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ALASKA HOME TUNNEL
VALDEZ, ALASKA -USA
Location: About 8 miles north of Valdez
Description:
  • RAILROAD TUNNEL
Comments/Directions:
Though not significant in it size, it is the only remnant of a railroad that never was. Planned and begun in 1908, the Alaska Home Railroad was to reach copper mines in McCarthy. A battle ensued between this line and a Railroad from Cordova that resulted in the death of an Alaska Home employee. The backers of the line pulled out financing and the line was never built. This is all that remains.
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NENANA RIVER BRIDGE
NENANA, ALASKA -USA
Location: NENANA, AK east of the highway
Description:
  • RAILROAD BRIDGE
Comments/Directions:
The Nenana River Bridge in Nenana is an impressive structure spanning the river as the line continues north.
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SEWARD DEPOT (NEW)
SEWARD, ALASKA -USA
Location: SEWARD, AK
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
After the 1964 earthquake destroyed the last mile or so of track, the new end of the line is where the new Seward Depot is.
 Added 09/01/2014

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TALKEETNA DEPOT
TALKEETNA, ALASKA -USA
Location: TALKEETNA, AK
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The Alaska Railroad in Talkeetna serves the town with a ticket office and freight services as well.
 Added 10/23/2014

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THE TRAIN REC
SEWARD, ALASKA -USA
Location: SEWARD, AK
Description:
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD RELATED CAFE/RESTAURANT
Comments/Directions:
Several railcars make up the Train Rec in Seward. Recreational equipment and a grill are available.
 Added 10/23/2014

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US COAST GUARD AUXILIARY STATION WHITTIER
WHITTIER, ALASKA -USA
Location: WHITTIER, YOU CAN'T MISS IT.
Description:
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
Steel caboose is used as the Coast Guard Station in Whittier.
 Added 08/28/2014 | Last Updated 08/28/2014

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WHITTIER TUNNEL
WHITTIER, ALASKA -USA
Location: WHITTIER, AK
Description:
  • RAILROAD TUNNEL
Comments/Directions:
The Whittier tunnel is 2.5 miles long and accommodates both rail and road traffic.
 Added 10/26/2014

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FAYETTE, AL SOUTHERN RWY. DEPOT
FAYETTE, ALABAMA -USA
Location: FAYETTE, AL
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
Comments/Directions:
Southern Railway depot in Fayette, AL. now a museum. Also on display is a Southern Bay-window caboose.
 Added 10/23/2014
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MUSKOGEE FRISCO FREIGHT DEPOT AND MUSEUM
401 SOUTH 3RD ST
MUSKOGEE, ALABAMA 74401 -USA
Location: AT SO. 3RD AND ELGIN STREETS - 2 STREETS WEST OF SO. MAIN (BUS. U.S. 64) IN TOWN
Phone: 918 687 0800
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILS TO TRAILS
Comments/Directions:
The Frisco built their Freight Depot after acquiring in 1903 the Ozark and Cherokee Central (O&CC) rr, which had built lines east to Fayetteville, AK in 1901. It is a relatively long and narrow (50' x 200') brick structure with a 2 story administrative section at the east end and 11 freight bays. It is a rather plain red brick warehouse building with minimal decorative embellishments or high style architecture. It is listed on the National Register as part of the Muskogee Railroad and Freight District (2001). Owned by the city, it currently is occupied by a music and event establishment - the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame & Museum has operated since about 1996. The freight depot was substantially remodeled and enlarged about 1920, at about the period when the MV built their extant depot that sits diagonally across the intersection of So. 3rd St./Elgin Ave. Also, across 3rd St. from the Frisco freight depot sits their extant Frisco yard office building (steel siding and roof). A steel, cupola wide-view caboose sits south of the depot and is attached to the south side of the building. The 2-mile segment of the "Centennial South" hike/bike trail runs from 4th Street at the freight depot heading west to 32nd Street (US 69/64).
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BRINKLEY ROCK ISLAND FREIGHT DEPOT
BRINKLEY, ARKANSAS -USA
Location: BRINKLEY, AR
Description:
  • RAILROAD SHOPS/FACILITIES
Comments/Directions:
The Brinkley Rock Island depot was used as a flea market but when I looked in (2014) it didn't show much use.
 Added 06/30/2014

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DEVALLS BLUFF BRIDGE
DEVALLS BLUFF, ARKANSAS -USA
Location: about a mile east of town next to Hwy
Description:
  • RAILROAD BRIDGE
Comments/Directions:
The CRIP bridge over the White River is impressive, although abandoned. Rails are still in place on a portion and it is eerily quite in the raised position. What engineering and effort was required to build the line originally only to have it sit idle.
 Added 06/29/2014

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JUNCTION BRIDGE
LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS -USA
Location: Downtown Little Rock
Description:
  • RAILROAD BRIDGE
Related Webs: INFO FROM ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ARKANSAS
Comments/Directions:
The Junction Bridge was built to join the Little Rock and Fort Smith rail line with the Little Rock, Mississippi River and Texas railway. It was built in 1884 and served rail traffic until 1985. It is now a pedestrian walkway in the heart of the city.
 Added 05/23/2014

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LITTLE ROCK MISSOURI PACIFIC BRIDGE
LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS -USA
Location: LITTLE ROCK, AR
Description:
  • RAILROAD BRIDGE
Comments/Directions:
The MoPac double track raised span bridge in Little Rock is now used by Union Pacific.
 Added 06/01/2014

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MONROE MISSOURI PACIFIC DEPOT
100 WEST CYPRESS
BRINKLEY, ARKANSAS -USA
Location: BRINKLEY, AR
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The Missouri Pacific depot from Monroe has been relocated to Brinkley for restoration.
 Added 06/29/2014

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NORTH LITTLE ROCK UP SHOPS
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS -USA
Location: E 13 St. & Vine
Description:
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
The UP yards in North Little Rock has a pristine caboose on display at the entrance.
 Added 07/01/2014

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RUSSELL MISSOURI PACIFIC DEPOT
400 E. MARKET ST.
BALD KNOB, ARKANSAS -USA
Location: BALD KNOB, AR
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The Russell Missouri Pacific has been moved to Bald Knob just across from the Bald Knob depot. There are plans to restore it.
 Added 06/21/2014

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TUCSON SOUTHERN PACIFIC DEPOT
400 N. TOOLE AVE.
TUCSON, ARIZONA 85702 -USA
Location: I-10 WEST CONGRESS EXIT 258; GO EAST ON CONGRESS, BEAR RIGHT ON BROADWAY, LEFT ON 5TH AVE, CROSS CONGRESS TO N. TOOLE
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAIL PASSENGER SERVICE
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
Comments/Directions:
The Southern Pacific Railroad, arrived in Tucson in 1880 and replaced their first wooden depot with an interesting complex of buildings in 1907, including the depot plus the railway express, records vault and stationmaster buildings. The depot boasts an interesting archetectural history; originally sporting Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, SP modified and enlarged the building in 1941 with an Art Moderne update. Now it is a huge building, 400 foot long, with two massive towers in front (plus one trackside) with massive square corner columns and lesser columns along the front porch. It now appears as a modern, stream-lined and somewhat "plain" big building with a white, smooth stucco finish all-around. Other than the red tile roof, little of the Spanish character shows. The 3 accompanying buildings maintained their original Spanish Colonial character in the 1940's makeover, that would have included the smooth stucco walls (in a tan/beige color) along with arched window and door openings, and low-pitched red clay, tile roof with wide broad-eaved gable roof lines. The city purchased the complex from UP in 1998 and restored it by 2004. It is on the National Register of Historic Places as a part of the Tucson Warehouse Historic District, which received its designation in 1999. The depot serves the Tucson Amtrack depot and has small private business enterprises. The Southern Arizona Historical Museum is housed in the Records Vault building (see Arizona attraction No. 56 ). SP Locomotive No. 1673 - a 2-6-0 M-4b Mogul steam locomotive, built in 1900, is on display. It was designated on the National Historic Register in 1992.
 Added 02/05/2014 | Last Updated 02/08/2014

