On a cold December morning in 1950, CMStP&P streamlined Atlantic locomotive No. 1 has been bumped from

mainline service by EMD E7 diesels and relegated to a secondary train. Photo by William D. Middleton.

(Audio-Visual Designs, Earlton, NY, Public domain, via W. Lenheim Collection)


MILW herald.


The Marquette was a passenger train operated by the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad ("Milwaukee Road") between Chicago and Mason City, Iowa. Service began in 1937, but was eliminated by 1955. Despite the elimination of the Marquette, the line continued to see service by the SOO until 1960, when that service was cut back to Madison, Wisconsin.


The former Milwaukee Road terminus at Mason City, Iowa in 2018.

(Znns, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons)



First service: 1937
Last service: 1955
Former operator: Milwaukee Road
Route Termini: Chicago, Illinois / Mason City, Iowa
Distance traveled: 356 miles (573 km)
Service frequency: Daily
Train number: 3 (westbound), 18 (eastbound)


Train 3 - The Marquette, Milwaukee Road Timetable, 1955.

(Milwaukee Road, via W. Lenheim Collection)