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Railroad Links Directory: Top : Stations and Depots : United States

Stations and Depots : United States

Railroad stations, depots and structures in the United States. Many of these are museums or tourist railways, a few are still in revenue service, others are businesses. Most, but not all, are open to the public in some manner.

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Texas - Tyler Cotton Belt Depot Museum New
Tyler, TX - The Cotton Belt Depot was opened to the public in 1905 and continued service until the last passenger train, #8, departed in April 1956. In 1988 the Southern Pacific deeded the depot to the City of Tyler. The City restored the depot to her orginal beauty in 2003.

Today the depot facilitates the Cotton Belt Depot Museum in the old baggage section on the east end of the building. It is staffed by volunteers from the Cotton Belt Rail Historical Society, Tyler Tap Chapter. The Depot Museum has welcomed visitors from all 50 States, the District of Columbia and over 45 foreign countries. Over 300 visiters visit the depot each month and tours are conducted daily.

Info: URL: https://www.cottonbeltdepotmuseum.com/ (Added: 3-Apr-2020)
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Alabama - Foley Depot Museum
Foley, AL - Located in the old L & N Railroad Depot is Foley's Museum Archives. The first depot was built in 1905 when Mr. John B. Foley of Chicago used some of his own money to bring the railroad to the southern part of Baldwin County. This first depot burned to the ground, and a second station took its place in 1908. The railroad line was a spur from Bay Minette and ended approximately a mile south of Foley. At that end, there was a wye when the train could turn around.

The first railroad depot was built on site in 1905 when the Bay Minette-Fort Morgan Railway was formed. Mr. John B. Foley, for whom the town is named, used some of his own money to extend the rail line to Foley from Bay Minette. When the extension was finished in 1907 it became the L & N Railroad. A fire destroyed the first station so a second depot was built in 1909. This is the building that stands today. Come and visit the historic depot to see photos, tools and memorabilia documenting Foley's history and the important part the railroad played in developing this area.

Info: URL: http://foleyrailroadmuseum.com/ (Added: 2-Apr-2014)
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Alabama - Fort Payne Depot Museum
Fort Payne, AL - Fort Payne Depot Museum, presented by Landmarks of Dekalb County. Located in Northeast Alabama, our musuem, which is actually a train depot circa late 1800s, contains much more than railroad historical artifacts. Thanks to many donations from estates and businesses, we have artifacts from every war since the Civil War, items from the formation of our city, thousands of Indian artifacts (like arrowheads, baskets, and sculptures), and much more. Listed with the National Register of Historic Places, we are a popular tourist spot just minutes from heavily-visited Mentone and not much farther from cities like Birmingham, Chattanooga, and Atlanta
Info: URL: http://www.fortpaynedepotmuseum.com/ (Added: 28-Jun-2007)
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Alabama - Huntsville Depot
Huntsville, AL - Circa 1860 — One of the nations oldest remaining railroad structures. Climb aboard locomotives, see Alabama's largest public model railroad, visit the Civil War exhibit and discover graffiti written by soldiers. Listen as Andy Barker, the robotic ticket agent, tells of Alabama's railway history. There's even a "kid's corner" complete with try-on costumes, train puzzles and maps.
Info: URL: https://www.earlyworks.com/historic-huntsville-depot (Added: 20-May-2001)
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Alabama Depots
Depots and other buildings in and around Alabama.
Info: URL: http://stagmiesalrailpics.homestead.com/Depots.html (Added: 1-Aug-2004)
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Arizona - Southern Arizona Transportation Museum
Tucson, AZ - Southern Arizona Transportation Museum. The Museum Division of Old Pueblo Trolley, Inc.

In 1998, the City of Tucson purchased the former Southern Pacific Railroad Depot on Toole Avenue downtown. Restoration of the main depot building and the three adjacent buildings to their 1941 architectural style was completed in 2004.

The Southern Arizona Transportation Museum exists to interpret the history of transportation in Southern Arizona with a focus on the Tucson Historic Depot and Steam Locomotive #1673. Dedicated to education, research and preservation.

Info: URL: http://tucsonhistoricdepot.org/ (Added: 2-Apr-2014)
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Arkansas - Central Delta Depot Museum
Brinkley, AR - The Central Delta Depot Museum in Brinkley (Monroe County) is an initiative of the Central Delta Historical Society, which was organized in the 1990s to preserve the history and heritage of the central Delta area. The museum's scope covers all of Monroe and parts of Woodruff, St. Francis, Prairie, Lee, Phillips, and Arkansas counties.

In February 2001, Union Pacific deeded the station to the city of Brinkley, which later gave a long-term lease for it to the Central Delta Historical Society. The groundbreaking ceremony for the restoration of the depot was held May 4, 2001. Welch Construction Company of Benton (Saline County) had the general contract, and work was completed in 2003. The museum opened in May of that year.

The Central Delta Depot Museum is a museum of general history, with an emphasis on the stories of the Rock Island and Cotton Belt rail lines that crossed at Brinkley. The museum gets some support from the city of Brinkley but otherwise depends on admission charges, donations, fundraisers, and grants to finance its operation.

On the museum grounds is the approximately 100-year-old frame depot that at one time was located at Monroe (Monroe County) on the Missouri Pacific rail line that connected Brinkley to Helena (Phillips County). Still another rail line, the White and Black River Railroad (owned in later years by Rock Island), provided service from Brinkley to Jacksonport (Jackson County).

Info: URL: https://encyclopediaofarkansas.net/entries/central-delta-depot-museum-4083/ (Added: 2-Dec-2016)
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Arkansas - Choctaw, Oklahoma & Gulf freight station, Little Rock, Arkansas
Little Rock, AR - History and photographic tour of CO&G freight station, Little Rock, built in 1899. Building was destroyed in November 2001 to clear site for future Clinton Presidential Library, whose New York architectural firm saw no redeeming historical value in preserving the freight station along with the companion Choctaw passenger station.
Info: URL: http://www.trainweb.org/choctawterminal/ (Added: 17-Nov-2001)
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Arkansas - Malvern roundhouse
Malvern, AR - 1887 roundhouse, which originally served to house narrow gauge locomotives of the Hot Springs Railroad (the Diamond Jo line).
Info: URL: http://www2.arkansas.net/~arkrail/malvernroundhouse.html (Added: 5-Nov-2006)
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Arkansas - Mammoth Spring Frisco Depot Museum
Mammoth Spring AR - Mammoth Spring, Arkansas's largest spring, flows nine million gallons of water hourly. Forming a scenic 10-acre lake, it then flows south as the Spring River, a popular trout and float stream.

Near the spring, a beautifully-restored 1886 Frisco depot houses a collection of railroad memorabilia. The baggage room displays local history exhibits, and just outside is a Frisco caboose. The 1886 Frisco Depot will take you back in time to a bustling 1800s train depot. The Mammoth Spring Depot is one of only a few depots in the nation that have been restored as museums dedicated to interpreting their roles as train depots

Info: URL: https://www.arkansasstateparks.com/parks/mammoth-spring-state-park (Added: 20-May-2001)
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