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BLYTHE RAILROAD SITE
380 HOBSONWAY
BLYTHE, CALIFORNIA 92226 -USA
Location: NEAR COMMERCIAL AND MAIN STREETS
Description:
  • RAILROAD RELATED SITE
Comments/Directions:
This is a 300 ft stretch of original Santa Fe track in the center of Blythe, south of Hobsonway. It is the primary surviving segment of the Ripley branchline. Currently, no functioning attraction is present, until when a railcar or few are acquired and trucked here. There's also a complete set of crossing signals on Hobsonway with old cantilevers and median signals. Located off Interstate 10.
 Added 11/19/2012
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OAKDALE COWBOY MUSEUM
355 E. F STREET
OAKDALE, CALIFORNIA 95361 -USA
Location: OAKDALE, CA
Phone: 209-847-7049
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Web Site OAKDALE COWBOY MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
The Oakdale Cowboy Museum makes its home in the former Southern Pacific depot. The museum's goal is to preserve the western heritage of the area. It is very near the Sierra railroad as well.
 Added 03/30/2013

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SAN BERNARDINO AT&SF DEPOT
1170 W. THIRD STREET
SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA 92410 -USA
Location: I-215 NORTHBOUND EXIT 43: WEST ON W.2ND, RIGHT ON K ST., WEST ON W.3RD - OR SOUTHBOUND EXIT 44, WEST ON W. 3RD TO DEPOT
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
  • RAIL PASSENGER SERVICE
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • TRAIN SPOTTING LOCATION
Web Site SAN BERNARDINO HISTORY AND RAILROAD MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
The San Bernardino depot built in 1918 by the Atcheson, Topeka and Santa Fe rr (now BNSF) is a magnificent example of classic Spanish Mission Revival architecture, with red clay tile roof and wide broad-eaved gable roof lines, white stucco exterior, mission parapets and arched window/door openings,. It incorporates features of Moorish Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival styles that add magnificence and complexity. The depot's massive 2-1/2 story centerpiece sports four corner towers topped with domes (Moorish Revival) which are signatory for this the largest depot west of the Mississippi when built. Also incorporated are numerous mission-style facades and parapets such as the parapets with corner mini domes facing both front and trackside at the west end of the 400-foot long structure. Having replaced the 1886 two-and-a-half-story wooden structure that burned in 1916, it is one of the oldest train stations in California and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places (in 2001). Completion of Historic Route 66 in 1920, which passed nearby, began a decline of passenger service and disrepair. The San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) purchased the station from Santa Fe rr in 1992 and began extensive restoration in 2004. The San Bernardino History and Railroad Museum is housed here. The California Southern rr completed the rail line through San Bernardino, connecting San Diego to Barstow in 1885; and it became the terminus of ATSF rr's connection to Chicago and remains one of the busiest freight and passenger routes. Of note is the TRAIN SPOTTING opportunity trackside with the adjacent BNSF intermodal container freight yard and Amtrak "Southwest Chief" thru service from LA to Chicago. Located immediately west at the depot is the eastern terminus of LA metrolink service.
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SAN DIEGO CALIFORNIA SOUTHERN DEPOT
BROADWAY AND PACIFIC HIGHWAY
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: SAN DIEGO, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN -- The California Southern Railroad's magnificent Victorian depot, built in 1887, was demolished in 1915. Located at Broadway and Pacific Highway across the tracks to the east of it's replacement Santa Fe Depot (see CA attraction 140), which was built in Spanish Revival architectural style with it's elaborate twin domes in time for the 1915 Panama-California Exposition in Balboa Park. The California Southern Railroad, a subsidiary of the AT&SF (BNSF), incorporated in 1880 and began construction near San Diego of their rail connection through San Bernardino, Barstow and Needles. Completed by 1885, it formed the western terminus of Santa Fe's transcontinental route to Chicago. AT&SF absorbed CaSo in 1906 when its holdings were puchased outright.
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SANTA BARBARA SOUTHERN PACIFIC DEPOT
209 STATE STREET
SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA 93101 -USA
Location: U.S.101 EXIT 97 CASTILLO ST, GO TOWARD THE COAST, IMMEDIATE LEFT ON MONTECITO ST. TO STATE. PARK FREE UNDER 45 MINUTES.
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • TRAIN SPOTTING LOCATION
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAIL PASSENGER SERVICE
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
Comments/Directions:
Santa Barbara's Southern Pacific Depot was constructed in 1902 in Spanish Mission Revival style architecture, including red clay roof tiles, wide overhanging eaves and gable ends, smooth stucco walls and round arches on piers. Formed by the arches, arcades virtually encircle the entire structure, reflecting the relatively mild conditions of the region, wherein passengers await their train outdoors. Facing trackside is a mission-style facade, while the streetside is rather plain and unremarkable, and the lobby is relatively tiny. Major renovation in 2000 restored the seating area and the ticket office to its original grandeur and the free-standing Railway Express Agency building was redone. Placed on the National Historic Register in 2006. SP Business Car No. 142 sits on a relict SP spur nearby on the grounds. Santa Barbara's Moreton Bay Fig Tree is documented as the largest Ficus macrophylla in the entire U.S. Two Amtrak lines are served: Coast Starlight and Pacific Surfliner. The Southern Pacific Branch Railway began in 1886 and the first train arrived in Santa Barbara from Los Angeles Aug. 18, 1887, with Engine No. 226 (a 4-4-0 locomotive) pulling six coaches, two sleepers ("San Diego" and "California") and a baggage car. Two Amtrak lines are served: the Coast Starlight between Los Angeles and Seattle and the Pacific Surfliner between ? to San Luis Obispo. It is within walking distance of Santa Barbara Harbor, the beaches and Stearns Wharf, and the downtown along State Street - Santa Barbara's main thoroughfare
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TWENTY MULE TEAM MUSEUM
26962 TWENTY MULE TEAM ROAD
BORON, CALIFORNIA 93516 -USA
Location: BORON, CA
Phone: 760-762-5810
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Web Site TWENTY MULE TEAM MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
The mission of the Twenty Mule Team Museum is to acquire and document artifacts pertaining to local history and to the history of borax mining in Death Valley and Boron. These displays and archives are for the enjoyment and enlightenment of visitors and for research by students and others. The ATSF depot from Kramer has been relocated to the museum
 Added 03/06/2012
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DENVER STOCK YARDS
DENVER, COLORADO -USA
Location: Just west of the BNSF tracks on Marion (past 47th)
Description:
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
DRGW Stock car No.5654 is on display next to the BNSF tracks.
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DENVER TRAMWAY GILPIN CAR BARN
3500 GILPIN
DENVER, COLORADO -USA
Location: DENVER, CO
Description:
  • RAILROAD SHOPS/FACILITIES
Comments/Directions:
The Denver Tramway's Gilpin car shop still stands and is used by a small business and an alternative school.
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EDEN TRAIN TRAGEDY
EDEN, COLORADO -USA
Location: Placard is on west side at southbound rest area.
Description:
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
Comments/Directions:
Historical marker for the second worst rail accident in the US where over 120 people perished. The location of the wreck was about 5 1/2 miles south on the east side of the highway.
 Added 06/01/2012

