WATERLOO IA

CLASSIC PASSENGER STATIONS


THE STATIONS

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

Illinois Central Station
Location: 413 Water St.
Railroad: Illinois Central
Building demolished.

Union Station
Location: 333 W. 4th St.
Railroads: Chicago Great Western, Rock Island
Building still stands.

East Side Station
Location: 7th St. between Sycamore St. and Lafayette St.
Railroad: Chicago Great Western
Building demolished.


ILLINOIS CENTRAL

Departures



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


 12  Hawkeye               Chicago         1:15 am   12:20 am   12:15 am
 11  Hawkeye               Sioux City      1:50 am    5:50 am    2:20 am
 56  Land O' Corn          Chicago         6:45  14   6:45 am
 15  Iowan                 Sioux City      8:25 am
 16  Iowan                 Chicago         2:00 pm


Arrivals



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

 12  Hawkeye               Sioux City      1:00 am   12:05 am   12:01 am
 11  Hawkeye               Chicago         1:35 am    5:30 am    1:55 am
 15  Iowan                 Chicago         8:10 am
 16  Iowan                 Sioux City      1:55 pm
 57  Land O' Corn          Chicago        11:15  13  10:55 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1971 with the creation of Amtrak.


CHICAGO GREAT WESTERN

Departures



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

 12  Mill Cities Limited   Minneapolis     2:15   6   2:10 am
 11                        Kansas City     3:54 am
 16                        Oelwein        10:35 am
 15  Mill Cities Limited   Kansas City     9:45   5   8:25 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1962.

In earlier years, CGW had also served the East Side Station.


ROCK ISLAND

Departures



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

 61  Zephyr Rocket         Minneapolis     2:15 am    2:30 am
 63  (Motor Train)         Manly          11:35 am   11:51 am
 64  (Motor Train)         Burlington      5:30 pm    7:15 am
 62  Zephyr Rocket         St. Louis       9:35 pm    9:38 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1967, last train was the Zephyr Rocket.


MAPPING THE STATIONS AND RAILROADS

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