WACO

CLASSIC PASSENGER STATIONS


THE STATIONS

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

Missouri Kansas Texas Station
Location: Jackson St. and 8th St.
Railroad: Missouri Kansas Texas
Demolished.

Union Depot
Location: 217 S. 4th St.
Railroads: Santa Fe, Missouri Pacific, St. Louis Southwestern, Southern Pacific
Destroyed by tornado 1953.


MISSOURI KANSAS TEXAS

Departures



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

  5  Katy Flyer            San Antonio     1:40 am   12:55 am
 25  Katy Flyer            Galveston       1:50 am
  6  Katy Flyer            Kansas City     5:10 am    3:40 am
 26  Katy Flyer            Denison         5:20 am    3:45 am
 35  (Motor Train)         Stamford        6:20 am
  1  Texas Special         San Antonio    12:25 pm   11:00 am
 11  Texas Special         Houston        12:35  21  11:10 am
  2  Texas Special         St. Louis       1:05 pm    3:25 pm
  3  Katy Limited          San Antonio     3:35 pm
  4  Katy Limited          Kansas City     7:15 pm
 24  Katy Limited          Denison         7:20  22   3:20 pm


Arrivals



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

 25  Katy Flyer            Denison         1:17 am   12:35 am
  5  Katy Flyer            Kansas City     1:25 am   12:25 am
  6  Katy Flyer            San Antonio     4:30 am    3:15 am
 26  Katy Flyer            Galveston       4:45 am
 11  Texas Special         Denison        12:10  21  10:40 am
  1  Texas Special         St. Louis      12:20 pm   10:35 am
  2  Texas Special         San Antonio     1:00 pm    3:05 pm
  3  Katy Limited          Kansas City     3:25 pm
 24  Katy Limited          Houston         6:50  22   2:40 pm
  4  Katy Limited          San Antonio     7:00 pm
 36  (Motor Train)         Stamford       10:10 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1964, last train was the Texas Special.


MISSOURI PACIFIC

Departures



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

 18  Texas Triangle        Fort Worth      4:05 am
 17  Texas Triangle        Houston        11:07 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1950.

Around the 1930's, Missouri Pacific passenger trains began making their stop at Waco Jct., with taxi service available between there and Union Station.


ST. LOUIS SOUTHWESTERN

Departures



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

615  (mixed train)         Gatesville      9:00 am   10:30 am
102                        Mt. Pleasant    1:55 pm


Arrivals



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

101                        Mt. Pleasant    1:55 pm
616  (mixed train)         Gatesville      3:30 pm    5:00 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1958.


SOUTHERN PACIFIC

Departures



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

 51  (Motor Train)         Yoakum          7:30 am
 66  (mixed train)         Bremond         9:00 pm


Arrivals



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

 65  (mixed train)         Bremond         7:00 am
 52  (Motor Train)         Yoakum         10:40 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1949.


Until the early 1930's, also using Union Depot were Santa Fe passenger trains.


MAPPING THE STATIONS AND RAILROADS

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