KALAMAZOO

CLASSIC PASSENGER STATIONS


THE STATIONS

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

New York Central Station
Opened in 1887
Location: 459 N. Burdick St.
Railroad: New York Central
Continues in use by Amtrak.

Pennsylvania Railroad Station
Opened in 1874
Location: 403 E. Michigan Ave.
Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Building still stands.


NEW YORK CENTRAL

Departures-Westbound



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

 45  Number Forty-Five     Chicago         2:45 am
  7  Motor City Special    Chicago         4:15 315   3:50 351   3:20 am
 39  North Shore Limited   Chicago         6:05 am    6:07 am
 17  Wolverine             Chicago        10:20 am    9:12 am   11:13 am
 33  New Eng. Wolverine    Chicago        11:15 am
 41  Michigan              Chicago         1:11 355   2:38 pm    2:59 pm
 75  Mercury               Chicago         3:34 375  11:10 am
 23  Western Express       Chicago         5:55 pm
 31  Twilight Limited      Chicago         7:20 pm    7:18 pm


Departures-Eastbound



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

 40  North Shore Limited   New York        1:46 am
 42  Detroit Night Exp.    Detroit         3:20 am
 16  Motor City Special    Detroit         4:24 316   3:58  52   2:19 am
 46  Mail                  Detroit         6:35 am
 76  Mercury               Detroit        12:44 376  12:01 pm
 44  New York Special      New York        1:40 pm    1:37 pm
  8  Wolverine             New York        4:30 pm    5:17  14   5:06 pm
 30  Twilight Limited      Detroit         7:55 pm    7:41 356   7:55 pm
 58  Niagara               Albany         11:49 358  11:50 pm


Passenger service retained by Amtrak in 1971.


PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD

Departures



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

520  Northern Arrow        Cincinnati      2:54 am    1:55 am
537                        Grand Rapids    7:18 am
511                        Grand Rapids    1:42 pm
508                        Fort Wayne      5:50 pm
519  Northern Arrow        Mackinaw City  11:50 pm    1:10 am
506                        Fort Wayne     11:53 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1961.


Until the early 1930's, also operating into Kalamazoo was Grand Trunk Western, using its own separate station.


Links/Additional Information
Michigan Railroads/Kalamazoo County
Kalamazoo Railroads


MAPPING THE STATIONS AND RAILROADS

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