AMERICA'S STREAMLINERS

MILWAUKEE ROAD

(PRE WW II)

The Milwaukee Road's introduction of the Hiawathas between Chicago and the Twin Cities meant competition for the Burlington Route's Zephyrs. The Milwaukee Road built the cars themselves in the company shops. Shrouded steam locomotives were used initially, although a few pre war diesels were acquired later. The Hiawatha-North Woods Service connected with the Afternoon Hiawatha in New Lisbon, but during summer operated through into Chicago as a separate train.


Only streamlined trains and the most important stations are shown.


May 17, 1942    #5      #101      #201
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Chicago        9:45 am   1:00 pm  -----
Milwaukee     11:07 am   2:15 pm  -----
Portage       12:41 pm   3:34 pm  -----
New Lisbon     1:30 pm   4:11 pm   4:15 pm
La Crosse      2:39 pm   5:05 pm  -----
St. Paul       5:05 pm   7:15 pm  -----
Minneapolis    5:45 pm   7:45 pm  -----
Wausau        -----     -----      6:43 pm
Star Lake     -----     -----      9:45 pm
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May 17, 1942    #6      #200      #100
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Star Lake     -----     10:20 am  -----
Wausau        -----      1:12 pm  -----
Minneapolis    8:00 am  -----     12:30 pm
St. Paul       8:35 am  -----      1:00 pm
La Crosse     10:46 am  -----      3:12 pm
New Lisbon    -----      3:45 pm   4:01 pm
Portage       12:09 pm  -----      4:35 pm
Milwaukee      1:35 pm  -----      6:00 pm
Chicago        2:50 pm  -----      7:15 pm
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MORNING HIAWATHA (#5-#6)
AFTERNOON HIAWATHA (#100-#101)
(required 4 sets)

(all cars built in company shops in 1938)

Express Tap                 153-156
56 Seat Coach               437-452 (from series)
56 Seat Coach               437-452 (from series)
56 Seat Coach               437-452 (from series)
56 Seat Coach               437-452 (from series)
Diner                       109-112
24 Seat Parlor              Chandler/Hanson/Hiland
24 Seat Parlor              Manchester/Sewell/Whittemore
28 Seat Parlor Observation  Earling/Merrill/Miller/Mitchell

HIAWATHA-NORTH WOODS SERVICE (#200-#201)
(required 1 set/summer 2 sets)

(all cars built in company shops in 1934 unless noted)

Express Mail                1205 (shops 1937)
Tap Cafe                    5251-5252 (shops 1935)
48 Seat Coach               4400-4440 (from series)
22 Seat Parlor              Ishkoodah/Minnewawa
24 Seat Parlor Observation  Wenonah/Nokomis