Monday, December 20, 2010

Depots & Trains Along the Way

Back in late September when we took our family trip to Missouri, Kansas & back, Laurie took a lot of photos for me. I've been spreading them out and mixing up my blogs so they're not all the same.

This first photo is of the former Southern Railroad station in Germantown TN. This station was built in 1948 to replace one that burned down. The tracks next to the depot are busy...28 trains pass by each day!

This is a 2-8-2 Frisco Locomotive was built by the Schenectady Locomotive Works back in 1912. The locomotive and tender are 84' 4 7/8" long and the combination weighs 530,100 lbs. (26 1/2 tons!) This train is on static display adjacent to the Memphis Transportation Museum in Collierville, TN.

This is the Memphis Transportation Museum. It's based in the former Collierville TN passenger depot built by the Southern Railroad. Note the red antique. For those under the age of 30, this is a phone booth...

The museum's rolling stock includes 2 lounge cars and a dining car. These rail cars have been completely refurbished and they can be rented out for parties.

The Memphis Transportation Museum is located at 123 North Rowlett Street in Collierville, TN. Call ahead for open hours. Phone: 901-853-9447

This is the former Louisville & Nashville Passenger depot in Collinwood Tennessee. It was built in 1916 and it's now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Currently, it's serving as both a museum and a public library.

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