JACKSON MS

CLASSIC PASSENGER STATIONS


THE STATIONS

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

Illinois Central Station
Opened in 1927
Location: 300 W. Capital St.
Railroad: Illinois Central
Continues in use by Amtrak.

Gulf Mobile & Ohio Station
Location: 617 E. Pearl St.
Railroad: Gulf Mobile & Ohio
Demolished.


ILLINOIS CENTRAL

Departures



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

  2  Creole (City of NO)   Chicago         1:00 am   10:21 am   10:20 am
 26  Northern Express      Chicago         2:40   8   1:50 am
  1  Creole (City of NO)   New Orleans     4:35 am    9:05 pm    9:58 pm
 25  Southern Express      New Orleans     4:45 am    2:30 am
 55  Panama Limited        New Orleans     5:20   5   6:10 am    6:42 am
155                        Gulfport        5:25 am
201  Southwestern Limited  Shreveport      6:05 205   6:05 am
 59  Miss Lou              New Orleans     6:55 am
  4  Louisiane             Chicago         1:30 pm    3:25 pm
204  Atlanta Limited       Meridian        3:05 pm
  3  Louisiane             New Orleans     3:10 pm    1:05 pm
203  Texas Limited         Shreveport      3:20 pm
 27                        New Orleans     3:40 pm
 54  Panama Limited        Chicago         5:05   6   7:25 pm    7:39 pm
202  Northeastern Limited  Meridian       11:30 208  10:55 pm


Arrivals



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

  2  Creole (City of NO)   New Orleans    12:40 am   10:16 am   10:06 am
 26  Northern Express      New Orleans     2:30   8   1:10 am
 25  Southern Express      Chicago         4:10 am    1:50 am
  1  Creole (City of NO)   Chicago         4:20 am    9:00 pm    9:43 pm
 55  Panama Limited        Chicago         5:12   5   6:00 am    6:32 am
 24                        New Orleans     5:30 am
201  Southwestern Limited  Meridian        5:30 205   5:20 am
  4  Louisiane             New Orleans     1:05 pm    3:15 pm
104                        Gulfport        1:10 pm
204  Atlanta Limited       Shreveport      1:10 pm
203  Texas Limited         Meridian        2:45 pm
  3  Louisiane             Chicago         2:52 pm   12:45 pm
 54  Panama Limited        New Orleans     5:03   6   7:15 pm    7:24 pm
 58  Miss Lou              New Orleans     9:30 pm
202  Northeastern Limited  Shreveport     11:20 208  10:35 pm


Passenger service retained by Amtrak in 1971, with the City Of New Orleans. Although north of Jackson beginning in 1995, service began using the primarily freight Yazoo District, instead of the primarily passenger Canton District.

Until early 1940's, Illinois Central passenger trains also operated from Jackson to Natchez and to Yazoo City. The latter route is now the Amtrak route north of Jackson.


GULF MOBILE & OHIO

Departures



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

  1  Rebel                 New Orleans     6:00 am
  2  Rebel                 St. Louis      10:50 pm


Arrivals



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

  1  Rebel                 St. Louis       5:30 am
  2  Rebel                 New Orleans    10:30 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1954, last train was the Rebel.


MAPPING THE STATIONS AND RAILROADS

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