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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
Web Site: http://http://www.quanahnet.com/
RAILROAD DEPOT
HISTORICAL LANDMARK
RAILROAD MUSEUM
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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