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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, Num 31
The Empire Builder


Chicago IL to St Paul MN

427 miles.   6 hrs 40 min.

Through Service
to: Seattle and Portland via Great Northern

Amenities ...

 Sleeper Cars available.  Dining Car.

Streamliner placed in service February 23, 1947 with a baggage mail car, three coaches, dormitory-lounge car, diner car, six sleeper cars, and a sleeper observation car. June 3, 1951, upgraded again. In 1955, several coaches replaced with vista dome cars, and eventually several full length super-dome coaches.

Arrives Connecting Cities Departs
- - - Chicago IL 2:00 PM C 
2:34 PM C  Aurora IL 2:34 PM C 
4:03 PM C  Savanna IL 4:05 PM C 
4:44 PM C  (Dubuque connection)
East Dubuque IL
4:44 PM C 
5:25 PM C  Prairie du Chien WI 5:25 PM C 
6:07 PM C  La Crosse WI 6:07 PM C 
6:45 PM C  (Winona connection)
Winona Jct WI
6:45 PM C 
8:40 PM C  Union Station
Saint Paul MN