Dwight (Amtrak station)

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Dwight, Illinois's Chicago and Alton Railroad Depot, now a historic Amtrak station.
Station statistics
Address 119 West Main Street
Dwight, Illinois, United States
Coordinates 41°5′33.68″N 88°25′42.06″W / 41.0926889°N 88.4283500°W / 41.0926889; -88.4283500Coordinates: 41°5′33.68″N 88°25′42.06″W / 41.0926889°N 88.4283500°W / 41.0926889; -88.4283500
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Parking Yes
Other information
Opened 1891
Station code DWT
Passengers (2013) 10,763[1] Increase 5.7%
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward St. Louis
Lincoln Service
toward Chicago
Dwight Chicago and Alton Railroad Depot
Dwight (Amtrak station) is located in Illinois
Dwight (Amtrak station)
Location Dwight, Illinois
Coordinates 41°5′33.7″N 88°25′42.1″W / 41.092694°N 88.428361°W / 41.092694; -88.428361
Area less than one acre
Built 1891
Architect Henry Ives Cobb
Architectural style Richardson Romanesque
NRHP Reference # 82000398[2]
Added to NRHP December 27, 1982

The Dwight railroad depot was built in Dwight, Illinois, United States by the Chicago and Alton Railroad in 1891 to a design by architect Henry Ives Cobb. Built in the Richardson Romanesque style of rusticated masonry, the structure has been on the National Register of Historic Places since December 27, 1982.[2] The foundation is of Joliet stone and the walls above are of Bedford blue stone from Indiana composed almost entirely of fossil shells.[3]

In 1999, the village of Dwight offered the use of the depot to the Dwight Historical Society. The society moved its museum into the north end of the building; the south end holds both a meeting room for the society and the present office of the Dwight Chamber of Commerce.[3] The depot continues to serve Amtrak passenger traffic between Chicago and St. Louis. Amtrak trains serving the station are the Lincoln Service. This was also a stop for the Ann Rutledge until April 2007. Travel time to downtown Chicago is approximately 1.5 hours. The depot is located at 119 W. Main Street.


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