GALVESTON

CLASSIC PASSENGER STATIONS


THE STATIONS

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

Union Station
Opened in 1912
Location: 123 Rosenberg St.
Railroads: Santa Fe, Missouri Kansas Texas, Missouri Pacific, Southern Pacific
Building is now the Galveston Railroad Museum.


SANTA FE

Departures



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

 16  Chicago Express       Newton          7:15 am    6:50 am
  6  Ranger                Chicago         7:45 pm    7:30 pm


Arrivals



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

  5  Ranger                Chicago         9:25 am    9:50 am
 15  Fast Fifteen          Newton          6:30 pm    8:15 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1967, last train was the Texas Chief train numbers 15 and 16.


MISSOURI KANSAS TEXAS

Departures



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

 26  Katy Flyer            Denison         9:00 pm


Arrivals



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

 25  Katy Flyer            Denison         9:45 am


Passenger service discontinued in early 1940's.


MISSOURI PACIFIC

Departures



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

 22                        Palestine      10:00 am


Arrivals



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

 21                        Palestine       3:10 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1954.


SOUTHERN PACIFIC

Departures



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

172                        Houston         7:10 pm


Arrivals



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

171                        Houston         9:45 am


Passenger service discontinued in 1951.


Links/Additional Information
Galveston Railroad Museum


MAPPING THE STATIONS AND RAILROADS

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

Galveston Union Station was operated by Galveston Terminal Railway. MKT and MP jointly owned the Galveston Houston & Henderson Railroad, which was used by their trains. All of these railroads shared a single bridge across the Intercoastal Waterway to the mainland.