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Fort Madison Amtrak Station

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Amtrak's Southwest Chief traveling between Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA makes its only Iowa stop in Fort Madison. Eastbound #4 headed for Galesburg, Chicago and intermediate stops between, departs Fort Madison at 10:49 a.m. daily. Westbound #3, bound for Kansas City, Albuquerque, Flagstaff, Los Angeles and intermediate stops along the way, departs Fort Madison at 6:30pm daily. Tickets may be purchased at the station for travel to or from anywhere in the Amtrak network. Bring your lawn chairs or use one of benches at the depot and take in the Mighty Mississippi River while doing some railfanning. You're guaranteed your own 15 seconds of fame on the Virtual Railfan camera, which is perched high on the Kingsley Inn hotel and frequently zooming in on the goings on at the depot. Did you know, Fort Madison's Virtual Railfan Camera is the most watched live railcam in the U.S? The Amtrak station offers so much more than a waiting area to board the train. The restrooms are clean, the water fountain is always cold, the lobby is warm in the winter and cool in the summer and the VR livestream is always on in the lobby. Station Hours Mon - Fri 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
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