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GREELEY FREIGHT STATION MUSEUM
680 10TH
GREELEY, COLORADO 80631-4116 -USA
Location: GREELEY, CO
Phone: 970-392-2934
Description:
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • MODEL RAILROAD
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
Web Site GREELEY FREIGHT STATION MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Rave reviews from all over the world are flooding in as the Greeley Freight Station Museum enjoys its second (as of 2012) anniversary of existence located hard by the mainline of the Union Pacific Railroad in Greeley, Colorado. This one-of-a-kind facility features over 600 railroad-related artifacts ranging from a Virginia and Truckee Railroad switch key to a full-sized Colorado and Southern wooden Caboose available for examining both inside and out. Designed to appeal to visitors of all ages and nationalities, the GFSM has set record attendance marks in its first two years of operation and has become the leading year-round tourist attraction in Weld County, Colorado. The highlight of the museum is its huge, 5,500 sq. ft. operating miniature railroad dubbed "the finest model railroad I’ve ever seen", by the 30-year senior editor of Model Railroader magazine, Jim Hediger, Milwaukee, WI. Visitors may actually stroll through this three dimensional creation while the railroad is in operation. They are surrounded by rugged mountains with handmade features including 16,000 fir, 8,000 deciduous and 4,000 aspen trees. Rivers abound. Scenery becomes three dimensional art. The use of cameras is encouraged and guides are available to answer railroad-related questions and to point out unique aspects of this one-of-a-kind modeling wonder. Take a visual tour through this amazing railroad in miniature via the GFSM website, then plan of visiting the museum in person the next time you visit Colorado.
 Added 02/03/2012
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GREELEY UNION PACIFIC DEPOT
GREELEY, COLORADO -USA
Location: 7th st and 9th
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The beautiful Union Pacific depot in Greeley has been preserved and is being used as the chamber of commerce.
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GUNNISON D&RGW DEPOT
GUNNISON, COLORADO -USA
Location: Main St & Rio Grande
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The D&RGW depot in Gunnison is slowly falling into disrepair but still stands.
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GUNNISON RIO GRANDE CAR (PRIVATE)
GUNNISON, COLORADO -USA
Location: Approx 5 miles east of town on Hwy 50
Description:
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
Nicely restored Rio Grande crew car is on display on private property but right next to the highway. Several old vehicles add to the nostalgia.
 Added 01/27/2012

