru IN - NS Huntington District
Peru IN-Danville - NS Lafayette District
Danville-Decatur - NS Lafayette District
Decatur-Granite City - NS Brooklyn District
Granite City-St. Louis - TRRA Merchants Subdivision

Illinois Central (Springfield Division)

Passenger service discontinued in 1968.

Chicago-Kensington-Stuenkel - CN Chicago Subdivision
Stuenkel-Kankakee-Gilman - CN Chicago Subdivision
Gilman-Springfield - CN Gilman Subdivision
Springfield-Glen Carbon - IC Springfield District (abandoned)
Glen Carbon-East St. Louis - UP Madison Subdivision
East St. Louis-St. Louis - TRRA Eads Subdivision (abandoned)

Nickel Plate Road

Passenger service discontinued in 1959.

Decatur-Craigville - NKP Cloverleaf District (abandoned)
Craigville-Marion - Wabash Central Railroad
Marion-Kokomo - Central Railroad of Indianapolis
Kokomo-Frankfort - NS Kokomo Spur
Frankfort-Metcalf - NKP Cloverleaf District (abandoned)
Metcalf-Neoga - Eastern Illinois Railroad
Neoga-Coffeen - NKP Cloverleaf District (abandoned)
Coffeen-Sorento - NS Madison Branch
Sorento-East St. Louis - NKP Cloverleaf District (abandoned)
East St. Louis-St. Louis - TRRA Eads Subdivision (abandoned)

Pennsylvania Railroad

Passenger service initially retained by Amtrak in 1971, discontinued in 1979.

Richmond IN-Indianapolis - PRR Columbus Division (abandoned)
Indianapolis-Davis - CSX Frankfort Secondary Subdivision
Davis-Terre Haute - PRR St. Louis Division (abandoned)
Terre Haute-East St. Louis - CSX St. Louis Line Subdivision
East St. Louis-St. Louis - TRRA Eads Subdivision (abandoned)

Baltimore & Ohio

Passenger service discontinued in 1971 with the creation of Amtrak.

Cincinnati-Washington IN - CSX Indiana Subdivision
Washington IN-East St. Louis - CSX Illinois Subdivision
East St. Louis-St. Louis - TRRA Eads Subdivision (abandoned)

Southern Railway

Passenger service discontinued in 1952.

Louisville-Princeton IN - NS Southern-East District
Princeton IN-East St. Louis - NS Southern-West District
East St. Louis-St. Louis - TRRA Eads Subdivision (abandoned)

Louisville & Nashville

Passenger service discontinued in 1971 with the creation of Amtrak.

Evansville-East St. Louis - Evansville Western Railway
East St. Louis-St. Louis - TRRA Eads Subdivision (abandoned)

Illinois Central (St. Louis Division)

Passenger service discontinued in 1970.

St. Louis-Valley Jct. - TRRA MacArthur Bridge
Valley Jct.-Pinckneyville-Du Quoin - CN St. Louis Subdivision
Pinckneyville-Carbondale - IC Murphysboro District (abandoned)
Du Quoin-Carbondale - CN Centralia Subdivision

Mobile & Ohio/Gulf Mobile & Ohio

Passenger service discontinued in 1959.

St. Louis-Cairo - CN Sparta Subdivision

Missouri Pacific/St. Louis Southwestern

Passenger service discontinued in 1959.

St. Louis-Valley Jct. - TRRA MacArthur Bridge
Valley Jct.-Illmo - UP Chester Subdivision