BEAUMONT TX

CLASSIC PASSENGER STATIONS


THE STATIONS

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

Southern Pacific Station
Location: 895 Laurel Ave.
Railroad: Southern Pacific
Building still stands.

Kansas City Southern Station
Location: KCS St. and Jefferson St.
Railroads: Kansas City Southern, Missouri Pacific
Demolished.

Santa Fe Station
Location: 603 Crockett St.
Railroad: Santa Fe
Building still stands.


SOUTHERN PACIFIC

Departures



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

  3  Acadian               Houston         5:25 am    5:17 am
  5  Argonaut              Los Angeles     6:38 am    6:20 pm
  2  Sunset Limited        New Orleans     9:48 am    9:47 am    1:53 pm
  1  Sunset Limited        Los Angeles     7:12 pm    5:43 am    6:17 pm
155  (mixed train)         Dallas          8:00 pm
  6  Argonaut              New Orleans    11:38 pm    9:44 pm
  8  Acadian               New Orleans    11:58   4  11:47 pm


Passenger service retained by Amtrak in 1971, with the Sunset Limited.


KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN

Departures



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

 16  Flying Crow           Kansas City    10:25 am   11:05 am
 15  Flying Crow           Port Arthur     8:20 pm    5:45 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1968.


MISSOURI PACIFIC

Departures



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

  9  Houstonian            Houston         6:00 am    5:40 am
  4  Orleanean             New Orleans    11:04 am   11:15 am
  3  Orleanean             Houston         4:47 pm    4:00 pm
 10  Houstonian            New Orleans    11:35 pm   11:45 pm


Arrivals



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

  9  Houstonian            New Orleans     5:55 am    5:30 am
  4  Orleanean             Houston        10:59 am   11:25 am
  3  Orleanean             New Orleans     4:42 pm    3:50 pm
 10  Houstonian            Houston        11:31 pm   11:35 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1967.


SANTA FE

Departures



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

202  (Motor Train)         Longview        9:15 am
206  (Motor Train)         Somerville      5:00 pm


Arrivals



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

205  (Motor Train)         Somerville     10:45 am
201  (Motor Train)         Longview        2:35 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1956.


MAPPING THE STATIONS AND RAILROADS

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

In later years SP had trackage rights over Santa Fe to Loeb Jct., 9 miles north. MP had trackage rights over KCS to DeQuincy, 46 miles east.

In more recent years, the SP and MP lines have been consolidated through Beaumont, including for Amtrak service. Both former railroads are now part of Union Pacific.