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OVID GREAT WESTERN LOCOMOTIVE
OVID, COLORADO -USA
Location: Morgan and Main
Description:
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
Great Western Sugar locomotive No.109 is on display in a park
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PIERCE UNION PACIFIC DEPOT
PIERCE, COLORADO -USA
Location: Corner of 3rd and Rowe
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The UP depot in Pierce has been relocated away from the tracks. I believe I have found it being converted into a residence.
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SALIDA DENVER RIO GRANDE HOSPITAL
448 E. FIRST ST.
SALIDA, COLORADO -USA
Location: SALIDA, CO
Description:
  • RAILROAD SHOPS/FACILITIES
Comments/Directions:
The former D&RGW hospital in Salida is one of the last remaining railroad structures in town. It has been restored and how is used as city hall.
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WINDSOR C&S DEPOT
WINDSOR, COLORADO -USA
Location: In Boardwalk Park
Description:
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The Colorado & Southern Depot in Windsor has been moved to Boardwalk Park and is home to a local history museum. There are quite a few memorabilia items relating to railroading in the depot as well as local history.
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BURLINGTON PARK, BN CABOOSE 12243
FRONT AND LOCUST STREETS
LUCAS, IOWA 50151 -USA
Location: LUCAS, IA
Description:
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
Lucas Iowa is a small town along the ex CB&Q now the BNSF east-west mainline through Iowa. The Chicgo Burlington & Missouri built a passenger station here in 1866. BN 12243 Wide-Vision Caboose is on display in "Burlington Park" on Front Street along side the BNSF tracks.
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DOW CITY MUSEUM
PRINCE AND PARK STREETS
DOW CITY, IOWA 51528 -USA
Location: DOW CITY, IA
Phone: 712-674-3350
Description:
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
The city parks museum contains a Rock Island caboose, a country schoolhouse and the Town's original jail. Rock Island #17791 is an outside braced wood sided caboose on display.
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GRINNELL PASSENGER STATION
PARK AND STATE STREETS
GRINNELL, IOWA 50112 -USA
Location: GRINNELL, IA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD RELATED CAFE/RESTAURANT
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
  • RAILROAD RELATED SITE
Comments/Directions:
ex Rock Island Passenger Station, restored and now functions as a resturant. The depot sits at the crossing of the ex Rock Island, (now the Iowa Interstate railroad), and the ex "Louie" (M & St. L), now the Union Pacific railroad.
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PACIFIC SHORTLINE RR BRIDGE MONUMENT
SIOUX CITY, IOWA -USA
Location: Chris Larsen Park, SIOUX CITY, IA
Description:
  • RAILROAD RELATED SITE
Comments/Directions:
A monument commemorates the Pacific Short Line RR bridge (1896) across the Missouri River at Sioux City after demolition in 1981 with a placard stating: “The stone of this monument came from the piers of the previous bridge erected at this spot. The Pacific Short Line had been a speculative railroad venture by Sioux City businessmen who sought new markets to the west. The railroad company failed in 1893....” Construction began in 1890, but it actually never was used by the PSLRR. Locally it was known as the “Combination Bridge” because it carried trains and streetcars down the center and horse-drawn carts and pedestrians on the outside. It consisted of two 470' rim-bearing, through Pratt swing spans and two 500' Pennsylvania through trusses; and was remodeled several times, rails removed in 1937 and ultimately carrying only autos and pedestrians. The bridge provided needed competition for the 1888 Chicago and North Western Railroad’s “Union Bridge” also demolished in 1981 and replaced by the Burlington Northern bridge.
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SIOUX CITY BN MISSOURI RIVER BRIDGE
SIOUX CITY, IOWA -USA
Location: From Dakota Ave in South Soo, go 1 mi. east, go rt. on Riverside Dr. 0.6 mile to parking lot near East 17th St.
Description:
  • RAILROAD BRIDGE
Comments/Directions:
The 1,500 foot long railroad bridge between Sioux City and "South Soo" was built in 1982 by Burlington Northern, replacing the 1888 bridge built by the Omaha Road (CSPM&O rr) at the same location. Some may have called the bridge the "Union Bridge" since it was used by several lines early on. Established in 1880, the Omaha Road was controlled by 1882 by the Great Northern Railroad, which through mergers became Burlington Northern by 1970; and BN merged in 1996 to BNSF.
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EJ&E DEPOT #4 MUSEUM
LOCKPORT STREET AT WOOD FARM RD
PLAINFIELD, ILLINOIS 60544 -USA
Location: PLAINFIELD, IL
Phone: 815-436-4073
Description:
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
Web Site EJ&E DEPOT #4 MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
EJ&E Depot #4, EJ&E 514 Caboose, and EJ&E 65296 Box Car on display. The Depot Museum is open to the public during special community events and by appointment.
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URSA CREEK LODGE
URSA, ILLINOIS -USA
Location: URSA, IL
Description:
  • RAILROAD B&B/INN/HOTEL
Web Site URSA CREEK LODGE HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
The Ursa Creek Lodge is build on an old CB&Q bridge. It is a nice place to host a family or company retreat or a simple get away. See website for info.
 Added 06/01/2012
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KANSAS CITY MEXICO AND ORIENT DEPOT
WICHITA, KANSAS -USA
Location: WICHITA, KS
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
This is the KCM&O depot (Santa Fe) relocated to Wichita Kansas, circa 2011.
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KANSAS HISTORICAL SOCIETY
6425 SW 6TH
TOPEKA, KANSAS -USA
Location: TOPEKA, KS
Description:
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
Web Site KANSAS HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Santa Fe 2-8-0 #132 (built 1880) and period Drovers and superintendant's passenger cars.
 Added 06/01/2012
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ALEXANDRIA ZOOLOGICAL PARK
3016 MASONIC DRIVE
ALEXANDRIA, LOUISIANA 71301 -USA
Location: ALEXANDRIA, LA
Phone: 318-441-6810
Description:
  • STEAM EXCURSIONS NARROW GAUGE (24 IN.)
Web Site ALEXANDRIA ZOOLOGICAL PARK
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Alexandria/Pineville Zoological Park contains a 24" gauge CP Huntington Train Ride "Bayou Le Zoo Choo Choo". Steam is simulated.
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THE LITTLE DEPOT DINER
1 RAILROAD AVENUE
PEABODY, MASSACHUSETTS 01960 -USA
Location: PEABODY, MA
Phone: 978-977-7775
Description:
  • MODEL RAILROAD
Web Site THE LITTLE DEPOT DINER HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
A G scale railroad runs around the interior of a local dining favorite sitting next to a now abandoned rail spur.
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HOLLAND PERE MARQUETTE DEPOT
171 LINCOLN AVE.
HOLLAND, MICHIGAN -USA
Location: HOLLAND, MI
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
The 1925 Pere Marquette depot in Holland was remodeled in 1991 and now serves Amtrak customers.
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KALKAKSA HISTORICAL MUSEUM
KALKASKA, MICHIGAN -USA
Location: KALKASKA, MI
Description:
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The 1911 Grand Rapids and Indiana depot in Kalkaska is now home to the town's history museum.
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ONTONAGON MILWAUKEE ROAD DEPOT
ONTONAGON, MICHIGAN -USA
Location: ONTONAGON, MI
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
Although in much disrepair, the Ontonagon depot survives and is used by rail crews today.
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JEFFERSON STREET FOOTBRIDGE
377 EAST COMMERCIAL STREET
SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI 65803 -USA
Location: SPRINGFIELD, MO
Description:
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
  • RAILROAD BRIDGE
  • RAILROAD RELATED SITE
Comments/Directions:
Jefferson Street Footbridge, is a pedestrian bridge, built in 1902 to accomidate pedestrians trying to cross the busy Frisco Railroad's 13-track north yard to get to business district of Commercial Street, in downtown Springfield Missouri. The bridge is 562-feet long and at the time of it's construction, was one of the longest in the United States.
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SIKESTON DEPOT
147 W. FRONT ST.
SIKESTON, MISSOURI -USA
Location: SIKESTON, MO
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
The Frisco depot in Sikeston still stands next to active tracks. It was originally part of the St. Louis & Iron Mountain Railroad.
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COLUMBUS & GREENVILLE RAILWAY SHOPS
COLUMBUS, MISSISSIPPI -USA
Location: COLUMBUS, MS
Description:
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
  • RAILROAD SHOPS/FACILITIES
Comments/Directions:
Still in use by the Columbus & Greenville Railroad (Gennessee and Wyoming) are the Shops held over from Steam Days. Also on display at the shops is C&G Baldwin Road Switcher No. 601
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GREENWOOD, MS. C&G RWY DEPOT
GREENWOOD, MISSISSIPPI -USA
Location: GREENWOOD, MS
