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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, Num 32
The Empire Builder


St Paul MN to Chicago IL

437 miles.   7 hrs 30 min.

Through Service
from: Portland and Seattle 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
- - - Union Station
Saint Paul MN
7:15 AM C 
8:47 AM C  (Winona connection)
Winona Jct WI
8:47 AM C 
9:21 AM C  La Crosse WI 9:21 AM C 
10:05 AM C  Prairie du Chien WI 10:05 AM C 
10:52 AM C  (Dubuque connection)
East Dubuque IL
10:52 AM C 
11:36 AM C  Savanna IL 11:38 AM C 
1:18 PM C  Aurora IL 1:18 PM C 
2:00 PM C  Chicago IL