BATON ROUGE

CLASSIC PASSENGER STATIONS


THE STATIONS

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

Illinois Central Station
Opened in 1925
Location: 100 S. River Rd.
Railroads: Illinois Central, Missouri Pacific, Southern Pacific
Building is now the Louisiana Art & Science Museum.

Louisiana & Arkansas Station
Location: Government St. and 14th St.
Railroads: Louisiana & Arkansas
Building still stands.


ILLINOIS CENTRAL

Departures



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

 15  Planter               New Orleans     7:10 am
 33                        New Orleans     1:50 pm
 12  Planter               Memphis         5:05 pm


Arrivals



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

 15  Planter               Memphis         6:50 am
 32                        New Orleans     9:50 am
 12  Planter               New Orleans     4:50 pm


Passenger service discontinued in late 1940's.


MISSOURI PACIFIC

Departures



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

  9  Houstonian            Houston        12:35 am   12:20 am
 10  Houstonian            New Orleans     5:25 am    5:05 am
  3  Orleanean             Houston        10:50 am   10:45 am
  4  Orleanean             New Orleans     5:00 pm    5:10 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1967.


Until the early 1940's, also using the Illinois Central Station were Southern Pacific passenger trains.


KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN/LOUISIANA & ARKANSAS

Departures



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

  2  Southern Belle        Kansas City    12:45 am    5:45 pm
  1  Southern Belle        New Orleans     5:25 am    8:10 am
  6  Flying Crow           Shreveport     11:00  10  11:40 pm
  5  Flying Crow           New Orleans     7:40   9   5:00 am


Passenger service discontinued in 1969, last train was the Southern Belle.


Links/Additional Information
Louisiana Art & Science Museum


MAPPING THE STATIONS AND RAILROADS

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

MP had trackage rights via IC through Baton Rouge, and via L&A across the Mississippi River. L&A and Texas & Pacific jointly operated the line extending northwest.