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
Now being used by the City, the Columbus & Greenville passenger Depot is still standing and in very good shape! The track itself was just lifted within the city of Greenwood within the last two years.
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ILLINOIS CENTRAL DEPOT
WINONA, MISSISSIPPI -USA
Location: WINONA, MS
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
The Illinois Central depot in the town of Winona, MS. is still standing and in use by other businesses. On display also is Columbus & Greenville Railway wooden caboose No. 500 and a flute-sided Budd coach.
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BELTON DEPOT
WEST GLACIER, MONTANA -USA
Location: WEST GLACIER, MT
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
The Belton Depot was built in 1910 by the Great Northern Railroad to serve the newly formed Glacier National Park. The railroad also built the historic Belton Chalets hotel (now across the highway) to serve its passengers and visitor to the park. Until the 1930's visitors to the park mainly arrived by train. The depot continues to serve as an Amtrak depot in season but also serves as headquarters to the Glacier Natural History Association.
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DEPOT PARK SHAY LOCOMOTIVE
COLUMBIA FALLS, MONTANA -USA
Location: COLUMBIA FALLS, MT
Description:
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
Former logging company Shay is on display in the park.
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EAST CLACIER PARK DEPOT
GLACIER PARK, MONTANA -USA
Location: GLACIER PARK, MT
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
Comments/Directions:
The East Glacier Park depot was built by the Great Northern Railway (GN) in 1913. Directly behind the station is the popular Glacier Park Lodge, one of the half-dozen lodges constructed by the GN at the turn of the century to foster tourism to Glacier National Park. Both the station and the lodge share the same architectural style. The station is constructed of wood siding with large log pillars accenting both the front and the track side of the building. Classic station wagons known as "jammers" transport passengers to and from the lodge.
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OREGON SHORTLINE 1903
315 YELLOWSTONE AVENUE
WEST YELLOWSTONG, MONTANA -USA
Location: INSIDE THE HOLIDAY INN IN THE BRANCH RESTAURANT
Description:
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
Web Site INFO FROM VISIT YELLOWSTONE
Comments/Directions:
Inside the Branch Restaurant at the Holiday Inn is the Oregon Shortline 1903. Named for the year it was built, the Oregon Short Line 1903 was constructed for $16,685 as an executive rail car for the Vice President of the Union Pacific. In reference to E.H. Harriman's Presidential rail car, the Arden, which was built in 1900, some who rode on OSL 1903 said, "We out bested Old E.H. on this trip". The charm of the wooden exterior and interior construction was typical of that period. It was retrofitted in 1915 and was renamed OSL 150 at the time. The car has been restored and is inside the restaurant.
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BISMARCK NORTHERN PACIFIC DEPOT (PRIVATE)
410 E. MAIN AVE
BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA 58501 -USA
Location: BISMARCK, ND
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The Northern Pacific Railway built their 1910 depot in a Spanish Mission Revival style, which is uncommon in the northern plains. Built on the site of the Sheridan House Hotel, which also had served as the passenger depot. The street-side portico's mission-style facade is flanked by twin towers, which originally sported domes, which unfortunately were replaced with plain-looking peaked red tile roofs in 1954. It looks like a motel. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. NP was merged into the Burlington Northern Railroad in 1970 shortly after which Amtrak's North Coast Hiawatha used the station from 1971 until it was discontinued in 1979. It's currently occupied by a Mexican-style restaurant. Northern Pacific steam locomotive No. 2164 - a 1909 Baldwin 4-6-2 - is displayed about 1/4 mile west at 101 E. Main Ave., is. It has been at the beautifully developed Camp Hancock Historic Site since it's inception in 1955, when the Historical Society's museum opened. It would be worth a couple hours visit (museum, restored buildings including 1940's era U.S. Weather Bureau facilities, etc.). Photos at: http://www.history.nd.gov/historicsites/hancock/
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FARIMONT DEPOT
FAIRMONT, NEBRASKA -USA
Location: FAIRMONT, NE
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
CB&Q depot in Fairmont is used by BNSF crews.
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FRIEND CB&Q DEPOT
FRIEND, NEBRASKA -USA
Location: FRIEND, NE
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The CB&Q depot in Friend, Nebraska has been preserved and stands today.
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HASTINGS CB&Q DEPOT
501 WEST 1ST ST.
HASTINGS, NEBRASKA 68901 -USA
Location: HASTINGS, NE
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The CB&Q depot in Hastings was built in 1925 and now serves Amtrak
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MOPAC STATION
FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA -USA
Location: FALLS CITY, NE
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • TRAIN SPOTTING LOCATION
Comments/Directions:
Missouri Pacific railroad station sits along the active, now Union Pacific Falls City Sub in Falls City Nebraska. A Union Pacific CA-5 caboose, a MoPac flat car and MoPac 40-foot billboard boxcar are on display at the station.
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CUMBRES, NEW MEXICO DEPOT
CUMBRES, NEW MEXICO -USA
Location: CUMBRES, NM
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
D&RGW depot Cumbres,New Mexico
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LAMY NEW MEXICO - SANTA FE DEPOT
152 OLD LAMY TRAIL
LAMY, NEW MEXICO 87540 -USA
Location: LAMY, NM IS 6 MILES SO. OF I-25 ALONG U.S. 285; THEN 2 MI. EAST ON CR33
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The former ATSF depot in Lamy, NM serves Amtrak's "Southwest Chief" for service between Chicago to Riverside, CA. Santa Fe passengers must drive or ride the "Lamy Shuttle Van" between Lamy and Santa Fe (18 miles distant). Santa Fe Southern Railroad owns the depot and the 18 mile spur line into Santa Fe, and occasionally runs tourist trains. ACL dining car Talladega sits adjacent to the depot and historic buildings from the 1890's are nearby, housing the Lamy Railroad and History Museum (see New Mexico attraction No. 17).
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AKRON AMTRAK DEPOT
AKRON, OHIO -USA
Location: AKRON, OH
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
Although Amtrak no longer stops at the depot it remains boarded up.
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MASSILLON PRR DEPOT
MASSILLON, OHIO -USA
Location: Erie St & Penn Ave
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The Pennsylvania Railroad depot in Massillon was last used by an industrial parts company. It now seems empty.
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ACKLEY PARK TRAIN RIDE
ELK CITY, OKLAHOMA -USA
Location: ELK CITY, OK
Description:
  • MINIATURE DIESEL 14 1/8 IN.
Comments/Directions:
The city of Elk City operates the Choctaw Express in Ackley Park on the west side of town. This is an Ottaway 14" gauge "Rocketliner", a real rarity in the miniature train world!
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HUGO FRISCO DEPOT AND MUSEUM
307 NORTH B STREET
P.O. BOX 577
HUGO, OKLAHOMA 74743 -USA
Location: North side of Bus. U.S. 70 between B and D Streets. (Parking and front faces west toward D St.)
Phone: 580-326-6630
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • MODEL RAILROAD
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD RELATED CAFE/RESTAURANT
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
  • TOY TRAIN COLLECTION/DISPLAY
Web Site HUGO FRISCO DEPOT AND MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
The 1914 depot replaced the original 1907 and second 1910 wooden depots that had burned. One of the finest on the Frisco, it served Hugo until1960. In 1978, the County Historical Society renovated it and operates the Frisco Depot Museum. Listed on National Register of Historic Landmarks. County-wide historical artifacts, documents and pictures are displayed. In the south waiting room are displays of railroad memorabilia including a Harvey House news stand, boxes from the 1902 Sawyer, Oklahoma post office, etc. The north waiting room has a small model railroad display with 3 operating lines. Upon finding the extant counter-type Harvey House Restaurant and dorm rooms for the Harvey Girls preserved on the second floor, this is a depot well worth stoppin' by! Hours Tu-Sa 10 to 4. The North-South Frisco line was completed by 1887 through Hugo to Paris, TX from SW Missouri, while the East-West Arkansas & Choctaw was completed from the Arkansas line through to Ardmore, OK in 1902 - 1903. It was established through a 1902 agreement with the Frisco, by which agreement, ownership passed to the Frisco in 1907. Shown on 2009 maps, the owner of both lines out of Hugo for various distances is the Kiamichi Railroad (KKR) - a short line owned by Rail America. The Frisco, was a dominant railroad throughout the south central United States, primarily in Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. It played an important role in the lives of people all along the rails.
