ST. JOSEPH MO

CLASSIC PASSENGER STATIONS


THE STATIONS

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

Union Depot
Opened in 1896
Location: 1200 S. 6th St.
Railroads: Santa Fe, Burlington Route, Chicago Great Western, Rock Island, Missouri Pacific, Union Pacific
Building demolished.

Between 1959 and 1961, all remaining railroads moved out of Union Depot to their own stations, prior to discontinuing all passenger trains.


SANTA FE

Departures



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

 57  (Motor Train)         Topeka          8:00 am
 46  (mixed train)         Henrietta       4:25  44   5:00 pm


Arrivals



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

 45  (mixed train)         Henrietta       3:55  43  11:55 am
 58  (Motor Train)         Topeka          6:00 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1969.

In 1961, Santa Fe began using a separate Monterey St. station near Union Depot.


BURLINGTON ROUTE

Departures



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

 23                        Omaha           2:00 am    1:47 am
 22                        Kansas City     5:10 am    4:55 am
 27                        Omaha          11:00 am   10:55 am
 20  Silver Streak Zephyr  Kansas City    11:34 am   11:43  36  11:00 am
  4                        Cameron Jct.   11:35 am   11:10 am
 41                        Lincoln        12:10 pm   11:05 am
 21  Silver Streak Zephyr  Lincoln         3:53 pm    5:28  35   6:20 pm
 31  (Motor Train)         Creston         3:55 pm    5:34 pm
111  (Motor Train)         Chariton        4:00 pm
 42  Adventureland         Kansas City     5:00 pm    3:25 pm
 26                        Kansas City     7:40 pm    7:30 pm
 56  American Royal        Cameron Jct.    8:30 pm    8:30 pm
 43  Adventureland         Billings        8:55 pm    8:17 pm


Arrivals



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

 23                        Kansas City     1:43 am    1:22 am
 22                        Omaha           4:35 am    4:25 am
 44                        Billings        4:55 am    4:10 am
 55  American Royal        Cameron Jct.    7:10 am    8:20 am
 30  (Motor Train)         Creston         9:55 am   10:30 am
 27                        Kansas City    10:45 am   10:40 am
112  (Motor Train)         Chariton       11:25 am
 20  Silver Streak Zephyr  Lincoln        11:28 am   11:35  36  10:58 am
 21  Silver Streak Zephyr  Kansas City     3:47 pm    5:21  35   6:18 pm
 42  Adventureland         Lincoln         4:50 pm    3:10 pm
  3                        Cameron Jct.    6:50 pm    9:30 pm
 26                        Omaha           7:30 pm    7:17 pm
 43  Adventureland         Kansas City     8:40 pm    8:05 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1971 with the creation of Amtrak.

In 1961, Burlington began using a separate station on Monterey St. near 4th St.


CHICAGO GREAT WESTERN

Departures



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

 16                        Oelwein         1:25 am
 15  Mill Cities Limited   Kansas City     5:45   5   4:30 am
 11                        Kansas City    11:40 am
 12  Mill Cities Limited   Minneapolis     6:35   6   5:50 pm


Arrivals



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

 16                        Kansas City     1:15 am
 15  Mill Cities Limited   Minneapolis     5:35   5   4:20 am
 11                        Chicago        11:35 am
 12  Mill Cities Limited   Kansas City     6:25   6   5:40 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1962.

In 1959, Chicago Great Western began using a separate station off Middleton St.


ROCK ISLAND

Departures



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

1042 (mixed train)         Atchison        9:45 am
302  (mixed train)         Trenton MO      4:00 pm    5:01 pm


Arrivals



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

303  (mixed train)         Trenton MO      9:35 am   10:45 am
1043 (mixed train)         Atchison        1:45 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1962.

In 1952, Rock Island began using a separate station.


UNION PACIFIC

Departures



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

543  (Motor Train)         Grand Island    8:45 am


Arrivals



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

544  (Motor Train)         Grand Island    3:00 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1952.


Prior to the 1930's, also using Union Station were Missouri Pacific passenger trains, reaching St. Joseph via trackage rights over CB&Q.


MAPPING THE STATIONS AND RAILROADS

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

St. Joseph Union Station was operated by St. Joseph Terminal Railroad.

Santa Fe had trackage rights via Rock Island west to Atchison. Chicago Great Western used 7 miles of trackage rights via Santa Fe south of St. Joseph, and 1 mile of trackage rights via Burlington Route north of St. Joseph. And Union Pacific had trackage rights via Rock Island from St. Joseph to Troy KS, 13 miles west.