SIOUX CITY

CLASSIC PASSENGER STATIONS


THE STATIONS

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

North Western Station
Location: 2nd St. and Nebraska St.
Railroads: Chicago & North Western, Illinois Central
Building demolished.

Union Depot
Location: 3rd St. and Douglas St.
Railroads: Great Northern, Burlington Route
Building demolished.

Milwaukee Road Station
Location: 2nd St. and Pierce St.
Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Building still stands.


CHICAGO & NORTH WESTERN

Departures



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

202  Nightingale           Minneapolis    12:40 am   11:35 pm
  1  (Motor Train)         Huron          12:45 am
201  Nightingale           Omaha           4:20 am    6:45 am
209  Mondamin              Omaha           8:30 am
204  North American        Minneapolis    11:54 am   12:10 pm
  9  (Motor Train)         Huron           2:40  23   3:55 pm
218                        Wall Lake       2:45 pm
216                        Carroll         3:05 pm
203  North American        Omaha           5:35 pm
 22                        Missouri Val.   8:40 pm    6:25 pm
210  Mondamin              Minneapolis    10:55 pm
  5                        Norfolk NE     11:45 pm


Arrivals



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

202  Nightingale           Omaha          12:35 am   11:05 pm
  2  (Motor Train)         Huron           3:35 am    3:35 am
201  Nightingale           Minneapolis     4:05 am    6:20 am
  4                        Norfolk NE      7:15 am
209  Mondamin              Minneapolis     8:15 am
 11                        Missouri Val.   8:30 am
204  North American        Omaha          11:40 am   11:40 am
215                        Carroll        11:50 am
217                        Wall Lake      12:45 pm
 10  (Motor Train)         Huron           2:00 pm
203  North American        Minneapolis     5:15 pm    6:05 pm
210  Mondamin              Omaha          10:35 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1961.


ILLINOIS CENTRAL

Departures



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

 16  Iowan                 Chicago         7:00 am
 12  Hawkeye               Chicago         6:20 pm    5:15 pm    6:10 pm


Arrivals



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

 11  Hawkeye               Chicago         8:45 am    1:20 pm    8:30 am
 15  Iowan                 Chicago         3:50 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1971 with the creation of Amtrak.

In 1958, IC began terminating trains at Steuben St., near the freight yard east of downtown.


GREAT NORTHERN

Departures



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

 52                        Willmar         5:35 pm    3:50 pm


Arrivals



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

 51                        Willmar        10:20 am    9:30 am


Passenger service discontinued in 1960.


BURLINGTON ROUTE

Departures



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

 17  (Motor Train)         Lincoln         1:05 pm
163  (Motor Train)         O'Neill         6:20 pm


Arrivals



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

164  (Motor Train)         O'Neill        12:05 pm
 16  (Motor Train)         Lincoln         5:45 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1953.

In the late 1940's, Burlington began terminating trains in South Sioux City.


MILWAUKEE ROAD

Departures



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

117  Arrow                 Sioux Falls     8:40 219   8:35 am
115                        Aberdeen        9:00 am
132  Midwest Hiawatha      Manilla        11:35 am
123                        Aberdeen        2:20 pm
118  Arrow                 Manilla         7:50 220   6:05 pm
133  Midwest Hiawatha      Sioux Falls     9:45 pm
 64                        Manilla        11:35 pm


Arrivals



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

117  Arrow                 Manilla         8:30 219   8:20 am
132  Midwest Hiawatha      Sioux Falls    11:30 am
108                        Aberdeen        5:15 pm
118  Arrow                 Sioux Falls     7:40 220   5:50 pm
133  Midwest Hiawatha      Manilla         9:40 pm
116                        Aberdeen       11:25 pm


Passenger service discontinued in mid 1960's.


MAPPING THE STATIONS AND RAILROADS

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

Chicago & North Western had trackage rights via Illinois Central 25 miles north of Sioux City to Le Mars. Burlington Route had trackage rights via Chicago & North Western between Sioux City and Ferry.