Intercity Rail - Des Moines Line (fantasy transit)
This line connects the capitols of Minnesota and Iowa. From Union Station, it heads south across the Mississippi River via a Union Pacific track through the South St. Paul stockyards. The Union Pacific track eventually merges with a Canadian Pacific track in Rosemount, then once again becomes Union Pacific track at Northfield. The line then follows Union Pacific trackage all the way south to Des Moines.
Travel Time Estimation
|From||To||Distance (miles)||Travel Time||Cumulative Distance (miles)||Cumulative Time|
|St. Paul||Northfield||39.1||44 min||39.1||44 min|
|Northfield||Faribault||13.7||19 min||52.8||1 hr 3 min|
|Faribault||Owatonna||15.3||19 min||68.1||1 hr 22 min|
|Owatonna||Albert Lea||32.4||32 min||100.5||1 hr 54 min|
|Albert Lea||Mason City||37.1||37 min||137.6||2 hr 31 min|
|Mason City||Iowa Falls||44.4||44 min||182.0||3 hr 15 min|
|Iowa Falls||Des Moines||75.2||1 hr 9 min||257.2||4 hr 24 min|
Travel times assume trains traveling at the speed limit with no stoppages or speed restrictions. Travel times also include 5 minutes per leg to represent slowdown approaching a station, speed-up departing a station, and station dwell time.
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