Posts Tagged ‘Sturtevant Wisconsin’

No Stopping in Sturtevant

April 25, 2020

Amtrak’s eastbound Empire Builder blasts past the former Milwaukee Road passenger station in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, in May 2006.

Although Sturtevant is scheduled stop for Chicago-Milwaukee Hiawatha Service trains, the Empire Builder just passes through.

Once Upon a Time in Sturtevant

December 16, 2019

Amtrak’s Hiawatha Service trains once stopped in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, at the former Milwaukee Road Station.

That was still the case on May 2006 when I was last there. Shown is a Milwaukee-bound Hiawatha with the Milwaukee Road station in the background.

That station was built in 1901 and featured an octagon-shaped tower at one end that can be seen above the train. The station was L-shaped.

The Milwaukee Road discontinued passenger service to Sturtevant in the mid 1960s. It was revived with the coming of Amtrak in order to provide intercity rail service to nearby Racine, Wisconsin.

Amtrak opened a new station in Sturtevant in August 2006 that resembled the old depot except it was built of brick.

The Milwaukee Road station was in danger of being razed but was rescued and moved in four pieces in October 2009 to a new site for restoration.