Red Wing, MN (RDW)
The historic depot was built by the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad and serves as a welcoming gateway to the city's vibrant recreational, artistic and commercial offerings.
420 Levee Street
Red Wing, MN 55066
Annual Station Ridership (2016): 8,390
- Facility Ownership: Red Wing Property Conservation Fund
- Parking Lot Ownership: Red Wing Property Conservation Fund
- Platform Ownership: Canadian Pacific Railway - SOO Line Railroad Company
- Track Ownership: Canadian Pacific Railway - SOO Line Railroad Company
For information about Amtrak fares and schedules, please call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).
Red Wing’s historic depot, built by the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad – known as the Milwaukee Road – opened to the public in 1905. It was constructed as a combination depot, meaning it contained passenger and freight functions under one roof. Today it is a beautifully restored gateway to the recreation, arts and commerce of this vibrant city on the west bank of the Mississippi River.
Designed by Milwaukee Road architect J.M. Nettenstrom, the one story building is composed of brown brick and has a steep gabled roof. A cross gable contains entrances on both the track and street sides of the depot, and each of these gabled fronts displays impressive decorative geometric brickwork in a contrasting buff tone. Facing the tracks is a wide porch with ornamental open stickwork in the gable supported by curving brackets. The corners of the building and cross gables, as well as the porch columns, feature sturdy quoins that provide the depot with a visual heft indicating solidity and permanence.
In 1991, the city acquired the depot from the SOO Line Railroad. The Red Wing Area Fund, a private entity comprised of local philanthropists, leased and renovated the building. In 2004, the Area Fund purchased the depot from the city and has since contributed more than $53,000 for operations and $21,000 for repairs. Today it houses the Red Wing Visitor and Convention Bureau, an Amtrak waiting room and an arts gallery.
Amtrak does not provide ticketing or baggage services at this station, which is served by two daily trains. A caretaker opens and closes the station at train time.
- 10 Long Term Parking Spaces
- Accessible Platform
- Accessible Waiting Room
- Accessible Water Fountain
- Dedicated Parking
- Enclosed Waiting Area
- Short Term Parking Spaces
- Wheelchair Lift