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MUSKOGEE MIDLAND VALLEY RR DEPOT AND MUSEUM
220 ELGIN
MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA 74401 -USA
Location: AT SO. 3RD AND ELGIN STREETS - 2 STREETS WEST OF SO. MAIN (BUS. U.S. 64) IN TOWN
Phone: 918-686-6624
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
Web Site THREE RIVERS MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
In 1916, the Midland Valley rr built their Passenger and Freight depot to replace their 1904 passenger depot, built that year when the MV reached Muskogee from Arkansas. It's unique motif designed by one of the more avant-garde architects of the period (also designed identical Tulsa MV depot - now demolished) portrays his somewhat strange, stylized version of the then-popular Mission Revival style. Such as the excessively broad keystones at gable pediments and baggage/freight bays, includes geometric, rectangular and angular embellishments such as the geometrically patterned exterior chimney. It also displays many characteristics of Prairie School style of architecture that also was used in depots of the period. The depot oriented east-west with the current front facing south where the mainline tracks (now removed) had been adjacent to the building, apparently between the building and Elgin Street? (1912 plat map) The extant Frisco Freight Warehouse now is located diagonally across the intersection at South 3rd and Elgin Streets. These depots are part of the National Register's "Muskogee Depot and Freight District" (designated in 2006). The city purchased the depot in 1998. The depot houses the Three Rivers Museum - a local history museum that opened in 2001 and assumed the nom de guerre of the "Three Rivers" confluence where two tributaries empty into the Arkansas River. On the north side sits a nicely displayed ALCO S-1 No. 63-138 built in 1949 for the Fort Howard Paper Company. It was donated in 2001 by Georgia Pacific
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THOMPSON PARK RAILROAD
GUYMON, OKLAHOMA -USA
Location: GUYMON, OK
Description:
  • MINIATURE DIESEL 15 IN.
Comments/Directions:
Miniature Train Co. 16" gauge G-16 operates around Sunset Lake in Thompson Park. I was by there in 2011 and the train was running every afternoon during the summer months
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WAGONER KATY DEPOT (PRIVATE)
68968 HIGHWAY U.S. 69
WAGONER, OKLAHOMA 77467 -USA
Location: LOCATED ABOUT 2 MILES NORTH OF WAGONER,ON THE EAST SIDE OF U.S. 69 AT WHITEHORN COVE ROAD (HIWAY. 251D)
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
The Katy depot was moved from it's original site in downtown Wagoner to it's present location in 1980. The Katy built through to the Arkansas River by 1871, at which time small towns sprouted along the route at the railroad's "stops" and where small depots were built. One such was the Wagoner Katy depot. Unknown date built but the town began in 1887 when the first hotel was built near the intersection of the MKT Railway and the Kansas and Arkansas Valley Railway (a branch of the MoPac) - both now UP. The nice brick SoPac depot (now demolished) was still present in 2006 in google maps street view. Ex-Missouri Pacific Caboose No. 13540 (now painted red and sporting a Katy logo) sits behind the building along with Missouri Pacific (former Pullman Heavyweight Sleeper) Bunk Car X3436.
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THE DIXIE FLYER
98 MAIN STREET EAST
WARTRACE, TENNESSEE 37183 -USA
Location: WARTRACE, TN
Phone: 6154287366
Description:
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
  • TRAIN SPOTTING LOCATION
  • MODEL RAILROAD
Web Site THE DIXIE FLYER HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
The Dixie Flyer is a hot spot for train big and small. Located next to a CSX Railroad mainline, the Dixie Flyer features operating model trains of all gauges, railroadiana, modeling supplies, and a toy train repair shop. A covered deck and shaded picnic tables provide an ideal viewing area for the 25 trains that roar by the shop each day.
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THE WALKING HORSE HOTEL
101 SPRING STREET
WARTRACE, TENNESSEE 37183 -USA
Location: WARTRACE, TN
Phone: 931-389-7050
Description:
  • RAILROAD B&B/INN/HOTEL
  • TRAIN SPOTTING LOCATION
Web Site THE WALKING HORSE HOTEL HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
The Walking Horse Hotel is a historic (1917) railroad hotel located at the junction of the CSX Railroad Nashville-Chattanooga mainline and a branchline to Shelbyville, Tennessee. The 3-story building has wide verandas facing the tracks where up to 25 trains per day roar past with frequent meets right in front of the hotel. Ask for the corner railfan room.
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AMARILLO RAILROAD MUSEUM
13000 HWY 60
AMARILLO, TEXAS 79120 -USA
Location: AMARILLO, TX
Phone: 806-335-3333
Description:
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
  • MODEL RAILROAD
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
Web Site AMARILLO RAILROAD MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
The Amarillo Railroad Museum showcases railroad history in the Amarillo area with locomotives, cars and memorabilia on display
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AMARILLO SANTA FE DEPOT (PRIVATE)
401 SO. GRANT ST.
AMARILLO, TEXAS 79101 -USA
Location: AMARILLO, TX Corner of SE 3rd Ave and Grant St. From I-40, go north on U.S. 287 to SE 4th Ave, then east to S.Grant
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • TRAIN SPOTTING LOCATION
Comments/Directions:
Beautiful depot in Spanish Mission Revival style that had been used by Santa Fe RR and Fred Harvey House Hotels and that featured stucco exterior, roofs of red tile and round arches. Built in 1910 costing $120,000 after Santa Fe RR entered town in 1908, with Harvey House dining room until 1940. Current owners- a private auction company - should donate to locals who are proposing a Santa Fe RR museum. A wonderful location rather than 2nd floor of downtown office building! Lots of intersecting lines and train spotting nearby.
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BALLINGER ABLIENE & SOUTHERN DEPOT.
BALLINGER, TEXAS -USA
Location: Just south of town on Hwy 83
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The stone Abilene & Southern depot in Ballinger appears to be used by the town.
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BALLINGER ATSF DEPOT
BALLINGER, TEXAS -USA
Location: , TX
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The ATSF depot in Ballinger is used by the local Chamber of Commerce and the Water Dept.
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BUDDY HOLLY CENTER
1801 CRICKETS AVE.
LUBBOCK, TEXAS 79401 -USA
Location: LUBBOCK, TX
Phone: 806-767-3560
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Web Site BUDDY HOLLY CENTER HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
The Fort Worth and Denver Depot in Lubbock has been transformed into the Buddy Holly Center. The beautiful depot has been restored and added on to house the Buddy Holly display and now is the center of Lubbock's Depot District.
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CHILDRESS COUNTY HERITAGE MUSEUM
210 THIRD STREET
CHILDRESS, TEXAS 79201 -USA
Location: CHILDRESS, TX
Phone: 940-937-2261
Description:
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
Web Site CHILDRESS COUNTY HERITAGE MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
A small display of artifacts of the former Fort Worth and Denver City Railroad (nicknamed "The Denver Road") is found in a portion of the museum. The FW&D operated from 1881 to 1982 including a local District Roundhouse starting in 1901. The main line ran west from Fort Worth to Texline (at the NM state line), where it connected with parent company Colorado and Southern (later Burlington). Other fine displays include the history of the former Childress Army Airfield, a period school classroom set up and arranged with blackboards, tiny grade-school desks and a teacher's desk. Located in the former 1935 U.S. Post Office building - a Texas Historical Landmark of Spanish Colonial archetecture. Free. Hours 10-5 Tu-Thu, or appointment. The affiliated Mitchie Transportation Museum located nearby has some rr artifacts.
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DALHART FT. WORTH & DENVER DEPOT
DALHART, TEXAS -USA
Location: DALHART, TX
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The Ft. Worth & Denver (formerly Colorado & Southern) depot in Dalhart is now home to Bartlet Hardware.
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DALHART ROCK ISLAND DEPOT
DALHART, TEXAS -USA
Location: Along the UP tracks
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The Rock Island depot in Dalhart is now used by UP crews.
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DENISON KATY DEPOT AND RAILROAD MUSEUM (PRIVATE)
101 EAST MAIN ST.
DENISON, TEXAS 75021 -USA
Location: ONE BLOCK EAST OF U.S. 69 (HOUSTON ST.), NORTH SIDE OF MAIN ST. DOWNTOWN DENISON, TX
Phone: 903-463-5289
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
Web Site DENISON KATY DEPOT AND RAILROAD MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
