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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
Web Site: http://http://saap.tnorr.com
RAILROAD DEPOT
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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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