Santa Fe Depot

City leaders in Fort Madison still have some work to do before they can bring passenger rail service to the downtown district.  The Mississippi River was known to surround the historic Santa Fe Depot in Riverview Park on occasion, which does not bode well for train traffic.

The effort to restore the Keokuk Union Depot is getting some outside help.

Fort Madison will soon begin the final phase of the renovation of the former Santa Fe Depot in Riverview Park.

The hurdle that Fort Madison must clear to bring passenger rail service to Riverview Park is getting shorter.

NCLHS Expects Busy Season

Nov 13, 2012

The North Lee County Historical Society is anticipating a busy holiday season now that its downtown museums are back open for business.

Fort Madison continues to clear the way for Amtrak to move its operations across town to the former Santa Fe Depot in Riverview Park.

The North Lee County Historical Society has a lease in place, through 2040, that allows it to use the complex for display and storage.

That agreement has now been amended.

City Manager Byron Smith says the historical society has agreed to relinquish the eastern 2/3 of the main building.  He says the organization will also make more space available if requested by Amtrak in the future.