The Katy Depot was built circa 1909 to 1911 and had been the passenger station and general office building of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad. In addition to the Red River Railroad Museum it houses several businesses. Passenger service ended in the 1960's, but the depot along with M-K-T's former car shops remained the center of operations for the railroad until it's merger with the Union Pacific in August, 1988. Included as part of the National Register's Denison Commercial District (est. 1983), the Beaux Arts depot is perhaps the most architecturally significant building in Denison. A rather large depot for its time (250' by 100') and its location at the foot of Main Street and the downtown business district hints at its former importance. At its peak the station hosted 52 arriving and departing passenger trains daily. Also called Union Depot, it was the transportation center of the city and was used by other railroads, including the Frisco rr and the Houston and Texas Central rr. Because Katy's rail head was established here in late winter of 1872, and through linking with the latter company, the entire U.S. was connected by rail for the first time. The museum is full of railroad memorabilia and nearby is a nicely displayed consist formed with MKT model F3 locomotive leading two cabooses and miscellaneous rail cars.
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ELLEN TROUT ZOO
402 ZOO CIRCLE
LUFKIN, TEXAS 75904 -USA
Location: LUFKIN, TX
Description:
  • MINIATURE STEAM 22 IN.
Comments/Directions:
The Z&OO Railroad is a project of the Lufkin Host Lions Club. Train is a Chance Manufacturing Co. CP Huntington and is actually 24 inch gauge. Its track takes it on a course around the zoo and across Ellen Trout Lake. Fare to ride the train is $2.00 per person with the proceeds benefiting projects of the Lions Club. During the summer, the train normally operates daily the same hours that the zoo is open. During the school year, the train runs on weekends and by special arrangement. For further information, contact the Lions Club.
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FREDERICKSBURG & NORTHERN RAILROAD TUNNEL
FREDERICKSBURG, TEXAS -USA
Location: SEE DESCRIPTION FOR DIRECTIONS
Phone: 866-978-2287
Description:
  • RAILROAD TUNNEL
Web Site INFO FROM TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE
Comments/Directions:
The first railroad tunnel in Texas was the Fredericksburg and Northern. After the railroad was abandoned it was turned into a bat habitat. It is over 900 feet long and is now a state park. I stopped by in the off season and the sign said $5 per person (wow). The tunnel is closed in the off season so check with state website for info. Half a mile east of the Fredericksburg city limits along U.S. 290, look for the brown TxDOT highway sign that says "Old Tunnel Wildlife Area." Go south 10.5 miles on the "Old San Antonio Road." The WMA is on the left. The phone number gives info on the bat cave.
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GULF, COLORADO AND SANTA FE PASSENGER DEPOT (PRIVATE)
1501 JONES STREET
FORT WORTH, TEXAS 76102 -USA
Location: FROM LANCASTER AVE. AT COMMERCE STREET (BUSINESS 287), GO EAST 2 BLOCKS, THEN NORTH ON JONES. DEPOT ON EAST SIDE.
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
  • TRAIN SPOTTING LOCATION
Comments/Directions:
The GC&SFe built this passenger station in 1900. (Having begun in Galveston, TX in 1873, the AT&SFe Company built a new union depot in Galveston that would also house the offices of the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe. - see Texas attraction "Galveston Railroad Museum.") In those years, it was already a subsidiary of the AT&SFe, having merged in 1886 by agreement with AT&Sf, which was their way to break into Texas railroad baron Jay Gould's stronghold. In 1965 the remaining GC&SF property was transferred to the Santa Fe and ultimately it was absorbed into the BNSF. In 1938 the depot was renovated and modernized by the Fort Worth Union Passenger Station and the Santa Fe Railroad. The station served several lines until 1960, when the Santa Fe became the sole railroad using the facility, after which the building was called the Santa Fe Depot. Amtrak operated between 1973 and 1995. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. The sharply contrasting red and white brick and stone gives a stunning effect, especially the band of red/white brick in a zig-zag pattern of the neoclassical Beaux Arts Architectural Style that separates the 2 floors. Also, alternating bands of red brick separated by single courses of white brick surround the 1st floor. The second level is accented with white cast stone window and doorway arches and cornice, while the corners are alternate horizontal white stone/red brick in a unique quoining technique. The original stained glass windows, barrel-vaulted ceilings, and marble floors emanate style and grace. Purchased in 1999, it is a private entertaining/wedding venue.
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HALE COUNTY FARM AND RANCH MUSEUM
HALE CENTER, TEXAS -USA
Location: South end of town on frontage rd. west side of Hwy
Description:
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The Hale Center ATSF depot has been relocated to the Hale County Farm and Ranch Museum along with a caboose on display.
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INTERNATIONAL & GREAT NORTHERN RAILROAD DEPOT
123 N. MEDINA ST
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS -USA
Location: SAN ANTONIO, TX
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The I&GN depot in San Antonio has been beautifully restored and is used as a Credit Union office. The Credit Union is to move in December of 2012 and a VIA bus terminal is to occupy the building.
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KANSAS CITY, MEXICO & ORIENT DEPOT (PRIVATE)
500 S 3RD ST
CHILLICOTHE, TEXAS 79225 -USA
Location: SOUTH OF U.S. 287 AND ALONG THE SOUTH SIDE OF 3RD STREET, 300 FEET WEST OF AVE. F
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
Chillicothe's depot - now a derelict sitting along the abandoned right-of-way - once had been one of the little yellow wooden depots of Santa Fe's small-town freight agencies. When built in 1909 as a standard 84-foot long "Orient" depot, in 1959, it was then crudely cut to a 24x34 foot building with a lopsided roof line. It's original hip roof is on one end and it's a gable on the cut-off end. It appears it's demise likely will end soon with a fire or bulldozer. Apparently some had sought to preserve it but the owner refuses to sell. This segment of the Orient railroad started at Altus, OK heading south hopefully to reach a Mexican port on the Pacific Ocean, which would have been the closest coast to Kansas City. The line only made it as far south as Sonora, Texas, however. Purchased by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway in the 1920s, this section of line between Chillicothe and Sweetwater was evidently abandoned in the 1990s. Incorporated in 1908, Chillicothe was a cattle ranching community by 1887 when the Fort Worth and Denver City RR built east to west through the county. That main between Dallas and Amarillo line survives as BNSF.
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KERRICK TEXAS ATSF DEPOT
KERRICK, TEXAS -USA
Location: KERRICK, TX
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The depot in Kerrick still sits next to the active BNSF tracks.
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MENARDVILLE FRISCO DEPOT
MENARDVILLE, TEXAS -USA
Location: MENARDVILLE, TX
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
Comments/Directions:
Though tracks were removed in 1972, the Menardville depot remains as a local history museum.
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PARIS TEXAS & PACIFIC DEPOT (PRIVATE)
1264 SOUTH MAIN ST
PARIS, TEXAS 75460 -USA
Location: GO SOUTH FROM BUS. U.S. 82, 3/4 MILE ON S. MAIN ST. (ALSO TX 19) TO RR TRACKS. NORTHBOUND ON TX19 GO TO RR TRACKS
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
Paris's (circa) 1900 "Other Depot," served Texas and Pacific Railroad's east-west mainline through town after 1885, when they finished the Texarkana to Dallas line. A solidly-built, rectangular red-brick structure with hipped gablet (Dutch-hip) roof with wide eaves supported by brackets (Prairie House/Italianate style). Baggage area in east portion door at platform height. The Missouri Pacific Railroad gained majority ownership of the Texas and Pacific Railway's stock in 1928 they were eventually merged on October 15, 1976. Currently, minimal, if any, local rail traffic as rails are torn up east of the depot. The Trail de Paris uses much of the city's railroad right-of-way and is a segment of the Northeast Texas Trail. This depot certainly should be on the National Register (current restaurant occupant).
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PEARL BREWERY
200 E. GRAYSON ST.
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS -USA
Location: SAN ANTONIO, TX
Description:
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
Web Site PEARL BREWERY HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Texas Transportation Company locomotive No.2 is on display at the location of the former Pearl Brewery. The brewery was purchased by Pabst and operations were closed in 2001. The campus now houses several eating and shopping venues.
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PLAINVIEW ATSF DEPOT
PLAINVIEW, TEXAS -USA
Location: PLAINVIEW, TX
