AMERICA'S STREAMLINERS

MILWAUKEE ROAD

(POST WW II)

The Milwaukee Road's passenger trains always had a unique look, with most cars built in the company shops. Prior to the war, the Milwaukee Road introduced its unique Beaver Tail observation cars. And in 1948, the Milwaukee Road introduced its Skytop observation cars, a concept which no other railroad ever adopted. The Hiawatha-North Woods Service connected with the Afternoon Hiawatha in New Lisbon, but during summer operated through into Chicago as a separate train. The Morning Hiawatha was the last surviving train over this route between Chicago and Minneapolis, but upon formation of Amtrak in 1971 was combined with the Empire Builder.


Only streamlined trains and the most important stations are shown.


June 25, 1950     #5       #21      #101      #201       #15        #1
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Chicago         10:30 am  12:30 pm   1:00 pm  -----      3:30 pm  11:15 pm
Milwaukee       11:52 am   2:00 pm   2:15 pm  -----      4:45 pm  12:55 pm
Green Bay       -----      4:28 pm  -----     -----     -----     -----
Channing        -----      8:20 pm  -----     -----     -----     -----
Portage          1:33 pm  -----      3:34 pm  -----      6:07 pm   2:37 am
New Lisbon       2:23 pm  -----      4:11 pm   4:15 pm  -----      3:34 am
Wausau          -----     -----     -----      6:50 pm  -----     -----
Woodruff        -----     -----     -----      9:10 pm  -----     -----
La Crosse        3:32 pm  -----      5:05 pm  -----      7:33 pm   5:20 am
St. Paul         6:15 pm  -----      7:18 pm  -----      9:45 pm   8:10 am
Minneapolis      6:45 pm  -----      7:45 pm  -----     10:25 pm   8:40 am
Aberdeen        -----     -----     -----     -----      3:33 am  -----
Miles City      -----     -----     -----     -----      9:45 am  -----
Harlowton       -----     -----     -----     -----      1:05 pm  -----
Butte           -----     -----     -----     -----      5:51 pm  -----
Missoula        -----     -----     -----     -----      8:19 pm  -----
Avery           -----     -----     -----     -----     10:35 pm  -----
Spokane         -----     -----     -----     -----      1:55 am  -----
Othello         -----     -----     -----     -----      5:00 am  -----
Cle Elum        -----     -----     -----     -----      7:31 am  -----
Seattle         -----     -----     -----     -----     10:45 am  -----
Tacoma          -----     -----     -----     -----     11:45 am  -----
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June 25, 1950     #4       #16        #6      #200      #100       #14
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Tacoma          -----      1:30 pm  -----     -----     -----     -----
Seattle         -----      2:45 pm  -----     -----     -----     -----
Cle Elum        -----      5:01 pm  -----     -----     -----     -----
Othello         -----      7:35 pm  -----     -----     -----     -----
Spokane         -----     10:15 pm  -----     -----     -----     -----
Avery           -----      2:25 am  -----     -----     -----     -----
Missoula        -----      5:50 am  -----     -----     -----     -----
Butte           -----      8:38 am  -----     -----     -----     -----
Harlowton       -----      1:30 pm  -----     -----     -----     -----
Miles City      -----      4:50 pm  -----     -----     -----     -----
Aberdeen        -----      1:30 am  -----     -----     -----     -----
Minneapolis     11:10 pm   6:25 am   7:50 am  -----     12:30 pm  -----
St. Paul        11:59 pm   7:10 am   8:25 am  -----      1:00 pm  -----
La Crosse        2:25 am   9:28 am  10:33 am  -----      3:08 pm  -----
Woodruff        -----     -----     -----     10:40 am  -----     -----
Wausau          -----     -----     -----      1:01 pm  -----     -----
New Lisbon      -----     -----     -----      3:35 pm   3:57 pm  -----
Portage          4:15 am  10:53 am  11:56 am  -----      4:32 pm  -----
Channing        -----     -----     -----     -----     -----      2:00 pm
Green Bay       -----     -----     -----     -----     -----      5:25 pm
Milwaukee        6:10 am  12:25 pm   1:25 pm  -----      6:00 pm   8:10 pm
Chicago          8:00 am   1:45 pm   2:40 pm  -----      7:15 pm   9:40 pm
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PIONEER LIMITED (#1-#4)
(required 2 sets)

(lightweight sleeping cars built by Pullman-Standard in 1949)
(other lightweight cars built in company shops in 1947-1948)

Coaches                     498-551 (from series)
Diner                       121-126 (from series)
16DUP/4BR Sleeper           27-30 (from series)
16DUP/4BR Sleeper           27-30 (from series)
8DUP/6R/4BR Sleeper         19-26 (from series)
8DUP/6R/4BR Sleeper         19-26 (from series)
8DUP/6R/4BR Sleeper         19-26 (from series)
8DUP/6R/4BR Sleeper         19-26 (from series) (Milwaukee-Minneapolis)

AFTERNOON HIAWATHA (#100-#101)
MORNING HIAWATHA (#5-#6)
(required 4 sets)

(all cars built in company shops in 1947-1948)

Mail                        2152-2153 (Morning Hiawatha)
Coaches                     498-551 (from series)
Tip Top Tap                 168-169 (Morning Hiawatha)
Tip Top Tap                 172-173 (Afternoon Hiawatha)
Diner                       121-126 (from series)
Parlor                      190-197 (from series)
Parlor Skytop Observation   186-189

(one parlor car carried on #15 instead of #5)

CHIPPEWA HIAWATHA (#14-#21)
(required 2 sets)

(all cars built in company shops in 1947-1948)
(observation cars built in company shops in 1938)

Coaches                     498-551 (from series)
Diner                       121-126 (from series)
Beaver Tail Parlor Obs.     (4 cars available)

OLYMPIAN HIAWATHA (#15-#16)
(required 6 sets)

(room sleeping cars built by Pullman-Standard in 1949)
(Super Dome cars built by Pullman-Standard in 1952)
(all other cars built in company shops in 1947-1948)

Mail Express                1208-1213
Baggage Dorm                1309-1314
52 Seat Coach               480-497 (from series)
52 Seat Coach               480-497 (from series)
52 Seat Coach               480-497 (from series)
Tip Top Tap                 162-167
14S Sleeper                 5740-5751 (from series)
14S Sleeper                 5740-5751 (from series)
Diner                       115-120
10R/6BR Sleeper             2-11 (from series)
8BR Skytop Observation      12,14-18

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)
Coaches                     498-551 (from series) (shops 1947-1948)
22 Seat Parlor              Ishkoodah/Minnewawa
24 Seat Parlor Observation  Wenonah/Nokomis

VARSITY (#20-#117)
(required 2 sets)

#117      June 25, 1950    #20
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 9:45 am  Chicago         10:55 am
10:40 am  Fox Lake         9:57 am
11:10 am  Walworth         9:28 am
11:49 am  Janesville       9:00 am
12:50 pm  Madison          8:00 am
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(all cars built in company shops in 1947-1948)

Coaches                     498-551 (from series)
Parlor                      190-197 (from series)

MIDWEST HIAWATHA (#102-#103)
(required 2 sets)

#103      June 25, 1950   #102
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12:50 pm  Chicago          9:10 pm
 3:18 pm  Savanna          6:39 pm
 9:20 pm  Omaha           12:40 pm
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(all cars built in company shops in 1947-1948)
(observation cars built in company shops in 1938)

Coaches                     498-551 (from series)
Tip Top Tap Diner           170-171
Cafe Parlor                 180-185 (from series)
Beaver Tail Parlor Obs.     (4 cars available)