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Freight office, left...rebuilt by north Western Railroad in 1953 is now the Railway Inn, a tavern at Eleventh Street and First Avenue. The old passenger depot, right, was torn down shortly after the freight office as completed.

Council Bluffs Changing Scene: Back in 1909, this is how the Chicago North Western Railroad Depot at 12 S. 12th St. and Broadway looked. The old picture, complete with steam engine and train in front of the platform is from an old postal card from…

Council Bluffs Changing Scene: In the early 1900s the Illinois Central Railroad had this passenger station at Thirteenth St. and Avenue A. Note the mail wagons waiting for an incoming train. The picture is from a post card in the collection of…

Today...after considerable remodeling in 1950, the Illinois Central station now looks like this. it is now the freight station, since passenger service on the Council Bluffs line has been discontinued. in the background can be seen the Broadway…

Council Bluffs Changing Scene--When the Illinois Central Railroad station was built here in the early 1900's, plans were to continue the road on to the west. That's the reason the station was built on such a generous scale--to house various…
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