Depot Doings: Delray Beach, FL / Inverness, FL / Kissimmee, FL / Jacksonville, NC

Featured depots this month are of the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad in Florida and North Carolina:

  • Delray Beach, FL – 10/28/72
  • Inverness, FL – 6/23/87
  • Kissimmee, FL – 2/75
  • Jacksonville, NC – 8/81

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Depot Doings: Toccoa, GA / Belmont, NC / Saluda, NC / Tryon, NC / Donalds, SC / Orange, VA

Featured Southern Railway depots on the blog this month are those in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia:

  • Toccoa, GA – 6/22/80
  • Belmont, NC – 7/30/80
  • Saluda, NC – 5/10/80
  • Tryon, NC – 5/10/80
  • Donalds, SC – 2/23/80
  • Orange, VA – 3/13/72

All photos courtesy of Railroad Picture Archives.


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Depot Doings: Winchester, VA / Salem, IL / Midland, OH / Mount Vernon, OH / Gaithersburg, MD / Point of Rocks, MD

Featured B&O Railway depots on the blog this month are those in Virginia, Illinois, Ohio, and Maryland:

  • B&O – Winchester, VA – 8/21/73
  • B&O – Salem, IL – 8/1/75
  • B&O – Midland, OH – 5/18/77
  • B&O – Mount Vernon, OH – 10/14/12
  • B&O – Gaithersburg, MD – 6/29/78
  • B&O – Point of Rocks, MD – 6/3/72

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Depot Doings: Pelham, AL / Raiford, FL / St. Petersburg, FL / Tarpon Springs, FL / Waverly, FL / Myrtle Beach, SC

ACL Railroad Logo

Featured Atlantic Coast Line Railway depots on the blog this month are those in Alabama, Florida, and South Carolina:

  • ACL – Pelham, AL – 1972
  • ACL – Raiford, FL – 1970
  • ACL – St. Petersburg, FL – 1957
  • ACL – Tarpon Springs, FL – 1972
  • ACL – Waverly, FL – 1969
  • ACL – Myrtle Beach, SC – Date unknown

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Depot Doings: Valparaiso, IN / Durand, MI / Olivet, MI / Owosso, MI

Featured Grand Trunk Western depots on the blog this month are those in Valparaiso, Indiana and Durand, Olivet, and Owosso, Michigan:

Grand Trunk Western Herald

  • GTW – Valparaiso, IN – 9/24/12
  • GTW – Durand, MI – 3/69
  • GTW – Olivet, MI – Date unknown
  • GTW – Owosso, MI – 3/69

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Canadian Corner/Depot Doings: Kingsville, Ontario, Canada

canadian-flag-smallKINGSVILLE,
ONTARIO DEPOT
On the Pere Marquette / C&O Rwy

The depot at Kingsville, Ontario, Canada was built in 1889 on the Lake Erie, Essex and Detroit River Railway. Originally owned by Hiram Walker, the line and depot later became part of the Pere Marquette Railroad. Still later, it was acquired by the Chesapeake & Ohio which owns the depot today, although it is no longer used for passenger service.

Kingsville is located about thirty miles east of Windsor, Ontario on what used to be a single track between Windsor and St. Thomas. East of St. Thomas, the C&O uses ex-New York Central tracks. Several C&O freight trains still pass over this route on the way to Buffalo, New York. Those trains, coming from Detroit through the Michigan Central railroad tunnel, take the Penn Central out to a Pelton Interlocking where they switch to the C&O mainline. Passenger train service on the Pere Marquette line ended in the mid-1920’s; however, many of the depots on the line were eventually refurbished for freight-only service. The first floor originally consisted of a Ticket Office, located where the semicircular bay window is at trackside, a Gent’s Waiting Room, a Ladies’ Waiting Room and a combination Freight and Baggage Room where stairs to the second floor are located.

The second floor consists of a small hallway from the stairs leading to a single large chamber that has a series of small windows facing trackside. To the left of the bay window is an opened and curved covered porch that adjoins a porte-cochere to the rear of the building. It was probably once used as a carriage entry and exit point. When the depot was first built there was a raised platform in the Freight and Baggage Room which occupied about half the room next to the large freight door. Another platform of equal height joined this same wall on the exterior of the building. Both were used for the handling of freight and baggage. The exterior platform no longer exists but it is shown in the drawings.

The chimney, like the exterior walls, is of stone and the roof peak joints are covered with a galvanized iron projection. All windows on the first floor are set in deep casements and entry doors are crowned with an arched design.

The Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad still staffs the Kingsville depot with a part-time agent. The former waiting room is now used as a storeroom and kitchenette for the maintenance-of-way crews.

Article courtesy of the Mainline Modeler April 1990
Text Credit: Julian Cavalier
Drawings made expressly for Mainline Modeler. Copies of these drawings may be made for noncommercial use only.


The depot slowly fell into disrepair in the 80’s with its abandonment. The timeless images below were taken from 1972 to 2003 and reflect on the station’s many years of neglect. Through tireless efforts and what seemed like constant delays, the citizens of Kingsville prevailed in keeping this exquisite piece of railroad architecture preserved for future generations. After full restoration, the depot now houses a beautiful Mediterranean-style restaurant, Mettawas Station.


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Depot Doings: Merriton, Newmarket, Penetang, Port Hope, Prescott, Stouffville, Uxbridge, and Washego, Ontario, Canada

cnr-logoFeatured Canadian National Railway depots on the blog this month are at various Ontario locations.

All photos courtesy of www.rr-fallenflags.org/.


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