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The Plainview ATSF depot has been nicely preserved and sits next to the active tracks in Plainview.
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QUANAH COMBO DEPOT
1802 HIGHWAY 287 E
QUANAH, TEXAS 79252 -USA
Location: QUANAH, TX
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
In Quanah, TX (at the east edge of town adjacent to U.S. 287) is a depot comprised of depots from two other towns and two different railroads: Chillicothe and Medicine Mound. The FW&D depot from Chillicothe, which is about 9 miles to the east, was moved here - I believe in the 1980's. It is the left part (east end), including the higher central portion. Attached on the west end (right end) and operated as a restarunt (now vacant), is the Medicine Mound depot (KCM&O). Chillicothe was served by both FW&D and the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient RR. The KCM&O also ran south through Medicine Mound, which is a ghost town about 9 miles southeast of Quanah and directly south of Chillicothe.
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QUANAH, ACME & PACIFIC DEPOT
105 GREEN ST.
QUANAH, TEXAS 79252 -USA
Location: From U.S.287, north on Main (Hwy 6) about 9 blocks, one block left on 1st St.
Phone: 940-663-5272
2nd Phone: 940-839-8066
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
Web Site QUANAH, TX HOME PAGE
Comments/Directions:
The Quanah, Acme and Pacific RR depot operated from 1910 to 1981. A Spanish mission architectural-style building with white stucco walls, arches and red tile roof, it sports two bell towers that loom above the front entrance plus eight smaller towers on all corners - a massive two-story building for a 117 mile short-line rr. It has been a county museum since 1986. It's a national historic landmark, along with the nearby 1891 county jail. The QA&P headed southwest from Quanah, through unknown Texas towns that popped up as it was completed - with interesting names like Acme, Paducah, Matador, Roaring Springs (extant depot there, also) and Floydada, where it ended. The QA&P opened up a small part of the vast middle ground of north Texas in the 1890's between Wichita Falls and Amarillo, to which it connected through the FW&D. The "Frisco" (SLSF) connected it northerly into Oklahoma.
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SAN ANGELO SENIOR CENTER
702 S. CHADBOURNE ST
SAN ANGELO, TEXAS -USA
Location: SAN ANGELO, TX
Description:
  • RAILROAD SHOPS/FACILITIES
Comments/Directions:
The KCM&O freight building in San Angelo is home to a senior center and the town's Parks & Rec. offices.
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SAN ANTONIO AND ARANSAS PASS BRIDGE
COMFORT, TEXAS -USA
Location: ABOUT 3 MILES EAST OF TOWN
Description:
  • RAILROAD BRIDGE
Web Site SAN ANTONIO AND ARANSAS PASS BRIDGE HOMEPAGE
Related Webs: INFO FROM BRIDGEHUNTER.COM
Comments/Directions:
The San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad has ban abandoned for a while but an impressive bridge remains.
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SAN ANTONIO AND ARANSAS PASS DEPOT (PRIVATE)
615 SCHREINER STREET
KERRVILLE, TEXAS 78028 -USA
Location: Exit onto Hwy 16 exit off I-10; head into town; turn rt. on Schreiner St.; depot is 200 ft on left
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Web Site THE SAN ANTONIO AND ARANSAS PASS RAILWAY
Comments/Directions:
The Kerrville SAAP depot is a colorful brick building painted cream with three red-trimmed arched entryways and a (weathered) red cement-asbestos tile roof. It was built in 1913 or 1915, replacing an earlier wood structure, which burned. It now houses one of a series of restaurants - the current one opened in 2004. Kerrville's terminus of this branch line coursing 71 miles northwest from San Antonio had a small yard and turntable. Originally it had been intended to reach San Angelo but there were no paying customers up that way. The SAAP was an interesting line - started on a shoe string and somewhat overextended - branching north to Waco, East to Houston, South to Corpus Christi (and beyond to Falfurrias, TX). It was an eclectic collection of depots, some dozen still standing. Due to lawsuits relating to an accident, it went into receivership in 1890, at which time, SP bought out the major stockholder and it became "managed" by SP. It was later absorbed into the SP in 1925 operating as part of their New Orleans Railway subsidiary in 1934
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SAN ANTONION ZOO
3903 NORTH SAINT MARYS ST
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 78212 -USA
Location: SAN ANTONIO, TX
Phone: 210-734-7184
Description:
  • MINIATURE STEAM 15 IN.
Web Site SAN ANTONION ZOO HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Simulated miniature steam train makes a very long run on zoo grounds and near park and golf course
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SANTA FE ENGINE NO. 1809
SLATON, TEXAS -USA
Location: In town square
Description:
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
Santa Fe locomotive 1809 is on display in the town's square.
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SHERMAN COUNTY MUSEUM
STRATFORD, TEXAS -USA
Location: next to elevator and tracks
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
The Stratford depot is the centerpiece of the Sherman County Museum. There is also a ATSF box car on display.
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STERLING CITY FREIGHT DEPOT
STERLING CITY, TEXAS -USA
Location: STERLING CITY, TX
Description:
  • RAILROAD SHOPS/FACILITIES
Comments/Directions:
The Concho San Saba & Llano Valley Railroad freight house is used by a pump company and is in need of restoration.
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STERLING CONCHO SAN SABA AND LLANO VALLEY RAILROAD DEPOT
STERLING CITY, TEXAS -USA
Location: STERLING CITY, TX
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The Concho San Saba & Llano Valley depot (later Santa Fe) in Sterling City has been preserved as a meeting place for the town's seniors and may be used reserved for private functions.
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SUNSET STATION
1174 E. COMMERCE
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS -USA
Location: SAN ANTONIO, TX
Phone: 210-474-7640
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
Web Site
Comments/Directions:
The SP depot in San Antonio has been restored and is now home to the Sunset Station, a music and event venue. SP locomotive 794 is on display track side.
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TX & PAC DEPOT & WAREHOUSE COMPLEX
200 TO 400 W. LANCASTER AVE.
FORT WORTH, TEXAS 76102 -USA
Location: WEST OF INTERSECTION OF COMMERCE STREET (BUSINESS 287) AND W. LANCASTER AVE.; DOWNTOWN
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
  • RAIL PASSENGER SERVICE
Comments/Directions:
The Texas & Pacific Railway passenger terminal building opened in 1931, replacing an earlier station that burned in 1904. The terminal facilities included the larger Texas & Pacific Warehouse, which also was completed in 1931 one block to the west. Located between the two, sits the beautiful neo-classical architecture of the U.S. Post Office building. The 12-story railway station and office building included a lavish, opulent lobby with marble floors, metal-inlaid panel ceilings, and nickel and brass fixtures with brass, glass, plaster, and marble embellishments. The eight-story warehouse is a muted version, featuring inlaid panels of blue tile, ornamental brickwork, and polychrome brick. Both buildings having incorporated the zigzags and chevrons distinctive of the Zigzag Moderne style elements present in the early Art Deco period. With passenger travel declining in the 1930's, the railroad vacated the terminal in 1967 when passenger service in Fort Worth ended. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1978, preservationists saved the old T & P Terminal in the 1980s. The passenger area of the station had remained virtually untouched and it was restored to its former beauty in 1999. With extension of the Trinity Railway Express commuter service from Dallas into Fort Worth, passenger service resumed at the T & P station on December 3, 2001. Condominiums became available in the Depot building in 2006 and the warehouse remains vacant. The Texas and Pacific enjoys the distinction of being the only railroad chartered by an act of Congress. Shortly after receiving its charter in 1871 to build a southern transcontinental route to San Diego. The first lines opened west from Texarkana to Dallas in 1873. However, T & P never reached San Diego, having only reached to Sierra Blanca east of E1 Paso where it met with the Southern Pacific in 1881. The Missouri Pacific Railroad gained majority ownership 1928 but allowed it to continue operation until they merged in 1976.
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EVANSTON ROUNDHOUSE & RAILYARDS
1500 MAIN STREET
EVANSTON, WYOMING 82930 -USA
Location: EVANSTON, WY
Description:
  • RAILROAD SHOPS/FACILITIES
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD RELATED SITE
Web Site EVANSTON ROUNDHOUSE & RAILYARDS HOMEPAGE
Related Webs: ROUNDHOUSE RESTORATION
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
The City of Evanston owns the former Union Pacific Railyards and is currently renovating the building for public use. The Railyards primary building is the 1912 28 bay Roundhouse. The Roundhouse is one of the last intact roundhouses along the original Union Pacific route.
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