Mazon station

Mazon station was a small Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway station in Mazon, Illinois. The station was 66 miles west of Chicago[2][3] on the BNSF Southern Transcon line. It also served the Kankakee and Seneca railroad. The most famous Santa Fe trains such as the Chief, Super Chief, and El Capitan didn't stop at Mazon. The Grand Canyon Limited train numbers 123 and 124 were the only service to Mazon.[2] Even though passenger service has long left Mazon, the building still stands and is used by BNSF maintenance workers.[3][4]

Mazon
Former AT&SF passenger rail station
The front of the station
LocationEast Street
Mazon, Illinois
Owned byBNSF
Line(s)Grand Canyon
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeat-grade
History
Opened1898[1]
Closedunknown
Former services
Preceding station Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Following station
Verona Main Line Coal City
toward Chicago

References

  1. Mazon Depot. Retrieved February 3, 2011
  2. Solomon, Brian (2003). "Santa Fe History". Santa Fe Railway. Motorbooks International. p. 21. ISBN 0-7603-1072-6.
  3. Fred Frailey (August 22, 2011). "Unearthing the old Santa Fe in Illinois". Trains magazine. Retrieved February 3, 2011.
  4. Surviving Illinois railroad depots. Retrieved February 2, 2011

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