What about a Depot thread

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by who_dat73, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. who_dat73

    who_dat73 Member

    I am a big fan of depots and {UP's} freight car thread got me to thinking what about a depot thread?

    Only one rule it has to be a depot that you took a picture of!!!

    It dosn't have to be used as a depot today and I think it might be more intresting if it wasn't but any depot and road any condition and any location evin at a museum or anything else is going to fit the thread!!
    Lets see what we can come up with :thumb:
  2. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    That should make for some interesting pictures. I'll see if I have better luck with this thread than I did with my last attempt .
  3. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    I'll take your "any location" literally, as only one of these is in the U.S. ;)

    Buffalo Station:

    Ex-Great Western station, in Grimsby, Ontario - as seen here, moved back from the tracks, it housed a building supply outlet:

    It was supplanted by this one, served by CNR:

    It later became a restaurant/roadhouse, but was still used as a station, served by VIA and Amtrak, until it burned down:

    The older Great Western station, though, is still in use, now as a pottery:

    The Dundas CNR station, in the 1970s:

    The CNR station at Jordan Station - moved about a block from the tracks, and in use as a private residence (note the semaphore):
    (The first picture is mine :rolleyes:, but doesn't show too much)

    Here's a better view, by Brian Switzer:

    The former CPR station at Goderich, Ontario - now owned by the Town and used by the Public Works Dept.:

    The former CNR station, also in Goderich. This one is privately owned and was for sale when I photographed it. I was looking to purchase it but zoning regulations expressly prohibited its use as either a residence or as a restaurant. A bit too pricey when I couldn't really use it. :eek:

    It's in an industrial area, and the tracks, at right, are still in use:

    Finally, the former TH&B/CPR/NYC station in Hamilton, Ontario. After passenger service ended in the early '80s, it sat empty for several years, but was refurbished and now serves GO Transit:



  4. Roger Hensley

    Roger Hensley Member

    In Anderson Indiana, this depot is now a dance studio. It was recently restored.

  5. who_dat73

    who_dat73 Member

    That is a neat idea never heard of living in a depot. I wonder what they expected somone to do with Goderich if they had so many restrictions on it like you said not much you can use it for!!
    But thanks for the post doc.
  6. DanRaitz

    DanRaitz Member

    Here are a couple more.

    First photo is the SOO LINE depot at Remer, Minnesota.

    The second is the DMIR depot at Saginaw, Minnesota

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  7. ScratchyAngel

    ScratchyAngel Member

    North Bend Depot and two of Snoqualmie Depot, both stops on the Northwest Railway Museum's line.

  8. Sarge_7

    Sarge_7 Member

    I actually have several for this thread:mrgreen:
    All of these depots are or where in Valparaiso Indiana.

    The first three are of a N&W depot, it's gone now:cry:
    N&W Depot 01.jpg

    N&W Depot 02.jpg

    N&W Depot 03.jpg

    This one is the GTW depot.

    GTW  Valpo Depot.jpg

    And this one is the Pennsy station. I was being used by amtrak for the Broadway Limited, but I don't think it has been used for years now.

    Pennsy Station.jpg
  9. who_dat73

    who_dat73 Member

    Old building are somthing I have always loved to look at and Depots being part of the RR doubles my love fot them so I trully thank you all for the photos!!!!!!!
    I do have to say tho the Bethlehem, Pa one is really a odd looking one but love the look of the one in Chicora, ..
  10. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!


    Red Wing, MN. I'm not sure that the modern art sculptures on the platform really enhance the look of this classic station but beauty is in the eye of the beholder. :)
  11. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Flagstaff, Arizona

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  12. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    who_dat73, GREAT IDEA!:thumb::mrgreen:

    Sadly, no stations/depots close to me, all are long gone:frowns: , but i know of one in Broadhead, next time i am there, I'll get a shot of it:thumb: .
  13. who_dat73

    who_dat73 Member

    I tell you what it is so intresting to me how all these structers are so differant but for the same purpose evin on a single road you can find such totaly differant depots
  14. DanRaitz

    DanRaitz Member

    Here are a couple more, only this time from North Dakota

    first the Soo Line depot at Minot

    Then the GN/BN depot at Rugby

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  15. If anybody has any pictures, or maybe lives in the area and wants to take some, of the UP depot at Nyssa, OR, it's a very cool structure - on the small side (nice size for a model), and streamlined art deco finished in glazed terra cotta tile.
  16. DanRaitz

    DanRaitz Member

    A couple more from Minnesota

    First the GN/BN depot at Bemidji

    Then the IC depot at Owatonna

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  17. oldZRguy

    oldZRguy New Member

    Dalton, Minnesota:

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  18. ScratchyAngel

    ScratchyAngel Member

    You must be pretty old to have taken those :D
  19. oldZRguy

    oldZRguy New Member

    I think they are postcards.
    Here is a partial shot of the same depot after it was moved:

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  20. DanRaitz

    DanRaitz Member

    and a couple more for your viewing pleasure:wave:

    first the CB&Q/BN depot at Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin

    then the St. Maries River RR depot at St. Maries, Idaho

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