ROCKFORD

CLASSIC PASSENGER STATIONS


THE STATIONS

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

Illinois Central Station
Opened in 1904
Location: 815 S. Main St.
Railroad: Illinois Central
Building recently demolished.

Chicago & North Western Station
Opened in 1890's
Location: 515 S. Main St.
Railroad: Chicago & North Western
Building demolished.

Chicago & North Western Station (Wisconsin Division)
Location: Jefferson St. east of river
Railroad: Chicago & North Western
Building demolished.

Union Station
Location: 609 S. Main St.
Railroads: Burlington Route, Milwaukee Road
Building demolished.


ILLINOIS CENTRAL

Departures



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

 15  Iowan                 Sioux City      1:50 am   10:25 am
 12  Hawkeye               Chicago         6:45 am    6:00 am    5:30 am
 27  Sinnissippi           Freeport       10:43 am
 56  Land O' Corn          Chicago        10:45  14  10:35 am
 28  Sinnissippi           Chicago         1:35 pm
 57  Land O' Corn          Waterloo        7:01  13   6:50 pm
 16  Iowan                 Chicago         7:19 pm    7:10 pm
 11  Hawkeye               Sioux City      8:10 pm   12:35 am    8:50 am


Arrivals



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

 15  Iowan                 Chicago         1:37 am   10:10 am
 12  Hawkeye               Sioux City      6:32 am    5:48 am    5:30 am
 27  Sinnissippi           Chicago        10:28 am
 56  Land O' Corn          Waterloo       10:43  14  10:35 am
 28  Sinnissippi           Freeport        1:25 pm
 57  Land O' Corn          Chicago         7:01  13   6:45 pm
 16  Iowan                 Sioux City      7:01 pm    6:55 pm
 11  Hawkeye               Chicago         8:02 pm   12:15 am    8:50 am


Passenger service discontinued in 1971 with the creation of Amtrak.


CHICAGO & NORTH WESTERN

Departures



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

703                        Freeport       11:25 am
706                        Chicago         5:25 pm


Passenger service discontinued in late 1940's.


BURLINGTON ROUTE

Departures



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

 42  (Motor Train)         Aurora          7:50 am


Arrivals



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

 41  (Motor Train)         Aurora          7:05 pm


Passenger service discontinued in late 1940's.


MILWAUKEE ROAD



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

330  (Motor Train)         Madison         7:50 am


Arrivals



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

325  (Motor Train)         Madison         7:05 pm


Passenger service discontinued in late 1940's.


Until the early 1930's, a separate Chicago & North Western Station line also operated into Rockford from Kenosha, using a separate Wisconsin Division station.


MAPPING THE STATIONS AND RAILROADS

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