AMARILLO

CLASSIC PASSENGER STATIONS


THE STATIONS

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

Santa Fe Station
Opened in 1910
Location: 401 S. Grant St.
Railroad: Santa Fe
Building still stands.

Rock Island Station
Opened in 1909
Location: 1st Ave. between Polk St. and Taylor St.
Railroad: Rock Island
Demolished 1986.

Fort Worth & Denver Station
Opened in 1910
Location: 1st Ave. and Pierce St.
Railroad: Fort Worth & Denver
Building still stands.


SANTA FE

Departures



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

  2  Scout                 Chicago         6:05   4   2:55 am
 53  (mixed train)         La Junta        8:15  37   7:15 am
 93                        Lubbock         2:10 pm    9:35 am
 23  Grand Canyon Limited  Los Angeles     2:15 pm    9:30 am
  1  San Francisco Chief   San Francisco              9:40 am    5:30 am
  2  San Francisco Chief   Chicago                    5:45 pm   12:25 am
 24  Grand Canyon Limited  Chicago         5:20 pm    6:05 pm
  1  Scout                 Los Angeles    12:05   3   9:15 pm


Arrivals



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

  2  Scout                 Los Angeles     5:50   4   2:40 am
 23  Grand Canyon Limited  Chicago         2:00 pm    9:15 am
  1  San Francisco Chief   Chicago                    9:30 am    5:30 am
 96                        Lubbock         4:50  94   5:25 pm
  2  San Francisco Chief   San Francisco              5:35 pm   12:25 am
 24  Grand Canyon Limited  Los Angeles     5:00 pm    5:50 pm
 54  (mixed train)         La Junta        9:30  38   8:30 pm
  1  Scout                 Chicago        11:50   3   8:55 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1971 with the creation of Amtrak, last train was the San Francisco Chief.


ROCK ISLAND

Departures



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

112  Californian           Memphis         8:50 am   10:00 am
 52  Choctaw Rocket        Memphis         5:20 pm    9:30 pm
998  (mixed train)         Liberal KS      9:30 pm
111  Californian           Tucumcari      10:00 pm    4:25 pm


Arrivals



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

112  Californian           Tucumcari       8:40 am    9:45 am
 51  Choctaw Rocket        Memphis         1:05 pm    7:00 am
997  (mixed train)         Liberal KS      3:45 pm
111  Californian           Memphis         9:55 pm    4:15 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1967.


FORT WORTH & DENVER

Departures



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

  8  Gulf Coast Special    Denver          8:20 am    7:57 am
  7  Gulf Coast Special    Dallas         10:30 am    8:34 am
  2  Texas Zephyr          Denver         10:30 pm    9:14 pm
  1  Texas Zephyr          Dallas         11:50 pm   11:05 pm


Arrivals



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

  8  Gulf Coast Special    Dallas          8:00 am    7:30 am
  7  Gulf Coast Special    Denver         10:10 am    8:16 am
  2  Texas Zephyr          Dallas         10:10 pm    8:52 pm
  1  Texas Zephyr          Denver         11:30 pm   10:40 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1967, last train was the Texas Zephyr.


MAPPING THE STATIONS AND RAILROADS

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