LITTLE ROCK

CLASSIC PASSENGER STATIONS


THE STATIONS

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

Union Station
Opened in 1921
Location: 1400 W. Markham St.
Railroad: Missouri Pacific
Continues in use by Amtrak.

Rock Island Station
Opened in 1900
Location: 1010 E. 3rd St.
Railroad: Rock Island
Building is now part of the Clinton Presidential Library.

Cotton Belt Station
Location: Main Street north of Arkansas River, North Little Rock
Railroad: St. Louis Southwestern
Burned 1967.


MISSOURI PACIFIC

Departures



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

  1  Sunshine Special      Fort Worth      2:00 am   12:35 am   12:40 am
 21  Sunshine Special      Laredo          2:05 am   12:30 am
101                        Lake Charles    2:15 131  12:15 am
226  Sunshine Special      Memphis         3:00 202   3:30 am
 26  Texan                 St. Louis       3:03  22   2:00 am
817                        Hot Springs     8:15 831   2:30 am
 17  Hot Springs Special   Texarkana       8:25       7:45 am
  4  Ozarker               St. Louis       8:30 am    8:00 am
219  Southern Scenic       Kansas City     8:30 am
219                        Hot Springs    11:10 am   11:20 am
  7  Southerner            San Antonio    11:15 am   11:25 am
116  Southerner            Kansas City    11:15 126   8:10 am
220                        Memphis         2:55 pm    3:45 pm
  8  Southerner            St. Louis       3:00 pm    3:35 pm
124  Rainbow Special       Kansas City     4:30 pm
  3  Ozarker               Texarkana       6:10  31  12:55 am
103                        New Orleans     6:10 pm    5:50 pm
224  Southern Scenic       Memphis         6:40 pm
 18  Hot Springs Special   St. Louis      10:00  32  11:50 pm
 25  Texan                 Houston        10:20 pm    9:35 pm
  2  Sunshine Special      St. Louis      11:59 pm    1:30 am    7:55 am


Arrivals



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

  1  Sunshine Special      St. Louis       1:30 am   12:20 am   12:30 am
201  Sunshine Special      Memphis         1:40 am
 26  Texan                 Houston         2:30       3:10 am
 17  Hot Springs Special   St. Louis       7:50  21  12:15 am
  4  Ozarker               Fort Worth      8:05 am    7:50 am
  7  Southerner            St. Louis      10:40 am   10:30 am
219  Southern Scenic       Memphis        10:45 am   11:05 am
116                        New Orleans    11:00 am   12:15 pm
117  Rainbow Special       Kansas City     2:00 pm
  8  Southerner            San Antonio     2:30 pm    3:20 pm
220                        Hot Springs     2:45 pm    3:15 pm
  3  Ozarker               St. Louis       5:45 pm
818                        Hot Springs     9:15 832   9:25 pm
 18  Hot Springs Special   Texarkana       9:20  32  11:05 pm
 25  Texan                 St. Louis       9:40 pm    9:15 pm
224  Southern Scenic       Kansas City    19:40 pm
125  Southerner            Kansas City     9:45 pm   11:00 pm
225                        Memphis        10:05 201  11:45 pm
 22  Sunshine Special      Laredo         11:30 pm    1:45 am
  2  Sunshine Special      El Paso        11:40 pm    1:10 am    7:45 am
102                        Lake Charles   11:55 132  11:15 pm


Passenger service initially discontinued in 1971 with the creation of Amtrak.


ROCK ISLAND

Departures



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

111  Californian           Tucumcari       2:10 am   12:45 pm
112  Californian           Memphis         3:30 am    3:55 am
 52  Choctaw Rocket        Memphis         7:20 am    3:35 pm
631                        Winnfield       9:00 am
 45  Hot Springs Limited   Hot Springs    11:25 am
 50  Hot Springs Limited   Memphis         4:45 pm
 51  Choctaw Rocket        Amarillo       10:55 pm   12:55 pm


Arrivals



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

111  Californian           Memphis         1:55 am   10:25 pm
112  Californian           Tucumcari       3:15 am    3:35 am
 52  Choctaw Rocket        Amarillo        7:18 am    3:20 pm
 45  Hot Springs Limited   Memphis        11:15 am
632                        Winnfield       4:00 pm
 50  Hot Springs Limited   Hot Springs     4:35 pm
 51  Choctaw Rocket        Memphis        10:53 pm   12:30 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1967.


ST. LOUIS SOUTHWESTERN

Departures



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

568  (mixed train)         Altheimer       9:40 am    7:00 am


Arrivals



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

567  (mixed train)         Altheimer       4:05 pm    3:10 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1958.


MAPPING THE STATIONS AND RAILROADS

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