Depot Doings: Catlettsburg, KY / Jenkins, KY / Fostoria, OH / Mineral, VA / Durbin, WV / Alderson, WV

Featured Chesapeake & Ohio Railway depots this October are those in Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia:

All photos courtesy of Railroad Picture Archives.


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Depot Doings: Tate, GA / Ellijay, GA / Evergreen, AL / Milton, FL / Pascagoula, MS / Hopkinsville, KY

Featured Louisville & Nashville depots this month are in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Kentucky:

The depot at Tate, GA was built in 1916. Over 100 years later, it is now restored and has relocated across from its original site, though its current purpose is unknown.

The depot at Ellijay, GA was built in 1912. It is a picturesque wood-frame structure similar to others along the “Hook and Eye” line. No longer in railroad use, it currently houses a local business.

The depot at Evergreen, AL was built in 1907. The building has been totally restored even though it was threatened by demolition in the 1970s. It currently houses the Evergreen-Conech County Chamber of Commerce.

The depot at Milton, FL was built in 1909 on the site of the former Pensacola and Atlantic depot, built in 1882, which burned down in 1907. In 1973, the station was closed, but partially restored with a 1976 Bicentennial grant. Today the building is owned by the Santa Rosa Historical Society.

The depot at Pascagoula, MS was built in 1904. It was restored during the 1970s and converted into an Amtrak station. In addition, the station serves as an art gallery owned by the Singing River Art Association.

The depot at Hopkinsville, KY was built in 1892. It is a single story framed building with a slate roof. During its operation, it was the only L&N station between Evansville, IN and Nashville, TN where it was legal to drink alcohol, thus giving Hopkinsville the nickname, “Hop Town.” It currently houses the Pennyrile Arts Council.


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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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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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Depot Doings: Avon, NY / Demarest, NJ / Industry, NY / Lisbon, OH / Salamanca, NY / Susquehanna, PA

Featured Erie Railroad depots on the blog this month are those in New York, New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania:

  • ERIE Depot – Avon, NY – 6/14/10
  • ERIE Depot – Demarest, NJ – Date Unknown
  • ERIE Depot – Industry, NY – 6/13/10
  • ERIE Depot – Lisbon, OH – 7/20/11
  • ERIE Depot – Salamanca, NY – 8/15/09
  • ERIE Depot – Susquehanna, PA – 6/7/10

All photos courtesy of DepotMaps.com.


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Depot Doings: Abilene, KS / Amarillo, TX / Ballinger, TX / Brady, TX / Cajon Pass, CA / Carrollton, MO / Coleman, TX / Comanche, TX

Featured Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway depots on the blog this month are those in Kansas, Texas, California, and Missouri:

  • AT&SF Depot – Abilene, KS – 1979
  • AT&SF Depot – Amarillo, TX – 7/65
  • AT&SF Depot – Ballinger, TX – 7/79
  • AT&SF Depot – Brady, TX – 4/26/89
  • AT&SF Depot – Cajon Pass, CA – 1966
  • AT&SF Depot – Carrollton, MO – 9/30/16
  • AT&SF Depot – Coleman, TX – 7/74
  • AT&SF Depot – Comanche, TX – 10/76

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


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Depot Doings: Bellefonte, PA / Christiana, PA / Lima, OH / New Freedom, PA / Overbrook, PA / Richmond, IN

Featured Pennsylvania Railroad depots on the blog this month include various locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana:

  • PRR Depot – Bellefonte, PA – Date and source unknown
  • PRR Depot – Christiana, PA – 4/24/10
  • PRR Depot – Lima, OH – Date and source unknown
  • PRR Depot – New Freedom, PA – 4/24/10
  • PRR Depot – Overbrook, PA – 4/25/10
  • PRR Depot – Richmond, IN – Date and source unknown

All photos courtesy of DepotMaps.com.


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