Depot Doings: Valdosta, GA / Hogansville, GA / Knoxville, TN / Homestead, FL / Montezuma, GA / Marshallville, GA

Depot Doings for January 2014:

Atlantic Coast Line depot is Valdosta, GA (1964); Atlanta & West Point depot, Hogansville, GA (2009); Southern Railway depot, Knoxville, TN (1970’s); Florida East Coast depot, Homestead, FL (1964); Central of Georgia depot, Montezuma, GA (1978); Central of Georgia depot, Marshallville, GA (1978).

  • The ACL depot in Valdosta, GA was built in 1907 and razed in 1994.
  • The FEC depot in Homestead, FL has been removed and relocated to the Pioneer Museum at Florida City, FL.
  • The AWP depot in Hogansville, Georgia, was constructed between 1890 and 1900. After the railroad vacated the depot, it was used for a time as a childcare center. Between 2003 and 2007 it was restored for use as a railroad-themed restaurant.
  • The Southern Railway station at Knoxville, Tennessee, was built in 1903. Following the departure of the last passenger train in August 1970 it started to fall into disrepair. The station was fully restored in 1989 and now serves as the headquarters for a prominent architectural firm.
  • The C of G depot at Marshallville, GA was built in 1912. It has been restored and now houses a restaurant.
  • The C of G depot at Montezuma, GA was constructed in 1890 with additions added in 1924 and 1929. The building was restored in 2001-2002 and now serves as the Macon County Museum.

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Depot Doings: Marshallville, GA / Montezuma, GA / Scottsboro, AL / Madisonville, TN

Today’s featured depots are Central of Georgia Railway, Marshallville, GA (1978) and Montezuma, GA (1978).  The featured Southern Railway depot is Scottsboro, AL (1978) and the Louisville & Nashville Railway depot is Madisonville, TN (1978).

The Marshallville depot was built in 1912 after a fire destroyed an earlier station. Following the railroad vacating the building, it was renovated for use as a restaurant, Rosati’s Depot. Montezuma’s 1890 depot was constructed on the site of an earlier depot. The building was rennovated in 2001-2002 and serves as the Macon County Museum. The Southern Railway depot in Scottsboro, AL was originally built in 1860-1861 for the Memphis Charleston Railroad. The depot is one of only three remaining pre-Civil War railroad depots in Alabama. It is currently restored. The L&N depot in Madisonville, TN was demolished around 1979 and removed from service.

Central of Georgia Railway Depot - Marshallville, GA (Credit: Tom Rock)

Central of Georgia Railway Depot - Montezuma, GA (Credit: Tom Rock)

Southern Railway Depot - Scottsboro, AL (Credit: Tom Rock)

L&N Railway Depot - Madisonville, TN (Credit: Tom Rock)


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