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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.
     Added 08/06/2014

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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.
     Added 08/08/2014

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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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    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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    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).
     Added 08/22/2014

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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.
     Added 03/09/2014 | Last Updated 04/15/2014

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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.
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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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    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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    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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    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.
     Added 04/06/2014

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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.
     Added 10/28/2013 | Last Updated 11/07/2013

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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.
     Added 03/31/2012

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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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