A BNSF freight train passes the station (at left) in 2013
|Location||500 SE Holliday Place|
Topeka, KS 66607
|Owned by||BNSF Railway|
|Line(s)||BNSF Railway Topeka Subdivision|
|Platforms||1 side platform, 1 island platform|
|Passengers (2016)||10,214 |
Topeka is a train station in Topeka, Kansas, United States, served by Amtrak's Southwest Chief train. The station was built in 1950 by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway as a replacement for the former Topeka Harvey House, which itself was opened in 1878 as part of the original Santa Fe depot and remained open until 1940.The existing station was remodeled by the BNSF Railway in 2006.
The Southwest Chief is a passenger train operated by Amtrak on a 2,265-mile (3,645 km) route through the Midwestern and Southwestern United States. It runs between Chicago, Illinois and Los Angeles, California, passing through Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and California. Amtrak bills the route as one of its most scenic, with views of the Painted Desert and the Red Cliffs of Sedona, as well as the plains of Iowa, Kansas and Colorado.
The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, often referred to as the Santa Fe or AT&SF, was one of the larger railroads in the United States, named after the cities and towns of Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe. Chartered in February 1859, the railroad reached the Kansas-Colorado border in 1873 and Pueblo, Colorado, in 1876. To create a demand for its services, the railroad set up real estate offices and sold farmland from the land grants that it was awarded by Congress. Despite the namesake, its mainline did not directly serve Santa Fe, due to the mountainous terrain, the metropolitan city of Albuquerque instead served New Mexico and the Santa Fe area.
The Lone Star was an Amtrak passenger train running between Chicago, Illinois and Houston, Texas by way of Kansas City, Missouri; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Fort Worth, Texas. The train was renamed from the Texas Chief, which the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway had introduced in 1948. Amtrak discontinued the Lone Star in 1979.
Santa Fe Depot, also known as the Santa Fe Transit Hub, is a historic train station located in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Amtrak's Heartland Flyer makes daily round-trip service from Oklahoma City to Fort Worth, Texas. The station is the designated Intermodal Transit Hub for the region and as of 2016 is under renovation to accommodate this enhanced use. Santa Fe shares the same station ID, OKC, with the IATA code for Oklahoma City's International airport, Will Rogers World Airport.
Lamy is an Amtrak station at Santa Fe County Road 33, 152 Old Lamy Trail in Lamy, New Mexico, United States. It is served by the Southwest Chief train.
Raton is an Amtrak station at 201 South First Street in Raton, New Mexico. It occupies the former Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway depot, which was built in 1903. Like many of the Santa Fe depots, the station was designed in the Mission Revival style.
The San Bernardino Santa Fe Depot is a Mission Revival Style passenger rail terminal in San Bernardino, California, United States. It currently serves one Amtrak and two Metrolink lines. The depot is a historical landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Passenger and Freight Depot.
Temple is a train station in Temple, Texas, United States served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. The station was originally built as an Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway depot. East of the station on another railroad line through Temple, a former Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad depot can be found.
Gainesville is an Amtrak intercity train station in Gainesville, Texas. The station, called the Historic Santa Fe Depot in Gainesville, was originally built as an Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Depot in 1902. It housed a Harvey House Restaurant until 1931. The station saw no passenger rail service from December 5, 1979, when the last Amtrak Lone Star operated, until June 15, 1999, when the first Amtrak Heartland Flyer came through. The Santa Fe Railway deeded the depot to the city on October 19, 1981; however, its restoration was not completed until 2001. A museum is located on the first floor, and upstairs are city offices and a replica of a Harvey House overnight stay quarters.
Pauls Valley is a train station in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, United States, served by Amtrak's Heartland Flyer train.
Fort Madison is an Amtrak train station in Fort Madison, Iowa, United States. The current Amtrak station was built in 1968 by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway—commonly referred to as the "Santa Fe." Located at the east end of a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway freight yard, it replaced a downtown Santa Fe complex that included a 1910 depot, Railway Express Agency (REA) building, and freight office.
Lawrence is a train station in Lawrence, Kansas, United States, served by Amtrak's Southwest Chief train. The Lawrence station was built in 1956 by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway to replace the Atchison Topeka Santa Fe Station built in 1883 which was damaged by the 1951 flood. The Mid-Century Modern station has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Newton is a train station in Newton, Kansas, United States, served by Amtrak's Southwest Chief train. It is the nearest station to Kansas' largest city, Wichita.
Hutchinson is a train station in Hutchinson, Kansas, United States, served by Amtrak's Southwest Chief train. Hutchinson station was originally a Victorian structure built in 1897 that was replaced by a more contemporary brick depot in 1950. Both buildings were built and owned by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. The original station included The Bisonte, a former Harvey House.
Dodge City is a train station in Dodge City, Kansas, United States served by Amtrak's Southwest Chief train.
Garden City is a train station in Garden City, Kansas, United States. It is served by Amtrak's Southwest Chief line. It is located in downtown Garden City along the BNSF Railway La Junta Subdivision. Garden City Station was originally built in 1907 by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway and upon the restoration of 2002, was declared a historic landmark by the Finney County Preservation Alliance.
The Lamar station is a train station in Lamar, Colorado served by Amtrak. It is served by Amtrak's Southwest Chief line. It was originally built in 1907 by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, after a long-standing feud between the railroad, and the founder of the former town of Blackwell. The current station is designed in a manner similar to that of Garden City station in Kansas, and also serves as the Lamar Visitor's Center. In 2019 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
San Juan Capistrano station is a train station in San Juan Capistrano, California, United States served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system, and Metrolink, a commuter railroad. The station has a single side platform serving the single track of the Orange Subdivision.
The Southern Transcon is a railroad corridor between Southern California and Chicago, Illinois, and serves as a BNSF Railway main line made up of 11 rail lines between Southern California and Chicago. Completed in its current alignment in 1908 by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, when it opened the Belen Cutoff in New Mexico and bypassed the steep grades of Raton Pass, it now serves as a mostly double-tracked intermodal corridor.
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