Depot Doings: Talladega, AL / Foley, AL / Athens, AL / Montgomery, AL / Guntersville, AL

Featured L&N Railway depots this month are those in Alabama:

The L&N depot at Talladega, Alabama was built in 1906. It stayed an active station until the early 1970’s. After the railroad vacated the building it was restored and now serves as headquarters for the Talladega Chamber of Commerce.

The L&N depot at Foley, Alabama was built in 1905. It burned to the ground three years later and was replaced by the current station, which remained in service until 1971 when the L&N discontinued service to Foley. At this time the depot was moved to Magnolia Springs where it was used as a warehouse until 1991. The depot was then moved back to its original location site and now houses the Foley Alabama Railroad Museum.

The L&N Freight Depot in Athens, Alabama was built in 1928. It has been restored and now houses the Limestone County Archives and the Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives.

The L&N Union Station in Montgomery, Alabama opened in 1898. It remained in operation until 1979. After some years the station was restored, giving the viewer a sense of how it looked when it first opened. The center core of the building is occupied by the Montgomery’s Visitor Center.

The L&N depot at Guntersville, Alabama was originally built by the NC&StL Railway in 1892. The depot has been restored and now houses a museum.

Images courtesy of Dale Burns.


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“Train Wrecks from the Movietone Outtakes Collection, Volume III”

Video courtesy of Speed Graphic Film and Video via YouTube.

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Grand Trunk Western Railway Steam Feature for June 2019

Featured Grand Trunk Western Railway steam subjects for this June post include various locations in Michigan and Illinois:

  • GTW #2672 – Battle Creek, MI – 7/50
  • GTW #3734 – Battle Creek, MI – 7/50
  • GTW #3750 – Pontiac, MI – 7/19/56
  • GTW #5043 – Durand, MI – 1930
  • GTW #5627 – Durand, MI – 8/4/57
  • GTW #6410 – Chicago, IL – 10/38

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


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Canadian Corner: Canadian National Railway Steam Locomotives

Featured subjects this month are Canadian National Railway steam locomotives in various Ontario locations:

  • CNR #3490 – Bayview Junction, Hamilton, ON
  • CNR #5287 – Reclamation Yard, Stratford, ON
  • CNR #5704 – Taking on coal at London, ON
  • CNR #6226 – Windsor, ON
  • CNR #6234 – Windsor, ON
  • CNR Yards at Bathurst St – Toronto, ON

All photos courtesy of Mr. Walter Taylor and Mr. Chris Wiley.


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Depot Doings: Athens, TN / Bryson City, NC / Charleston, TN / Danville, KY / Lexington, KY / Niota, TN / Oliver Springs, TN / Sweetwater, TN

Featured Southern Railway depots on the blog this month are those in Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee:

  • Sou Rwy Depot – Athens, TN – 1978
  • Sou Rwy Depot – Bryson City, NC – 1978
  • Sou Rwy Depot – Charleston, TN – 1978
  • Sou Rwy Depot – Danville, KY – 1980
  • Sou Rwy Depot – Lexington, KY – 1980
  • Sou Rwy Depot – Niota, TN – 1978
  • Sou Rwy Depot – Oliver Springs, TN – 1980
  • Sou Rwy Depot – Sweetwater, TN – 1981

All photos courtesy of Tom Rock.


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“Train Wrecks from the Movietone Outtakes Collection, Volume V”

Video courtesy of Speed Graphic Film and Video via YouTube.

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