McCook, NE (MCK)

Considered the “gem of the prairie,” McCook was established in 1882 as the result of an agreement between the CB&Q Railroad and the Lincoln Land Company to form a new railroad center.

Two story brick train station

101 Norris Avenue
McCook, NE 69001

Station Hours

Annual Ticket Revenue (FY 2021): $120,635
Annual Station Ridership (FY 2021): 1,314
  • Facility Ownership: BNSF Railway
  • Parking Lot Ownership: BNSF Railway
  • Platform Ownership: BNSF Railway
  • Track Ownership: BNSF Railway

Derrick James
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The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (CB&Q) depot was built in 1925, replacing its 1882 predecessor. The station, constructed of rusticated stone and light brown brick and displaying Tudor Revival detailing, contains an Amtrak waiting room.

McCook, considered the “gem of the prairie,” was established in 1882 as the result of an agreement between the CB&Q and the Lincoln Land Company to form a new railroad center near Fairview. The city was named after Alexander McDowell McCook, a Union Brigadier General. Charles Jesse “Buffalo” Jones built several ranches just northeast of McCook. He is usually credited with saving the American bison from extinction. Senator George W. Norris, who represented Nebraska in Congress for close to forty years, made his home in McCook from 1899 to 1944. He is known as the father of the Rural Electrification Administration that brought electricity to rural areas.

Station Building (with waiting room)

Features

  • ATM not available
  • No elevator
  • Payphones
  • No Quik-Trak kiosks
  • Restrooms
  • Unaccompanied child travel not allowed
  • Vending machines
  • No WiFi
  • Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure
  • Indicates an accessible service.

Baggage

  • Amtrak Express shipping not available
  • No checked baggage service
  • No checked baggage storage
  • Bike boxes not available
  • No baggage carts
  • Ski bags not available
  • No bag storage
  • Shipping boxes not available
  • No baggage assistance

Parking

  • Same-day parking is available; fees may apply
  • Overnight parking is available; fees may apply
  • Indicates an accessible service.

Accessibility

  • Payphones
  • Accessible platform
  • Accessible restrooms
  • No accessible ticket office
  • Accessible waiting room
  • No accessible water fountain
  • Same-day, accessible parking is available; fees may apply
  • Overnight, accessible parking is available; fees may apply
  • No high platform
  • No wheelchair
  • No wheelchair lift

Hours

Station Waiting Room Hours
No station waiting room hours at this location.
Ticket Office Hours
No ticket office at this location.
Passenger Assistance Hours
No passenger assistance service at this location.
Checked Baggage Service
No checked baggage at this location.
Parking Hours
No parking at this location.
Quik-Track Kiosk Hours
No Quik-Trak kiosks at this location.
Lounge Hours
No lounge at this location.
Amtrak Express Hours
No Amtrak Express at this location.